With its dark lighting, pinball machines, and rotating beer specials, the Crow’s Nest in Maplewood is the perfect place to go on a first date, or to just stop by with your friend who moved here for college and never left. Play some arcade games over a few beers, and if talking about your job and your favorite constellation develops into an actual connection, you can get a burger and some chili cheese fries to share. But if instead your date can’t stop talking about his or her podcast about their cat, hope that the bar turns on the large projector they use to play old movies so the two of you can take a break from talking.
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Wild Flower Restaurant, Bar & Catering
With indoor and outdoor seating and the large menu, Wild Flower in Central West End is a great option with a group for dinner or brunch.
Fountain On Locust
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Salt + Smoke
If you’re looking for barbecue but don’t want to eat standing up off a paper plate, head to Salt and Smoke for a sit down meal full of the classics.
Narwhal’s Crafted Urban Ice
When you’ve spent too much time drinking wine on a bar stool, head to Narwhal’s in Central West End for a big selection of boozy slushies.
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