The London Tea Room
Buy loose leaf teas from around the world or stick around for afternoon tea (served with plenty of pastries, of course).
Whether you're looking to buy loose leaf tea, sit down to have a quick snack, or enjoy an afternoon tea with friends, The London Tea Room is the perfect place for Anglophiles and first-time tea drinkers alike. Located in the Tower Grove South neighborhood, The London Tea Room offers patrons an authentic British experience without ever having to leave St. Louis. Stop by the inviting cafe for a pastry and a cup to go, or linger at one of the tables for a more relaxed tea drinking experience. Though the cafe is open to all patrons reservations are required for afternoon tea service, which is offered daily between 12p and 3p and features a pot of tea served alongside a variety of finger sandwiches, pastries, and petit fours. The London Tea Room also offers vegetarian and gluten free food options for afternoon tea services.
Address:3128 Morgan Ford Road, St. Louis, 63116
phone:+1 314 241 6556
The Focal Point
St. Louis' premiere venue for folk music, set in a vintage 1920s establishment in the Maplewood neighborhood.
Focal Point concerts were originally presented at various locations around the St. Louis area, dating back to 1975. In 2000, Focal Point set up their folk music listening room in a vintage 1920s establishment. Today, they continue to expand their efforts to showcase traditional and original folk music and dance.
Address:2720 Sutton Blvd, St. Louis, 63143
phone:+(314) 560 2778
The Libertine- A Neighborhood Eatery
New American culinary creations paired with some crazy craft cocktails
The Libertine- A Neighborhood Eatery- offers New American culinary creations and a very crazy assortment of craft cocktails. Come enjoy "STL's Best Happy Hour" every Tuesday through Friday from 4 PM to 6:30 PM.
Address:7927 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, 63105
phone:+(314) 862 2999
Sub Zero Vodka Bar
Choose from over 500 premium and exotic vodkas at this trendy bar where you can sip drinks at their sleek ice bar.
This fashionable vodka bar and cocktail lounge epitomizes style with its high ceilings, contemporary design, and neon-lit glass cases stocked with a globe-spanning vodka collection. Vodka aficionados will appreciate the exceptional range of options from Norway, Poland, Argentina, and China as well as a Russian imperial selection.
Address:308 North Euclid Avenue, Saint Louis, 63108
phone:+1 314 367 1200
Featured in almost every local publication, Blush brings a fashion flutter in this otherwise quaint area.
Blush Boutique is a sophisticated women's clothing store that carries designer brands. Customers can find a complete ensemble that can be worn for different events and functions. The perfect place to shop for chic and classy apparel, accessories and handbags.
Address:110 North Clay Avenue, Kirkwood, 63122
phone:+1 314 965 4411
Not your ordinary BBQ, pit masters at this Hawaiian-themed smoke house serve up the best brisket in town.
Sugarfire Smokehouse is revolutionizing the American barbecue experience in St. Louis. Located in Olivette, this award-winning restaurant prides itself on an unconventional and slightly adventurous culinary approach. They offer arguably the best artisan smoked meats in town.
Address:9200 Olive Boulevard, Olivette, 63132
phone:+1 314 997 2301
This brewpub is German-inspired in their craft beer, Oktoberfest celebrations and signature giant pretzels served with Bavarian mustard.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company is a must-visit for beer aficionados. This Midtown microbrewery is one of two locations in St. Louis and features over 30 home-brewed craft beers. Unwind with a pint of ales and IPAs like Winged Nut, Stlipa and Hopfen, or enjoy a tasting flight of four. Their outdoor patio transports you to a German beer garden, and the food completes the illusion.
Address:3229 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 63103
phone:+1 314 222 0143
St. Louis Zoo
Get nose to nose with a hippo, albeit with a glass barrier, at this spacious zoo. It's a full day of animal exploration.
The third-largest zoo in the country, with 90 acres of space and 700 species of animals on exhibit, this place is a must-see on a family vacation to St. Louis. The zoo is open year-round with free general admission.
