Downtown West, Saint Louis Places

Part of our Saint Louis travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Downtown West, including Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournament, Forest Park and Soulard Market.
  • The best place in Downtown West Saint Louis: Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournament

    Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournament

    Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave
    Single-game ticket from $23, all-games ticket from $115. The nation's second-oldest athletic conference, the MVC, has all conference members' men's basketball team square off in a 4-day tournament. The winner automatically qualifies for the NCAA Men's Tournament ("March Madness").
    Downtown West food nearby
  • The park is also home to the St. Louis Science Center, the art museum, the zoo, and a history museum, all with free admission. Forest Park is really at the heart of St. Louis. It was also the site of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase World's Fair, which lays claim to serving the first hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice cream cones. You cannot visit St. Louis without hearing about, driving by, or exploring Forest Park.
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  • Although strangely named ("un soulard " means "a drunk" in French.), the Soulard neighborhood, covering the waterfront for several miles south of the Arch, is the oldest in St. Louis. The Georgian (or should that be Louis XVI?) style houses surround a central farmer's market which supplies the city's residents, supermarkets, and restaurants with the freshest, and inexpensive, local produce. This is the oldest farmer's market west of the Mississippi, and is open year-round every weekend. There are a number of bars and restaurants in the neighborhood as well, and visitors can celebrate French heritage with the locals during Mardi Gras or on Bastille Day.
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  • Eleven Eleven Mississippi

    Eleven Eleven Mississippi

    1111 Mississippi Ave
  • Vin de Set

    Vin de Set

    2017 Chouteau Ave
    Vin de Set
    Downtown West
  • St. Louis Union Station

    1820 Market St
    Louis Union Station, 1820 Market St., +1 314 421-6655 .[40]. This 110-year-old National Historic Landmark has been restored and redeveloped as a dynamic mixed-use project that includes shopping, dining and entertainment. For history buffs, this is where the classic photo of Harry Truman holding the incorrect "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN" newspaper was taken.
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  • The City Museum

    701 N 15th St
    For the young or young at heart. Don't let the name fool you--this place is a blast! The City Museum is a huge playground built in an old warehouse made largely out of architectural artifacts from around St. Louis collected by an eccentric millionaire. There are concessions inside the museum as well as bar service by local brewery Schlafy. Not really much of a museum as it is mazes, obstacle courses, tunnels, airplanes suspended in midair, and chutes and ladders.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Lucas Park Grille

    Lucas Park Grille

    1234 Washington Ave
    By completing the 2004 renovation of its breathtaking 8000 square foot space, Lucas Park Grille claimed its role as one of the first in the progressive Washington Avenue Loft District revitalization. By offering a variety of New American cuisine in both small and large plates, Lucas Park Grille provides a customized experience for all guests. With multiple “Awards of Excellence” from the Wine Spec
  • PW Pizza

    PW Pizza

    2017 Chouteau Ave
  • Syberg's on Market

    Syberg's on Market

    2211 Market St
    An eating & drinking company
    Downtown West
  • Jive & Wail Dueling Pianos

    Jive & Wail Dueling Pianos

    1227 Washington Avenue
    The Jive and Wail Dueling Piano Bar is the perfect entertainment destination in St. Louis offering live music, gourmet food, and great drinks.
  • Gelateria Tavolini

    Gelateria Tavolini

    1327 Washington Ave
  • Blood & Sand (Private Club)

    Blood & Sand (Private Club)

    1500 Saint Charles Street
    We are a private cocktail club and restaurant that has a unique way of presenting itself. We would love for you to come by and check us out!
  • Wasabi (Downtown)

    Wasabi (Downtown)

    1228 Washington Ave
    Wasabi Sushi Bar has a menu where sushi enthusiasts and anti-sushi-ists unite! We offer over 90 delicious rolls, a full selection of Japanese cuisine, and much much more!
  • The Sweet Divine (Food Truck)

    The Sweet Divine (Food Truck)

    Location Varies
    The Sweet Divine creates delicious & amazing Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies and beautiful "Sweet Dessert Buffets" for ALL occassions!! WEBSITE: E-MAIL:
  • Harry's Restaurant and Bar

    2144 Market St
    Adjacent to historic Union Station, serving fine food and hosting local live music on the patio.
    Downtown West
  • Gooey Butter Cake

    a type of coffee cake with a bottom layer of buttery yellow cake and a top layer of either egg and cream cheese
  • Scottrade Center

    Scottrade Center

    1401 Clark Ave
    Scottrade Center is a 19,150 seat arena located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, opened in 1994. It is the home of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.
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  • Schlafly Taproom

    2100 Locust St
    Surprisingly good "European inspired pub food", and great microbrew beers on tap in a remodeled brick warehouse. Many tables have views of the beer being brewed in action, and as the building is quite old, you can feel the hum and vibrations of the brewery process through the floor.
    Downtown West
  • Slinger

    a large plate full of hash browns piled over with two eggs and a hamburger patty
    A popular ultra-heavy diner food.
  • Hair of the Dog

    1212 Washington - Downtown
    Washington's only dive bar; great atmosphere and cheap drink prices. Cheers-type environment, where everybody knows each other's name, and strangers are warmly welcomed. Service is a strong point, and this place is perhaps St. Louis' best watering hole.
  • St. Louis Style Pizza

    made with Provel cheese on a super thin crust
    Louis Style Pizza, made with Provel cheese on a super thin crust.
  • St. Paul sandwiches

    a fried egg and vegetable patty on white bread with lettuce
    Paul sandwiches, a fried egg and vegetable patty on white bread with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. Unique to the Chinese-American restaurants in St. Louis.
  • World Aquarium

    World Aquarium

    701 N 15th St2nd Fl
    The Dallas World Aquarium is a for-profit aquarium and zoo located in West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, Texas, USA. The zoo aids conservation and education by housing many animals that are threatened or endangered as part of a cooperative breeding program with other zoos around the world.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Toasted Ravioli

    A favorite bar food in St. Louis.
  • City Museum

    City Museum

    701 N 15th St
    City Museum is a museum, consisting largely of repurposed architectural and industrial objects, housed in the former International Shoe building in the Washington Avenue Loft District of St. Louis, Missouri.
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