A Look Inside Good Luck Bar & Grill's New Corner Spot in Soulard


A cup of spicy chili with the "Bourbon Street Burger." | Photos by Mabel Suen
  • A cup of spicy chili with the "Bourbon Street Burger." | Photos by Mabel Suen

When asked to describe Good Luck Bar & Grill (2501 South Ninth Street; 314-833-5825), owner Patrick Lowery replies, "I just wanted to keep it simple and true to the good old-fashioned American bar and grill. I would say we're a classic corner spot with simple but good food, priced affordably."

See also: Good Luck Bar & Grill Bringing Irish Spirit to Soulard

The Good Luck Bar & Grill.
  • The Good Luck Bar & Grill.

Lowery's first foray into the bar business opened in September on a quiet Soulard street corner. As reported by Gut Check in March, the concept features signature chili -- regular, spicy, chicken and vegetarian -- as well as eight beers on tap. The interior seats 30, while two patios have room for 40 more.

Besides the from-scratch "Good Luck Chili," the grill offers additional appetizers including fried green beans, pretzel bread and chicken wings. Burgers feature handmade third-pound patties; salads come topped with chili, chicken or a black bean patty; and sandwich options range from chili dogs to turkey reubens.

A drink token atop a tabletop Pac-Man machine.
  • A drink token atop a tabletop Pac-Man machine.

Good Luck Bar & Grill's current hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. For the full menu and more information, visit the Good Luck Bar & Grill website or follow it on Facebook.

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Fried green beans.
  • Fried green beans.
At the entrance.
  • At the entrance.
Owner Patrick Lowery.
  • Owner Patrick Lowery.
The bar.
  • The bar.
Good Luck art.
  • Good Luck art.
Jukebox in the corner.
  • Jukebox in the corner.
Now open in Soulard.
  • Now open in Soulard.

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