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The Heavy Anchor

Map & Directions 5226 Gravois Ave.
St Louis, MO 63116
  • Mon-Sat 5pm-1:30am
  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover, cash, ATM/Debit
  • ATM, BYOF, Free Wifi, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Water View, Wifi Access
  • Snack Food
  • Full bar, Pitchers
  • Lot available, Meters, Street


Riverfront Times' Description

Known for its penchant to host a rowdy concert or two, The Heavy Anchor is part music venue, part watering hole. A thick wall divides the two halves, so the uninterested can drink in peace or join the fray of wild heathens on the music side. The bartenders serve cocktails in Mason jars, Heavy Anchor pins to festive-up that tatty punk jacket, and, just in case your Franzia problem is so out of control that you need a fix even in full view of strangers, boxed wine. The venue itself features a mid-level stage and a full-size sound booth, but it's the kind of place where bands feel comfortable enough to skip the stage and perform on the floor should they so desire. Nautical decor stretches from wall to wall with oceanic artifacts and vibrant paintings including a glaring narwhal and a friendly blue octopus toppling a cityscape with its tentacles. Located near Bevo Mill, The Heavy Anchor is a prime spot for shuffleboard playing with a regulation board and plenty of seating. Additionally weekly festivities include the likes of movie nights and trivia. You'll find local brews on tap, as well as such hometown munchies as Dogtown pizza, Billy Goat chips and Gus' pretzels.

Member Reviews

  • Sarah920 wrote a review for The Heavy Anchor
    on 02/08/12

    The Heavy Anchor has a wide selection of beers and is a great place to go and enjoy some drinks. They have a really unique set up with an open bar area and a separate concert/movie venue. Check it out!!

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Tips from foursquare

  • Jodie on 02/04/11

    there's meters out front and a parking lot 1/2 block north on Gravois

  • Go! Magazine on 07/25/11

    I love that the cocktails are served in canning jars, but you should order a beer from the vast selection, which rotates weekly. Try the Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot ale. (Gabe Hartwig)

  • Shaun H. on 06/18/13

    Tuesday night trivia is fun!

  • Ash on 06/06/13

    Cheap drinks, great beer selection, friendly staff and even boozy floats! What's not to love?

  • Jason W. on 10/10/11

    Touch the Narwahl's horn for good luck.

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