5 to Try: Classic Cocktails

Forget the low-carb beer and go retro instead. From a classic martini to a timeless Manhattan, find the best 1950s-era cocktails in St. Louis.

Updated: March 19, 2004

5 to Try

Monarch Restaurant

7401 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, MO 63143

The crowd is stylish and the Manhattans are strong at Maplewood's crown-jewel restaurant and lounge.

The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge

100 Carondelet Plz, St Louis, MO 63105

Enjoy a vodka gimlet with your spicy tuna roll at the city's most beloved hotel bar.

Al's Restaurant

1200 N 1ST St, St Louis, MO 63102

Try a whiskey-based old-fashioned--sweet and strong--at this bastion of old-fashioned steakhouse dining.


13 Maryland Plz, St Louis, MO 63108

Neat, dirty or double: hit this hip late-night spot for your choice of martini.