Hours: Mon-Sat 6pm-1:30am
Livery Company, in the Cherokee Arts District, combines the charms of a dimly lit dive with a vintage speakeasy-style vibe. Utilizing its small stage, the casual chill spot hosts cover-free music events put on by local musicians on most weekends in addition to open mics, karaoke and trivia throughout the week. The bar, built by owner Emily Ebeling's father with materials from an old schoolhouse, accompanies decor and paraphernalia that harkens back to Cherokee's previous heyday in the '40s and '50s. Livery Company uses many small batch liquors, including locally made spirits and beers such as St. Louis Distillery's Cardinal Sin Vodka and Square One Distillery liquors. Plenty of inspiration from New Orleans comes in the form of small batch bourbons, Sazerac made with Herbsaint and Pimm's Cup alongside south city staples of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Miller High Life. South St. Louis Pizza Company offers snacks for hungry bar-goers.