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“Handlebar - Bicycle Bar”
Review of Handlebar

Ranked #1,797 of 2,959 Restaurants in Saint Louis
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

We decided to stop here after reading the Trip Advisor review. What a great place! This is a trendy STL bar with a huge beer selection and delicious, yet healthy Russian bar food. Our friendly bartender, Casey, made some excellent suggestions, including the mushroom /leek soup of the day, the pork Pelmini, the Ukrainian Blinchiki and strawberry daiquiri cheesecake for dessert. Fabulous!!!

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

This was our first visit to the Handlebar. We visited early on a Friday evening and it wasn't very busy...maybe 15 or 20 people here. We took a couple of seats at the bar and were quickly greeted by the bartender. She explained the drink of the day plus told us about the Happy Birthday bourbon. We ordered both.

The menu has a nice variety with a heavy Russian influence. We love Russian food so at the bartender's recommendation we had a bowl of the solyanka soup and an order of pelmini. The soup was perfect for this cold winter day. It's a sweet/soup sour with plenty of cucumbers and cabbage. OMG...this may have been the best soup we've ever had!

The pelmini are dumplings...half of our order was stuffed with pork and the other with vegetables. Both were excellent...and we made sure to finish off the wonderful broth that they came in.

The ambiance here is bikes...with lots of bicycles and parts hung on the wall. It's all friendly and fun....by far the most friendly bar/restaurant we've visited in St. Louis. (And that's saying a lot!)

Service was excellent. Ambiance was fun. Food was superior! This is a must do in the Lou!

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