The Five Best Places to Eat After a Concert, As Chosen by Local Musicians

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Mabel Suen
An outside view of the Schlafly Tap Room.

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Once a show lets out, a dilemma often arises for concert-goer and musician alike. Whether you're liquored up or stone-cold sober, a burger (meat or veggie) sounds good right about now. Instead of wandering the mean streets of St. Louis looking for late night sustenance, have trust in your local music scene as it collectively guides you toward post-gig treats, for better or worse.

Since June, we've been asking local bands a variety of questions in our Fill In The Blank interview series. One common question was "What's the best post-show food in St. Louis?" Although we received a bevy of answers, we've narrowed the list to five recommended spots.

Schlafly Tap Room
2100 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Mic Boshans, drummer of Humdrum: "I am always excited to find out about new late night dining options. City Diner is a favorable option on weekends. However, if I'm playing at the Tap Room, which is a pretty regular occurrence, I eat like a king there! Brett Underwood has been putting on amazing shows there and taking great care of local and independent touring bands for as long as I've known him, which is about eight years at this point. Cheers to him!"

Drew Gowran, drummer of Little Big Bangs: "I usually cook at home, but I personally prefer the catfish sandwich at the South City Diner or the lamb burger at the Schlafly Tap Room. Yum."

Mark Cange, guitarist and vocalist of the Tennis Lesson: "The best post-show food in St. Louis is at the Taproom."

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Mabel Suen
Greasy goodness comes from the Buttery.

The Buttery
3659 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Mister Ben of Beauty Pageant: "How many times have we all been to Uncle Bill's and eaten slingers because that makes logical sense at 2 a.m.? Or, lord, the Buttery? We're like moths to the flame when it comes to the Buttery's uncleaned grease traps."

Andy Brandemeyer, guitarist of Popular Mechanics: "The best post-show food in St. Louis is at home or a slinger from the Buttery."

Location Info

Schlafly Tap Room

2100 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Courtesy Diner

3155 S. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

The Buttery

3659 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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5 comments
Brian Colón
Brian Colón

I like the Tap Room a ton, but the kitchen closes at 9 or 10 pm most nights so where are these musicians playing where they can pack up after and still get a meal there?

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

What would musicians know, they are busy packing up there gear while concert goers continue the party.

Robert A. West
Robert A. West

The food at the Schlafly Tap Room is, in fact, great anytime! Especially for a place that's primarily sought for its beer.

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