Picking a place to watch big games, such as World Series games, isn’t a decision to be made lightly. You want the perfect blend of atmosphere and quality. You want the place to be loud with people watching the game, not people doing everything but watching the game. You want good drinks and good food. You don’t want to leave the establishment spending as much as you would have on a ticket.
We’ve got a roundup of some of our favorite places to watch big games. Have one to add? Add it in the comments and we’ll update this post.
The Dubliner (Downtown)
I wouldn’t normally include The Dubliner on the list because their television situation isn’t the best, but they announced on their Facebook page that they brought in “three new big screens and a huge projector for The World Series games.” Tonight they are offering a free hot dog or nachos for anyone in red and buckets of five beers for $12. That being said, The Dubliner is a good option for tonight.
The Over/Under Bar and Grill (Downtown)
Televisions are everywhere at this Washington Avenue establishment. 37 televisions throughout the bar to be exact. They even have televisions at the individual booths in the bar area. Don’t worry about getting a bad seat and not being able to watch the game. They have you covered.
Hair of the Dog (Downtown)
If you’re looking for a “dive bar” atmosphere downtown, this is your place. Good beers on tap, cheap prices, and a laid back crowd make this a favorite for football watching on Sundays. Hair of the Dog has you covered between innings as well, with pinball machines and arcade games scattered throughout the establishment.
The Post Sports Bar & Grill (Maplewood and Creve Coeur)
Plenty of televisions spread throughout the establishment and a great menu from the kitchen. They offer $3.50 domestic draft beers during all Cardinal games. Come hungry and grab a pizza. The menu offers nine different choices on the crust alone. Happy Hour specials go until 7pm Monday-Friday with $5 appetizers, $2 domestic pints of beer, and $3 well drinks.
O’Leary’s Restuarant (Sunset Hills)
This Sunset Hills mainstay was co-owned by John Goodman for years. It was sold last year to Kyle Hamacher, a Parkway West and Mizzou graduate. If you try two things on the menu, get the burger and the fried pickles. $10 buckets of domestic beers during the game. Six bottles of beer come in a bucket, not your standard five.
International Tap House (multiple locations)
No matter which iTap you are closer to, whether it be Soulard, Central West End, Chesterfield or Columbia, MO, it is likely the best option to watch the game. All locations feature a plethora of televisions and they will surely have the game audio on throughout the bar. We wrote about the opening of the Central West End location earlier this year. All locations, even Columbia, will be slinging $3 select St. Louis draft beer during games. Live in Columbia, MO or have plans to head up early to take in the Homecoming Week festivities? Be sure to check out some of the amazing Columbia-bred beers exclusive to that location. Remember that no iTap location features a kitchen, but you are allowed to bring in your own eats. Heading to the Chesterfield location? Check out Surf Dogs Grill or East Coast Pizza. If I’ll be seeing you at the Soulard location, Epic Pizza and Subs has you covered. It’s connected to iTap, so order at Epic and they will bring it to you next door. If you’re going to the CWE location, looking at the Tortillaria menu may get you just as excited as reading about the game.
Llywelyn’s (multiple locations)
Six locations around the St. Louis area including on Main Street in St. Charles and in Winghaven in O’Fallon. All of the locations will be busy for the games. Plenty of televisions adorn the walls of each establishment and great beers are always on tap. The flatbreads are delicious; try them.
The Tivoli will be showing each game for free on the big screen in the main auditorium. It’s free admission. First come, first serve.
**Just Added** Citygarden
Want to watch the game on a giant screen in the middle of downtown St. Louis? Citygarden has you covered according to their tweet.
— Citygarden (@CitygardenSTL) October 23, 2013
**Just Added** Mike Shannon’s Grill (Edwardsville)
The Cardinal legend opened his newest establishment in Edwardsville in March. If you’re on that side of the river and want to watch the game surrounded in Cardinal memorabilia, this is your place. They are offering any combination of five AB-family bottled beers in a bucket for $15.
**Just Added** Big Daddy’s (Edwardsville)
“The Best Bar In The Whole Wide World” has four outposts including one in Edwardsville. Bring your appetite, it’s 1/2 price appetizers and wings after 4 pm. The bar also features a nice warm covered patio for your comfort while partaking in festivities.
**Just Added** Syberg’s (O’ Fallon, IL)
They’ve got specials all day long today on their draft beers, domestic and microbrews. Check out their Facebook page for complete details. For every bottle of Budweiser sold this month, they will donate a quarter to breast cancer research.
**Just Added** Pitcher’s (Belleville)
If you find yourself in BelleVegas tonight, this is your place. Follow their Facebook page where they teased about specials being announced soon.
**Just Added** Edison’s (Edwardsville)
By far the most unique place on our list. Edison’s Entertainment Complex is the perfect place if you’ve got the kids with you tonight. They’ve got huge televisions everywhere and lots of fun things to keep the children entertained. Natural Light drafts are $1.25 all day every day.
The newest Feraro’s is located at 7704 Ivory and is the first location of the local mainstay to feature a full bar. Grab 1/2 priced appetizers like toasted raviolis, mozzarella stick and jalapeno poppers then wash them down with a $9 bucket of six beers. Family deals are also available. The deep-dish pizza here is the best in St. Louis and something you have to try at least once.
Now that you have a place to watch the games, it’s time to get in the mood. The best way to do that is with what could very well be the single greatest Cardinal fan video ever produced. A fan video so great that it’s played at Busch Stadium.
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