Address:1 Government Drive, St. Louis, 63110
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Seek blessings at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. The architecture and mosaics make for a perfect postcard picture.
Though the Cathedral Basilica's Romanesque exterior is undoubtedly impressive, the interior of the cathedral is what is truly inspiring. The seat of the Catholic archdiocese in St. Louis, this massive complex contains a mosaic collection that is said to be the world's largest.
Address:4431 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, 63108
phone:+1 314 373 8200
Three Kings Public House
Southern meets Mediterranean at this lively pub with a winning menu and selection of over 22 craft beers on tap. Try the Three King's Wings.
The Three Kings Public House is a Loop favorite for farm-to-table comfort food with a twist. This popular bar features live music, a busy outdoor patio and an award-winning food and beverage menu. From hard-to-find micro-brews to cocktails crafted from house-infused liquors and a well-rounded wine list, there is something for everyone. Share appetizers like the Buffalo chicken toasted ravioli, artichoke spinach potato skins, or stone-baked Mediterranean flat bread with caramelized balsamic onion and roasted red peppers. For something more substantial, their half-pound Flamethrower burger and the Moroccan-spiced pork shanks are best sellers. Carry pints of beer out to the patio and soak in the upbeat vibe at the heart of this vibrant neighborhood.
Address:6307 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, 63130
phone:+1 314 721 3355
Six Row Brewing Company
This brewery crafts premium ales and IPAs that appear even their food, like the mussels in beer broth and pork tenderloin with beer glaze.
Beer aficionados in Midtown must visit the Six Row Brewing Company. It occupies an iconic building in brewing history, dating back to 1911. On offer is an unrivaled list of rotating draughts like the Double India Pale Ale, Porter, and Honey Weizen. Their pub grub favorites are pulled pork potato skins, pastrami sandwich, fish and crisps, and barbecue chicken pizza. Unwind with a chilled growler to some good music.
Address:3690 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, 63108
phone:+1 314 531 5600
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This cigar shop is huge! Stop by to get recommendations and pick up some quality cigars.
It’s not a fancy place. There aren’t any smoking rooms with leatherback chairs, specialty coffees or high-end magazines. It’s a straight up and down cigar shop. Recognized as one of the best tobacconists in St. Louis, J.R. Cigars is known throughout the city as the place to go for the widest range of specialty cigars, luxury cigarettes, and other smoking accessories. The shop is humidified, so the cigars are displayed in open boxes. Novice smokers need not be ashamed. The tobacconists are laid back, knowledgeable, and can help anyone realize their cigar dreams.
Address:4 North Central Avenue, St. Louis, 63105
phone:+1 314 727 5667
Ferguson Brewing Company
Enjoy a pint or fill your growler full of tasty beer to take home at this local brewery.
Enjoy top-notch local beer and delicious food at Ferguson Brewing Company. Offering such tasty dishes as the pulled pork sandwich, onion rings appetizer, Cuban sandwich, fish and chips, and pretzel cordon bleu, the menu has too many great choices for one visit. If you want to try a beer, but aren't sure which one to go for, opt for a flight, where you can try four of their flavorful brews. The best part is, you can bring in a growler to fill with your favorite and enjoy at home.
Address:418 South Florissant Road, Ferguson, 63135
phone:+1 314 521 2220
Scallops are a specialty at Hunan Empress. Try the crispy scallops, scallops with red pepper in Hunan sauce, and scallops with garlic sauce.
Hunan Empress has been a neighborhood staple for over 30 years. Specializing in a blend of a few types of Chinese cuisine, their menu has a lot of different flavors to offer. Their dining room is spacious and features some big tables that are perfect for larger groups.
Address:162 Four Seasons Shopping Center, St. Louis, 63017
phone:+1 314 878 8828
Beale on Broadway
After a Cardinals game, enjoy a night of blues and soul serenades, craft beer and a Southern vibe here at one of St. Louis' best blues club.
