Discovering new spots to dine and unwind in St. Louis is always fun. With the city’s ever-evolving food and drink scene, there’s never a shortage of fresh places to explore. Join us as we highlight the latest restaurants and bars that have caught our attention and piqued our taste buds. From trendy eateries to cozy hideaways, St. Louis has something for every palate, and we can’t wait to share some of our picks with you.

Hot Pizza Cold Beer

610 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101 – Downtown

Located downtown in the former Pi Pizza location, this new venture from the team behind Sugarfire Smokehouse and Hi-Pointe Drive-In offers a whopping 16″ slice pepperoni pizza and homemade SpaghettiOs. Vintage arcade games and 24 taps amps up the fun.

Bid Dough Energy from Hot Pizza Cold Beer in downtown St. Louis. The famous 16″ slice.

Motor Town Pizza

8029 Dale Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63117 – Richmond Heights

Deep dish, Detroit-style pizza from Revel Kitchen owners Simon and Angelica Lusky. Motor Town Pizza opened in The Crossing at Richmond Heights in mid-February. In addition to pizza, the team offers grinder sandwiches and bright and fresh salads, a nod to the healthy offerings at Revel.

Milque Toast

2924 S. Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63118 – Benton Park

We love a repurposed building and we love toast. Colleen Clawson, chef and owner, exudes a warmth that matches the pitch and eclectic charm of the space. The intimacy of the building invites banter between staff and customers and often feels closer to a friend filled livingroom than a typical restaurant space.

Milque Toast Bar
Milque Toast Bar has re-opened in the iconic California Do-Nut building at 2924 S. Jefferson.

Hidden Gems

3118 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 – Midtown

From the sisters behind Golden Gems comes a disco dive bar in the city’s Midtown neighborhood. The bar features 14 signature cocktails and mocktails, nearly 300 disco balls, karaoke, drag shows and other programming.

Hidden Gems
This 3,500-square-foot space will transport you back to one of the most iconic, empowering eras for the feminist movement — that’s right: It’s the ’70s, but pink.

23West Coffee

23 W Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119

In our opinion, there can never be enough coffee shops. Globally sourced, and expertly brewed in the Italian tradition, 23West brings a world of flavor close to home. The approximately 2,000-square-foot space in Webster Groves features seats for around 30 guests inside, with another 20 seats on a front patio.

Chicken & Pickle

1500 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63303

Located in the new Riverpointe development, the massive 2.5 acre indoor-outdoor entertainment complex features pickleball courts, plus other games, fresh dining options, multiple bars, private event spaces, and a stage for live music. It opened in December. Frankly, we were surprised at how much we enjoyed a team outing at TopGolf. Curious if this would have the same appeal.

Chicken and Pickle
Although Chicken N Pickle has locations all over the country, each venue is deeply focused on giving back to the community they occupy.