Derek Gamlin had more than 10 years experience working in St. Louis’ finest bars and restaurants, but envisioned owning a drinking establishment unlike any other in town. Derek convinced his brother, Lucas—who worked in the Portland, Oregon, bar scene — to join him in this exciting new venture. Combining Derek’s bold idea with Lucas’s west coast genius, the Gamlin brothers opened Sub Zero Vodka Bar in the Central West End in 2004.
Of course, a chef was needed who could enhance the Gamlin’s vodka haven experience with amazing and flavorful food. They found that talent in sushi chef Vu Hoang, who had more than 15 years experience with the Ritz Carlton. Featuring a variety of fish delivered daily, fresh sushi is available until last call, seven days a week.
Adding variety, a modern American Burger menu was added in 2007. Selections include fresh burgers made with high quality, hand-ground American Kobe beef, Black Angus beef, lamb, and bison. The menu also offers vegetarian options, such as the Sub Zero ratatouille burger. Burger lovers can choose from an extensive variety of signature burgers or create their own.
Since its inception, Sub Zero Vodka Bar has developed the most extensive drink list in the St. Louis area. In fact, only Sub Zero Vodka Bar can truthfully claim the LARGEST SELECTION OF VODKA IN THE COUNTRY.
Sub Zero Vodka Bar is an award-winning, nationally recognized establishment. Our infamous Ice Bar attracts some of Hollywood’s greatest celebrities. Ever hear of Dan Akroyd, George Clooney and Sammy Haggar? We thought so.
We’re honored to be included on St. Louis Magazine’s “A-List Best Burger” and “A-List Best Bar.”