Clarion Hotel Airport
9600 Natural Bridge Road
Saint Louis, MO 63134
Phone: (314) 427-7600
Fax: (314) 428-8465
9600 Natural Bridge Road, Saint Louis, MO, US, 63134
- Phone: (314) 427-7600
- Fax: (314) 428-8465
Bars & Cafes
The Halo Bar is the bar connected to The Pageant, which is one of the most popular concert venues in St. Louis. You can hit up the Halo Bar before any show to get early access and grab some drinks and seats before the crowds rush in. It's kind of like getting VIP access, just by buying some drinks! You can even bring your own snacks into the venue to go with your favorite beer or cocktail. Several restaurants in the Loop will even deliver to you at the Halo Bar. -Rease Kirchner
After work, local Clayton business folk make John P. Field’s the place to be to watch the game or just have a meal and drink with friends. Early in the day, this bar and grill is reminiscent of an old Irish pub. After nightfall, however, the young professionals, trendsetters, and college students claim Johnnie’s as the hot spot of choice. The menu features traditional American fare with Cajun inspirations. The staff is just as fun as the crowd. With a great selection of imported and domestic beers, drafts, wines, and liquors, joy ensues. - Cathryn D. Blue
Northwest Coffee specializes in all things coffee. The hand-roasted, whole bean coffee is roasted on-site and served fresh every day. If coffee isn't your thing, the large selection of hot and cold milks, teas, smoothies, and sodas are sure to hit the spot. Fresh pastries are available for dipping in the coffee. In the tradition of coffeehouses, the atmosphere is laid back and artsy with local artists' paintings featured on the café walls. Wholesale coffee-roasting equipment and products are also available for sale. These folks are serious about coffee.
Bubble Tea is a new addition to the lively Delmar Loop. This small lunch cafe caters to folks of all ages who enjoy good Asian-inspired fare, while the prices cater to those who like to live frugally while still enjoying the finer things. Bubble Tea is a favorite among locals, offering a variety of flavors and tea infusions accented by little tapioca balls that can be playfully sucked through appropriately sized straws. The atmosphere is open, light, and family oriented. With over 150 menu items to choose from and a selection of milk and fruit teas, slushes and snows, everyone will have something to enjoy. -Cathryn D. Blue
Located in bustling, artsy downtown Clayton, this charming eatery brings the taste of France to the Midwest in a fun way. The white flour and buckwheat crepes can be served for breakfast, lunch or dessert, with fillings that include Havarti cheese, fresh grilled veggies, smoked salmon, blended spinach, an assortment of fruits, and the indisputably superior Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread. Beyond crepes, the menu features Belgian waffles, sandwiches, soups, salads, and fantastic sweets. Such fun food at such reasonable prices is worth a visit. - Cathryn D. Blue
Located in the beautiful, old-fashioned Seven Gables Inn Hotel, Molly Darcy's is the closest thing to Ireland anyone can find in St. Louis. The atmosphere at this Irish pub is always given high acclaim by critics and pub-goers. The food is more than one would expect. Sure, they have the favorites: burgers, salads, soups. However, the Irish bleu cheese, garlic lemon dipping sauce, Irish "jerk" marinades and other such accents add an exciting twist. The friendly staff and regulars punctuate the Irish pub experience. Come for the food. Stay for the company. - Cathryn D. Blue
Barrister’s is the definition of food and fun in Clayton. Voted best neighborhood bar by the Riverfront Times, this pub and grill offers the drink varieties, relaxing atmosphere, and social stimulation of the bar with the fresh food options of the refined bistro. The menu items are quite diverse. Selections range from wings, burgers, pizzas, soups, and salads to more exotic options like jerk chicken kabobs, roasted salmon, and wild mushroom linguini. Don’t come here looking to stick to a diet plan. Comfort food is their specialty. The kitchen is open late, and the bar is open later. - Cathryn D. Blue
Cafe Natasha has a Middle Eastern flair and an American style. It serves some of the best pita bread in the Loop and competes with the larger restaurants in terms of quality and service. Cafe Natasha serves a variety of Middle Eastern and Persian dishes, including such choices as lamb chops over rice and the Koubideh Kabob, a beef and chicken kabob cooked in a special spicy sauce. Prices are average for the area and portions are plentiful. Ordering an appetizer sampler tray with warm pita bread and a Persian tea will fill the belly and leave some cash in the pocketbook. Follow your meal up with a soothing cup of Turkish coffee.
An old bank building in University City was converted several years ago to a combination root beer brewery and family restaurant, Fitz's draws an enthusiastic crowd of college students, adults and children. Diners can watch the root beer making and bottling processes through a large glass partition, all the while enjoying good pub food such as hamburgers, pizzas, etc. The root beer, a revered St. Louis formula that dates back to an old roadside stand from the 1940s, is terrific, too.
Smoothie King is exactly what its name suggests: an excellent resource for amazing smoothies. When you walk in, the menu full of suggestions will overwhelm you. The knowledge that you can create your own combinations as well is almost too much. They have a wide variety of tasty smoothie treats, some just for fun, and some focused on specific health benefits. You can find protein smoothies, smoothies packed with natural energy boosters, immune system helpers, and plenty more. Smoothie King is all about being delicious and healthy. Just be careful with the sizes, since the larger sizes can pack a lot of calories and also just be way too much smoothie at one time. -Rease Kirchner
Located in University City within minutes of many hotels and attractions, this restaurant/cafe/market offers an eclectic menu. Choose from more than 300 labels of fine wine or 45-plus labels of beer and taste one of the many tempting desserts. Live music is featured nightly and twice on Sunday. The menu features numerous soups and salads along with creative entrees like Pasta del Mar, which consists of angel hair pasta covered with shrimp, crab meat, scallops and tuna, all in a light cream sauce.
Fro-Yo is a tasty frozen yogurt parlor right in the heart of The Loop. They feature several self-serve machines with rotating flavors that you can mix and match to your heart's content. You can then visit the toppings bar and load up on fresh fruits, nuts, candies, cereals and more. Once you finish you pay by weight and take a seat indoors or outside to enjoy your low-calorie dessert before it melts. Watch out though, this place gets packed on weekends, so you might have to deal with a crowd and take your frozen yogurt to go.