there's also some pretty decent night life around Clarkson and 40. South Lindbergh is also good for night life just as it always has been... Helen Fitzgerald's is always good for a laugh.
Must be an age-difference thing. Olive/Clarkson and 40 to me means some meh restaurants, but I don't think of restaurants that close by 9:00 or Harpo's Chesterfield to be night life. Helen Fitzgerald's is just crap. Night life outside the City is limited to Maplewood and the Loop as far as I'm concerned.