St. Louis Bar Now Offering Dance Parties... At Lunch

Yep, the newest trend to hit St. Louis is mid-day dance parties

The LunchBeat is happening at HandleBar.

St. Louis, Mo.'s HandleBar has just about everything you'd expect from a bar — and then some. The bar small bites (including pizzas and vegetarian options), PBR and Happy Hour specials, a craft beer list... and an art gallery, burlesque shows, and now, a lunch dance party.

HandleBar is joining in on the newest craze to hit lunch hour, the dance party, with Lunch Beat, a dance party that's meant to encourage socializing, movement, and well, more fun than eating at your desk. (Because that's tough to beat.) “To have fun, normally people drink and dance and the night goes on as usual,” said owner TatyanaTelnikova to St, Louis magazine. "...But to have an impromptu party during the day is a really good break from the week, and maybe even a way to kick off the weekend on a Wednesday.”

The pop-up dance club is happening June 19... no word whether it will become a regular thing at HandleBar (or whether alcohol's included in the Lunch Beat; social lubricant!).

St. Louis Bar Now Offering Dance Parties... At Lunch - Recipes

By Lauren Healey // December 4, 2020

With Covid cases on the rise and indoor dining currently prohibited in St. Louis County and at reduced capacity in the city, you may still be clinging onto patio season. Luckily, bars and restaurants throughout the area are working hard to meet the growing demand for heated outdoor dining space. Here are 12 options to help you stay safe and warm while grabbing your next bite.

21st Street Brewer’s Bar, PW Pizza and Vin de Set complex
This multi-restaurant setup features two separate patio spaces. On the ground level, there's a ginormous fire pit along with many hand-hewn benches and tables. Grab a slice from PW Pizza and some brews from the basement bar and get ready to kick back and relax. Or head upstairs for an upscale French meal at Vin de Set with its rooftop deck and heated and (sometimes partially) enclosed patio space.
2017 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, 314.241.8989, 21stbrew.com, pwpizza.com, vindeset.com

the patio for pw pizza and 21st street brewer's bar // photo by lauren healey

Bluewood Brewing
This brewery, which features an amazing selection of locally brewed beers, is located in a super cool historic building, and its heated patio is just as cozy as the interior. Grab a bite from Mac’s Local Eats, home of some of the best burgers in town, including The Captain, which was featured in the March 2018 print issue of Sauce Magazine.
1821 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314.376.4166,

Cinder House
The upscale restaurant with South American flair perched atop the Four Seasons aims to make its elegant patio so warm, with overhead heaters and a fire pit, that it’s truly accessible during all four seasons. With Niche executive chef Gerard Craft overseeing the menu, you can’t go wrong with any of the choices, but we’re partial to the charred onion dip and the grilled piri piri chicken sandwich.
999 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.881.5759, cinderhousestl.com

vin de set // photo by lauren healey

John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden
Home to one of the most beautiful patios in the city, McGurk’s is offering covered and partially enclosed outdoor dining space with plenty of heaters throughout to keep you protected from the elements while noshing on Irish classics.
1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, 314.776.8309,

While this Midtown bar made its name serving frozen drinks, there are also several hot beverage options – including Irish coffee, cranberry sangria and spiked apple cider – and a toasty warm patio with a couple fire pits for the colder weather. Reservations are required for the patio, so reserve online or call ahead.
3906 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.8388, narwhalscrafted.com

sasha's on shaw // photo by lauren healey

Sasha’s on Shaw

There’s something special about sipping on a glass of wine in the crisp air, but it’s even better with some heaters scattered about. Nibble off a charcuterie plate while you drink, or grab a pizza, salad or sandwich if you’re in need of a full meal.
4069 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314.771.7274, sashaswinebar.com

seven gables inn // photo courtesy seven gables inn

Seven Gables Inn
This newly renovated historic spot in Clayton has plenty of Old World charm and a partially enclosed, heated tent on its lovely courtyard set amid Tudor-style architecture. Their new(ish) Sunday brunch with a creative bloody mary bar would be the perfect time to figuratively transport yourself to Europe sans passport.
26 N. Meramec Ave., St. Louis, 314.863.8400,

Stella Blues
This South City dive bar has a quaint little outdoor setup complete with a fire pit and plenty of freestanding radiant heaters. Don’t expect a lot of bells and whistles here – just affordable eats and drinks in an unassuming setting. It’s cash only, so come prepared.
3269 Morgan Ford Road, St. Louis, 314.762.0144

stella blues // photo by lauren healey

Tamm Avenue Bar
The patio here has just been redone to offer more heated space featuring a fireplace. Grab a drink and some pastrami or a burger from Nomad (a Best New Restaurant of 2020!) and settle into this Dogtown mainstay.
1227 Tamm Ave., St. Louis, 314.261.4902, Facebook: Tamm Avenue Bar

Three Sixty
This rooftop restaurant and bar with a view overlooking downtown St. Louis and Busch Stadium features two outdoor nooks partially enclosed for wind breaks and fire pits in the center to help keep you warm. Throughout December, it’s featuring a snow globe-decorated pop-up called Up On the Rooftop with festive specialty cocktails galore.
1 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.241.8439, 360-stl.com

three sixty // photo by lauren healey

Yemanja Brasil Restaurant
This slice of Brazil in Benton Park has decked out the patio with over a dozen radiant heaters and festive holiday decorations to keep you feeling warm and fuzzy on the outside and the inside. Sip on a caiparinha, a famous Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça, while filling up on hot tamales and empanadas.
2900 Missouri Ave., St. Louis, 314.771.7457, yemanjastl.com

Some of the partially enclosed patios on this list may become fully enclosed weather-pending, so call ahead to confirm you will feel comfortable dining in each space.

