Never a cover. That’s up to us. Usually a great time. That’s up to you (and these talented DJs).Read More
Please join us for an intimate evening at The Royale as we ring in the new year in Prohibition-era speakeasy style with an Aviation theme.Read More
Lots of great deejays and special events this month:
Thursday, October 4: David Kirkland
Friday, October 5: Jim Utz of Vintage Vinyl
Saturday, October 6: Rock the Vote party featuring live music by Mark Heil, Black Cat Heart Attack, Peter Noire and deejay sets by Jeff Burns, Derek Montaigne and RJ Swansin
Sunday, October 7: Cocktail Museum
Monday, October 8: Vinyl Side Monday
Tuesday, October 9: Dr. Ferocious
Thursday, October 11: JJ, plus Vice Presidential Debate Watch on the patio
Friday, October 12: Jet Star
Saturday, October 13: Robert Griffin
Sunday, October 14: Cocktail Museum
Monday, October 15: Vinyl Side Monday
Tuesday, October 16: Dr. Ferocious vs. DJ Whitey
Thursday, October 18: John Gassel
Friday, October 19: Mark Early
Saturday, October 20: Cuban Missile Crisis Party (period attire requested)
Sunday, October 21: Cocktail Museum
Monday, October 22: Vinyl Side Monday
Tuesday, October 23: TBA
Thursday, October 25: Scott Fiss & Mike Evans
Friday, October 26: Thomas Crone
Saturday, October 27: Very Special DJ
Sunday, October 28: Cocktail Sunday
Monday, October 29: Vinyl Side Monday
Tuesday, October 30: TBA
Wednesday, October 31: The Club Royal Experience with Thomas Crone vs. Mike Herr (grown & sexy attire requested)
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A Q/A with Sharon Smith, Curator of Civic and Personal Identity, Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center. She’ll be speaking tomorrow at The Royale, during our Feast Day activities. Some tips as to what to expect.
Discuss, if you would, the initial work surrounding “Kettle to Keg.” For example, what are the components needed to research that moment in our history?
I did a lot of background research on the many breweries that existed in St. Louis from the earliest in 1810 until the beginning of Prohibition for the exhibit “Kettle to Keg.” We purposely stopped prior to Prohibition because we thought that was possibly another exhibit altogether. In order to research the many 19th century breweries in St. Louis I needed to look through the city directories for where they were located, check archival materials for any information about their history as well as other books written generally on the topic of brewing.
Of all the beer companies that existed here, there are some that still have some “name-brand” value around St. Louis. Are there any interesting, smaller breweries or lines or product that have caught your attention?
I am somewhat curious about the new generations of the old family name breweries, such as Lemp and Busch reinventing their brands.
To what degree did Prohibition forever impact the brewing industry here?
Prohibition was one major factor impacting brewing in St. Louis. Prior to Prohibition, and at the brewing heyday in St. Louis, there were over 30 breweries competing in the city. By the time of Prohibition only a few still existed, due in part to some consolidation of companies and some just not continuing to compete with the bigger ones. St. Louis headed into Prohbition with Lemp and AB still going, but AB was the main one standing when Prohibition ended. The breweries that survived where those that could find ways to sell “legitimate” products or at least disguise products they sold to look legitimate. AB was especially good at this.
To your mind, what are some necessary ingredients to any feast? Food, drink, good company and…?
When I think feast I think lots of people and lots of stories and reminiscing along with the food and drink. The atmosphere is usually happy and party-like.
How will your lecture be built and when will it occur?
My lecture will mostly look at the many 19th century breweries that exploded in the city and how many of them were of a German nature introducing that new lager brand of beer. I understand from Steven that it will occur around 2:30 on Saturday and there will be time for a Q & A, although I suspect many that attend the Feast will know as much or more than I.
Thursday, 8.9: DJ JJ
Friday, 8.10: Jim Utz of Vintage Vinyl
Saturday, 8.11: Fred Friction of KDHX’s “Fishin’ with Dynamite”
Sunday, 8.12: Cocktail Museum
Monday, 8.13: Vinyl Side Monday
Tuesday, 8.14: TBD
Thursday, 8.16: John Gassel
Friday, 8.17: Mark Early
Saturday, 8.18: The Decaf Boys
Sunday, 8.19: Cocktail Museum
Monday, 8.20: Vinyl Side Monday
Tuesday, 8.21: Pearl Necklace feat. Dr. Ferocious and Beans & Vice
Thursday, 8.23: TBD
Friday, 8.24: Thomas Crone
Saturday, 8.25: Second Annual Saint Louis Feast Day (all-day fun)
Sunday, 8.26: Cocktail Museum
Monday, 8.27: Vinyl Side Monday
Tuesday, 8.28: TBD
Thursday, 8:30: TBD
Friday, 8.31: 18andCounting
Poetry Scores’ “Readings at The Royale” series returns 7-9 p.m. next Wednesday, July 25 at The Royale public house, 3132 South Kingshighway; Steven Fitzpatrick Smith, proprietor.
At no cost additional to drinks and eats, the public may experience, in this order:
Uncle Bill Green
Edward Scott Ibur
The occasion: Poetry Scores is reissuing the artbook/CD of our poetry score to Go South for Animal Index by Stefene Russell, copublished with The Firecracker Press.
Go South for Animal Index is a poem about bombs and monsters, and this is a themed reading: poems, songs and stories about bombs and monsters.Read More