763 Old Ballas Road St. Louis, MO 63141 +1 314 432 3110
This popular spot features one of the most extensive menus of domestic and international tap beer in the area, as well as a variety of scotches and house cigars. It also offers more than 90 bottled beers and has a great dining menu. The inviting atmosphere reminds guests of an old-country pub, with the clientele being an eclectic mix of class and ages. Among the selection of appetizers, burgers, entrees, salads, sandwiches and soups are such favorites as the white chili soup, which is made with Monterey Jack cheese and jalapenos. Another specialty is the shepherd's pie covered in beer gravy, every diner's delight!
2 Maryland Plaza St. Louis, MO 63108 +1 314 454 0000
You do not need to have a coffee fetish to come here, just a taste for good coffee of many different varieties. If you are a novice, start with a vanilla latte, then gradually work yourself up to cappuccinos and espressos. Coffee isn't all that is served here, though. There are also canisters of specialty teas you can choose from. And if you happen to be a recovering caffeine addict, you can have a fruit smoothie. You can also come here to satisfy your sweet tooth with Eddy's Ice Cream.
5200 Delmar Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63108 +1 314 367 4527
Most glass museums have a plethora of beautiful items that one can look at, but not touch. The Third Degree Glass Factory, however, is a hands-on, bring-the-kids type of place. If the amazing glass gallery excites the mind, try taking a glass class. Professional glass blowers offer demonstrations and lessons for people interested in developing the art form for themselves. Besides the fun, family-oriented and exciting glass atmosphere, the venue serves as one of the hottest comedy clubs in the region. Now that's a match made in heaven. -Cathryn D. Blue
733 Union Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63108 +1 314 367 0025
West End Player's Guild is reminiscent of old St. Louis theatre. A staple of the Central West End since 1911, this professional theatre is well respected throughout the city. The small stage features incredible productions that draw crowds into the performances. All shows take place in the Union Avenue Christian Church, a beautiful venue with a rich history of its own. The cast specifically interprets productions designed to provoke thought and arouse the psyche to entertain, educate, and uplift. Purchase season tickets, donate, or show up for a show! Check the website for showtimes. - Cathyrne D. Blue
4605 Olive Street (cross-street Walton Avenue) St. Louis, MO 63108 +1 314 454 6868
Located where the Central West End meets Midtown, Bowood Farms Café Osage is the perfect model of sustainability. The meats are naturally and locally raised, the organic herbs are grown in the greenhouse on the roof, and the veggies are naturally grown in the garden across the street! The garden cat is just as friendly as the staff members, many of whom are horticulturalists and can offer information and history on every food item produced for the cafe. They're open for breakfast and lunch and, after the meal, take a walk through the garden. - Cathryn D. Blue
2900 Missouri Avenue (cross-street Pestalozzi Street) St. Louis, MO 63118 +1 314 771 7457
Named after Yamanja the mother of all Orishas (gods), Yamanja Brasil is the premier and most talked about Brazilian restaurant in St. Louis. The tastes are unique and authentic. Greeters and servers are helpful and fun. The atmosphere is rustic and conjures images of a voguish Brazilian home. Besides the food, Yamanja Brasil is also known for its live Brazilian dance parties and celebrations. The second floor features a bar, funky lighting, and casual seating and is available for renting. So stop by for the food and stay for the party. - Cathryn D. Blue
701 South Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102 +1 314 621 7880
The first concern of Beale on Broadway is the blues, with live music every night of the week. Both local and national acts perform in a grand old atmosphere. Choose from a menu with a southern flair and a large selection of beers to accompany your blues. Dinner is served every night until midnight.
4652 Shaw Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110 +1 314 773 6600
With a history going back to the 1960s and the glory days of Gaslight Square, O'Connell's Pub has long been a treasured hangout for St. Louisians. Gaslight Square and its arty environs are long gone, but O'Connell's still thrives in the southside home it has had since 1972. The long, dark bar is a friendly one, with a clientele that ranges from academics and artists to businessmen and students. The hamburgers are legendary, and the fish and chips are just as good.
3157 South Grand Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63118 +1 314 771 1777
One of the city's most popular Thai restaurants, King and I eatery offers a variety of Thai cooking styles, with food ranging from sweet to mild to blazing hot. The extensive menu offers something for virtually every taste. Even vegetarians will find plenty to satisfy themselves. The duck with rice comes highly recommended, but you will also want to try the Pad Thai, the national dish of Thailand, if you prefer noodle dishes. For an appetizer, try the tempura-battered shrimp, squid and crab. Both American and Asian beers are on tap to quench your thirst.
4141 South Grand Avenue St. Louis, MO 63118 +1 314 832 3779
The decor leaves a little to be desired, but the food keeps guests returning again and again at Giuseppe's. The atmosphere and dress are usually casual, but don't be surprised if things get a little "dressy" on the weekends. Diners tend to be more in tune with the local nightlife on those nights. Try traditional Italian dishes such as chicken cacciatore, spaghetti with meatballs and veal parmigiana. All the entrees are served with a fresh salad and buttery garlic bread. Wines are available, but the choices are limited.
The Bissell Mansion has been dubbed St. Louis' Oldest "Hysterical"
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