the dining room at form skybar photo by adam rothbarth

First Look: Form Skybar at Hotel St. Louis

The last piece of the culinary puzzle is now in place at Hotel St. Louis, the boutique hotel that recently debuted at 705 Olive St. downtown. Form Skybar, the hotel’s 16th floor rooftop bar, officially opened Monday, March 4, providing drinks, bites and a world-class view of the city.

The food menu at Form is a collaboration between executive chef Matthew Birkenmeier and chef de partie Josh Schindler, who worked together at the late South City favorite Quincy Street Bistro. Like the Union 30 menu, the hotel’s restaurant located at lobby level, the bill of fare at Form features nods to many St. Louis neighborhoods and traditions.

Offerings range from Mayfair Kebabs (romaine hearts, honey ham and Mayfair dressing) to cevapi sliders and The Famous-Barr John White burger. Schindler, who runs the rooftop kitchen for Form, also bakes the biscuits and the flatbreads in-house.

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The drinks at Form include an array of classic cocktails, wine and beer plus a selection of nonalcoholic libations like the Blood Orange Sunrise made with pomegranate juice, fresh blood orange juice, fresh lime juice, honey and sparkling water. These zero-proof cocktails can also be spiked with a choice of well spirits for an additional cost.

The space itself accommodates up to 166 patrons and offers grand views of downtown and beyond, thanks to an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides.

Form Skybar is open from 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and will open at 11 a.m. on St. Louis Cardinals game days. Take a first look at the city’s latest rooftop experience.

Matt Sorrell is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.