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Best things to do in Central West End, St. Louis

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Church
“Home to one of the largest collections of mosaics in the western hemisphere. Breathtaking, beauty. Also visit the historic Old Cathedral, or MOCRA (St. Louis University's Museum of Contemporary Religious Art).”
37 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“A unique area with nice restaurants all within walking distance from nearby Forest Park - which is across the street.”
39 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Best sushi in town. Interactive bartenders with excellent customer service skills.”
13 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Movie Theater in a beautiful old building - often has showings of old movies. Sit in couches as you watch!”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The tacos are pretty good -- but the real secret is that after 10 pm all the tacos and the tequilla shots are $2 (mix on your own with their bottomless $2 lemonade for a night of mediocre margaritas).”
12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Taste is my go-to choice for a complex cocktail in the CWE. There's something magical about the patio, where you can carry conversation while people-watching under the strings of twinkling lights. It has an unbeatable happy hour as well.”
23 locals recommend
Hotel
“Are you in the mood for the silver screen? Look no further than the Chase Park Plaza Cinemas which is a short walk away.”
10 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Schnucks is one of Saint Louis' major grocery chains. This location open 24 hours.”
8 locals recommend
Route
“It is HUGE! There are always a few events happening in it. Have not had a problem with parking yet. It is also one of the safest areas in the city.”
10 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Historic Irish Bar with great, local food (high end pub fare) Also a great place to saddle up to the bar for some drinks. A very cozy and intimate atmosphere in the main room, which has a wonderful old vibe and is adorned with photos of great writers and artists. ”
7 locals recommend
Cafe
“It's not only a coffee shop... it also has delicious sandwiches and salads, ice cream and more. Open 24hrs.”
9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great pizza within walking distance. Sit outside or get a window seat to enjoy watching the world walk by. ”
12 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Did you forget to bring your contact solution? Or maybe you need to refill a prescription. Walgreens is a safe bet they'll have it. Open 24 hours.”
6 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Great Brunch - check out attached store, Bowood Farms for plants and gifts!”
15 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“One of the top hospitals in the country associated with Washington University in St. Louis. Known all over the world for their medical and scientific breakthroughs.”
6 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“Great whiskey selection with plenty of more options. Right in middle of the Central West End neighborhood. Just right across the street from El Burro Loco. ”
10 locals recommend