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STL BarsWhether you're in the mood for live entertainment, a sporting atomsphere, or maybe something a little more upscale, there a tons of awesome options in St. Louis  While there are many popular cocktails, many bars have their own special mixes, and their own special cocktails. Some drinks run for more money than others, and others are a lot more classic. Usually how they taste depends purely on the bartenders skill at mixing.

Looking for a high end drink? Cocktails are one of the world's most popular drinks and that is in part due to their diversity of flavor, taste, and strength. Popular cocktails served at bars in St. Louis range from the salty to the sweet, and are colored in ranges from clear to bright neon pink, blue, or green. Despite this, most of us long for a bit of luxury, and if we're going to be spending big on cocktails, we might as well have it. Here are the most popular high end cocktails served at bars for you to indulge in.  

St. Louis Bars  Phone  Attributes  Location
 Amsterdam Tavern  314-772-8224  Soccer Bar  South St. Louis
 Blue Sky Tower Grill  314-726-2583  Martini Bar  Brentwood
 Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas  636-724-3434  Wine Bar  St. Charles
 Cafe Napoli  314-863-5731  Italian  Clayton
 Columns Lounge  314-231-5007  Bar  Downtown
 Creve Coeur Lakehouse  314-576-7200  Bar, Restaurant  West County
 Ernesto's Wine Bar  314-664-4511  Wine Bar  Benton Park
 Fast Eddie's  618-462-5532  Bar & Grill  Alton, IL
 Jilly's Cafe & Steakhouse  636-449-4500  Bar & Grill  Jefferson County
 Little Hills  636-946-9339  Wine Bar  St Charles
 One 19 North Tapas and Wine Bar  314-821-4119  Wine Bar  Kirkwood
 Pat Connolly Tavern  314-647-7287  Irish Bar  Dogtown
 Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar  314-726-5757  Wine Bar  Clayton
 Robust Wine Bar  618-307-3203  Wine Bar  Edwardsville
 Sasha's Wine Bar  314-771-7274  Wine Bar  Shaw
 Seamus McDaniel's  314-645-6337  Irish Bar  Dogtown
 Truffles  314-567-9100  Wine Bar  West County
 Wasabi  Multiple Locations  Sushi, Saki  Multiple Locations

bars St. LouisA wine bar is a great place to sit and have a drop of your favorite wine (or try a new bottle), but it’s often also a great place to go to try new foods, pair wine with delicious food, and enjoy gourmet cooking.  Wine bars are a great place to visit and catch up with old friends or even make new ones. If you enjoy bellying up to your regular bar or tavern but want to try something different, check out what your local wine bar has to offer. If you’re planning a trip to the wine bar, here are a few of the dishes you might see on the menu. A wine bar is a great place to sit and have a drop of your favorite wine (or try a new bottle), but it’s often also a great place to go to try new foods, pair wine with delicious food, and enjoy gourmet cooking. If you’re planning a trip to the wine bar, here are a few of the dishes you might see on the menu.

Popular Cocktails at St. Louis Bars

Cosmopolitan: Not just the name of a women's magazine, the Cosmopolitan, or rather the Cosmo, is one of the most popular 'high end' drinks out there. While not as expensive as some of it's competitors, this luxury drink is considered the most popular drink for wealthy east coast women, and sequentially almost everyone else with any style. The cocktail itself contains 2 measures of vodka, 2 measures of cranberry juice, one measure of orange triple sec, and lime juice. 

Mint Julep: While few have actually heard of the Mint Julep, it's as posh as they come. The Julep itself is a product of the southern United States and is a more American version of the ever popular Mojito. The drink itself features spearmint, bourbon, sugar, and water, and is usually served in a silver cup rather than a glass.  

Mojito: For those who like the Caribbean, this Rum drink knows no equal. The Mojito features fresh mint, vodka or Rum depending on the bar, brown sugar or sugar cane syrup, and sparkling water. Add in plenty of crushed ice, a straw, and an umbrella, and you have one of the most classic high end drinks out there.

Martini: For those looking for a classic drink the Martini is it. This drink has been popular for more than 70 years, and was the 'high end' drink of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. If you want something to call back an era when men wore suits and women wore slinky cocktail dresses to go out, then the Martini is it. This drink includes 11 parts gin and 3 parts vermouth, or alternately, 11 parts vodka and 3 parts vermouth. The Martini is then served with olives, and sometimes a twist of lemon.  

Mai Tai: The Mai Tai is a Polynesian drink containing Rum, Curaco, and lime juice, and is usually one of the fancier drinks available. Depending on the bar, the Mai Tai might include up to three different types of Rum, two different kinds of syrup, and lemon or lime juice. Most bars garnish this refreshing drink with fresh wedges of exotic fruit like pineapple, but that does depend on the bar. 

Popular Menu Items at St. Louis Wine Bars

Soup: From the high end to the warm and hearty, wine bars almost always have some form of soup. Soup is an excellent choice for any menu because it is variable, can be changed up per the day of the week, and usually loved by all. Soup is also a great appetizer for a main meal and has been known to go well with wine. Many soups are also made with wine, so you can see how the menu items blend together.

Hors d'oeuvres: From cheese blocks and pickles to more complicated menu items such as stuffed scallops, sliders, or even chips, you can find all sorts of Hors d'oeuvres at wine bars. Some of the most common options include cheese platters with different selections of cheese, and meat platters with items such as salami, ham, and more. Stuffed dates, bruschetta, crab cakes, and more, might also be on the menu depending on where you are at.

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Seafood:Seafood is popular to serve with white and rose wine, and it is easily dressed up into an array of fancy dishes, which is what makes it so popular at wine bars. Expect salmon, mussels, and probably shrimp to be on nearly every wine bar menu. A few various incarnations could include crab cakes, shrimp scampi, cocktail shrimp, and more!

Tapas:Tapas are a similar to Hors d'oeuvre but are served as the main meal. The tradition originated in Spain and might include anything from bruschetta to stuffed peppers and cheese. Regardless of what is on the tray, diners are generally going to have a good time savoring small bites of food paired with excellent wine. One of the best things about tapas is that you get to try a little bit of everything, and some options are all you can eat.

Sandwich: No menu would be complete without the trusty sandwich, and many wine bars literally make an art out of them. From hamburgers and reubens to more exotic sandwiches with steak, avocado, or meat loaf, you can expect to find and enjoy a range of sandwiches. Many options will be piled high with delicious filling, but most will be arranged to look as good as they taste. 

No menu would be complete without the trusty sandwich, and many wine bars literally make an art out of them. From hamburgers and reubens to more exotic sandwiches with steak, avocado, or meat loaf, you can expect to find and enjoy a range of sandwiches. Many options will be piled high with delicious filling, but most will be arranged to look as good as they taste. 

Every menu is likely to be slightly different so look around, check out different menus, and see what you like. If you are in a new place, you can almost always benefit from asking the waiter for a recommendation and going with that. Most of the time they will know what is good! Importantly, you might also want to ask for a wine pairing suggestion with your meal. 

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