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Caleco’s Bar & Grill

Located more or less in the shadow of the Arch, Caleco’s Bar & Grill (101 North Broadway, 314-421-0708) offers an unfussy yet refined drinking experience. This downtown spot offers a full menu in addition to its alcoholic options, including a delicious “St. Louis Breakfast Pizza” that counts egg among its toppings. Upon entry guests are greeted by a large golden eagle, and the expansive dining room, which encircles the bar itself, features two aquariums, plenty of TVs and even a large red, white and blue missile warning “don’t mess with the U.S.” The bar is at its busiest during baseball games, and you may have the place mostly to yourself in a.m. hours. Watch the sun rise over the Mississippi, then start your day with some cocktails. Caleco’s is open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Hill