Kingside Diner

Situated just across from the World Chess Hall of Fame, Kingside Diner (4651 Maryland Avenue, 314-454-3957) is for the strategic — especially those strategizing a plan to get stumbling drunk before the noon hour. A favored place for third-shift medical professionals working down the street at BJC, the Kingside Diner offers a full breakfast menu and drink specials for early-morning visitors: From 6 to 10 a.m. it serves up $2 Bud and Bud Light, $5 well drinks and house wines, and $6 bloody marys and mimosas. The eatery even has a deal where if you purchase nine drinks during happy hour you get the tenth on free. Frankly that seems like a challenge, but one the dedicated day drinker is surely up for — just make sure to strategize yourself a ride home. Kingside Diner is open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Mabel Suen