Indoor Activities

  • The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum-

-Free Family Nights at the Magic House


St. Louis’ top children’s museum has free admission for families on the third Friday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


In 2013: March 15, April 19 & May 17


  • Chocolate Factory Tour


Take a free tour of the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate factory in near The Hill in south St. Louis. Tours are offered Monday throughSaturday at the facility at 5025 Pattison Avenue. Fore more information, call (314) 338-3501.

In 2013: Monday – Saturday


  • Schlafly Beer Tour


Get a behind the scenes look at the making of Schlafly beer at the Bottleworks in Maplewood. Free tours are offered Friday throughSunday from noon to 5 p.m.

In 2013: Friday – Sunday


  • City Museum – Explore St. Louis
  • The St Louis Arch


Outdoor Activites

  • The World-Class St. Louis Zoo

St. Louisans are very proud of their zoo. Not only is it considered one of the top zoos in the country, it’s free! And, as home to more than 5000 animals, each visit to the Zoo can be a unique experience. Whether you’re there to see the residents of the Penguin & Puffin Coast, or to welcome new baby elephants in the River’s Edge, it’s hard to beat a day at the Zoo.


Although admission to the Zoo is free, some attractions like the Children’s Zoo and Zooline Railroad have a small admission fee.


The St. Louis Zoo is located at One Government Drive, just north of Highway 40 in Forest Park.The Zoo is open daily from 9 a. m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours in the summer.


  • Citygarden

Citygarden is one of the newest attractions in Downtown St. Louis. It’s a city park filled with fountains, wading pools, sculpture and more. It’s a great place to do a little people-watching, take a walk or let the kids to play on a warm day.


Citygarden is located along Market Street between 8th and 10th Streets in the heart of Downtown St. Louis. It is open daily from sunrise to 10 p.m.


  • The Hill Wine Walk – May 11, 2013


  • Laumeier Art Fair


  • Wildflower Market




Nightclubs and Bars


  • 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar

1913 Park Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.231.9463

Handpicked wines grace the menu at Lafayette Square’s 33Wine Shop & Tasting Bar, and if wine isn’t everyone’s beverage of choice, they also offer a fair selection of beers. Right next to Bailey’s Chocolate Bar, 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar is a pleasure for any wine or beer lover with the exquisite selections of both. For those who can’t sit and enjoy their libations in Lafayette Square, most of the selections of beer and wine are also sold in their on-site market. If you decide to carry your selections out from the market, the prices are some of the most reasonable in St. Louis.


  • 1860’s Hard Shell Café and Bar

1860 S. 9th St., St. Louis; Tel: 314.231.1860

Shuttles to Rams and Cardinal games make the 1860’s Hard Shell Café and Bar a great St. Louis restaurant and bar to go to before the game. 1860’s Hard Shell Café and Bar features a menu of sandwiches, entrees and salads, but the Cajun meals are definitely some of the best on the menu. The bar features local music every night of the week usually performing R&B music. In its Soulard location, the 1860’s Hard Shell Café and Bar is a classic St. Louis place to party.


  • Absolutli Goosed Martini Bar

3196 S. Grand Blvd., Saint Louis; Tel. 314.772.0400

Martinis are a specialty at Absolutli Goosed in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Washington University professors and students bump elbows at the bar while looking over the menu of over 120 drinks. Happy hours are generous at the St. Louis location going until 8pmon weekdays and Sundays with great half-off prices on appetizers and drinks. Absolutli Goosed is a bar for all types of folks from gays to straights, manly men to cross dressers. Anyone and everyone are welcome to the cardinal red walls of this St. Louis bar.


  • Al Hrabosky’s Ballpark Saloon

800 Cerre St., St. Louis; Tel. 314.241.6969

A mere two blocks from Busch Stadium, Al Hrabosky’s Ballpark Saloon is hopping just at much on non-game days than when the Cardinals are in town. Every night after games there is no cover charge for the St. Louis bar, a great deal after paying too much for beer at Busch Stadium. When the St. Louis Cardinals aren’t in town, Al Hrabosky’s bar can be a great place to watch the Cardinals or Rams on TV with happy hour specials Monday-Saturday. A live DJ spins every Friday and Saturday night for those who need to work off the $2 draft beers. For all those lucky ladies out there, Al’s offers free bachlorette parties too!


Some restaurants


Downtown St. Louis Diners’ Choice Winners

Downtown St. Louis’s best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews



Diners’ Choice Winner: Most Booked

Vin de Set

Downtown | Provencal



Diners’ Choice Winner: Most Booked

Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden

Downtown | American


Diners’ Choice Winner: Best Ambiance

Lombardo’s Restaurant

Downtown | Italian


Diners’ Choice Winner: Best Ambiance

Mango Peruvian Restaurant

Downtown | Peruvian



Diners’ Choice Winner: Best Food

Scottish Arms

Downtown | Scottish


Diners’ Choice Winner: Best Overall

Al’s Restaurant

Downtown | Steakhouse


Diners’ Choice Winner: Special Occasion

Prime 1000

Downtown | Steak


Diners’ Choice Winner: Good for Groups

Rosalita’s Cantina

Downtown | Mexican


Diners’ Choice Winner: Hot Spot


Downtown | American


Lunch spots


 2. Rooster

1104 Locust St

St Louis, MO 63102

(314) 241-8118

Categories: CreperiesBreakfast & BrunchGluten-Free

Neighborhood: Downtown


 3. Sen Thai-Asian Bistro

1221 Locust St

Saint Louis, MO 63103

(314) 436-3456

Categories: ThaiAsian Fusion

Neighborhood: Downtown


 4. Cha Cha Chow

St Louis, MO 63102

(314) 239-2832

Category: Food Stands

Neighborhood: Downtown





 6. Culinaria – A Schnucks Market

315 N 9th St

Saint Louis, MO 63101

(314) 436-7694

Category: Grocery

Neighborhood: Downtown


 7. Papa John’s Pizza

316 North Tucker Blvd

St Louis, MO 63101

(314) 621-7272

Category: Pizza

Neighborhood: Downtown


 8. Everest Café & Bar

711 Olive St

St. Louis, MO 63101

(314) 621-8533

Categories: IndianKoreanVegetarian

Neighborhood: Downtown


 9. Wasabi Sushi Bar

1228 Washington Ave

Saint Louis, MO 63103

(314) 421-3500

Category: Sushi Bars

Neighborhood: Downtown




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