The anchor of the Blues Triangle just south of Busch Stadium, BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups is perennially crowned the best St. Louis club for blues in local polls. Photos of St. Louis music royalty—Fontella Bass, Ike Turner, Johnny Johnson—adorn the brick walls of this 150-year-old building, which has served as a boarding house, millinery, diner and bordello over the course of its history. Top local talent and touring acts grace the stage nightly; the cover charge varies according to the act. The acoustics and sightlines make the two-story venue seem cozier, as does the attentive service. We love the bartenders for their stiff pours, which might catch up to you by night’s end given that this establishment doesn’t close until 3AM.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 06:00 PM to 03:00 AM
- Type: Open Late, Live Music, Concerts
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard, amex
- Takeout Available: Yes