Thanks for the update - just walked by there last night and there was no signage up. Any word on when they're opening?
We had heard mid September.
I'm very, very excited about this. I'm tired of walking to andersonville for booze. I want my money to stay in uptown.
hey cards fan, which cards are we talking about? also, there are some other decent places to drink in uptown. I am fairly new in town, but I enjoy the green mill on occasion, i love talking to the bartenders. Crew is gay, but they have good drinks, good food, and generally a good atmosphere in the early evening. However, I too am looking forward to exploring the Wild(e) Pug.
I pretty much love The Uptown Lounge, too.
Andy, I agree those are great places, but IMO that area lacks an "everyday bar" (although I'm selling fat cat short here). Oh and I'm referring to the stl cardinals. :)
Two of my fav Uptown watering holes:Check out The Spot and the Driftwood - both near the Montrose and Broadway intersection. Spot is a little bit of everything - good food, good music, different events, sporting events, and a great staff. Driftwood is more of a laid back, chill bar where you can bring your dog in and shoot some pool.
Hey, Andy, Wild Pug is owned by the same folks that own Crew, and the "construction" photos they send out feature half-nekkid sweaty men, so (if I'm inferring correctly from your post that you're looking for a bar to replace Green Mill), it may not be exactly what you're looking for.Or, it could be. ;-)
I hope they are a little more open to families stopping by for a quick bite and a beer in the late afternoon than Crew is.
Wait - this is going to be a gay bar? (not that there's anything wrong with that - Seinfeld)
Alan, why are you implying Crew is not open to families stopping by for a quick bite and drink? Just curious.Holden, that topic has been covered here a couple times before. You may have missed it if you are new to the blog.
Oh... I thought this was going to be a straight bar. That's disappointing. Oh well, it's still a nice addition to the neighborhood and I wish them the best of luck.
confused, because my young son, wife and I stopped in for a quick bite to eat and a beer for myself while we were out walking and were told that a) they don't have a children's menu and b) children aren't allowed in the bar because they sell alcohol. So, with those not so subtle comments, we left.
I think you can have kids in there until a certain time at night I could be wrong I have seen a kid or two in there.And it all depends on the licensing they have with the City too.
Well, for A), I guess I'm not surprised. Probably most bars/grills don't have children's menus. However, I think they gave you bad info on B). I agree with R., I'm pretty sure children are allowed in bars until a certain time. I remember it being 9PM when I was young. Don't know what it is now.Any Crew employee's on here that can clear up any confusion?
Being friends with more than a few bar owners, I know what's what regarding children in bars. It boiled down to "we really don't want you here but can't come right out and tell you so" and I'm old enough to get the drift.I'm sure if it was my wife and I, it wouldn't have been an issue. I'm not second-guessing why they didn't want to serve us but it was clear that they didn't want to. That's all I have to know and there are plenty of other places for us to spend our money. If Wild Pug is more open, then I'd love to part with some money there too. If not, again, no loss on my part. Was just hoping for another place to walk to with the family.
Well, I guess I'll close with saying that any business model that discourages people from coming in and spending money is a poor one. If the waiter/manager of Crew really didn't want you and your money in there, then they haven't heard about bars having just about the highest turn-over rate of any business in the city. The line between success and failure in that industry is razor-thin, as I'm sure your bartender friends can tell you.Another example of a poor business model: A manager of CD One Price cleaners told my girlfriend that they may not take sweaters from her in the future because they had "too much cat hair" on them. I was baffled. Um, aren't we PAYING you to clean it? Weird...
Kids are welcome at Fat Cat. They do have kids options on the menu. Wild Pug is not a gay bar - not that it matters really. They will be serving a variety of beers and it will not have a kitchen.-Food can be ordered and delivered from Crew - same owners.-Bonus - you can bring your dog to the bar, which I'm looking forward to! Welcome Wilde Pug! (Yea, that's right, I said WILDE!!!)Can't wait to try this out. I will bring my yuppie ass in with my yuppie money, wearing my yuppie GAP gear and toting my expensive yuppie pug!
Wild Pug is not a gay bar? Umm... What? You must've missed a few posts from earlier this year.Crew Post