The Ten Best Rock Clubs in St. Louis
Jason Stoff The Walkmen at Plush
Welcome to Plush, the newest midtown wonder. It took two years and $4 million to turn the 40,000 square foot behemoth into a fully operational club, venue, bar and restaurant. Open from 7 a.m to 1 a.m. daily--that's right, the kitchen is open if the doors are--Plush is one of the only places in town where you can study for a test, take in a concert, play ping pong and dine in style (meatloaf cupcakes anyone?). The menu features eclectic American food that riffs on greasy spoon fare, and the kitchen prides itself on making everything in-house, from sawmill gravy to curing their own bacon.
Todd Owyoung Suicide Silence at Pop's Nightclub
Drive up to Pop's, and you might just lose your nerve in that vast, concrete Illinois wasteland, brightly lit by gas station flood lights and blazing neon strip clubs. But you'll pull up and park anyway because hell, the damn place never closes. No matter if you arrive at 6 p.m. for a local show or major rock band, or six a.m. after a bizarre strip-club crawl wending from the Brooklyn sin strip to Sauget, there's one thing you can count on at Pop's: Someone is always drunker than you could ever hope to be at this truck stop-venue-watering hole.
2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO