I did not eat dinner there, I just had some drinks and watched a live show by living legend Chuck Berry downstairs in the Duck Room, who apparently plays there a couple of times per month. What a fantastic experience! The tickets were only $35 and, of course, were all sold out, but I called and was able to pick up a couple from the bar that came available. My colleague ended up not being able to come and the lady taking the tickets at the door actually offered to sell mine for me so I wouldn't have to wait around, then gave me the money after the show! Unbelievably nice! Apparently you can often find tickets for sale at the door if you aren't able to get them ahead of time, just arrive a little early.
The acoustics in the Duck Room were not perfect, but it was still good and, as a small venue, it was a fairly intimate performance. There was a decent selection of beer on tap and very reasonable prices...I had three drinks and it only came to $13.50... : )
The entire place was decorated with memorabilia and mounted animal heads, which gave it a unique flair. Some of my local colleagues warned me that the surrounding area can get a little dicey in the evening, but when I arrived there was plenty of parking available close to the venue and I didn't see anything sketchy looking going on.
This is a great local place, I had a good time there and I can't believe I got to see Chuck Berry perform from about 15 feet away for all of $48.50 (including three beers). What a great night!
I will definitely go back next time I am in St. Louis.