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EVENTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Ballet, Broadway Big Names, Beer
Discover the Best in Grand Center
Six Ways to Celebrate Fall Like a St. Louis Local
Explore Some of the City’s Most Well-Known Historic Haunts
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pensive family-friendly attractions and different areas such as The Grove, The Loop and Soulard. There is something for everybody!
a perfect spot for selfies, and so is Art Hill in Forest Park and the graffiti wall near the riverfront and Downtown.
Q: WHAT SHOULD BE ON EVERY VISITOR’S “BUCKET LIST?” A: Visitors should defi-
Q: FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANTS FOR A SPECIAL MEAL? A: Wow! Anywhere really,
nitely visit The Arch and Anheuser-Busch Brewery & Biergarten!
but I love Pappy’s Smokehouse (Memphis-style barbeque) and Southern (Nashville hot chicken).
Q: BEST UNDER-THE-RADAR SITES OR THINGS TO DO? A: The Grand Arts Dis-
Q: WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR A NIGHT ON THE TOWN? A: The Dark Room at the
trict is a hidden gem that has free plays as well as nice art expos.
Grandel Theater in Grand Center, and anywhere in Soulard, always make for a good time.
Q: BEST TIP FOR VISITING THE CITY LIKE A LOCAL? A: Checkout The Loop
and the nearby Forest Park and make sure to eat all of St. Louis’ great food.
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Q: HOW DO YOU SPEND A DAY OFF IN THE CITY? A: I like to enjoy a cigar
at Smoke & Sip or spend the day hanging with the family in Forest Park.
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weater-lovers and apple cider-devotees rejoice! October means that fall is finally in full swing here in St. Louis—the leaves are changing, the air is getting colder and the days are getting shorter. Explore all the ways to celebrate the best parts of the season with our feature story, “Fall in Love with St. Louis” (p. 12). From Oktoberfest to pumpkin patches, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And we haven’t forgotten about what some might call the best holiday of the year—Halloween. Take a peak at two of the most haunted places in St. Louis in “Historic Haunts” on p. 15. Not scary enough? “The Darkness” haunted house in Soulard takes fear to a new level. After a year-long rennovation, this attraction is back for its 26th year, scarier than ever. If terror is not your cup of tea, then check out the calendar on p. 10 for events ranging from ballet to comedy and live music, and explore the best of Grand Center on p. 16.
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Check out our pick of the best activities to celebrate fall in St. Louis, then delve into some of St. Louis’ most wellknown historic haunts.
Discover Grand Center
COVER The iconic Gateway Arch stands tall over Gateway Arch National Park as tree leaves are just beginning to change.
Explore the stunning museums and theatres that give this neighborhood the title of St. Louis’ Arts District, plus find the best places to eat.
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October 20–January 12, 2020 Coming in October, see outstanding examples of 17th-century Dutch painting on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. From landscapes and still lifes to portraiture and scenes of everyday life, the exhibition celebrates the magnificent Dutch Golden Age of art.
Members always free. For ticket information, visit slam.org/DutchPainting. #DutchPainting
The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and presented in St. Louis by the Betsy and Thomas Patterson Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch 1606–1669, Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh (detail), 1632. oil on panel. 29 × 21 15/16 inches. Promised gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo, in support of the Center for Netherlandish Art. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
VISIT US DOWNTOWN 8TH & PINE
Come visit the MetroStore at its new location at the corner of 8th and Pine in downtown St. Louis. The MetroStore is the exclusive, retail outlet of St. Louis Metro Transit that visitors from around the region have relied on for years for maps, schedules, transit information and to purchase passes. The new MetroStore location features the same friendly faces and services you have come to expect but also includes an improved store design, new St. Louis themed souvenirs and an enhanced multi-modal transportation offering to help get you where you want to go.
Questions? Call one of our friendly MetroStore staff at 314.982.1495.
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The St. Louis Ballet begins their new season with this famous work from choreographer Twyla Tharp. One of her most performed works, this piece presents a romantic portrait of seven couples set to some of Sinatra’s most recognizable songs. Attendees will see dancers swing, tango, cha-cha and more through a glittering ballroom. The Ballet will also perform Balanchine’s “Concerto Barocco,” a first for St. Louis audiences and one of Balanchine’s most demanding works.
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FOUR ITALIAN TENORS
Follow Dolly Gallagher Levi, professional matchmaker and meddler, as she heads to Yonkers, New York to find a match for the miserly and stubborn “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. Hilarity ensues. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, this touring production, starring Tony Award-winner Betty Buckley, revives the 1964 Broadway classic. Fabulous Fox Theatre. www.fabulousfox.com
Hailing from Italy and on tour in the U.S. for the first time, the Four Italian Tenors—Alessandro D’Acrissa, Federico Serra, Federico Parisi and Roberto Cresca—perform some of history’s most beloved arias in new arrangements created specifically for their U.S. debut, including Handel’s “Messiah,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and Bizet’s “Agnus Dei.” The Tenors perform in the visually stunning Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. www.cathedralconcerts.org
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10 GREAT THINGS THIS MONTH Eric Andre October 5 The surreal comedian performs his stand-up on his “biggest world tour ever.” The Pageant. www.thepageant.com
St. Louis VegFest October 13 Explore plant-based cuisine and shop cruelty-free merchandise. World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. www.stlouisvegfest.org
Science Spooktacular October 24-27 This free family-friendly event is filled with Halloween- and science-themed activities. St. Louis Science Center. www.slsc.org
Grove Fest October 5 Enjoy live music, street performers, food and family-friendly activities, plus shop local artists and vendors. Manchester Ave. www. thegrovestl.com/grove-fest
Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald October 18-19 Celebrate the beloved jazz singer, who was the first African-American woman to win a Grammy. Jazz St. Louis. www.jazzstl.org
Celine Dion October 26 The famed Canadian heads out on tour in support of her upcoming album “Courage.” Enterprise Center. www. enterprisecenter.com
Craftoberfest October 10 Shop craft goods and sip craft beer at this nighttime market. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. www. craftoberfest.com
Chance the Rapper October 20 The Grammy-winning rapper heads out on tour in support of his debut studio album. Enterprise Center. www. enterprisecenter.com
STLBeer Halloween Party October 26 Taste unlimited samples and compete in a costume contest at this craft beer party. 21+ only. Lafayette Park. www.stlbeer.org
Erykah Badu October 5 The Grammy-winning R&B and Soul artist performs. Chaifetz Arena. www. thechaifetzarena.com
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St. Louis is the place to be in October, as it is bursting with activities, festivals, music and beautiful fall foliage. With our rich, historic German heritage and love of celebrating a harvest (real or imagined), there’s no shortage of family-friendly reasons to be here. Don't let the quickly cooling weather keep you inside—head out for German music, delicious beer, petting zoos, pumpkins and Halloween haunts at our top six picks for things you don't want to miss this October. KEVIN M. MITCHELL
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“The [St. Louis] Zoo is ranked second best in the U.S., and October is an especially great time to visit.”
Soulard Oktoberfest Oktoberfest has always been a festive ritual, and St. Louis' family-friendly version has been happening since 2016 in a Farmer’s Market that has existed since 1779 (yes, it’s the oldest continuallyoperated market west of the Mississippi). The festival features authentic German music (definitely catch The Dueschmeister Brass Band) and German dancers, but also some blues—because, well, that’s how St. Louis roles. And yes, wear your lederhosen and dirndl. Tip: While the event is free, the $20 Bier Hall Ticket is totally worth it and the only way to get your commemorative Stein! October 11–12. www.soulard-oktoberfest.com St. Louis Zoo Fall Events The zoo is ranked second best in the U.S., and October is an especially great time to visit. First, there’s Zootoberfest, a family-friendly take on Oktoberfest, October 5–6 and 12–13, 10 am–3 pm. There are German oompah bands, fall-related kids’ games and crafts, and German beer for the adults. Then, come in costume for the not-scary Halloween experience Boo
at the Zoo, September 15–30, 5:30–8:30 pm. Make sure not to miss the mystery straw maze. There will be fantastic music for all ages—definitely catch local star Babaloo if you can—he’s hilarious. www.STLzoo.org Thies Farm Pumpkinland It’s not October without this darling member of the gourd family. From September 29–October 31, 10:30 am–4:30 pm, this agriculture-inspired playground features mini hay mazes, a corn cannon, farm animals and pony and wagon rides. There are two locations, North Hanley and St. Charles, and tickets are $5 for adults and $6.75 for kids. Of course, pick your own great pumpkin and bring it home ($0.49–$3.25 a pound). The inspiring greenhouses are a bonus. www.thiesfarm.com Eckert’s Farm Pumpkin Jamboree Right across the river, fun happens every Saturday and Sunday in October, 10 am–5 pm. Once there, pick a pumpkin to take home, ranging from a few pounds
up to 150 pounds, and enjoy live music, funnel cakes and pony rides. There are three locations (Belleville, Millstadt and Grafton), but Belleville features a grocery store with local food, an old tractor to climb and tends to have the better bands. Then again … the Millstadt farm has a haunted hayride at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays. www.eckerts.com
Fall in STL If you’re outdoorsy, plan on visiting St. Louis’ gorgeous parks with refreshing hiking trails. A few to put on your radar include Forest Park, Castlewood Park, Laumeier Sculpture Park and Route 66 State Park. Or, bring your bike and hit the Katy Trail and cycle as much as you want on the 237-mile stretch, much of which follows Lewis and Clark’s path to the West.
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Six Flags Fright Fest This theme park surrenders to October. It’s “thrills by day and fright by night.” Specific meaning? All will enjoy the rides dressed up in a Halloween-themed manner, but when the sun goes down, the zombies and ghouls “attack.” Most will find the antics hilarious,
but know that they are pretty good at jumping out at people. This means kids and the faint of heart should head for the gate by 7 pm. No matter what, American Thunder is still the best roller coaster in the Midwest. www.sixflags.com/stlouis
HISTORIC HAUNTS H
alloween may only last a day, but St. Louis has plenty of historic haunts to keep the fright going all month long. Don't miss two of St. Louis' most famous attractions.
ALTON, ILLINOIS Across the river is “one of the most haunted small towns in America”—Alton,
Illinois. The many unexplained happenings and psychic phenomena are blamed on the limestone rock, which some say retains the psychic residue of events. Multiple haunted walking and bus tours are available to learn about the harrowing and grisly tales. Also in Alton, you'll find the Haunted Craft Beer Walk— five haunted locations are paired with local craft brews to … you know, drink up some courage (www. altonhauntedtours.com). But for sure hit McPike Mansion and Milton School, which both have been featured on Travel and Syfy Channel shows. www.visitalton.com/ seasons/haunted
THE LEMP MANSION CNNTravel named this one of the “10 Spookiest Buildings in the World.” The Lemp family came from Germany and started a successful brewery, but the family was cursed to endure tragedy after tragedy as many of the family members died by their own hand. Then there’s the
legend of “the monkeyfaced boy,” which … well, you'll have to find out for yourself on one of their two ghost tours: the Haunted History Tour, which concludes with a dark room session and attempt to make psychic connection with the spirits, and The Lemp Experience, where an infrared camera is used to search for spirits across all three floors of the mansion. Nerves of steel? Spend the night in one of the haunted rooms. www.lemp mansion.com
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Bulrush, by James Beard nominee Rob Connoley, is a seasonal ode to the Ozarks. Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante offers 36 pizza toppings and eight varieties of cheese. Fieldhouse Pub & Grill serves sports-bar favorites and issues a ghost pepper chicken wing challenge.
The Dark Room at the Grandel Theatre offers live music and photography exhibits. The Angad Rainbow Terrace features sweeping views of St. Louis, craft cocktails and wine. Curtain Call Lounge, adjoining the Fox Theatre’s lobby, is St. Louis’ first Champagne bar.
Pulitzer Arts Foundation presents “Susan Philipsz: Seven Tears.” Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis shows cutting-edge art. On view: Stephanie Syjuco. The International Photography Hall of Fame offers the history of photography.
The Fabulous Fox Theatre hosts big names and touring Broadway shows. The Sheldon Concert Hall’s perfect acoustics accommodate a variety of musical performers. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra welcomes renowned guest artists this month.
