St. Louis Suggestions?

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    Jun 11, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    Hey everyone! I will be in St. Louis for a professional conference later this month. Anyone have any suggestions of bars or restaurants to visit?

    Been to St. Louis when I was a kid, but now I need a few 'grownup' things to do. Any suggestions would be helpful!
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    Jun 11, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    raginraider12 saidHey everyone! I will be in St. Louis for a professional conference later this month. Anyone have any suggestions of bars or restaurants to visit?

    Been to St. Louis when I was a kid, but now I need a few 'grownup' things to do. Any suggestions would be helpful!
    Yer gonna have fun!icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 11, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    mizzouguy10 saidSt. Louis is alright, unfortunately it's a classic example of white flight so you'll definitely need a rental car/taxi to get everywhere.


    You're a Mizzou guy too? How about Columbia? I'll be there December 8 ;) lol.

    I am staying downtown so another bummer. Anything close to there?
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    Jun 11, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
    Cool. I'll only be in Columbia for two days so I won't experience much. I will be at a Mizzou basketball game though, so that'll be fun.

  • Moonraker

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    Jun 11, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
    Go to Kansas City instead...

    But if you must, avoid East St. Louis and go to Forrest Park, and The City Museum.

    There used to be a floating McDonald's... and I still think they have that Arch thing...

    But my overall advice remains the same, KC > STL.
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    Jun 11, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    Moonraker saidGo to Kansas City instead...

    But if you must, avoid East St. Louis and go to Forrest Park, and The City Museum.

    There used to be a floating McDonald's... and I still think they have that Arch thing...

    But my overall advice remains the same, KC > STL.


    I don't have a choice...It's a professional conference. I will be busy most of the days with meetings and seminars. But, there will be some down time to go out to the bars and a few times to dine out.

    Missouri is never on the top of my list to visit, period. I'll be in Cape Girardeau (which really sucks) and Columbia later in the year. Luckily for me, the professional conference is in Orlando next year.
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    Jun 11, 2012 5:56 AM GMT
    If you're looking for the gay nightlife in STL head over to Manchester and Vandeventer. It's known locally as "The Grove.". Here you find quite w variety of gay bars and clubs including:

    Rehab: Dive style, inexpensive drinks. Large patio.

    Attitudes: Mostly lesbian, fun shows.
    Just Johns: Stand and pose eye candy bar. Large patio

    Novaks: lesbian oriented, but has regular drag shows, karaoke and decent food

    Ernies: late night dance bar

    Atomic Cowboy: gay/straight hipster restaurant. Good food, large variety of beer

    Around the corner on Vandeventer is
    The Eagle: Daddy bar
    JJ's: large leather bar
    Mags: a yesteryear bar. Feels like a small town gay bar

    While you're in the area hit the botanical garden. Its only a couple of blocks away and features the largest Japanese garden outside of Japan.

    If you're looking for coffee hit up mokabees on tower grove and grand and have dessert at the creamery right next door. Mokabees is lesbian owned and the creamery is very gay friendly.


    Have fun!
  • jim_sf

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    Jun 11, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    Ravco saidThe Eagle: Daddy bar


    The Eagle closed years ago. Most daddy-type stuff happens at JJ's.

    As for restaurants, saucecafe.com has a lot of reviews and listings; you can sort by neighborhood, cuisine, price range, etc. Not sure what you like, but if you see something that interests you then I'll be happy to offer my thoughts on the place. (Mokabe's is good coffee, and they have a great spread for brunch on Sundays, but if you're there Pride weekend [June 23-24] then it's going to be incredibly crowded and a little tough to get to.)

    City Museum is a must-see. Just fucking go; you'll thank me later. www.citymuseum.org

    Forest Park and the Arch are good, transit-friendly, places to go. The park contains the zoo and the art, history, and science museums, all of which are free, along with the usual set of running/biking trails and athletic fields; they're also starting to mark Olympic sites in the park. You can go to the top of the Arch, but if that isn't an option then you should still go stand underneath and look up. There's also an excellent museum below the Arch that covers the westward expansion of the United States.