Humphrey's Restaurant & Tavern

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Humphrey's Restaurant & Tavern in 2017, after it closed due to plans for demolition and rebuilding a new Humphrey's

Humphrey's Restaurant & Tavern (also referred to as Humphrey's or Hump's) is a college bar near Saint Louis University, at Laclede and Spring Streets, that was the basis for the 2001 film One Night at McCool's, written by Stan Seidel,[1] but the movie was not shot here as it was considered not appropriate for filming.[2] Seidel, who died just prior to the film's debut, was a frequent customer at Humphrey's before writing the film.[3]

The tavern opened on June 18, 1976, and is named after its owner, Robert "Humphrey" Mangelsdorf.

Humphrey's is known by SLU students for its Wednesday night "Penny Pitchers," complimentary birthday "plunger shots," and Tuesday night trivia contest. The restaurant offers American style bar foods.

The tavern has closed and is planned to be demolished in 2017, and a new Humphrey's will take its place at the same location.[4]


  1. ^ "?". Archived from the original on December 18, 2005. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Internet Movie Database IMDb: One Night at McCool's Trivia.
  3. ^ Wikipedia:One Night at McCool's
  4. ^ Bryant, Tim. "Humphrey's bar near SLU to be demolished". Retrieved 2017-04-15.

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Coordinates: 38°38′06″N 90°14′15″W / 38.63502°N 90.23754°W / 38.63502; -90.23754