The Dark Room Bulrush 3307 Washing-
ton Ave., 314.449.1208.
3610 Grandel Square, 314.776.9550.
Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante 3515
Angad Rainbow Terrace 3550 Samuel She-
Lindell Blvd., 314.534.8486.
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Fieldhouse Pub & Grill 510 N. Theresa
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Fabulous Fox Theatre 527 N. Grand Blvd.,
314.534.1678. The Sheldon Concert Hall 3648 Washing-
ton Blvd., 314.533.9900.
International Photography Hall of Fame
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra 718 N. Grand
3415 Olive St., 314.535.1999.
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Eureka Scarecrow Festival October 1st - 30th
Nestled in the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks, and just 25 minutes west of St. Louis, the city of Eureka will come alive the entire month of October with colorful and artistic scarecrows posing regally in front of businesses, churches, schools and private sure you stop at the unique restaurants and specialty shops while you are there.
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Fright Fest at Six Flags and Brookdale Farms Pumpkin Patch and Family Fun/ Red’s Corn Maze Massacre open every weekend in October. Visit the festival website for more special events all month long.
This historic theatre in the Loop was built in 1924 and shows independent, documentary and foreign language films as well as art and cult films. The interior is decorated with vintage and St. Louis-related movie memorabilia. 6350 Delmar Blvd.
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CASINO QUEEN HOTEL & CASINO Located across the Mississippi River from the Gateway Arch, the Casino Queen is named the “Loosest Slots in the Country.” Grab a bite to eat at one of its delicious dining establishments. Events calendar online. Gaming daily. 200 S. Front St., 800.777.0777. www. casinoqueen.com HOLLYWOOD CASINO 120,000 square feet of gaming action, including 2,100 slots and a poker room. Lots of dining and entertainment options. Free admission. Gaming 24/7. 777 Casino Center Drive, 855.785.4263. www.hollywood casinostlouis.com LUMIÈRE PLACE CASINO Features 75,000 square feet of gaming action, 1,300 slot machines and more than 50 table games, including a dedicated 10-table poker room. Great dining and shopping options. Free admission. Open daily. 999 N. Second St., 314.881.7777. www.lumiereplace.com
Bars BAILEYS’ CHOCOLATE BAR This dessert and martini bar features cocktails such as the “tiramisu” (vanilla ice cream, coffee liqueur and hazelnut) and “fudgesicle” (vegan chocolate sorbet, chocolate vodka and vegan Irish cream) alongside actual desserts (brownies, trifle, mousse, etc.) and savory cheese boards and bruschetta. 1915 Park Ave., 314.241.8100. www.baileyschocolatebar.com
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BIG DADDY’S Pub grub favorites like burgers and potato skins, plus specials, all served in a party atmosphere with DJs, live music, drink specials, contests and more. 118 Morgan St., 314.621.6700. www.bigdaddystl.com BROADWAY OYSTER BAR Located in one of the oldest buildings still used daily in St. Louis (and supposedly haunted), BOB as it’s affectionately known, offers live music nightly across all genres (though BOB is most known for Blues) alongside Cajun and Creole cuisine and two covered and heated patios. 736 S. Broadway, 314.621.8811. www.broadwayoysterbar.com THE FORTUNE TELLER BAR This unique bar is a selfdescribed cross between “a rock ’n’ roll hunting lodge and a drunken apothecary.” Actual tarot card and palm readers are on hand alongside beer, craft cocktails and a menu of tasty snacks. 2635 Cherokee St., 314.776.2337. www.thefortune tellerbar.com GAME 6 HONKY TONK JOINT Funky, energetic bar features live Nashville-style honky tonk. Sports-bar menu. Open Th-Sa, plus all Cardinals home games. 756 S. Fourth St., 314.925.8868. www.game6stl.com HOFBRAUHAUSST LOUIS/BELLEVILLE Enormous beer hall in Belleville, Illinois, offers a communal dining experience like the original Hofbrauhaus in Munich with traditional Bavarian cuisine, a kid’s menu and Bavarian beers. 123 St. Eugene Drive, 618.800.BEER. www.hofbrau hausstlouis.com INTERNATIONAL TAP HOUSE The ridiculously huge selection of craft beers (both on tap and in bottles) demands multiple visits to try them all. Gluten-free beers available. No food, but you can bring your own. 1711 S. Ninth St., Soulard, 314.621.4333; 16 S. Euclid, Central West End, 314.367.4827. www.international taphouse.com
ROOFTOP GARDEN BAR Indulge in craft cocktails and small plates as you gaze out at St. Louis (and the world’s largest, rotating man-made moon) on this solar-powered rooftop. Eclipse Restaurant and Rooftop Twilight Room also on-site. Moonrise Hotel, 6177 Delmar in The Loop, 314.721.1111. www.moonrisehotel.com THE SIDE PROJECT CELLAR This tasting room for Side Project Brewing features a huge variety of Belgian-inspired beers and whiskey as well as some wines. 7373 Marietta Ave., Maplewood, 314.224.5211. www. thesideprojectcellar.com TASTE This cocktail bar focuses on handcrafted creations with fun names, including non-alcoholic options, and thoughtfullyprepared classics. Menu features small plates and snacks like wild boar meatballs and brown butter bourbon biscuits. 4584 Laclede St., 314.361.1200. www.tastebarstl.com THAXTON SPEAKEASY Located in an alleyway, you need a password to get inside. Sign up for the password online (or text “Thaxton” to 46786). Open ThSa, live music Th. $7 cover; $5 with password. 1009 Olive St. www.thaxtonspeakeasy.com THREE KINGS PUBLIC HOUSE Come for the beer (more than 20 on tap, plus micros in bottles), stay for the food. Dig into upscale pub eats like chorizo nachos, muffaletta and much more. Open daily. 6307 Delmar Blvd., 314.721.3388. www.threekingspub.com TINY BAR St. Louis’ tiniest bar is kind of a big deal. Only 250 square feet, you’ll be hard pressed to find a seat (there’s only 10), but the classic cocktails are worth standing for. No food menu, but you can bring in your own carryout. 1008 Locust Ave., 314.478.9833. tinybarstl.com WESTPORT SOCIAL This spacious sports bar delivers games on giant screens and also offers ping-pong, snookball, ka-
raoke and more. Menu includes pizzas, sliders, skewers, tacos and more. 910 Westport Plaza Drive, 314.548.2876. www.west portsocial-stl.com
Breweries 2ND SHIFT BREWING This quirky microbrewery serves up a variety of fullflavored beers, such as the Art of Neurosis IPA, La Colina Saison and the Technical Ecstasy Czech-style Pilsner. Food provided by Guerrilla Streetfood, a modern Filipino-American mix. 1601 Sublette Ave., 314.669.9013. www.2ndshiftbrewing.com 4 HANDS BREWING CO. This microbrewery offers yearround beers such as the Divided Sky Rye IPA and the Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown and has a strong barrel-aging program. The small menu features bar snacks and a few heftier items like mussels, brats and a po’boy. 1220 S. Eighth St., 314.436.1559. www.4handsbrewery.com ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY & BIERGARTEN The Biergarten offers almost 40 beers, many of them on tap, as well as beer flights, brewmaster tastings and food such as brats, Polish sausage and sauerkraut and chicken wings. Tours of the brewery available. 1200 Lynch St., 314.577.2626. www.budweisertours.com FERGUSON BREWING COMPANY Microbrewery and pub pours a popular pecan brown ale (along with a cast of at least 10 other house brews), plus comfort food and tasty flatbread pizzas. Open daily. 418 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson, 314.254.7359. www.fergusonbrewing.com MORGAN STREET BREWERY One of the oldest craft breweries in Laclede’s Landing by the Arch (opened in 1995), this brewery offers house-brewed beer, specializing in German lagers. Menu offers beef tenderloin bruschetta, hummus and more. 721 N. Second St., 314.231.9970. www.morganstreet brewery. com
URBAN CHESTNUT BREWING CO. This craft brewery combines Old World and New World beer styles in an approach it calls “Beer Divergency,” allowing drinkers to explore modern, American craft beers, the traditions of classic European brewing and small batches of Bavarian brewed/imported biers. 4465 Manchester Ave., 314.222.0143; 3229 Washington Ave. www.urbanchestnut.com
Classical Music ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Acclaimed orchestra performs in Powell Hall with varied performances throughout the month. Upcoming shows: Rachmaninoff ’s Third Paino Concerto, Oct. 4-5; Music Without Boundaries, Oct. 6; Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Oct. 11; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert, Oct. 25-27. 718 N. Grand Blvd., 314.534.1700. www.slso.org
ATOMIC COWBOY One of the city’s coolest clubs pairs an art lounge, a mexicue menu (a Mexican and barbeque smash-up), boutique spirits and craft beer, DJs and live music with free Wi-Fi. Open daily. 4140 Manchester Ave., 314.775.0775. www.atomiccowboystl.com BALLPARK VILLAGE Sports bar/restaurant/entertainment complex hosts events, concerts, live-band karaoke, movie nights and more. Includes Budweiser Brewhouse, El Birdos Cantina and PBR St. Louis. 601 Clark Ave., 314.797.7530. www.stlballparkvillage.com CLUB VIVA The Latin dancing by regulars reaches a high level of skill here. Beginner salsa lessons included with cover, Th & Sa. Open W-Sa. 408 N. Euclid Ave., 314.361.0322. www.clubvivastl.com THE DARK ROOM Wine bar and restaurant in the Grandel Theatre also functions as a photo gallery. Brunch also
offered Sa & Su. Check online to ensure Su shows don’t conflict with dining hours. 3610 Grandel Square, 314.776.9550. www.thedarkroomstl.com
trivia, bingo parties, S-Th; DJ and live bands, F-Sa. 1000 Clark Ave., 314.240.5400. www.tinroofstlouis.com
5; Third Sight Band, Oct. 7; Big Rich McDonough & Rhythm Renegades, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 700 S. Broadway, 314.436.5222. www.bbsjazzbluessoups.com
PIN-UP BOWL Bowling alley/martini lounge offers appetizers, burgers, pizza and game-improving martinis along with 8 lanes of bowling. Open nightly until 3 am; bowling until 2 am. 6191 Delmar Blvd., in The Loop, 314.727.5555. www.pinupbowl.com
BLUEBERRY HILL A St. Louis landmark music club and restaurant filled with pop culture memorabilia that features national bands. Upcoming shows: An Evening with Griffin House, Oct. 1; Ballyhoo!, Oct. 8; Ona, Oct. 10; Ian Noe, Oct. 11; Starwolf, Oct. 19; Faye Webster, Oct. 20; Amigo the Devil, Oct. 22; Waker, Oct. 25; Spirit Animal, Oct. 28. 6504 Delmar Blvd., 314.727.4444. www. blueberryhill.com
POP’S This 24/7 club on the east side of the Mississippi River attracts a lineup of once and future names. Doubles as a late night/ early morning night club—party animals head here when all the other St. Louis clubs close. 401 Monsanto Ave., Sauget, 618.274.6720. www.popsrocks.com
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TIN ROOF Nashville nightlife meets St. Louis with the best local musicians, Southern-inspired bar menu and more. Karaoke, music
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Winner of 11 World Series Championships, the Cardinals play at Busch Stadium. Tours (includes Cardinals Museum) year-round start at Gate 3, $18 adults, $16 seniors, $14 kids 15 and under, free kids 3 and under; no tours on days with afternoon game. 700 Clark St., 314.345.9600. www.mlb.com/cardinals
Venues BB’S JAZZ, BLUES, & SOUPS This is the oldest jazz and blues bar in St. Louis and has shows every night of the week. The menu features Cajun and Southern favorites. Upcoming shows: St. Louis Social Club, Oct. 1 & 15; Brian Curran, Oct.