Beale on Broadway is your ultimate destination for a classic blues night in St. Louis. This bar is located right across from Busch Stadium, making it a favorite during the Cardinals baseball games. Nightly live gigs and open jams host some of the best local talent and touring acts from blues, soul, jazz and R&B genres. It is the home stage of legendary artists such as Kim Massie, Carrie and the Catapults, Jarekus Singleton and Cash Box Kings. The atmosphere on their lively patio, coupled with a great craft beer selection, is much coveted.
Address:701 South Broadway, St. Louis, 63102
phone:+1 314 621 7880
Missouri Baking Company
Ditch the too-sweet aftertaste of regular birthday cakes and order one from Missouri Baking Company for an unforgettable treat.
Missouri Baking Company has been a staple of St. Louis since it first opened in 1924. Run by a dedicated team of bakers, its large selection of freshly made cookies, cakes, and other pastries is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Some of the bakery's most popular items are the Midwest-favorite gooey butter cake, and the traditional Italian-style biscotti and cannoli. If you're planning on stopping by the Missouri Baking Company, be sure to go early in the day and bring cash, as many items sell out quickly and the bakery does not accept credit or debit cards.
Address:2027 Edwards Street, St. Louis, 63110
phone:+1 314 773 6566
Citygarden features a variety of sculptures and plenty of green space where people of all ages can play.
Set aside a day to explore and relax at Citygarden, one of the most beloved attractions in St. Louis. Featuring a sculpture garden with larger than life works (some of which are climbable), a water fountain where visitors can cool off in the hot summer months, and plenty of green space to run around in, this park is the perfect escape from the city within the city. Nestled in the downtown area, there are plenty of restaurants, shops, and attractions nearby as well.
Address:801 Market Street, St. Louis, 63101
phone:+1 314 241 3337
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The Fabulous Fox Theatre
A visit to the Fabulous Fox will transport you to the Roaring Twenties. Be sure to book a tour for the full experience.
This historic theater is today home to some of the country's best live entertainment, including music, dance, theater, and Broadway productions. The opulent interiors hearken to another era, allowing visitors to soak in the mesmerizing spectacle in style. Explore this "temple of amusement" and discover opulent Asian-inspired interiors right out of a fantasy, decorated with carvings of exotic birds and beasts, meditating gods, a 5000-pound jeweled glass chandelier, and the famed Wurlitzer organ. Completely restored to its original glory in 1982, a visit here promises an evening to remember.
Address:527 North Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, 63103
phone:+1 314 534 1678
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Come to Avalon Exchange to either sell, trade, or buy unique clothing and jewelry.
Avalon Exchange is located in the Delmar Loop shopping and entertainment district and is a family owned business that is committed to making shopping fun. They are a buy, sell and trade resale clothing boutique that has everything in their inventory from designer and vintage pieces, to denim, basics, and one of a kind items. The store handpicks the most sellable items offered and then buys them directly from the public. If you love to look for unique clothing finds, this is the place to be.
Address:6388 Delmar Boulevard, (cross-street Westgate Avenue), St. Louis, 63130
phone:+1 314 725 2760
Broadway Oyster Bar
Authentic Cajun and Creole flavors, unrivaled blues and reggae tunes, and a nostalgic New Orleans charm.
Broadway Oyster Bar exudes a vibe reminiscent of New Orleans' French Quarter. Enjoy entertaining live performances by local and national bands that represent the funk, blues, reggae and rock genres. The menu features traditional Cajun and Creole specialties including including po'boys, muffuletta, fresh oysters, jambalaya, crawfish, gumbo and fried alligator.
Address:736 South Broadway, St. Louis, 63102
Bailey's Chocolate Bar
Beers and ales take a back seat here. Gorge yourself on chocolate; chocolate flavored martinis and so forth.
Voted “Best First Date Spot,” “Best Signature Drinks,” and even “Best Restroom in a Restaurant,” Bailey's Chocolate Bar, endearingly referred to by locals as “the Chocolate Bar,” makes cocoa binging oh-so-sweet. From the chocolate martini to the little complimentary chocolate chip cookies placed on the table next to the silverware, this chocoholic's dream spares no expense.
