Here in St. Louis, home of our headquarters, our hometown hockey team has made it to the NHL Western Conference finals. And that’s a big deal. So for this edition of KM Around Town, we’re hoping you’ll meet us in St. Louis for this hockey-themed tour around town!
Center Ice Brewery– 3126 Olive St., Midtown, St. Louis, Missouri
Relatively new on the scene, this brewery is taking on the craft beer world with a hockey spin. Here you’ll find hockey stick shaped tap handles, a painting of former Blue Ryan Reeves blowing a kiss at the Dallas Stars and wood salvaged from the “Old Barn” (the old arena). While they don’t serve food, guests are welcome to bring in food from neighboring restaurants like Pappy’s Smokehouse. Be sure to order their latest pale ale, aptly name Play Gloria.
Wheelhouse– 1000 Spruce St., Downtown, St. Louis, Missouri
Whether you’re looking for the pre-party or the after party Wheelhouse is the place to be. Wheelhouse is a great spot to meet friends for a drink before walking over to the Enterprise Center and after the game if you want to keep the party going. While their kitchen usually closes at either 9p or 10p, on Blues game nights they keep it open to 11p. Pro Tip: There have been a fair number of player sightings in their VIP section after major wins. But you didn’t hear that from us.
Sportsman’s Park– 9901 Clayton Road, Ladue, Missouri
Though named after the former Cardinal’s stadium, this bar is a local favorite for all sporting events and there’s plenty of Blues memorabilia keeping it authentic since it’s opening in 1974. This place is known for its small town feel but is typically filled with lots of big personalities. If you’re looking for a great bar in the suburbs to watch some playoff hockey, this is the spot. And don’t forget to order the seasoned curly fries.
Top Golf– 16851 N Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005
Though not a bar per se, we thought we’d throw Top Golf out there as an option for those who have a hard time staying still during these trying playoff games. Enjoy watching the game while taking out your post-season stress on some golf balls. All the bays have access to at least 1-2 TVs so don’t worry about missing a moment of action. If you finish hitting your round before the game is over, take it downstairs to their bar.
Ballpark Village– 601 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102
Ballpark Village might be one of the most obvious choices to watch a Blues playoff game at with its downtown location, multiple bars and free shuttle to and from Enterprise Center (parking is $10), it makes it a great option for larger groups looking for a home base this playoff run. NOW 96.3 and Y98 will have games, giveaways and more going on for both games 3 and 4. Their 1,200 of HDTV including a 40ft LED, Ballpark Village is a great spot to post up.
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