DELMAR HALL This 750-seat venue is next door to The Pageant. Upcoming shows: Badflower, Oct. 4; Kongos, Oct. 5; Graveyard, Oct. 11; Big Wreck, Oct. 12; Big Wild, Oct. 17; COIN, Oct. 22; Doobie, Oct. 24. 6133 Delmar Blvd., 314.726.6161. www.delmarhall.com
ENTERPRISE CENTER This sports arena known for being the home of the Blues hosts a variety of non-sporting events. Upcoming shows: Chance the Rapper, Oct. 20; Celine Dion, Oct. 26. 14th and Clark streets, 314.622.5400. www.enterprisecenter.com THE FABULOUS FOX THEATRE This beautiful and historic theatre draws big names and a variety of programs. Upcoming shows: Hello Dolly!, Oct. 1-13; Escape to Margaritaville, Oct. 18-20; Dear Evan Hansen, Oct. 22-Nov. 3. 527 N. Grand Blvd., 314.534.1678. www.fabulousfox.com THE FOCAL POINT Intimate venue for traditional and original music also hosts traditional dancing sessions. Upcoming shows: The HigLeeWils, Oct. 5; Mike Compton and Joe Newberry, Oct. 9; The Creek Rocks, Oct. 25; Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, Oct. 31. 2720 Sutton Blvd., 314.328.4810. www.the focalpoint.org
HELIUM COMEDY CLUB This comedy club in Saint Louis Galleria brings in top talent in an intimate setting. Upcoming shows: Ian Edwards, Oct. 3-5; John Heffron, Oct. 1012; Harland Williams, Oct. 18-19; Taylor Tomlinson, Oct. 24-26. 1155 Saint Louis Galleria, 314.727.1260. www.heliumcomedy.com
KRANZBERG ARTS FOUNDATION Consisting of multiple venues, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation is dedicated to advancing the arts in St. Louis. Upcoming shows at The Grandel: Twelfth Night, Oct. 10-13; Pete Souza, Oct. 23; Ashleyliane Dance Company, Oct. 26-27. Upcoming shows at The Kranzberg: The Agitators, until Oct. 13; Hannah Aldridge, Oct. 26. Upcoming shows at The Marcelle: CryBaby, until Oct. 19; Consuming Kinetics Dance Company, Oct. 25-27. 501 N. Grand Blvd., 314.533.0367. www.kranzberg artscenter.org OLD ROCK HOUSE Live music by local and national talent rocks this 6,000-squarefoot club. Upcoming shows:
Moonchild, Oct. 2; Half Moon Run, Oct. 7; Smooth Hound, Oct. 16; Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Oct. 18; Tyrone Wells, Oct. 20, The Dr. Zhivegas Family Revival, Oct. 25; TAUK, Oct. 30. 1200 S. Seventh St. at Hickory St., 314.588.0505. www.oldrockhouse.com THE PAGEANT This 2,000-plus-seat concert/ comedy venue is one of the top concert venues in the U.S. Upcoming shows: Judah & the Lion, Oct. 1-2; Periphery, Oct. 3; Orville Peck, Oct. 4; Eric Andre, Oct. 5; Jai Wolf, Oct. 7; Blue October, Oct. 11; Skillet & Alter Bridge, Oct. 14; Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow, Oct. 27. 6161 Delmar Blvd., 314.726.6161. www.thepageant.com THE SHELDON CONCERT HALL Perfect acoustics make for a stellar concert experience. Upcoming shows: The Kingdom Choir, Oct. 3; Cécile McLorin Salvant, Oct. 5; Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas, Oct. 12; Mat Kearney, Oct.
17; SuicideGirls Burlesque, Oct. 23; Arturo Sandoval w/ Jane Monhett, Oct. 26. 3648 Washington Blvd., 314.533.9900. www.thesheldon.org STIFEL THEATRE This renovated 1934 theater seats 3,100 in red and gold opulence. Upcoming shows: Dream Theater, Oct. 2; Kevin James, Oct. 4; A Night with Janis Joplin, Oct. 8-9; Neil deGrasse Tyson, Oct. 17; Peppa Pig Live!, Oct. 20; Trisha Yearwood, Oct. 25; Tyler Childers, Oct. 29. 1400 Market St., 314.499.7600. www.stifeltheatre.com
ATTRACTIONS Attractions & Sights CITYGARDEN Two blocks west of 8th St. between Market and Chestnut feature 25 sculptures by major international artists, winding paths, water features, seasonal decorations and a forest of trees. Self-guided tours are available. www.citygardenstl.org
Lift a Real Gold Bar! Go inside the Federal Reserve and immerse yourself in one of the nation’s top economy museums. Nearly 100 games, exhibits and videos for all ages including our new genuine gold bar exhibit. Fun. Interactive. FREE. M–F: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Minutes from the Arch at Broadway and Locust FREE shredded money souvenir stlouisfed.org/economymuseum
JAZZ ST. LOUIS Located in Grand Center, this intimate dining room/music club features a lineup of stellar musicians and is one of the best listening rooms in the country.
Upcoming shows: Artemis, Oct. 9-13; Rachel Bay Jones, Oct. 1617; Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald, Oct. 18-19; Freddy Cole Quintet ft. Houston Person, Oct. 23-27. 3536 Washington Ave., Grand Center, 314.571.6000. www.jazzstl.org
FUBAR Dedicated to underground music of all genres, rock, punk, metal bands and more tear it up at this super-loud club. Upcoming shows: Blacktop Mojo, Oct. 2; Michale Graves, Oct. 8; Telehope, Oct. 9; Brojob, Oct. 12; The Native Howl, Oct. 13; Ingested, Oct. 18; 3.2 ft. Robert Berry, Oct. 23; Chris Webby, Oct. 27; The Raskins, Oct. 29. 3108 Locust St., 314.289.9050. www.fubarstl.com
FOREST PARK One of the largest municipal parks in the U.S. covers 1,300 acres. Home to Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Science Center and Missouri History Museum. 5595 Grand Drive, 314.367.7275. www.forestparkforever.org GATEWAY ARCH & GATEWAY ARCH RIVERBOATS St. Louis’ most iconic feature is actually part of a national park. The Gateway Arch experience includes the Tram Ride to the Top, “Monument to the Dream” movie, Gateway Arch Museum and the Arch Store, open daily. Riverboats offer sightseeing and dinner cruises on replicas of 19th-century steamboats daily. Fourth and Chestnut streets, 877.982.1410. www.gatewayarch.com
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MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN Founded in 1859, this is the Nation’s oldest continuously operating botanical garden as well as a National Historic Landmark. See 79 acres of beautiful gardens, including a 14-acre Japanese garden and one of the world’s largest collections of rare and endangered orchids. 4344 Shaw Blvd., 314.577.5100. www.missouribotanical garden.org
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SAINT LOUIS ZOO One of the top zoos in the U.S., the Saint Louis Zoo houses more than 17,000 animals, many of them rare and endangered. Ninety acres are filled with attractions, exhibits, shopping and dining. Admission to the Zoo and most of its exhibits is free. Open daily. One Government Drive, 314.781.0900. www.stlzoo.org SOULARD FARMER’S MARKET One of the oldest public markets in the U.S. and one of the best free shows in town. The Soulard Farmer’s Market is at its peak on Sa morning. Open W- Sa. The market is covered and open year-round. Find eveything from produce to baked goods, plus eateries. Lafayette Avenue and Seventh Street, 314.622.4180. www.soulardmarket.com
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Family Fun CITY MUSEUM Four floors of eclectic experiences and a rooftop theme park; one of the most memorable places in St. Louis. Strange and fun attractions range from a tree house, giant whale and caves to a Ferris wheel, “skateless” park and aquarium. Open daily. 750 N. 16th St., 314.231.2489. www.citymuseum.org
MYSEUM Fun and learning go hand-inhand at this thoroughly participatory children’s museum. Exhibits/activities include a magnetic ball wall, interactive video wall, imagination playground and more. 283 Lamp and Lantern Village, Town and Country, 636.220.7930. www.stlmyseum.com SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER Investigate, explore and engage with science through fun and interactive learning experiences. Seven hundred-plus interactive experiences, live science demonstrations and special exhibitions make this one of the largest science centers in the U.S. General admission is free; some exhibits require ticket purchase. Open daily. 5050 Oakland Ave., 314.289.4400. www.slsc.org
WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME Nonprofit collecting institution explores the dynamic relationship between art and chess through exhibitions, interpretive programs and performances in the 3-story museum. Open daily. Admission is free. 4652 Maryland Ave., 314.367.9243. www.worldchesshof.org
Museums & Historical Sites CAHOKIA MOUNDS This 2,200-acre state historic site preserves the remains of the largest and most-sophisticated pre-Columbian city north of Mexico, including the Monks Mound. In AD 1250, Cahokia was larger than London is today. Open W-Su. 30 Ramey St., Collinsville, Illinois, 618.346.5160. www.cahokiamounds.org CAMPBELL HOUSE MUSEUM Built in 1851 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this extravagant
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three-story home was the residence of renowned fur trader Robert Campbell. See hundreds of original Campbell possessions from the mid-1880s. Open W-Su. 1508 Locust St., 314.421.0325. www.campbellhouse museum.org CARDINALS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM More than 100 years of St. Louis Cardinals history illuminated through photos, trophies, videos and memorabilia in the 8,000-square-foot museum within Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village. Open daily. 601 Clark Ave., just north of Busch Stadium, 314.345.9880. www.mlb.com/cardinals THE ECONOMY MUSEUM The award-winning museum inside the historic Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis explains the economy and your role in it through nearly 100 exhibits; many interactive. Free admission. Open M-Su. One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, Broadway and Locust streets, 314.444.7309. www.stlouisfed.org/inside -the-economy-museum FIELD HOUSE MUSEUM Built in 1845, this three-story National Historic Landmark was the childhood home of Eugene Field, the “Children’s Poet.” Field’s father, Roswell, initiated the lawsuit that led to the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott Decision. Open W-Su. 634 S. Broadway, 314.421.4689. www.fieldhousemuseum.org GRIOT MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY This museum seeks to be the premier resource for Black history and culture in Missouri, and features life-size likenesses of Dred and Harriet Scott, George Washington Carver and other African Americans of note with a Missouri connection. Open W-Sa. 2505 St. Louis Ave., 314.241.7057. www.thegriotmuseum.com INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM The IPHF preserves, promotes and educates on the history of photography through its collection of photographic tools and
MAGIC HOUSE—ST. LOUIS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM In this participatory museum (regularly cited as one of the top children’s museums in the U.S.), visitors are treated to a
mind-boggling array of experiences. Open Tu-Su, Labor Day through Memorial Day. 516 S. Kirkwood Road, 314.822.8900. www.magichouse.org
ST. LOUIS WALK OF FAME Embedded in the sidewalks of The Loop area, the St. Louis Walk of Fame consists of brass stars and bronze plaques honoring more than 150 St. Louisans, including Josephine Baker and Tennessee Williams. Delmar Boulevard, between Kingsland and Skinker, 314.727.7827. www.stlouiswalkoffame.org
images and special exhibits. It honors those who have made great contributions to the field of photography. Open W-Sa. 3415 Olive St., 314.535.1999. www.iphf.org LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM Some 60 pieces of contemporary sculpture by artists of international stature mark the 105-acre facility, one of the nation’s major sculpture parks. Free admission. Open daily. 12580 Rott Road, 314.615.5278. www.laumeiersculpturepark.org LEWIS & CLARK BOATHOUSE & NATURE CENTER Facility houses replica Corps of Discovery boats, Lewis and Clark artifacts, exhibits and ongoing living history demonstrations. Open daily. 1050 S. Riverside Drive, 636.947.3199. www.lewisandclarkcenter.org
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LEWIS & CLARK STATE HISTORIC SITE Interpretive Center features exhibits on the Lewis and Clark era, the 8,000-mile journey and a keelboat. Free admission. Open W-Su. New Poag Road and Illinois Route 3, Hartford, Illinois, 618.251.5811. www.campdubois.com MISSOURI CIVIL WAR MUSEUM Museum at Jefferson Barracks is the state’s largest educational complex dedicated to the study of Missouri’s role in the Civil War. Open daily. 222 Worth Road, 314.845.1861. mcwm.org MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM Museum features three levels, a restaurant, gift shop and exhibition galleries showcasing regional history. Open daily. Admission is free. 5700 Lindell Blvd., 314.746.4599. www.mohistory.org MOTO MUSEUM Rare and vintage motorcycles from European manufacturers, 1900-1975, many with an interesting story or notable pedigree. Free admission, donations accepted; paid private tour available. Open M-F. 3441 Olive St., 314.446.1805. www.themotomuseum.com
