Springfield, Missouri, has a pretty happening nightlife scene! If you’re looking for a good time while chowing down on fresh eats and delicious cocktails, check out our list of top restaurants and bars in Springfield. There’s something here for everyone.
Known as Springfield’s oldest tavern, Lindberg’s has a rich history. Since the late 1800s, it’s been a place where patrons can sit back and relax with a good drink. Nowadays, Lindberg’s is also known for its live music, signature cocktails, and delicious burgers.
Aviary Café – Downtown
Voted the best Springfield restaurant of 2017 by “417 Magazine,” Aviary Café offers guests a relaxed atmosphere with made-from-scratch dishes and lavish cocktails. Inspired by European cafés, Aviary Café encourages patrons to enjoy a great meal while conversing with family and friends.
Black Sheep Burgers and Shakes
Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Black Sheep Burgers and Shakes is a casual restaurant with great food and great service. The juicy burgers are made from an angus mix, but this burger joint is probably best known for its adult shakes. This place reminds us of Burgers and Shakes in Miami Beach!
Lost Signal Brewing
Lost Signal Brewing is the newest brewery to open up Springfield. In addition to craft beer, this spot serves up some amazing slow-smoked barbecue. You’ll also find brisket, pulled pork, and sides like crispy fried pickles on the menu. Who wouldn’t want to spend an evening here?
The Golden Girl Rum Club
Now, this is our kind of place! Did you know Springfield has its own tiki bar? It’s called The Golden Girl Rum Club. This spot serves food, but our focus here is on the colorful and flavorful drinks. There are over 100 varieties from several regions to try!
Scotch and Soda
Scotch and Soda is an upscale bar with a speakeasy feel in downtown Springfield. With shelves of liquor accessed by a rolling ladder, Scotch and Soda has quite a selection of drinks. The bartenders are knowledgeable and can help you pick out the perfect drink.
Friend’s Karaoke Pub
If you’d like to sing as well as eat and drink, then we recommend visiting Friend’s Karaoke Pub. It’s been voted Springfield’s top karaoke bar! Friend’s has a full bar and tasty treats, but most importantly, there’s karaoke every night of the week!
The Trolley Bike
In Springfield, you can also drink and burn calories at the same time. Spend an evening on The Trolley Bike, an open-air party bus that’s also a 14-passenger quadricycle. Peddle away as you listen to music and sip on either beer or wine.
If this is your first visit to Springfield, Missouri, here are some tips you may find useful:
- – We recommend staying in a hotel near downtown Springfield. That will put you in a central location, close to all of the action.
- – If you choose to drink, please drink responsibly. Call an Uber and never drink and drive.
- – Springfield is considered the Gateway to the Great Outdoors, so make sure to spend some time outside of the city enjoying the beauty of the Ozarks.
Have you been to Springfield, Missouri? Are there any other restaurants or bars there that you would recommend?
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