Address:1915 Park Avenue, St. Louis, 63104
Alpha Brewing Company
Try 10 of their best regular and seasonal barrel-aged brews in vibrant downtown or book a brewery tour!
Unwind with a pint of craft ale on this popular microbrewery's laid-back outdoor patio. Beer aficionados will appreciate the rotating selection of artisan beers that are brewed to perfection. The industrial-chic interior features high ceilings, over-sized glass windows and bare-brick walls creating a relaxed tableau to share a cold beer in great company.
Address:1409 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 63101
phone:+314 621 2337
This is not your usual museum. It's a larger-than-life experience that is surreal and exciting for all age groups.
Located in a former shoe manufacturing building, this museum will satisfy both the young and the young-at-heart. With three floors of interesting, educational and fun-filled rooms, it is one of the best downtown attractions. The museum is run by a group of artists and professionals with impressive credits, who together produce an awesome array of exhibits.
Address:701 North 15th Street, St. Louis, 63103
Take a tour through beer history and even sip a few samples (age permitting) at the oldest and largest AB brewery.
What do horses, dogs and beer have in common? Find out while touring the grounds, brewery and stables here, and while sampling the beer in the hospitality room. Since its creation in 1855, the brewery has developed into a major landmark and is home to the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Daily free tours leave about every 15 minutes.
Address:1200 Lynch Street, St. Louis, 63118
Vin de Set
Enjoy Provençal classics paired with rare French wines on the rooftop terrace.
An upscale casual rooftop bar and bistro serving approachable Southern French cuisine with an American Twist. A trip to the Provence region of France in 2004 was more than a time to relax-they were looking at bringing the warm, inviting local tradition of food and wine back to St. Louis.
Address:2017 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, 63103
Exotic sushi dishes, contemporary decor and knowledgeable staff make Wasabi one of the hottest Japanese restaurants.
This sushi restaurant has won coveted awards and the menu offers much more than the average sushi bar. The staff is friendly and helpful at thoroughly describing items to newcomers--and suggestions usually lead to discovering new favorites. The immense variety of sake and other wines compliment the sushi.
Address:1228 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 63103
Chuck Berry has held regular concerts at this Loop institution for decades. Come here for the live music & local vibes.
Blueberry Hill is nothing short of a St. Louis institution, welcoming the best and brightest of the music business to stop in and entertain the loyal clientele. From locals to out-of-towners, this is regarded by most to be the go-to spot for rock 'n' roll, reggae and blues music. Soak in the vibrant ambiance in the rooms filled with pop-culture memorabilia at one of the city's most-loved venues.
Address:6504 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, 63130
Boutique Calla Lily
This mother & daughter team has managed to impress Miss Missouri 2012 with their collection. So fashionistas, go ahead!
Stunning prom, cocktail, and party dresses, bedazzled jewelry and great service has gained Calla Lily a lot of praise. This chic boutique is owned by a mother and daughter duo who wanted to sell exclusive merchandise. If you want to party hard and look ravishing too, then be sure to pay a visit here. Glam up and unleash the diva in you.
Address:6195 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, 63112
True to its name, Femme offers a classy collection for a stylish woman, featuring brands like Petit Pois and Voom.
Femme is a classy specialty clothing store that offers the latest and greatest in modern and classic fashion and accessories. This boutique specializes in producing complete knockouts. Spare no expense; these pieces by top local, national, and international designers are rare and in vogue. The staff knows their stuff and can help even the most style-challenged woman find her inner fashion maven.
Address:7270 Manchester Road, St. Louis, 63143
phone:+(314) 781 6868
Shop for gifts, including art, jewelry and home decor, all handcrafted by artisans and personally selected by the owner.
If you're looking for some inspiration on unique gifts, Trova is the place to go. Located downtown, this charming boutique features an unrivaled selection of jewelry, accessories and home decor. Owner Lorin has a keen eye for style and handpicks her collection from small businesses around the world.
Address:550 North 7th Street, St. Louis, 63101
phone:+(314) 588 8098
Find the most unique t-shirts, totes, stickers, and more at STL Style for a taste of what St. Louis is all about.
