Unlike anything in St. Louis, Start Bar combines past and present to create an entirely new experience. This is where arcade meets bar. Where you can find the best of the 90s in a bar from today. We wanted classic arcade games and throwback tunes all day, but without creating a childhood time capsule. So Start Bar is a little different, and that’s exactly how we like it. (We think you will, too.)

If our doors are open, you can be sure that we’re having a good time inside. Stop by to join us. From hosting an event to testing your skills in the next pinball tournament, there’s always something going down at Start Bar.


Where are you located?

1000 Spruce Street in downtown St. Louis.

Where can I park?

There are a few different options for parking at Start Bar. With plenty of metered street parking and a garage located directly behind us, find the best spot for you.

Do you allow kids at Start Bar?

Start Bar is a place for adults to come and play. Currently, we do not allow entrance for individuals under 21 years of age.

Can I host an event at Start Bar?

Of course! We host events large and small, learn more about how to party at Start Bar.

What kind of food do you have?

Delicious. Chef and partner, Nick Del Gaiso, put together a menu of from-scratch pizza and snacks perfect for chowing down in between setting high scores. Check out our menu.

Do you have a patio?

Yes! When the weather allows us, we offer patio seating and outdoor games like corn hole.

What games do you have?

We have a mix of classic arcade cabinets, console games, skeeball and pinball. See the full list.

Are you hiring?

Maybe. We have a great team and are often looking to add new people as we grow. Check our Staffed Up profile to see what positions we’re accepting resumes for!

What kind of music do you play?

Strictly 80s Joel. Not really. But we do usually play throwback rock, pop and hip-hop hits – unless one of our DJ friends is spinning the night away on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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