I'm planning a trip with some friends to St. Louis in August, and think we are renting a house in the Soulard area. On my last trip to St. Louis we went to McGurk's and loved it, and will probably head back at least once while we are there, but it may be only for drinks or lunch. I'm a foodie, but some of my friends aren't, so I'm looking for something in between. Gastropub style food is usually a great match for our group, but am open to anything that isn't too high end (for instance, my friends would never eat at Niche, although it's on my to-do).
Thoughts? It doesn't necessarily have to be in Soulard, but it's just a preference. What about bars in the area, where are the good spots? We are all mid to late 20s, and there should be 6-8 of us.
I don't care for St. Louis style pizza, so we can ignore pizza joints.