Serving the hard-working residents of uptown High Ridge, the Hot Spot has created a haven for the laborer who wants to forget his troubles for an hour or a few. It's a place to give in to vices like cigarettes, ice-cold beer and public displays of revelry. The karaoke and open mic nights here, smoothly run by owner/resident rocker Michael Lynne, attract the recreational performers who save their hidden talents to entertain their buddies at this self-proclaimed nightclub. Bellied up to the bar, celebrating a birthday with a group at a table or playing pool -- all in attendance take the time to show appreciation for the gutsy displays. The newly introduced menu, served until 1:00 a.m. through a diner-like 'pick-up window,' has made the bar's retro snack machines (still stocked with alcohol-absorbing treats) obsolete. But after ten years in business, many visitors continue to quote the t-shirts that hang above the bar: "Meet Me at the Hot Spot."