very well known for live music, great food, and a beautiful
patio. All of this in a building with history dating back
to 1884. We have been told that during prohibition it was
a drug store in front with bootleg liquor out back, and
doctor's offices up stairs.
In the late 70's Charlie Payette purchased the building
and converted it to a restaurant and bar. Initially, a white
tablecloth restaurant, where gentlemen were required to
remove their hats when entering the building, and foul language
was not permitted.
When we purchased the building in December, 1996, we were
informed by the previous owners that Charlie Payette was
in his late 80's and could tell us more of the history.
Unfortunately, we were too busy to do anything but get the
place in order to open for business. We opened January 29th,
1997, three days before the Mardi Gras festivities began.
At this time we changed the name to Hammerstone's @ 9th
Mardi Gras celebrations later we continue to improve upon
the concept and we feel very comfortable with our word of
mouth advertising as our business continues to develop.
Cory's Posters --
2010 Soulard Mardi Gras poster entry
click poster to enlarge
The official 2009
Soulard Mardi Gras poster
was by none other than Cory Hammerstone
click poster to enlarge
Lunch starts at 11:00 a.m. rolling right on into our dinner
crowd until 9:00 p.m. In November, 2001 we started breakfast
7 days a week and open our doors at 6:30 a.m. Monday through
Saturday we open at 8:00 a.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. We
do offer a full menu on Friday and Saturday nights until
Hammerstone's has live music 7 nights a week, with two additional
shows on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, as you can see
on our Music Schedule page.
We do many private parties on our patio with seating available
for ninety people. Stop by and catch the live entertainment,
enjoy the great food and friendly service. Relax on the
patio while enjoying breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
We have a great reputation for being a meeting place before
and after the games, whether it be baseball, football, or
hockey. Or enjoy the game in the dining room on the two
portable tv's and the eight foot big screen, with surround
Hammerstone's also participates in the many special events
through out the year in Soulard. I want to mention a few,
Mardi Gras, Spring Celebration, Bastille Days, Progressive
Dinner, and any extra events that pop up periodically. During
Spring Celebration we host our own Car Show to benefit Multiple
Please stop by and meet Denny, Lyn and Cory Hammerstone, we love
to tell stories about the place, it's been quite an adventure.
You might hear some ghost stories, yes we have them.
2028 S. 9th Street 773-5565
Located in Historic Soulard