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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS ART (MOCRA) The world’s first museum of interfaith contemporary art reflects a diversity of religious and spiritual beliefs. Free admission, donation suggested. Open TuSu. St. Louis University campus, 3700 W. Pine Blvd., 314.977.7170. www.slu.edu/mocra NATIONAL BLUES MUSEUM Outstanding complex contains 16,000 square feet of interactive exhibition space tracing the history and worldwide impact of the blues as well as celebrating the various styles of blues. Inside find a 100-seat theater, a recordyour-original-blues-riff interactive element and traveling exhibits. 615 Washington Ave., 314.925.0016. www.national bluesmuseum.org OLD COURTHOUSE The Old Courthouse (part of the Gateway Arch National Park) features restored courtrooms, history exhibits and a beautifully decorated dome. It is the site of the first two trials in the pivotal Dred Scott case. Open daily. 11 N. Fourth St. at Market Street, 314.655.1600. www.nps.gov/jeff SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM Founded in 1879, this is a top, comprehensive art museum in the U.S. that features exhibits from nearly every period and national origin, with extensive holdings in pre-Columbian and German art, and an outstanding collection of American art. Open Tu-Su. Free admission. One Fine Arts Drive, 314.721.0072. www.slam.org SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART This museum showcases art and artifacts from the university’s permanent collection, including the Collection of the Western Jesuit Missions and works by artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Free admission. Open W-Su. 3663 Lindell Blvd., 314.977.3399. www.slu.edu/sluma/index.php SCOTT JOPLIN HOUSE STATE HISTORIC SITE This National Historic Landmark is the only building
in existence where the ragtime king is known to have composed some of his famous melodies. Open M-Sa. 2658 Delmar Blvd., 314.340.5790. www. mostateparks.com/park/scottjoplin-house-state-historic-site
rior that glows with the largest collection of mosaics under one roof in the world. Open daily. 4431 Lindell Blvd., 314.373.8200. www.cathedralstl.org
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL MILITARY MUSEUM Visitors to the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum should stop by the Court of Honor and Cenotaph, which honors St. Louisans who gave their lives serving in wars from World War I to today. Then, they can wander through the museum’s exhibits. 1315 Chestnut St., 314.818.6780. www.mohistory.org
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL The English Gothic revival structure was built in 1867 and became the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri in 1888. The stone reredos (the sculpted wall behind the main altar) was carved in England and depicts 52 religious figures and biblical scenes. Open daily. Services Su. 1210 Locust St., 314.231.3454. www. christchurchcathedral.us
ST. LOUIS UNION STATION This National Historic Landmark features free walking tours and restaurants and will offer a state-of-art aquarium opening in Fall 2019. The station’s Grand Hall is one of St. Louis’ most opulent interior spaces. Fire and Light Show daily at the Lake. 1820 Market St., 314.421.6655. www.stlouis unionstation.com
NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS This 200-acre facility is one of the largest outdoor shrines in America and features unique architecture and landscaping, a playground, theater, gift shop, restaurant, hotel and visitors center. Free admission. Open daily. 442 S. Demazenod Drive, Belleville, 618.394.6237; 618.397.6700. www.snows.org
ULYSSES S. GRANT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE The home in south St. Louis County where Ulysses S. Grant lived off and on during his adult life is open for tours daily. Grounds include five carefully restored historic structures and visitor’s center. 7400 Grant Road, 314.842.1867. www.nps.gov/ulsg/index.htm
OLD CATHEDRAL Consecrated in 1834, this Greek Revival structure has been completely renovated with original furnishings. This is the oldest building in St. Louis and is currently the fourth church to stand on this site. Open daily. 209 Walnut, on the grounds of the Gateway Arch, 314.231.3250. www.oldcathedralstl.org
Religious Sites BLACK MADONNA SHRINE AND GROTTOS See seven highly ornamental devotional grottos, fashioned by hand by Brother Bronislaus Luszcz from Missouri tiff rock, which have become famous nationwide. Open daily; admission is free but donations are encouraged. 265 St. Joseph Hill Road, Pacific, 636.938.5361. www.franciscancaring.org/ blackmadonnashri.html CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINT LOUIS The cathedral’s gray granite Romanesque exterior gives way to a breathtaking white and yellow marble Byzantine inte-
SHOPPING Antiques CHEROKEE ANTIQUE ROW Six blocks of shops along Cherokee Street offer an abundance of fine antiques, funky collectibles, bric-a-brac, novelties, books and oddities as well as art galleries and restaurants. Cherokee St. between Jefferson and Lemp, 314.772.9177. www.cherokeeantiquerow.com MOMODERNE Store focuses on mid-century furniture, lighting and decor by top designers of the era and has over 20 years of experience. All
items for sale are handpicked and new items for sale arrive weekly. Open Th-Su and by appointment. 8631 Watson Road, 314.495.4095. www.momodernestl.com
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SOUTH COUNTY ANTIQUE MALL Largest multi-dealer mall in Missouri features 400 display booths and 275 showcases over 50,000 square feet and has been in business for nearly 20 years. Find objects from all over the world here. Open daily. 13208 Tesson Ferry Road, 314.842.5566. www. missouriantiquemalls.com ST. CHARLES ANTIQUE MALL Voted the No. 1 antique mall in St. Charles County since it opened in 1994, featuring 250 display booths and 225 showcases across 35,000 square feet. Open daily. 3004 S. St. Peters Parkway, St. Charles, 636.939.4178. www.missouri antiquemalls.com ST. CLAIR ANTIQUE MALL Just a 15 minute drive from downtown and contains 200plus dealers across 20,000 square feet under one roof. Open daily. 315 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, Illinois, 618.628.1650. www.missouriantique malls.com WARSON WOODS ANTIQUE GALLERY Impressive assortment of more than 150 quality dealers features some of the best antiquing in the St. Louis area—certainly the most variety at high quality. Open daily. 10091 Manchester Road, 314.909.0123. www.missouri antiquemalls.com
Apparel & Accessories CHUCK’S BOOTS You want ‘em, they’ve got ‘em. But we’re not just talking cowboy boots, there are also work boots, motorcycle boots, fashion boots and more from top names. Motorcycle apparel available, too. Open daily. 300 Biltmore Drive, Fenton, 636.349.6633; 5859 Suemandy Drive, St. Peters, 636.970.2668. www.stlouisbootstores.com
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CITY SPROUTS Adults browsing this fun kids’ store wish that, when they were a child, they’d had things like this: sassy onesies, high-quality wooden toys, soft blankies and dreamy bed linens. Also find baby gear like carseats and diaper bags for sale. Open daily. 8807 Ladue Road, 314.726.9611. www.citysprouts.com ENCHANTING EMBELLISHMENTS A treasure trove of eclectica, from unique resort-inspired clothing to jewelry pieces, all displayed in inspiring vignettes. One-of-a-kind handbags are worth a look too. Open Tu-Su. 4732 McPherson Ave., 314.361.5300. www.enchanting embellishments.net
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GIDDYUP JANE Go West(ern), young lady, at this boot-n-belt buckle paradise that brings the West to the Midwest. Find women’s wear, hats, handbags and home décor, all with the cowgirl spirit. Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm. 9670 Clayton Road, 314.993.9944. www.giddyupjane.com HUSTLER HOLLYWOOD From the man who brought you Hustler magazine comes a boutique stocking underwear, lingerie, adult novelties, books, and videos. Open daily. 9802 Natural Bridge Road, 314.428.5069. www.hustler hollywood.com IVY GRACE BOUTIQUE Find contemporary women’s clothing with an unique flair at this boutique, one of the newest in the Loop. Open Tu noon-7 pm, W-Sa 11 am-7 pm. 6277 Delmar Blvd., 314.282.7541. PLOWSHARING A fair-trade boutique, this homegrown store offers jewelry, home decor, games and more from artisans from around the globe. Focused on a mission of economic and social justice for the makers. Open daily. 6271 Delmar Blvd., 314.863.3723. www.plowsharing.org SHINE BOUTIQUE A breezy, colorful collection of bags, scarves, jewelry, shoes, watches, hats, frames, gifts, lotions and a few carefully selected
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items of clothing are available in this Ladue boutique. 9757 Clayton Road, 314.942.3055. www.shineboutiquestlouis.com THE VAULT LUXURY RESALE This designer resale haven carries the very latest from names like Prada and Gucci, all in tiptop shape and at greatly reduced prices, including accessories and jewelry. Open daily. 2325 S. Brentwood Blvd., 314.736.6511. www.thevaultluxuryresale.com
Art Galleries ART SAINT LOUIS Downtown co-op gallery presents juried shows by regional artists. Shows are free and open to the public. On-site coffee shop. Open M-Sa. 1223 Pine St., 314.241.4810. www.artstlouis.net ATRIUM GALLERY This gallery offers contemporary art by international and regional artists. The gallery has a focus on large-scale work. Open ThSa; Tu-W by appointment. 4814 Washington Ave., 314.367.1076. www.atriumgallery.net CRAFT ALLIANCE CENTER OF ART + DESIGN IN THE LOOP This non-profit art center has a fine craft gallery with a national reputation and also includes a gift shop loaded with handcrafted items. Public workshops include lessons in clay, glass and metal. Open daily. 6640 Delmar Blvd., 314.725.1177. www.craftalliance.org HOUSKA GALLERY Artist Charlie Houska showcases his colorful, bold, fun and intense art, plus work by other St. Louis artists at his Central West End gallery. 4728 McPherson Ave., 314.496.1377. www.houska.com KODNER GALLERY Specializes in works by American and European artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, impressionists, regionalist painters and contemporary masters, among others. Open M-Sa and by appointment. 9650 Clayton Road, 314.993.4477. www.kodnergallery.com
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PROJECTS + GALLERY Commercial art space features work that blurs the boundaries of traditionally understood disciplines and practices. Open W-Sa. 4733 McPherson Ave., 314.696.8678. www. projects-gallery.com THIRD DEGREE GLASS FACTORY This glass studio and gallery space also shows non-glass art. Learn to craft your very own glass art here. Open daily. 5200 Delmar Blvd., east of Union in the Central West End, 314.367.4527. www.third degreeglassfactory.com
Beauty & Personal Care CASSIE’S FRAGRANCE BOUTIQUE & SCENT BAR This delightful fragrance boutique offers bath and body products and boasts its own line of custom creations. Open daily. 8837 Ladue Road, 314.454.1010. www.cassiesscents.com DAPPER GENTS GROOMING LOUNGE The full constellation of services in this downtown men’s salon includes haircuts, straight razor shaves and more, along with a collection of menswear and accessories. Open M-Sa. 1000 Washington Ave., Ste. 2, 314.925.8542. www.dapper gentsgrooming.com
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THE FACE & THE BODY Day spa for men and women has a full menu of facials, massages, body treatments and beauty services. Hours vary by location. 2515 S. Brentwood, 314.725.8975; 1765 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, 636.532.2500; 2917 Highway K, O’Fallon, 636.281.2600. www.face andbodyspa.com
HERBARIA All of the products here are made by hand in St. Louis. Find soaps, moisturizers, insect repellents, deodorants and even dog care products. Open M-Sa. 2016 Marconi Ave., 314.601.3904. www.herbariasoap.com
Books & Media LEFT BANK BOOKS This is the oldest and largest independent bookstore in St. Louis and hosts over 300 events per year, including readings and signings, with inventory including poetry, children’s books and used books. Open daily. 399 N. Euclid Ave., 314.367.6731. www.left-bank.com MAIN STREET BOOKS Located in the Main Street Historic District near Missouri’s First State Capitol, this bookstore is a treasure trove of carefully selected books of local/ regional interest, as well children’s and gift books. Open daily. 307 S. Main St., St. Charles, 636.949.0105. www.mainstreetbooks.net WORLD NEWS LTD. All your periodical needs—from newspapers and magazines to books and foreign news—plus sundries and supplies such as snacks, coffee, cereal, office supplies and more. Open daily. 4 S. Central Ave., Clayton, 314.726.6010.
