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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Point of Interest
“Restored 1920s movie palace, now hosting musical performers & touring Broadway shows.”
  • 43 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Named Best Ribs in America by the Food Network and featured on Man Vs Food, this BBQ is sure to please. Plan your visit early, parking is always full and the food does run out!”
  • 27 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
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“Former auto showroom turned classic American eats. Located blocks from Powell Hall, a great place to get some grub before catching the St Louis Symphony.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great beer and gravel patio. Usually less busy than their other location. ”
  • 16 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
University
“SLU is a nice campus to walk through and visit especially if you have students attending that you would like to visit.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Route
“Aside from Laclede's Landing by the Arch and Union Station, or going to a Cardinals baseball game, there's plenty to see but not much to do downtown. The liveliest action downtown would be Washington Ave. for drinks, food, and dancing.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Vegetarian food and Whiskey! What a combination! Check out this beautifully decorated restaurant in midtown for one of the biggest selection of fine whiskeys in town, as well as exquisite cocktails. The vegetarian food is the real draw, though, with globally influenced fare that'll leave you happy and nourished and without the meat! Bonus: Small Batch's GM is our very own co-host, Nikki! Stop in and say hi!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is the home of the Saint Louis University Billikins and music concerts.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Private collection of motorcycles, obtained from more than 20 countries from around the world. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing cocktails and great food. Good for groups of 2 or less. Can get pretty busy!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Intimate setting with jazz performance space and cabaret seating for an American menu with Southern accents”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Its the best little concert venue in downtown STL. they have great local and unkown bands, plus nationally known act as well. awesome place.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“I'm using restaurant here because I love the brunch at the Scottish Arms. Make a reservation if you can because The Arms does it up right and is BUSY. Some people view The Arms more as a bar-- especially soccer/football fans. And when I say football I mean Manchester, not the Dallas Cowboys.”
  • 4 locals recommend