Embracing all that makes St. Louis unique, STL Style is a hip, urban boutique located in the city's Benton Park West neighborhood. Quirky, fun, and wholly dedicated to St. Louis, this boutique started in a basement as a one man t-shirt screen printing show. Find everything from St. Louis inspired t-shirts, onsies, stickers, bags, posters, hats and even underwear!
Address:3159 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, 63118
phone:+(314) 898 0001
Artisans at Componere
Featuring Missouri and regional artists and their works from the heart.
This unique local art gallery carries a large variety of handcrafted jewelry, original prints, paintings, functional decorative ceramics, and imaginative steampunk lamps. Now featuring a collection of about 130 local St. Louis artists, this gallery showcases includes all different forms of artwork.
Address:6511 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, 63130
phone:+(314) 721 1181
Custom T-shirts and other gift items created with the latest digital printing technology.
At Baked T's, you will create your own customized shirts, shorts, or other wearables. The shop utilizes a high tech printing machine that "bakes" the customized design onto your t-shirt in 5-10 minutes. Keeping with the bakery theme, they will even wrap your goodies into the shape of a tasty treat!
Address:6368 Delmar Blvd, Saint Louis, 63130
phone:+(314) 727 4400
Luxurious, quality products using pure, natural ingredients, formulated utilizing small- batch techniques.
Walk right into serenity at Bee Naturals in the downtown Maplewood area. Owner Barbara Chappuis has created a line of luxury skin products made from domestically sourced beeswax & honey and other all natural ingredients.
Address:7192 Manchester Ave, St Louis, 63143
phone:+(314) 261 4077
Explore the flavors of southern Italy at this elegant restaurant with a vibrant patio and cocktail bar.
This is one of the city's best places to appreciate a classic Italian meal. Share antipasti like toasted ravioli and bruschetta di roasted peppers over glasses of fine wine and conversation. Savor house specialties like the tilapia with sauteed spinach, the chicken piccata, or the pollo modenese, which is breaded chicken with prosciutto and mozzarella in a white wine sauce.
Address:7754 Forsythe Boulevard, Saint Louis, 63105
phone:+1 314 863 5731
Traditional recipes and warm hospitality make this Italian restaurant a winner.
Lombardo's Restaurant offers one of the finest Italian dining experiences in the city. Carrying forward the Lombardo family's culinary heritage for over 75 years, it's reputation precedes it. Traditional recipes, time-honored for generations, create an award-winning menu of Italian classics. Handcrafted pasta, antipasto and insalata, steak and seafood are paired with a rotating wine list.
Address:10488 Natural Bridge Road, Saint Louis, 63147
Evangeline’s Bistro & Music House is a New Orleans-inspired eatery that features delicious Cajun and Creole classics.
Located in the Central West End of St. Louis, there is a reason why locals and visitors alike flock to this establishment – with a menu boasting such delectable favorites like the Tabasco Butter Shrimp and Crawfish Carolyn as well as a sophisticated interior, Evangeline’s is the ideal place for dates and group outings. As a bonus, live jazz and blues music is featured daily.
Address:512 North Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, 63108
phone:+1 314 367 3644
Brasserie by Niche
This restaurant stands apart from the cookie cutter French brasserie because of their wonderful cuisine.
Brasserie By Niche serves French brasserie-style specialties like frisee salad with succulent shallots. The extensive wine menu features regional picks from France and further afield. The brunch at this place is especially popular. Drop in for some delicious food.
Address:4580 Laclede Avenue, Saint Louis, 63108
phone:+1 314 454 0600
This serene farm is home to the Clydesdale stables, Grant's Station and Grant's Cabin. Admission is free!
In the 1850s, Ulysses S. Grant began farming this land, which is now a tourist attraction and a home to many exotic and endangered animals. This farm offers visitors many activities, from touring the land and seeing the animals to attending the shows and dining or browsing for souvenirs in the gift shop. Anheuser-Busch owns the farm, which is home to the Clydesdale stables.
Address:10501 Gravois Road, Saint Louis, 63123
phone:+1 314 843 1700