Gifts & Collectibles THE CANDLE FUSION STUDIO Pour your own custom-scented, soy-based candle (more than 100 fragrance oils to choose from and blend) or shop from the supply of pre-made candles. Open Tu-Sa. 4742 McPherson Ave., 314.250.2272. www.thecandle fusionstudio.com
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WILLIAM SHEARBURN GALLERY Gallery specializes in internationally known artists like Milton Avery, Ronald Davis, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn, Vik Muniz, Pablo Picasso, Julian Schnabel and others. Open M-F and by appointment. 665 S. Skinker Blvd., 314.367.8020. www.shearburngallery.com
GINGER BAY SALON & SPA GROUP This day spa in Kirkwood offers a full menu of Aveda products and treatments, including massage, aromatherapy, facials, manicure and pedicure, hair services and much more. Open daily. 437 S. Kirkwood Road, 314.966.0655. www.gingerbay.com
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CARDINALS AUTHENTICS SHOP Authentic, game-used memorabilia, such as baseballs, bats and a ton more, plus autographed collectibles from current and former players. Open daily. Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Ave., 314.345.9851. www.mlb.com/cardinals SIGN OF THE ARROW Boasting one of the country’s finest selection of needlepoint threads and canvases, this shop offers kits and original designs from international and local designers, plus unusual gifts, accessories and cards. Open M-Sa. 9814 Clayton Road, 314.994.0606. www.signofthearrow.com
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THE SILVER LADY The owners of this jewelry gem have a knack for finding beautiful, distinct items. With an emphasis on dramatic sterling silver pieces and stunning semiprecious pendants, the selection here is sure to please. Hours vary. 4736 McPherson Ave., 314.367.7587; 6364 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.727.0704; 7318 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.720.9315. www.thesilver-lady.com TIMEKEEPERS Remarkable collection of European and American antique clocks, watches, music boxes and jewelry at this collector’s dream store, operating since 1979. Open Tu-Sa. 17 N. Meramec Ave., Clayton, 314.721.4548; 9495 Olive Blvd., Olivette, 314.991.0994. www.timekeepersclayton.com YLANG-YLANG Pronounced “elong-elong,” (and named after a Philippine orchid tree) this longtime local boutique specializes in trendy, opulent one-of-a-kind and designer jewelry. Open M-Sa. 8845 Ladue Road, 314.725.7464. www.ylangylang.com
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Specialty Food & Wine BISSINGER’S HANDCRAFTED CHOCOLATIER Shop handcrafted chocolates made by a family whose chocolate-making history extends back 350 years. 97 Plaza Frontenac, 314.432.1329. www.bissingers.com EXTRA VIRGIN, AN OLIVE OVATION A celebration of the olive, from its oils (with a unique olive oil tasting bar) to its fruit. Also find estate bottled vinegars and plenty of kitchen decor, too. Open daily. 8829 Ladue Road, 314.727.6464. www.extra virginoo.com KAKAO CHOCOLATE The chocolatiers here are serious about their chocolate concoctions, whether dark, milk, white or even chile pepperladen. Hours vary by location. 7720 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.726.7974; 7272 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.645.4446. www.kakaochocolate.com LARDER & CUPBOARD This comestibles purveyor seeks specialty-foods producers who don’t work with big distributors for an ever-changing inventory of goods. Open daily. 7310 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.300.8995. www.larderandcupboard.com THE VINO GALLERY The contemporary wine store also features an art gallery with pieces from both local and national artists. Wine tastings Sa. Open M-Sa. 4701 McPherson Ave., 314.932.5665. www.thevinogallery.com THE WINE MERCHANT LTD. With a large selection of wines from the great wine-producing regions of the world, plenty of spirits and a cheese section, this is a one-stop shop for entertaining. Open daily. 7817 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.863.6282. www.winemerchantltd.com
DINING Airport Area HENDEL’S—American. Located in an historic building that dates to 1873, Hendel’s offers a classic American menu with options like New York strip steak and the Jameson whiskey burger. Seafood and pasta options as well. L (Tu-Sa), D (TuSu), Br (Su). 599 St. Denis St., Florissant, 314.837.2304. www.hendelsrestaurant.com PEARL CAFE—Thai/ Vietnamese. This favorite offers authentic Thai dishes and Vietnamese pho alongside over 200 beers and 150 single malt scotches. L, D (M-Sa). 8416 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Florissant, 314.831.3701. www.pearlstl.com
Benton Park/ Cherokee Area HODAK’S—American. Fried chicken is Hodak’s specialty, although the menu also offers wings, sandwiches, roast beef, BBQ ribs, catfish and more. Draft beer and wine also available. L, D (daily). 2100 Gravois Ave., 314.776.7292. www.hodaks.com
Antique Malls Warson Woods Antique Gallery 10091 Manchester Rd. St. Louis, MO 63122 314.909.0123
St. Charles Antique Mall 3004 S. St. Peters Pkwy. Suite U St. Peters, MO 63303 636.939.4178
South County Antique Mall 13208 Tesson Ferry Rd. St. Louis, MO 63128 314.842.5566
St. Clair Antique Mall 315 Salem Place Fairview Heights, IL 62208 618-628-1650
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LEMP MANSION RESTAURANT—American. Once home to Lemp Brewery magnates and now St. Louis’ quintessential haunted house. Classics such as beef Wellington and steak Diane are served, plus chicken, seafood and pasta. L (M-F), D ( January-August, Th-Sa; September, W-Sa; October-December, Tu-Sa). Family-style chicken dinner on Su. Murder mystery dinner theater F-Sa. 3322 DeMenil Place, 314.664.8024. www.lempmansion.com
VINCENZO’S —Italian. Classic Italian pasta dishes like fettuccine carbonara and spaghetti bolognese, along with a wide selection of sandwiches, seafood, steaks and chicken entrées fill out the menu here. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Su). 242 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson, 314.524.7888. www.vincenzosstl.com
THE MUD HOUSE—Coffee/ Tea Bar. Warm, friendly spot for a great cup of coffee and numerous espresso creations. Breakfast menu offers French toast, English breakfast, biscuits and gravy, and grits. Lunch menu offers sandwiches and salads. Vegetarian options available. B, L (daily). 2101 Cherokee St., 314.776.6599. www.themudhousestl.com SIDNEY STREET CAFE— New American. James Beard Award winning chef/owner Kevin Nashan’s neighborhood bistro offers seasonal, locallysourced creations that blend a range of cuisines. D (Tu-Sa). 2000 Sidney St., 314.771.5777. www.sidneystreetcafestl.com
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YEMANJA BRASIL— Brazilian. This is the home of a popular drink, the caipirinha, a heavenly concoction of limes and sugarcane liqueur. Equally delightful is the food, exotic tastes from tilapia in coconut sauce to empanadas. D (Th-Su). 2900 Missouri Ave., 314.771.7457. www.brazildining.com
Central West End 1764 PUBLIC HOUSE— Eclectic. Local flavors set the stage for this St. Louis-centric restaurant, which features everything from modern twists to local favorites. B (M-F), L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 39 N. Euclid Ave., 314.405.8221. www.1764pub.com CHASE CLUB—Gastropub. Innovative gastropub fare, craft beers, poolside views, creative cocktails and live music on weekends conspire to draw crowds to Chase Club in the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel. L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd., 314.454.9000. www.stlchaseclub.com THE CHOCOLATE PIG— American. The Chocolate Pig offers casual dining, featuring a mix of classic cuisines and vegan and gluten-free items. Find unique dishes like grilled peach arugula salad. L (M-F), D (M-Sa), B (Sa-Su). 4220 Duncan Ave., 314.272.3230. www.thechocolatepig.com
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THE CUP—Desserts/Sweets. Daily, fresh selection of cupcakes with buttercream frosting, in flavors such as double chocolate and peanut butter cup, plus rotating specialties. Open M-Sa. 28 Maryland Plaza, 314.367.6111; 1057 Century Drive,Edwardsville, Illinois, 618.656.2287. www. cravethecup.com GAMLIN WHISKEY HOUSE—American. Nationally recognized as a top whiskey bar, this modern take on the American steak house tradition brings together dining and drinking. L , D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 236 N. Euclid Ave., 314.875.9500. www. gamlinwhiskeyhouse.com KINGSIDE DINER— American. Next to the World Chess Hall of Fame, find breakfast classics like biscuits, eggs and French toast, along with modern creations. Lunch options include sandwiches and salads. B, L (daily). 4651 Maryland Ave., 314.454.3957. www.kingsidediner.com MARY ANN’S TEA ROOM— Tea Room. Step back into circa 1890 England for lunch with dishes like crab bisque and a myriad of desserts and teas. Or enjoy afternoon tea (high tea) between 11am and 4 pm. Vintage London taxicab offers transportation service within the neighborhood. L (daily). 4732 McPherson Ave., 314.361.5303. www.maryannstearoom.com PICKLES DELI—Delicatessen. Dedicated to creating sandwiches with the freshest meats, ingredients and bread. Menu items include reubens, philly cheese steaks, gyros and BBQ pulled pork. Breakfast served 9 am-11 am. B, L (M-Sa). 22 N. Euclid Ave., 314.361.3354. www.picklesdelistl.com THE PRESTON—American. Find small “food as art” dishes as well as large plants meant for sharing at this handsome restaurant in the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel. Inventive cocktails and decadent desserts round out the menu. B, D (daily). 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd., 314.633.7800. www.theprestonstl.com
SUB ZERO VODKA BAR— Eclectic. Super-chic vodka bar features 28-foot ice bar, some 500 premium vodkas kept at zero degrees, HD plasma TV and the latest martini technology. Popular food items include specialty sushi rolls and black Angus beef burgers. Open for L, D and late night daily. 308 N. Euclid Ave., 314.367.1200. www.subzerovodkabar.com TAZÉ MEDITERRANEAN STREET FOOD— Mediterranean. This familyowned fast casual restaurant takes its name from the Turkish word for “Fresh” and offers Tandoor roasted meats, gyros, falafel, homemade pita, plus vegetarian and vegan salads and sides. L, D (daily). 8 1/2 Euclid Ave., 314.932.7182. www.tazestreetfood.com
Chesterfield EDGEWILD RESTAURANT & WINERY—Eclectic. Internationally influenced bistro menu features dishes that highlight the wine. EdgeWild’s private label appears on bottles of over 20 varietals. Live weekend entertainment. L, D (daily). 550 Chesterfield Center, 636.532.0550. www.edgewildwinery.com SCARECROW—American. The focus here is on whiskey, with over 300 offered. The menu offers tasty fare like pulled pork mac & cheese and Bavarian pretzel sticks. L, D (daily), Br (Su). 101 Chesterfield Towne Centre, Chesterfield, 636.536.9440. www.scare crowstl.com SPIRO’S RESTAURANT— Greek. This upscale Greek restaurant features classics like spanakopita and souvlaki, as well as plenty of steak and seafood options including lobster. L (M-F), D (daily). 1054 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, 314.878.1090. www.spiros-restaurant.com YAYA’S EURO BISTRO— Mediterranean. Stone pillars and wrought-iron fixtures complement the Mediterraneaninspired cuisine, which includes crab cakes, chicken piadini,
hummus and pita, pizza and more. L, D (daily), Br (Su). 15601 Olive Blvd., 636.537.9991. www.yayasstl.com
Clayton BARCELONA—Spanish. A tapas bar that evokes the spirit of Madrid, Barcelona and Seville with plates such as crispy cod potato cakes, saffron cauliflower and paella valenciana. L, D (daily). 34 N. Central Ave., 314.863.9909. www.barcelonatapas.com COPIA RESTAURANT— American. Pleasingly eclectic menu of progressive American Southern cuisine served alongside, naturally, a great wine list. L (M-F), D (daily). 7822 Bonhomme Ave., 314.241.9463. www. copiaclayton.com MAYANA MEXICAN KITCHEN—Mexican. Fastcasual Mexican eatery in downtown Clayton with a made-to-order assembly line loaded with tasty fixin’s from traditional recipes for tacos, burritos, bowls and salads. L, D (M-Sa). 7810 Forsyth Blvd., 314.833.8200. mayanamex.com PEEL WOOD FIRED PIZZA —Pizza. Clayton outpost of the three-location chain serves wood-fired pizzas, wings, paella, tacos, pastas and much more along with Peel Brewing Co. beers and 36 craft beers on tap. L, D (daily). 208 S. Meramec Ave., 314.696.2515. www.peelpizza.com SARDELLA—Italian. This Clayton restaurant by James Beard Award-winner Gerard Craft features an Italian-inspired menu of hand-stuffed pastas and a large selection of appetizers and roasted meats. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 7734 Forsyth Blvd, 314.773.7755. www. sardellastl.com
Downtown 360—Eclectic. Riding high off a nod placing it among the top rooftop bars of the world, this sleek spot atop the Hilton at the
