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Lucas Gamlin

Gamlin Restaurant Group
Proprietor
Lucas Gamlin spent years working in the Portland, Oregon restaurant and bar scene before returning to his hometown of St. Louis ready to shake up the St. Louis restaurant scene in the transitioning Central West End neighborhood. Along with his brother Derek, he formed Gamlin Restaurant Group and built Sub Zero Vodka Bar into an iconic St. Louis hotspot. With the largest selection of vodka in the country served alongside gourmet burgers and fresh sushi, Sub Zero Vodka Bar is a go-to favorite for locals and celebrities alike.

Following the success of Sub Zero Vodka Bar, they fulfilled a lifelong dream of opening a whiskey establishment. When Gamlin Whiskey House opened in 2013 it burst onto the national scene as a top whiskey bar. The restaurant’s 250+ whiskeys make it a can’t-miss venue for whiskey connoisseurs throughout the region and across the country. The establishment’s success helped solidify the group as a driving force in the St. Louis restaurant and bar scene.

In 2017 they opened their newest venture, 1764 Public House. With this project, they transformed a building that had been vacant for more than 25 years into one of St. Louis’ hottest new restaurants. At 1764 Public House St. Louis’ rich history and traditions have been infused with New Orleans culture and style. The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature modern twists on St. Louis and New Orleans favorites that guests can sample while enjoying an unique cocktail at the expansive bar.

The Gamlin Restaurant Group establishments have received numerous national and local accolades. They have been honored by USA Today, Zagat, St. Louis Magazine and more. 
Lucas’ commitment to St. Louis goes beyond the business, with the Gamlin Give Back program. He has worked to raise awareness and funds for local organizations such as the Gateway MS Society and Forest Park Forever. Since the program was launched, more than $150,000 has been donated. He is also Lucas is a member of many local organizations including the St. Louis Art Museum, the Missouri Botanical Garden and Forest Park Forever, and volunteers for PROMO, Stray Rescue and Pridefest St Louis.

Since returning to St. Louis, Lucas has become an active member of the local community and was named among St. Louis’ Top 40 Under 40. He and his husband can often be found playing with their rescue dogs in St. Louis’ Forest Park.