Baseball is back!


headerIt’s time to play ball, STL!

A week from today, Downtown St. Louis celebrates what I believe to be a local holiday, the St. Louis Cardinals home opener! In the wake of a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs last night, I can’t wait for the boys to be back in town on Monday to take on the Milwaukee Brewers!

flatAlthough we’re all very excited about Monday, did you know that the Cardinals are running a fun season-long contest, called #FlatFreddy? Upload a picture with Flat Freddy on Instagram showing how you cheer on the Cardinals and include ‪#‎FlatFreddy in the post for the chance to win two tickets to an upcoming game! Click here for rules and for the chance to win prizes all season long!

Now, back to THE MOST IMPORTANT topic, the home opener! Next Monday, some very lucky fans will attend the game at Busch Stadium, while other (still lucky) fans can enjoy the game at any of Downtown’s sports bars!

Below are a few of my favorite spots in Downtown, where the drinks flow well past the bottom of the 7th!

bpvBallpark Village is the perfect place to catch a Cardinals game, as you can see and hear the action directly from the Stadium. This Monday, I suggest arriving early to get a spot on the upper deck of Cardinals Nation or Bud Brew House; both have a direct line of sight into the action. Ballpark Village is located at 601 Clark, call (314) 345-9481 for more information.

Flannery’s Pub is packed with numerous large TV’s to catch the home opener against the Brewers. They also have over 9 beers on tap, and 31 different types of bottled beer, perfect for summer and baseball season. Flannery’s is located at 1324 Washington Avenue, call (314) 241-8885 for more information.

flyingFlying Saucer is located just blocks away from Busch Stadium. They serve hundreds of delicious beers that can be enjoyed on their huge party deck with a view of Busch Stadium. Flying Saucer is located at 900 Spruce, call (314) 932-1456 for more information.

Joe Buck’s, named after the prominent sportscaster, serves BBQ food, burgers & sandwiches, just blocks away from Busch stadium. Joe Buck’s is located at 1000 Clark, call (314) 436-0394 for more information.


Mike Shannon’s Outfield has become a baseball staple in Downtown, as they are open before and after every home game! Wild 104.9 will be airing live from the Outfield, starting at 9am. The Outfield is located at 620 Market Street, call (314) 421-1540 for more information.

Paddy O’s, also anchored by Busch Stadium has 6 individual bars, 40+ HD TV’s, an amazing covered upper deck with a view of the stadium, 2 large patios, a huge dance floor and DJ music after every game. Paddy O’s is located at 618 7th Street, call (314) 588-7313 for more information.paddy

O’Kelley’s at the Ballpark is only three blocks from Busch Stadium, they offer cold brews, ample parking, a gigantic party patio, live music and delicious pub fare all night long! O’ Kelley’s is located at 758 4th Street, call (314) 621-1200 for more information.

At Over/Under Bar & Grill fans will be surrounded by 37 large LCD TVs. Not to mention you can relax on their outdoor patio while watching the home opener on their massive 120-inch projector screen. The Over/Under Bar & Grill is located at 911 Washington Avenue, call (314) 621-8881 for more information.

360Three Sixty is located on the rooftop of the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. They offer a 360 degree rooftop view of Busch Stadium and will open at least 2 hours prior to every home game. Three-Sixty is located at One S. Broadway, call (314) 241-8439 for more information.

Enjoy opening day in Downtown St. Louis!