Ballpark delivers tasty food and tempting cocktails, from a most enviable perch. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su), 21 and older after 7 pm. One S. Broadway, 314.241.8439. www.360-stl.com BREWHOUSE HISTORICAL SPORTS BAR—American. This spot for beer-lovers serves up eclectic local brews and a chef-driven, scratch-made menu of upscale locallysourced bar food. 315 Chestnut St., inside Hyatt Regency, 314.259.3270. stlouisarch. regency.hyatt.com
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CARDINALS NATION — American. Upscale sportsbar atmosphere, and menu offerings including wings, pizza, salads, sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Plenty of Cardinals lore and décor to appeal to baseball fans! L, D (daily), Br (Su). 601 Clark Ave., 314.345.9880. www.cardinalsnation.com
IMO’S—Pizza. This is the mothership of the STL-style pizza: cracker-thin crust, Provel cheese and all. Pastas like baked lasagna and sandwiches and salads available. Dine-in or delivery available. L, D (daily). Many locations. 904 S. Fourth St., 314.421.4667; 1701 Delmar Blvd., 314.241.6000; 1 S. Broadway, 314.641.8899; 4479 Forest Park Ave., Central West End, 314.535.4667. www.imospizza.com LUCAS PARK GRILLE— Eclectic. Popular gathering spot for downtown dwellers and other urbanites, with intimate dining areas and a bustling bar. L (M-F), D (daily). 1234 Washington Ave., 314.241.7770. www. lucasparkgrille.com
DRUNKEN FISH — Japanese/Sushi. Everything from sushi to traditional Japanese dishes is offered at this award-winning hot-spot. Stop by for a red dragon roll or check out the happy hour for an eclectic variety of cocktails. L, D (daily). Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Ave., 314.899.0500; 1 Maryland Plaza, Central West End, 314.367.4222; 639 Westport Plaza Drive, Maryland Heights, 314.275.8300. www.drunkenfish.com
MANGO—Peruvian. This restaurant set in an upscale loft environment offers a Peruvian take on familiar dishes; the citrus-marinated ceviche is recommended. Give attention to the South American-heavy wine list. Outdoor dining. L (M-Sa), D (daily). 1001 Washington Ave., 314.621.9993. www.mangoperu.com RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE—Steaks. This outpost of a national chain has a posh dining room with window booths and elevated banquettes. Specialties include filet, T-bone and barbecued shrimp. D (daily). 315 Chestnut St., 314.259.3200; 1 N. Brentwood Blvd., Clayton, 314.783.9900. www.ruthschris.com
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SCHLAFLY TAP ROOM— Microbrewery. St. Louis’ first microbrewery turns out Schlafly brand beer in a renovated building. Progressive pub grub includes Vindaloo Curry and beer-steamed mussels. Outdoor dining. Frequent live music. L, D (daily). 2100 Locust St., 314.241.2337. www.schlafly.com/ tap-room-brewpub SEN THAI ASIAN BISTRO—Thai. Delicious Thai cuisine, pleasant decor and an expansive menu, ranging from hearty soups and curries to broth noodle dishes, pad Thai and can’t-miss drunken noodles. L, D (daily). 1000 Washington Ave., 314.436.3456. www.senthaibistro.com TIN ROOF—Southern. This Nashville nightlife hotspot features Southern favorites like fried green tomatoes, chicken n’ waffles and Nashville hot chicken, plus tacos and quesadillas. L, D (daily). 1000 Clark Ave., 314.240.5400. www.tinroofstlouis.com THE WHEELHOUSE— American. Enjoy scratch takes on casual food, three large bars and an all-seasons patio at this upscale sports bar that offers 42 TVs for watching just about every game that is on. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa-Su). 1000 Spruce St., 314.833.3653. www.wheelhousestl.com
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THE BOATHOUSE— American. A fast-casual dining venue overlooking the Post-Dispatch Lake in Forest Park. Menu includes flatbreads, sandwiches and after 5 pm, entrees like bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 6101 Government Drive, 314.366.1555. www. boathousestl.com
ANTHONINO’S TAVERNA— Eclectic. From renowned specialty pizzas (the gyro and buffalo chicken are favorites) to chicken Marsala, your taste buds will enjoy the culture clash. L, D (M-Sa). 2225 Macklind Ave., 314.773.4455. www.anthoninos.com
PANORAMA—Eclectic. Saint Louis Art Museum restaurant provides sweeping views of the park through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. Discover everything from grass-fed tenderloin to grilled eggplant. L (Tu-F), Br (Sa-Su). One Fine Arts Drive, Level 2, 314.655.5490. www.slam.org/dining SEEDZ CAFE—Vegetarian/ Vegan. 100 percent organic, plant-based cuisine, including juices, smoothies, drinks, sweets and entrées. Also serves biodynamic wine and craft beer. Open Tu-Su. 6344 S. Rosebury Ave., 314.725.7333. www.seedzcafe.com
Grand Center STAGE LEFT GRILLE— Diner. Located right next to the Fabulous Fox Theatre, this is the perfect place to grab a bite before a show. B, L (Tu-Su); extended hours for shows. 541 N. Grand Blvd., 314.534.2720. www.fabulousfox.com/visit/ stage-left-grille TRIUMPH GRILL—Eclectic. Find a wide menu here, with appetizers such as calamari and flash-fried spinach. Entrées include steak and smoked duck. B (Tu-Sa), L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). 3419 Olive St., 314.446.1801. www.triumphgrill.com VITO’S SICILIAN PIZZERIA & RISTORANTE—Italian. This Sicilian Italian restaurant serves up plenty of authentic pasta (gluten-free available), and Sicilian-style pizzas as well as a huge variety of toppings to build your own pizza. L (M-F), D (daily). 3515 Lindell Blvd., 314.534.8486. www.vitosstl.com
CHARLIE GITTO’S— Italian. This long-time St. Louis classic brings favorites such as penne Borghese and tagliatelle with fresh tomatoes, plus five varieties of veal and several steak cuts. D (daily). 5226 Shaw Ave., The Hill, 314.772.8898; 15525 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, 636.536.2199; 777 Casino Center, Maryland Heights (Hollywood Casino), 314.770.7663. www.charliegittos.com DOMINIC’S—Italian. This Italian restaurant was inducted into the National Restaurant Fine Dining Hall of Fame. D (M-Sa). 5101 Wilson Ave., 314.771.1632. www. dominicsrestaurant.com GUIDO’S PIZZERIA & TAPAS—Spanish. Spain and Italy share a border on Guido’s menu, which features tapas alongside dishes such as cannelloni and St. Louis-style pizza. Wash it down with housemade sangria. L, D (daily). 5046 Shaw Ave., 314.771.4900. www.guidosstl.com MAMA’S ON THE HILL—Italian. Longtime neighborhood staple serves up familiar favorites such as toasted ravioli and pizza plus entrées such as veal Marsala and seafood pasta. L, D (daily). 2132 Edwards St., 314.776.3100. www.mamasonthehill.com
Illinois 1818 CHOPHOUSE— Steaks & Chops. This modern steakhouse features black angus steaks wet-aged for 21 days, plus a few seafood and chicken options. Gluten-free options available. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Su), Br (Su). 210 S. Buchanan St., Edwardsville, Illinois, 618.307.9300. www.1818chophouse.com
BEAST CRAFT BBQ CO.— Barbeque. Voted the best barbeque in Illinois by Food & Wine Magazine in 2018, Beast serves up smoked meats ranging from ribs to Duroc pork steak and Waygu brisket. Meat is smoked fresh every shift and tends to sell out so get there early. L, D (daily). 20 S. Belt W, Belleville, Illinois, 618.257.9000. www.beastcraftbbq.com CLEVELAND-HEATH— Eclectic. Discover “gourmet comfort food,” a fusion of Asian, Italian, Southern and Mexican, made with locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 106 N. Main St., Edwardsville, Illinois, 618.307.4830. www.clevelandheath.com SACRED GROUNDS CAFE—Coffee/Cafe. This cafe slings 100 percent vegetarian food and vegans will find a few options too. The small menu offers baked goods and savory options like paninis. B, L, D (daily). 233 N. Main St., Edwardsville, Illinois, 618.692.4150. www.facebook.com/sacred groundscafeedwardsville
Laclede’s Landing CINDER HOUSE—South American. James Beard Award-winning chef Gerard Craft serves a menu of woodfired meats, vegetables and fish with a heavy South American flare. B, L, D (daily), Br (Su). 999 N. Second St., 314.881.5759. www.cinderhousestl.com KIMCHI GUYS—Korean Fusion. Fast-casual eatery just north of the Gateway Arch serves Korean fusion dishes such as korritos, takos and kuesadillas as well as Korean-style fried chicken. L, D (daily). 612 N. Second St., 314.776.4456. www.kimchiguys.com THE LOU EATS & DRINKS—Pub Grub. This casual bar and restaurant offers plenty of favorites like toasted ravioli, as well as wings, wraps, sandwiches and pizza. L, D (daily). 710 N. Second St., 314.621.9570. theloueats drinks.flavorplate.com
Lafayette Square CLEMENTINE’S NAUGHTY AND NICE CREAMERY— Desserts/Sweets. The nice? Housemade ice cream in flavors such as gooey butter cake. Patrons 21 and up can enjoy the naughty: boozy infusions. Open daily. 1637 S. 18th St., 314.858.6100. www. clementinescreamery.com
POLITE SOCIETY—Eclectic. Drawing inspiration from international cuisines, Polite Society prides itself on an oftchanging menu of seasonal ingredients. L, D (daily). 1923 Park Ave., 314.325.2553. www.politesocietystl.com SQUARE ONE BREWERY & DISTILLERY—Microbrewery. This renovated historic building is home to both housemade microbrews, such as Park Avenue Pale Ale and a line of spirits, plus fare from Black & Tan Nachos and hot wings to a salmon BLT. L, D (daily), Br (Su). 1727 Park Ave., 314.231.2537. www.squareonebrewery.com
SQWIRES—American. An airy conversion of a former wire factory building into a lovely bar/restaurant. Enjoy crab cakes, pork tenderloin, blackened mango salmon, a daily risotto special and an extensive wine list. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Sa), Br (Sa-Su). 1415 S. 18th St., 314.865.3522. www.sqwires.com
The Loop FITZ’S—American. Home of St. Louis’ own root beer and cream soda, this craft soda microbrewery offers hamburgers, turkey burgers, barbecue and more (including gluten-free options), plus adult drinks featuring Fitz’s soda. L, D (daily). 6605 Delmar Blvd., 314.726.9555; 5244 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 314.626.1777. www.fitzsrootbeer.com MESHUGGAH CAFE—Cafe. This cafe offers a wide range of coffee drinks plus bagels with gourmet toppings, baked goods, egg sandwiches, salads
and savory sandwiches. B, L, D (daily). 6269 Delmar Blvd., 314.726.5662. www. meshuggahcafestl.com PEACOCK LOOP DINER—American. Neo-greasy spoon features breakfast all day, American classics like chicken and waffles, patty melt, fried chicken and a foot-long corn dog, boozy milkshakes, skeeball and a jukebox. Certified LEED Platinum. Open 8 am-late night. 6261 Delmar Blvd., 314.721.5555. www.peacockloopdiner.com POKEDOKE—Hawaiian. This is St. Louis’ first poke restaurant. Poke is a native Hawaiian dish made with raw fish that could be described as “deconstructed sushi.” Also offers bubble tea. L, D (daily). 6316 Delmar Blvd., 314.553.9440. www.pokedokestl.com SALT + SMOKE—Barbeque. Everything here is made from scratch. Salt + Smoke bring St. Louis-style BBQ to the Loop, plus plenty of craft beer, cocktails and bourbon. Open daily at 11 am. 6525 Delmar Blvd., 314.727.0200. www. saltandsmokestl.com
Maplewood ACERO—Italian. Find Northern Italian cuisine here, such as sea scallops with white wine butter, and all-Italian wine. D (M-Sa). 7266 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.644.1790. www.acero-stl.com THE BLUE DUCK—New American. With a menu reminiscent of a Southern restaurant, find everything from fried green tomatoes to compressed watermelon salad. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa-Su). 2661 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.769.9940. www.blueduckstl.com MAYA CAFE—Pan-Latin. The menu here is packed with dishes from South and Central America. Also offers legendary margaritas made with hand-squeezed citrus juice. L, D (Tu-Sa). 2726 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.781.4774. www.mayacafestl.com
ELEVEN ELEVEN MISSISSIPPI—Tuscan. Scratch-made Tuscan/ Californian cuisine is available at this restaurant located in a former shoe factory. Many of the ingredients are grown in the restaurant’s hydroponic greenhouse. L, D (M-Sa). 1111 Mississippi Ave., 314.241.9999. www.1111-m.com
PLANTER’S HOUSE— Eclectic. This cocktail bar and restaurant creates seasonal drinks and from-scratch food inspired by historic recipes. Menu items include chickpea gnocchi, pork belly BLT and seared sea scallops. D (Tu-Su). 1000 Mississippi Ave., 314.696.2603. www. plantershousestl.com
MAS TEQUILA CANTINA— Mexican. This is St. Louis’ first tequila-centric restaurant, which serves up authentic Mexican cuisine. L, D (daily). 708 N. Second St., 314.877.1700. www.mastequilacantina.com
MAUHAUS CAT CAFE— Bakery. This fun bakery is St. Louis’ first cat cafe. Hang out with adoptable kitties while you enjoy your treats and maybe take one of the cats home! L, D (W-Sa). 3101 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.384.CATS. www.mauhauscafe.com SCHLAFLY BOTTLEWORKS—Microbrewery. St. Louis’ first production brewery to open since the end of Prohibition offers tours, a restaurant, a brewery and live music W, F-Su. L, D (daily) Br (Sa-Su). 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, 314.241.2337. www.schlafly.com/bottleworks STRANGE DONUTS—Bakery. This donut shop has unique flavors like cherry cola, mango tajin and strawberry jalapeño. B, L (daily), D (Th-Sa). 2709 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.932.5851. www.strangedonuts.com
