4010 Butler Hill RoadSouth St. Louis CountyMO63129
Sometimes, happiness is found in a strip mall. The Pink Galleon is a vast gaming hall in south county, with pool tables as far as the eye can see and enough Big Buck Hunter games and dart boards to qualify as an arcade. Playful heckling and the unmistakable clink of billiard balls punctuate the ambiance. There's a surprising lack of flatscreen TVs - or maybe we were just too busy owning our air hockey competitors to notice.
The best neighborhood bars eschew the new. It's tough to find comfort and nostalgia in a place that's squeaky-clean and relentlessly modern. So follow the siren song of the (painted) bare-breasted mermaids to the Pink Galleon and throw back some drinks like it's 1987. (Don't worry, ladies, they haven't forgotten about you: Check out the bathroom, uh, art featuring the long-lost, feather-haired fellas of Chippendales.) You can't miss it; the place is the size of a high school gymnasium. It's... More »