What do the Smurfs, Walkman, Star Wars, The Cure, REM, a Cardinals World Series victory, and Mac’s downtown Alton all have in common? Well, they’re all from the 80s of course. Yes, Mac’s in Downtown Alton has been serving the people since before the fall of the Soviet Union, grunge, and before the Rams came to and left St. Louis. The key to Mac’s sustained success and reputation? Well, the delicious food and cold beers definitely contribute. However, Mac’s Downtown is so much more.
From its beer garden and banquet hall, to its off-track betting and poker machines- this place has it all. After opening in 1983 as a bar and grill, Mac’s has used the last 37 years to expand to 7 buildings reaching both ends of Alton. Not only can it accommodate any party, but it can also accommodate any taste- offering everything from delicious appetizers to high-end steaks, desserts, and everything in between. To be frank- this spot is awesome. Perfect for a private party, event, dinner with friends, or night out- Mac’s is the place to go in Alton.