Now Open: Rooster South Grand, Three Kings Pub Des Peres


The pretzel melt at Three Kings Pub. | Jennifer Silverberg
  • The pretzel melt at Three Kings Pub. | Jennifer Silverberg

Two of our favorite places opened second locations this week: Rooster and Three Kings Public House. Dave Bailey's breakfast place opened at 3150 South Grand on October 5. The Loop pub opened at 11925 Manchester Road in Des Peres on October 6.

See also: Dave Bailey Adds a Second Location for Rooster, Expanded Menu

Bailey announced plans for Rooster No. 2 back in October; it includes an expanded menu and dinner hours (Rooster downtown closes at 3 p.m.). He told us last year that the space includes an acre of land that he eventually plans to build another restaurant on. He also recently opened a vegetarian-focused spot, Small Batch (3001 Locust Street; 314-380-2040), and is working on a barbecue restaurant. Look out for a peek inside later this week.

Three Kings Pub is one of our go-to spots in the Loop (and not just because it's across the street from Gut Check World Headquarters). Now you west-county folks can see what all the fuss is about. The bar and restaurant is known for its rotating taps full of local and out-of-town craft favorites, plus tap takeovers from the likes of 4 Hands, Deschutes, Goose Island and more.

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