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FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR—Steaks. Succulent steaks prepared to order, 100 wines by the glass, along with seafood specialties and small plates. D (daily), Br (Su). 1855 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 314.567.7610. www. flemingssteakhouse.com SCHNEITHORST’S RESTAURANT AND BAR—Bavarian. Find authentic Bavarian and German dishes here. And for the less adventurous eater, dishes such as chicken tenders and burgers. B, L, D (daily). 1600 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 314.993.4100. www. schneithorst.com TRUFFLES—American. A frequently changing menu of upscale, modern American dishes, with nods to the chef ’s time in Southern kitchens. Killer wine list. D (daily). 9202 Clayton Road, 314.567.9100. www.todayattruffles.com
Midtown THE FOUNTAIN ON LOCUST—American. This ice cream bar and restaurant serves scratch-made food and
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handcrafted ice cream with a robust cocktail menu, including an ice cream martini. 52 different soup recipes are in rotation. L, D (Tu-Su). 3037 Locust St., 314.535.7800. www.fountain onlocust.com MIDTOWN SUSHI & RAMEN—Sushi. Civilized industrial space serves up Japanese specialties such as pork gyoza, agedashi tofu, shrimp tempura and chicken teriyaki, plus ramen and sushi ranging from specialty rolls to nigiri. L, D (Tu-Su). 3674 Forest Park Ave., 314.328.2452. www.midtown-sushi.com
PAPPY’S SMOKEHOUSE—Barbeque. Voted one of the “101 Best Places to Chow Down in America” by the Travel Channel, this smokehouse specializes in Memphis-style BBQ and slowsmoked ribs. L (daily), D (M-Sa). 3106 Olive St., 314.535.4340. www.pappyssmokehouse.com SMALL BATCH WHISKEY & FARE—Vegetarian. This 1930s-themed lounge was originally a model T showroom. Now it serves a delectable vegetarian menu alongside over 140 whiskeys. D (daily). 3001 Locust St., 314.380.2040. www.smallbatchstl.com
SOUTHERN—Southern. Southern turns out fast-casual Nashville-style fried chicken in a range of heat, plus sandwiches and Southern sides. L (daily), D, (W-Sa). 3108 Olive St., 314.531.4668. www.stl southern.com
Soulard BOGART’S SMOKEHOUSE —Barbeque. A popular spot for ribs, pastrami, deviled-egg potato salad and more, and at the top of many “best in town” lists! L (daily), D (W-Sa). 1627 S. Ninth St., 314.621.3107. www.bogartssmokehouse.com
CROWN CANDY KITCHEN It’s like stepping back in time. St. Louis’ oldest soda fountain since 1913. We make our own ice creams and chocolates and have an amazing BLT and other great lunch selections. Located in Old North St. Louis just about a mile north of the Arch. 1401 St. Louis Ave, 314.621.9650 crowncandykitchen.com PROMOTION
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JOANIE’S PIZZERIA—Pizza. Top-notch pizza served in one of Soulard’s many historic buildings. L, D (daily). Trivia, karaoke and open mic nights. 2101 Menard St., 314.865.1994. Joanie’s To-Go: 804 Russell Blvd., 314.865.5800. www.joanies.com PIECES BOARD GAME BAR & CAFE—Fusion. This unique Soulard spot has over 800 board games to play while you eat or drink. The food here encompasses a little bit of everything, with quesadillas, rice and noodle bowls, tacos and sandwiches. L (F-Su), D (daily). 1535 S. Eighth St., 314.230.5184. www.stlpieces.com SOULARD COFFEE GARDEN CAFE—Coffee/Tea Bar. Soulard’s popular coffeehouse also serves a fantastic breakfast, as well as grilled sandwiches, soups and salads. B, L (daily). 910 Geyer Ave., 314.241.1464. www.soulardcoffeegarden.com
TUCKER’S PLACE—Steaks. Very popular hangout in historic Soulard neighborhood. Find charbroiled steaks, baked potatoes and grilled seafood. L (M-F), D (daily). 2117 S. 12th St., 314.772.5977. www.tuckers placestl.com
South Grand ICES PLAIN & FANCY—Ice Cream. This unique ice cream parlor flash churns their ice cream right in front of you using liquid nitrogen, which creates an incredibly creamy texture. L, D (daily). 2256 S. 39th St., 314.601.3604. www.icesplain andfancy.com MESKEREM ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT—Ethiopian. Enjoy authentic Ethiopian cuisine here, served atop the
THE SWEET DIVINE— Desserts/Sweets. This bakery and coffee bar specializes in cupcakes and also offers treats like cookie sandwiches, whoopie pies and French macarons. The coffee bar serves a full menu of espresso drinks, as well as wine, beer and boozy coffee drinks. B, L, (Tu-Su), D (Tu-Sa). 1801 S. Ninth St., 314.669.9339. www.thesweetdivine.com
sour injera bread and eaten with your hands! Plenty of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options as well. L, D (daily). 3210 S. Grand Blvd., 314.772.4442. www. meskeremstl.com SASSAFRAS CAFE—American. Sassafras offers seasonal menus serving garden-themed salads, sandwiches, soups and more. It is also 5-star certified by the St. Louis Green Dining Alliance. B, L (daily). 4344 Shaw Blvd., 314.577.5100. www.missouribotanicalgarden. org/things-to-do/shop-dine/ sassafras.aspx THE VINE MEDITERRANEAN CAFÉ AND MARKET —Lebanese/Mediterranean. Healthy Mediterranean diet served with traditional Arabic hospitality. Try classics such as hummus, falafel, tabouli and kabobs. L, D (daily). 3171 S. Grand Blvd., 314.776.0991. www.thevinestl. com/thevinecafe/Home.html
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TREE HOUSE—Vegetarian/ Vegan. This from-scratch plant based kitchen sources local, organic and non-GMO whenever possible. Their seitan, vegan cheese, pickles and more are all made in-house. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 3177 S. Grand Blvd., 314.696.2100. www.treehousestl.com
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South St. Louis AYA SOFIA—Mediterranean. Authentic Turkish/ Mediterranean food. Ample vegetarian options and tasty small plates. Full-service bar. L (Tu-Sa), D (Tu-Su), Br (Su). 6671 Chippewa, 314.645.9919. www.ayasofiacuisine.com COPPER PIG—Asian Fusion. This truly unique restaurant combines Asian cuisine with a host of regional influences to offer up dishes such as bulgogi cheesesteak, brisket bahn mi French dip and sweet plantain tart. L , D (M-Sa), Br (Su). 4611 Macklind Ave., 314.499.7166. www.stlcopperpig.com GRBIC—Eastern European. Hearty food typical of the owners’ former Yugoslavia, includes schnitzels, cabbage
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rolls and tasty desserts. Don’t miss the Bosnian coffee! L (Sa-Su), D (W-Su). 4071 Keokuk St., 314.772.3100. www.grbicrestaurant.com SISTER CITIES CAJUN— Cajun/Creole. Enjoy authentic cajun/creole food such as chicken and sausage jambalaya, shrimp & grits, blackened catfish po’boy and gumbo. L, D (Tu-Sa). 3550 S. Broadway, 314.405.0447. www.sistercitiescajun.com TED DREWES—Desserts/ Sweets. Ted Drewes rich and creamy frozen custard treats are so thick they’re called concretes. Fresh ingredients are used as toppings and new flavors are added every year. Open daily. 6726 Chippewa, 314.481.2652 (open February-December); 4224 S. Grand Blvd., 314.352.7376 (open to Labor Day). www. teddrewes.com
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GINGHAM’S HOMESTYLE RESTAURANT—Homestyle Cafe. Down-home classics, from scratch, served 24 hours a day: that’s a recipe for success. Country-fried steak and eggs, pancakes, waffles, French toast, vegetable soup, Monte Cristo sandwiches, burgers, fried chicken and much more. Open 24 hours daily. 1881 Sherman Drive, St. Charles, 636.946.0266. www.ginghamsrestaurant.com
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HENDRICK’S BBQ— Barbeque. Come get St. Louis barbeque here, alongside traditional Southern favorites. L, D (daily). 1200 S. Main St., St. Charles, 636.724.8600. www. hendricksbbq.com STONE SOUP COTTAGE— French. Acclaimed restaurant in a sophisticated yet rustic
FRATELLI’S RISTORANTE— Italian. This family-owned restaurant offers St. Louisstyle Italian food with dishes ranging from toasted ravioli to a hamburger made with Provel cheese. L (M-F), D (daily). 2061 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, 636.949.9005. www.fratellisristorante.com
setting that’s one of the toughest reservations. D (Th-Sa). 5809 Highway N, Cottleville, 636.244.2233. www. stonesoupcottage.com TUCANOS BRAZILIAN GRILL—Brazilian. Tucanos offers churrasco-style dining, where fresh meats and vegetables are brought straight to your table, plus an ample salad bar . L, D (M-Sa). 1520 S. Fifth St., St. Charles, 636.724.4499. www.tucanos. com/st-charles.html WALNUT GRILL—Eclectic. Find a little bit of everything on the menu here. From crème brûlée French toast to fried Brussels sprouts, everyone will find something to love. B, L, D (daily). 4401 Highway K, O’Fallon, 636.685.0212. www.eatwalnut.com
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BALKAN TREAT BOX— Balkan. This restaurant started as a food truck and is still serving up all the hits as well as new dishes. Featuring authentic Balkan cuisine, diners will also find a few Turkish recipes. L (W-Su). 8103 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.733.5700. www.balkantreatbox.com CYRANO’S CAFÉ & WINE BAR—Eclectic. Shrimp Creole, sandwiches and legendary desserts. Extensive coffee and cocktail menus. L, D (daily). 603 E. Lockwood Ave., 314.963.3232. www.cyranos.com OLIVE + OAK—American. This classic spot hits all the highlights with its dailychanging menu with offerings such as rockfish, rabbit and mackerel. D (daily). 102 W. Lockwood Ave., 314.736.1370. www.oliveandoakstl.com
West County DALIE’S SMOKEHOUSE— Barbeque. Barbecue options include ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket, turkey and ham. L (Tu-Su), D (Tu-Sa). 2951 Dougherty Ferry Road, 636.529.1898. www. daliessmokehouse.com
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OISHI SUSHI—Japanese/ Sushi. “Oishi” means “delicious” in Japanese, and the selection of sushi here bears that out. L (M-Sa), D (daily). 721 N. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, 314.567.4478. www.oishistl.com STIR CRAZY—Pan-Asian. Customize your own bowl full of protein, fresh veggies and scrumptious sauces. L, D (daily). 10598 Old Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, 314.569.9300. www.stircrazy.com THE TAVERN KITCHEN & BAR—American. This innovative take on the traditional fine dining restaurant has a seasonally-changing menu. Reservations recommended. D (daily). 2961 Dougherty Ferry Road, 636.825.0600. www.tavernstl.com
Westport Plaza BALDUCCI’S WINEFEST— Italian. Pizza, salads, sandwiches and pasta, and beer and wine, including vintages from the restaurant’s vineyards. L (M-F), D (daily). 12527 Bennington Place, 314.576.5024. www.balduccisstlouis.com
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FUZZY’S TACO SHOP— Mexican. Full menu of Baja/ Mexican faves from guacamole and burritos to quesadillas and tacos, all made fresh to order. B, L, D (daily). 302 Westport Plaza Drive, Maryland Heights, 314.878.8226; 8073 Watson Road, Webster Groves, 314.968.8226; 2412 W. Clay St., St. Charles, 636.925.3025. www.fuzzystacoshop.com
EXPLORE Health Services DOWNTOWN & CREVE COEUR URGENT CARE For the kinds of minor injuries and illnesses that can put a major drag on your trip, treatment is as close as this walk-in clinic in the heart of downtown and suburban Creve Coeur. Downtown open 24/7; Creve Coeur open M-Sa, 10 am-6 pm. 916 Olive St., 314.436.9300; 13035 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, 314.548.6550. www.247uc.com
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Neighborhoods CENTRAL WEST END The commercial hub along Euclid Ave. includes art galleries, antique shops, boutiques and cafés. 314.305.4012. www.cwescene.com DOWNTOWN Shopping, dining, historic homes, sports, concerts, gambling, attractions and riverboats are all located within walking distance of the Gateway Arch. 314.436.6500. www.downtownstl.org GRAND CENTER ARTS DISTRICT This arts district, located at Grand Boulevard and Lindell, offers a formidable collection of museums and performance venues, including the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and The Sheldon Concert Hall. Restaurants abound. www.grandcenter.org
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LAFAYETTE SQUARE The oldest publicly owned park west of the Mississippi (Lafayette Park) is surrounded by magnificent, restored, Victorian-era mansions. Walk, gawk, eat, drink and shop in a growing commercial district. 314.772.5724. www.lafayettesquare.org THE LOOP The Loop is perhaps the most engaging neighborhood in the St. Louis area, with art galleries, cinema, nightclubs, concert venues, iconoclastic shops, bowling, the St. Louis Walk of Fame and a multi-cultural collection of restaurants. www.visittheloop.com MAPLEWOOD The pedestrian-friendly business district along Manchester Road and Sutton, offers fun shopping in locally owned boutiques and lots of New American and innovative fusion dining choices.