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St. Louis Bar Now Offering Dance Parties... At Lunch - Recipes

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In the spirit of inspiring your next masterpiece, we're excited to partner with Bounty to fuel the next generation of artists and designers forward by launching a national design competition. We're calling on graphic designers to apply for a chance to see their work featured on a new Brit + Co and Bounty paper towel collection, set to launch in 2022.

Aside from the incredible exposure of having your illustrations on paper towels that'll be in stores across America next year, you'll also receive $5,000 for your art a scholarship for Selfmade, our 10-week entrepreneurship accelerator to take your design career to the next level (valued at $2,000) and a stand alone feature on Brit + Co spotlighting your artistry as a creator.

The Creatively You Design Competition launches Friday, May 21, 2021 and will be accepting submissions through Monday, June 7, 2021.


Who Should Apply: Women-identifying graphic designers and illustrators. (Due to medium limitations, we're not currently accepting design submissions from photographers or painters.)

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For any outstanding contest Qs, please see our main competition page. Good luck & happy creating!

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We’ve been in business for 92+ years. Join us in Westport Plaza! Let us please inspire you with our amazing food. There are so many Italian dishes we introduced to St. Louis. It’s a privilege to serve, and inspire you, and we are so grateful for your patronage.

In 1927, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kemoll (Vincenzo Camuglia), opened the doors to a new business that soon became a popular neighborhood eating place. Mrs. Kemoll (née Gaetana Danna) was taught to cook by her mother, learning authentic Sicilian recipes, which are still served today.

Initially, Kemoll’s was just a one-room confectionery, with living quarters in a small curtained-off section in the back. The Kemolls eventually moved to an apartment just above their business to make more room for their growing business—the first of many expansions—eventually over the entire building.

Mrs. Kemoll used only quality ingredients and she tested and refined every recipe until it met her standards. In the early days, when it was a casual neighborhood spot, plate lunches, sandwiches, candies, and ices were the proud favorites. The menu expanded over the years as Mrs. Kemoll expanded her repertoire of recipes. Many dishes were first introduced to St. Louis by Mrs. Kemoll—cheese bread, fried artichokes (Kemoll’s signature dish) cannelloni, manicotti, linguine con vongole, calzone, and spaghetti alla carbonara are just a few.

Located on North Grand Boulevard, just nine blocks from Sportsman’s Park (the old Busch Stadium), Kemoll’s was frequented by the sports crowd. Many old-time sports figures, as well as other popular celebrities dined here in the past, and many celebrities still frequent Kemolls today! Check out our Celebrities List.

In the early fifties, the Kemolls’ son-in-law, Frank Cusumano, joined them, bringing a business degree and management experience to the family business. His arrival allowed Mrs. Kemoll to focus on the food and décor as Frank became the General Manager. This partnership allowed further expansion and solidified Kemoll’s reputation as a destination restaurant.

In the sixties, Kemoll’s introduced St. Louis to international dining with “Gourmet Nights.” Derived from family and staff visits to Europe, these seven- or eight-course dinners featured the cuisine of a particular city, province or famous restaurant in Italy, France, or some other part of the world. Patrons were treated to authentic foods, course by course, with detailed menu notes and a history of the featured cuisine, without leaving Grand Boulevard! Kemoll’s ultimately developed and executed over 40 Gourmet Night menus.

In 1990, after sixty-two years in the same location, and under the guidance of fourth-generation family member, Mark Cusumano, Kemoll’s moved to the lobby of Metropolitan Square, the tallest building in downtown St. Louis. In 2003, Kemoll’s expanded its scope by opening the Top of the Met St Louis Banquet Facility in the same building on the 42nd floor. Here the Cusumano family serves up to 250 guests the same fine food and friendly service that earned Kemoll’s Restaurant its reputation–along with spectacular views of the city and riverfront. In 2009, Kemoll’s Restaurant moved from the lobby of Met Square up to the 40th floor, adding lunch service and great views at every meal.

Today, the Cusumano family with the help of many devoted, long-time employees, continues the Kemoll tradition, offering its many friends a variety of authentic international food that is hard to match. So, wherever gourmets may meet and discuss the fine Italian restaurants of the United States, you may likely hear the name “Kemoll’s.”

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St. Louis Bar Now Offering Dance Parties... At Lunch - Recipes

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Our menu features tasty hand packed burgers, delicious wings, mouth watering ribs, world famous pig roasts and Chicago's Western Suburb's Best Fish Fry and BBQ. We offer daily drink and food specials making EVERY DAY a good day to come in!

We host Live Entertainment on most weekends whether it's acoustic performances on the patio or "Amped Up" bands inside. We are known for our 4 Acre "Backyard" which features a wiffle ball field, sand volleyball courts, basketball connect 4, giant lawn pong, playground, bags, gazebo, o utdoor fire pit, and a fireplace on our beautifully lit patio to provide the perfect ambiance for enjoying a meal with friends and family. We also have two large tented areas available for private parties and corporate events. Our spacious outdoor setting will leave you relaxed and comfortable while providing fun for the whole family.

Watch your favorite teams play on our 120" big screen in the dining room and our 100" big screen on the patio or on any of our large flat panel TVs located throughout the restaurant, and two bars.

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