You may have had a friend tell you SPACE is sexy. You may have overheard someone say it at work. You may have even felt it yourself while indulging in gooey butter cake at Russell’s Cafe, or noshing on an omelet at Rooster (yeah, they’re both sexy places). But if you’re one of those people who need affirmation before saying it yourself, consider you feelings affirmed. The Riverfront Times went looking for “The 10 Sexiest Bars in St. Louis“.
What they found were two SPACE Architecture + Design projects at the top of the list. Both were also managed in house by SPACE Constructors.
At #2 is Público [portfolio page]. From the RFT:
The restaurant is defined by a central bar. Gorgeously patterned, framed in steel and topped by a thick slab of dark wood, it’s a wonderful place to linger over chef Mike Randolph’s cuisine, which was recently named a semi-finalist for one of the region’s best new restaurants by the James Beard Awards. Low lighting from three large yet delicate orb lamps bounces off a large copper plate hung from the ceiling, casting a warm, inviting glow.
At #1 is Curtain Call. From the RFT:
The newly opened Curtain Call Lounge presents perhaps the sexiest of all drinks — Champagne — in a setting that can only be described as an updated twist on the lavish Siamese-Byzantine interior of adjoining Fabulous Fox Theater. The bar opens at 5 p.m. on every night that features a show at the theater and for two hours after curtain call. It offers a small hors d’oeuvres pairs perfectly with bubbles.