Looking for a classy chic lounge to hang out, dance, and mingle with good friends, then Tonic Ultra Lounge has what you’re looking for. A huge music selection from jazz, hip hop, rap, retro, and techno just to get started on your dancing. Mondays boast jazz night with all night happy hour, Wednesdays girls come by for martinis and manicure specials, Thursday thru Saturday party with their DJ’s or live entertainment. I love the feel of the atmosphere as soon as you walk in and pass the magnificent waterfall that serves as a gateway into the nightclub. With ultra cool sofas, a beautiful bar, and state of the art sound, video, and lighting this is truly a classy place to mix and mingle!
If you love downtown Springfield then you’ll love Trolley’s Downtown Bar and Grille. Right on the square downtown with a beautiful view of the fountain, Trolley’s has it all. If the delicious tantalizing smells of their wonderful menu doesn’t draw you in then all they have to offer surely will. Tuesday nights the place stays packed with their DJ services and amazing drink specials. They also offer live entertainment and a designated smoking area as well. The weekend night life is hopping and they also offer a banquet room and lounge with catering options. Good news….there is a late night menu till close so if it’s late and you’ve been partying all night, you can still grab something to eat.
You won’t miss a single minute of your favorite sports action when you hang out at Coesters Sports Bar and Grill. They are located right across from the MSU campus book exchange. They have multiple High Definition Large Flat Screens that play all your major college, and professional sporting events as well as NTN trivia, fights, UFC and more. There is so much to do here you won’t wanna go home. You can participate in wi bowling and baseball tournaments, pool, video games, and awesome Cardinals game day specials. The dining experience is upscale and you can still get your sports fix as well. What a cool place!
If you are a history buff, love the wild west, or are just looking for a great tasting micro brew, you gotta stop into Hickcock's Steakhouse and Brewery and check out their fabulous atmosphere! I really enjoyed stopping in and taking in the whole scene. There is a large portrait of Wild Bill himself that looks down from the wall into the lower level and microbrewery and you can get an up close and personal view as you mosey on up to the upper level bar and dining area. The Calamity Jane pale ale was a treat to the taste buds and the pizza was mouthwatering. This place has serious atmosphere, a variety of specialty beers, and terrific food and drink specials. On the first Friday of every month you can catch a live cowboy shoot out reenactment!
Fedora Social House is one of the coolest places downtown. A truly unique experience and who doesn’t love fondue? The intimate atmosphere of high backed couches and the comfortable seating makes this place the ideal spot for some serious girl talk, business meetings or family nights out. It is so much fun to stir dip and eat your own fondue whether it be cheese or desert based! I know we shared a lot of laughs, fun, and great drinks for a fabulous price. Don’t miss out on this place!
Riad provides the Springfield area with a great taste of the Mediterranean while still being health conscious! You can indulge yourself in a scrumptious meal without feeling guilty. There are two locations to choose from, the Riad Sports Bar located downtown Springfield offers a smoking patio with a beautiful view of the fountain on the historic park central square. Thursday nights downtown offers a live cover band, Brett playing 70’s 80’s, 90’s and now. The downtown location also offers a very private meeting room that is tastefully decorated with various seating arrangements for small parties, business meetings, or presentations. They are open Monday thur Saturday and offer a nightly happy hour with a variety of specials. Riad Mediterranean Cuisine is located on Republic and National is now open 7 days a week with the same fabulous drink and food specials.
I love pizza and I love this place! South Avenue Pizza Company has the best price for an all you can eat pizza buffet with pizza, salad, and a drink for $6.95. There is also a full bar with an extensive beer list with 17 beers on tap. A great place to hang out in downtown Springfield. The menu also includes Stromboli, calzones, salads, and sandwiches. On Tuesday nights join their retro fun with Bring Your Own Vinyl Night (BYOV) a unique way to spend time with friends. This place is connected to the fun and fabulous Finnigans Wake which offers even more activities to enjoy!