Saint Louis, United States
Blues, Shoes and Booze
- The Delmar Loop , A cool place to stroll for food and people watching. Go to Vintage Vinyl just because John Cusack says so.
- The Schlafly Tap Room , Makes a good pale ale and helping spread the love for microbrews since '93.
- Sweetie Pie's , At the front of the Grove. Don't go right after church but do get a fried pie.
- Northwest Coffee Roasting Company , Best St Louis coffee company. Downtown Clayton's not too far away, too. (If people insist Kaldi's is better go to the Demun locaiton.)
- Pappy's Smokehouse , Best BBQ ribs in St Louis. Get there an hour before lunch lest they run out of ribs.
- Venice Café , Jerk chicken and thousands of Barbie heads.
- Flamingo Bowl , For people who like bowling in loft districts.
- Cherokee Street Art / Latin District , Take a stroll down Antique Row, buy an antique radio, dig through some handmade records at Apop, grab a coffee at the Mud House or a beer at Foam, eat some Mexican and draw on something. Definitely see a show.
- Forest Park , 1,371-acre park in the heart of St Louis. While you're there check out the Zoo (it's free and awesome!), the Science Center, History Museum, Art Museum (and Art Hill), The Muny, Jewel Box, Tennis Center, Boathouse, Pagoda Circle and World's ...
- Soulard Farmers Market , Get up early and go to the Farmer's Market. Grab a coffee, mini donuts, a bratwurst, Gus' Pretzels and a Bloody Mary. They do have great produce, too.
- Climb So Ill , I'm not even into climbing but this places is amazing. And it's in an old power plant. Just go in to check it out and then cruise over to Lafayette Square for some grub.
- The Custard Station , Get the Almond Joy and take a stroll up Kirkwood.
- City Museum , Possibly the coolest place in the city. It's a mix of of a children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel in the old International Shoe building. Long live Bob Cassilly.
- Citygarden Park , 24 pieces of sculpture and a really long water spray area.