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LACLEDE’S LANDING Nine square blocks offer sightseeing during the day and dining/nightlife/casinos after dark. The Landing sits within shouting distance of the Gateway Arch, a biking path and America’s Center. 314.241.5875. www.lacledeslanding.com
MARYLAND HEIGHTS This northwest county suburb offers ziplining and other fun at Creve Coeur Park, gaming excitement at Hollywood Casino and dining and entertainment options at Westport Plaza. 542 Westport Plaza, 888.667.3236. www.visitmarylandheights.org
EAT SAINT LOUIS FOOD TOURS Taste your way around St. Louis’ Italian community, Maplewood or the historic Soulard neighborhood on these three-hour guided walking tours. Advanced ticket purchase required. 314.399.9328. www.saintlouisfoodtours.com
SOULARD This delightful, working-class neighborhood boasts Soulard Market, the oldest continuous farmers’ market west of the Mississippi at Lafayette and Seventh streets. 314.621.6226. www.soulard.com
GATEWAY HELICOPTER TOURS Soar over St. Louis landmarks. Tickets: $43-$169 per person. Open seven days a week AprilNovember 11 am-5 pm; no need for reservations, walk-ins accepted. 50 N. Leonor K Sullivan Blvd., 314.496.4494. www.gatewayhelicopter tours.com
SOUTH GRAND A globetrotting cavalcade of international restaurants and an interesting blend of unique, locally owned shops line Grand Boulevard. Nearby is the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Compton Heights neighborhood. 314.722.5750. www.southgrand.org
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WESTPORT PLAZA Popular entertainment and business destination brings together many different restaurants, bars and more in an outdoor, lifestyle-plaza setting. 111 West Port Plaza Drive, 314.576.7100. www.westportstl.com
Transit & Tours ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY TOURS Walk through the halls of this historic St. Louis brewery and see everything from historical architecture to cutting-edge brewing technology. Tour hours: Nov.-Feb., 11 am-4:30 pm; March-Aug., 10 am-5 pm. 12th and Lynch St., 314.577.2626. www.budweisertours.com/ locations/st-louis-missouri.html DOWNTOWN TROLLEY Hop on and off at all your favorite attractions downtown. Tickets: $2 adults, $1 children, seniors, disabled— good for all day use. Trolley runs every 20 minutes daily. Tickets sold on the trolley, the Forest Park Visitor Center, the Planetarium Ticket Station and the MetroStore at 7th and Washington. 314.231.2345. www.stladventurepass.com/ downtown-trolley.html
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LOOP TROLLEY This 2.2-mile electric trolley system links The Loop with Forest Park: 10 stops and two connections with MetroLink from Delmar and Kingsland to the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and DeBaliviere, Th- Su. Fares: $2 for two-hour ride and $5 for all-day pass. 314.725.2115. www.looptrolley.com
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METROLINK LIGHT RAIL & METROBUS MetroLink light-rail system travels from Lambert Airport to Scott Air Force Base and from Shrewsbury to Fairview Heights, from approximately 4:30 am12:55 am, M-F; 5 am-12:55 am, Sa-Su. The two lines overlap from Forest Park to Fairview Heights. 211 N. Broadway, Ste. 700, call 314.231.2345 in Missouri; 618.271.2345 in Illinois. www.metrostlouis.org SAINT LOUIS TROLLEY & CARRIAGE CO. Horse-drawn carriages offer leisurely views of downtown sights. Trolleys offer educational tours. Look for carriages on downtown streets. Carriage, 314.621.3334. Trolley, 314.241.1400. www. stlouiscarriagecompany.com SAINT LOUIS FUN TROLLEY TOURS Seventy five-minute, fully narrated tour from downtown St. Louis to The Loop includes Laclede’s Landing, the Gateway Arch, Forest Park and more. 1000 Cerre St., 314.241.1410. www.stlouisfuntours.com
Wineries & Day Trips ALTON Alton, Illinois, offers a day’s worth of sight-seeing, shopping and antiquing. Sites around town include the Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Underground Railroad, the Robert Wadlow “Alton Giant” statue and the National Great Rivers Museum. Visitors Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton, 618.465.6676. www. riversandroutes.com
EFFINGHAM About 90 minutes east of St. Louis, Effingham, Illinois, offers family-friendly attractions, including the Ballard Nature Center, the Cross at the Crossroads, My Garage Museum and Dr. Charles M. Wright House. Visitors Bureau,1505 Hampton Drive, Effingham, Illinois, 800.772.0750. www.visiteffinghamil.com EUREKA The home of Six Flags-St. Louis, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park and Brookdale Farms in southwest St. Louis County also features lots of parks, antiquing and plenty of dining choices. 100 City Hall Drive, Eureka, 636.938.5233. www.eureka.mo.us HERMANNHOF VINEYARDS This winery’s stone cellars are on the National Register of Historic Places. Construction on this
MONTELLE WINERY This is the first winery in Missouri that also has a distillery. They produce four kinds of brandy on top of their award-winning wines. 201 Montelle Drive, Augusta, 636.228.4464. www.montelle.com ST. CHARLES The National Register Historic District on the banks of the Missouri River has been preserved and restored. Historic Main Street is lined with more than 125 specialty shops, restaurants, museums and attractions. Tourism Center, 230 S. Main St., 800.366.2427. www.discover stcharles.com STONE HILL WINERY Missouri’s largest and oldest winery overlooks the beautiful Missouri River town of Hermann. Free daily tours, and tastings for $5 (six samples) or Grapes to Glass VIP tasting for $25. 1110 Stone Hill Highway, Hermann, 573.486.2221. www.stonehillwinery.com SUGAR CREEK VINEYARDS & WINERY Outstanding dry, semi-dry and fruit wines produced in a facility with a large outdoor terrace. Open daily. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnics. 125 Boone Country Lane, Defiance, 636.987.2400. www.sugarcreekwines.com VILLA ANTONIO WINERY Family-owned winery less than 45 minutes from St. Louis. Northern Italian-inspired wines range from dry to sweet. Open Sa-F. 3660 Linhorst Road, Hillsboro, 636.475.5008. villaantoniowinery.com WASHINGTON, MISSOURI The gateway to wine country with over 40 wineries less than an hour away. Downtown features gift stores, restaurants and the Washington Historical Society Museum. 301 W. Front St., 888.7.WASHMO. www.washmo.org
AUGUSTA WINERY Award-winning winery in Augusta, MO, America’s first official viticultural district. The wines are vinted in small quantities to ensure a high-level of quality. Tasting Room: 5601 High St., Augusta, 636.228.4301. www.augustawinery.com
winery was completed in 1852. Open daily. 330 E. First St., Hermann, 800.393.0100. www.hermannhof.com
SAINT LOUIS HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS Explore the most historic and haunted places in St. Louis with David Riordan, a storyteller whose family has lived in St. Louis for more than 180 years. Tours offered April-October, W-Sa starting at 7 pm. Tours begin at Morgan Street Brewery. www.stl hauntedhistory.com
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Alioto’s one ofofthe most spectacular viewsLafayette of Just oneoffers mile south downtown in the historic Fisherman’s Wharf, the is Golden Gate Bridge, & the fishing Square neighborhood SqWires, a handsome redesign harbor. The restaurant established & is now of a 19th-century brick was structure, part ofina1928 Victorian-era run by the fourth SqWires generation of themenu Aliotofeatures family. Alioto’s factory complex. seasonal fresh offers classic Italian recipes passed down from the a interpretations of classic American cuisine, offering Alioto family,of plus the&freshest & of course, fresh wide variety lunch dinner seafood, entrees, desserts & daily Dungeness Crab year-round. favorites like seafood specials (including vegetarian,Enjoy vegan & gluten-free ravioli, crab louie salad, salmon sicilian, or ourits famous crab options!). SqWires weekend brunch features famous cioppino. Full&bar & wine list.With Alsoatry Waterside Bloody Mary Mimosa bar. fullAlioto’s bar & great happy Cafe, for more the casual dining out. Alioto’s hour specials, choices at indoors SqWires&are sure to please Restaurant open daily from 11am until 10pm & our Cafe whatever the occasion. from 10pm. All major credit cards accepted, 2 1415 10am Southto 18th Street 314.865.3522, www.sqwires.com 0 address here 000.000.0000, www.urlhere.com
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Ruth had a certain way of doing things. How to run a restaurant. How to treat people. How to prepare the best steak of your life. When people would ask Ruth why her food was so good, she’d simply say, “Just follow the recipe.” Come in and experience how Ruth’s timeless recipe is alive and well to this day. Join us for happy hour from 4 - 7 p.m. daily.
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WhereTraveler St. Louis is the premier travel magazine for discovering the best things to do and see in St. Louis, Missouri. Check out our O...
Published on Sep 23, 2019
WhereTraveler St. Louis is the premier travel magazine for discovering the best things to do and see in St. Louis, Missouri. Check out our O...