Where St. Louis - - THE GUIDE -

1860’S HARD SHELL CAFÉ— Pop­u­lar Soulard restau­rant/night­club packs them in for live mu­sic nightly and ca­jun spe­cial­ties. To­tally in­for­mal at­mos­phere re­flects the Big Easy at­ti­tude. Mu­sic starts at 9 pm

M-Sa; af­ter­noons Sa-Sun; Su at 7:30 pm. 1860 S. 9th St., 314.231.1860. Map 4- 4H

ABSOLUTLI GOOSED MAR­TINI BAR— Award-win­ning mar­tini bar dishes out killer drinks in the South Grand dis­trict. Open M-Th 4pm-mid­night, F-Sa 4pm-1am, Su noon-9pm. www.ab­so­lut­li­ 3196 S. Grand Blvd. 314.771.9300. Map 4-5F

ATOMIC COW­BOY— DJ/rock. One of the city’s coolest clubs pairs an art lounge, fresh mex menu, bou­tique spir­its, DJs and live mu­sic with free Wi-Fi ac­cess. Open Tu-F for lunch, Tu-Sa 5 pm-3 am. 4140 Manch­ester Ave., in The Grove, 314.775.0775. Map 4-3F

BACKSTREET JAZZ & BLUES CLUB— Live lo­cal and tour­ing bands in­cludes some of the best mu­sic in town. Cover varies. Open Th-Sa 8pm-1am, Su 8-11:30pm. www.west­port­ 610 West Port Plaza, I-270 and Page Ave., 314.878.5800. Map 3- 4B

BALL­PARK VIL­LAGE— Sports bar/restau­rant/ en­ter­tain­ment com­plex hosts events, con­certs, live-band karaoke, movie nights and more. www. stl­ball­parkvil­ 601 Clark Ave., 314.345.9481. MetroLink Busch Sta­dium Map 2- 4E

BAR PARADIGM— Twenty beer taps, plus well edited lists of wines, bub­bly, spe­cialty cock­tails and af­ter--

din­neram Ta­ble), Tu-F, drinks 314.449.1600.3 pm servedSa. 23 Mapin S. a Eu­clid­chic 4-2E set­ting.Ave. (in­side Open Cen­tralat 11

BB’Sby top JAZZ, lo­cal BLUES, mu­si­cians& SOUPS—in re­cent­lyLive mu­sic ex­panded nightly cat­fish Serves nuggets, lip-smackin’ cheese South­erngrits, red spe­cialties­beans and rice, cover and charge. more.­s­jazzblues­ ev­ery night 6pm-3am. $5 700 314.436.5222.S. Broad­way, Map just 4- 4I south of Busch Sta­dium,

BEALE at­mos­phere,ON BROAD­WAY—short on dé­cor, In­ti­mateis a club, fa­vorite long venueon for 6pm-3am;lo­cal bluesSu 6pm-mid­night.artists. Live blues www.bea­le­on­broad-ev­ery night. M-Sa­dium, 314.621.7880.701 S. Broad­way, Map just4- 4I south of Busch

BROADWAYLouis’ best OYS­TER home­grown BAR— blues Home band­sto someon the of fabu-St. lously funky out­door pa­tio, served along­side Ca­jun & Cre­ole fa­vorites like Oys­ters NOLA and craw­fish en­chi­ladas. Live mu­sic nightly. 736 S. Broad­way, just south of Busch Sta­dium, 314.621.8811. Map 4- 4I

CICERO’S— Ital­ian restau­rant turns into one of The Loop’s hottest night­clubs af­ter dark, fea­tur­ing lo­cal, re­gional and na­tional acts. Live mu­sic ev­ery night. Pool tables, huge se­lec­tion of beer. www. ci­ 6691 Del­mar Blvd., at Kings­land Ave., in The Loop, 314.862.8600. Map 4-1C

CLUB VIVA— The Latin danc­ing by reg­u­lars reaches a high level of skill Th-Sa. Beginner Salsa lessons in­cluded with cover charge, 8-9pm Th & Sa. www. club­vi­ 408 N. Eu­clid Ave., in the Cen­tral West End, 314.361.0322. Map 4-2E

CUR­TAIN CALL LOUNGE— Drinks, desserts, hors d’oeu­vres and more at this Cham­pagne bar in the fab­u­lous Fox The­atre, open for pre-and post-per­for­mance cel­e­bra­tions dur­ing shows at the Fox. Check the web­site for spe­cial themed din­ners and per­form­ing artists. www.fab­u­lous­­tain-call-lounge. 527 N. Grand Blvd., 314.534.1678. Map 4-2G

FLAMINGO BOWL— De­signer cock­tails in a dis­tinctly up­scale bowl­ing am­biance, com­plete with 12 lanes, pool tables, ap­pe­tiz­ers, sand­wiches, wraps and piz­zas. Open M-Th 3pm-3am, F-Su noon-3am. flamin­gob­ 1117 Wash­ing­ton Ave., down­town, 314.436.6666. Map 2-2D

HAMMERSTONE’S— Soulard club fea­tures live mu­sic seven nights a week in a ca­sual at­mos­phere. Mu­sic M 8pm-mid­night; Tu 7-11pm, W 9pm-mid­night, Th 8pm-mid­night, F 8pm-1am, Sa 7pm-1am; Su 4-11:30pm www.ham­mer­ 9th and Rus­sell, in Soulard, 314.773.5565. Map 4- 4H

JUST JOHN NIGHT­CLUB— Gay/les­bian club, voted Best Gay Bar in 2011, fea­tures high-tech light­ing, free Wi-Fi, pri­vate tables, dance floor, pa­tio and loads of en­ter­tain­ment, in­clud­ing DJ spins, live mu­sic and drag shows. Open M-Sa 3pm-3am, Su noon-1am. www.justjohn­ 4112 Manch­ester Ave. in the Grove, 314.371.1333. Map 4-3F

LIVE JUKE JOINT— Duel­ing pi­anos bar in Maple­wood takes re­quests and serves wings, burg­ers, sand­wiches and more, W-Sa 5 pm-1:30 am, Su noon­mid­night.­juke­ 7376 Manch­ester Rd., 314.833.3671. Map 4- 4B

THE MONOCLE AND THE EMER­ALD ROOM— Live en­ter­tain­ment, fea­tur­ing a pot­pourri of cabaret, com­edy and bur­lesque, plus clas­sic craft cock­tails,

is served up in The Emer­ald Room, the per­for­mance space within The Monocle, M-Sa 5 pm-1:30 am, Su 4 pm-mid­night. www.the­mon­o­ 4510 Manch­ester Ave., 314.932.7003. Map 4-3E

PIN- UP BOWL— Bowl­ing al­ley/mar­tini lounge of­fers ap­pe­tiz­ers, burg­ers, pizza and game-im­prov­ing mar­ti­nis along with 8 lanes of bowl­ing. Open nightly un­til 3 am.­up­ 6191 Del­mar Blvd., in The Loop 314.727.5555. Map 4-1C

THAXTON SPEAKEASY— Check the web­site for the pass­word to this down­town, un­der­ground lounge, fea­tur­ing happy hour F 4:30-7pm, Sa 7-10pm, and danc­ing to DJ mu­sic F-Sa 10pm-1:30am. www. thax­ton­ 1009 Olive St., 314.241. EASY. Map 2-2D

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