Alas, the venerable Southtown Pub is no more. A sign posted on a sandwich board outside the building, at 2707 S. Kingshighway, on the evening of August 1 said, “Apologies, we’re closed today.” But it had a deeper meaning: The “smoked meats and cheap drinks” emporium hasn’t opened since (despite a July 31 post to its Facebook page), and an auction of the contents has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 7.
With heavy hearts we are officially announcing the closure of Southtown Pub. We have been fortunate to have a great 10 years at STP with many staff, patrons and friends. We were proud to be a part of and have a positive impact on our community. In that endeavor, we took on too much debt for Southtown Pub to handle by trying to expand down the block. We fought the good fight for as long as we could hoping for a different outcome. Unfortunately, we got ourselves in too deep to come back.
To our staff, we want to say, we love you. You were all amazing and we consider you friends for life. Thank you for striving and sacrificing with us always. Wherever you go, you will absolutely flourish and your new employers will be blessed to have you. Letting go of you all was the hardest part of this process.
To our patrons, we couldn’t have felt more supported. We are so glad that we got to celebrate the St.Louis Blues and Cardinals wins together. You have been like family.
To our community, good things are in store for the Southside. Our fantastic landlords, Garcia Properties, will make sure of it.
Thank you for all your support and well wishes. The silver lining is that we can be more focused on our three beautiful children.
We will cherish the time we had and the amazing establishment that we all created together. A farewell party is in the works and will be posted soon.
Paul & Sam Perrigue