Live! by Loews complex will bring 4 new dining concepts downtown

A new $260 million complex in Ballpark Village will give baseball fans another reason to camp out downtown starting Feb. 26. According to a recent press release, Live! by Loews at 799 Clark Ave. will offer an assortment of hospitality, entertainment and food options for both travelers and locals.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the revitalization of downtown St. Louis and Ballpark Village, and look forward to bringing a new standard of hospitality to the area when we open our doors,” general manger Geneya Sauro said in the release.

The base of the project is a 216-room hotel with amenities like luxury bedding, 24-hour room service and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel will be accompanied by four food concepts helmed by executive chef Matt Lange.

Front and center at Live! by Loews will be Clark & Bourbon, the building’s main dining outlet, which will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The American steakhouse will serve classics and upscale entrees like truffle tagliatelle and steak with sides like truffle mac and cheese, whipped potatoes and crispy Brussels sprouts. 

In the hotel’s lobby, Bar Bourbon will feature more than 480 bourbon and whiskey offerings, according to the release. With communal seating, a fireplace, and indoor and outdoor seating, the space will aim to accommodate those looking for a more relaxed place to drink.

The third bar, The Bullock, will be located on the second floor terrace overlooking both Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village. There, diners can enjoy cocktails and order from a menu of American cuisine. 

Finally, bistro concept River Market will offer grab-and-go snacks like “handcrafted coffees, fresh juices, sandwiches, salads, pastries and St. Louis local retail offerings,” according to the press release. 

Adam Rothbarth is the staff writer at Sauce Magazine.