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Cus­tom­ized itineraries for an­ti­quers, beer snobs and ur­ban ex­plor­ers

An­ti­quer

Go­ing for the old? Loads of great an­tique shops to choose from in­clud­ing these three stand­outs. (1) Green Shag Mar­ket leans to­ward mid- cen­tury mod­ern in a cav­ernous space oc­cu­pied by mul­ti­ple deal­ers. The sur­prise-around- ev­ery- cor­ner in­ven­tory changes daily. (2) Jack Parker An­tiques has staked out a very spe­cific ter­ri­tory, spe­cial­iz­ing in re­gional paint­ings, Mis­sion fur­ni­ture and Amer­i­can In­dian ar­ti­facts in its mod­est digs above O’Con­nell’s Pub very near the Ital­ian Hill neighborhood, where you might as well have lunch. (3) Warson Woods An­tique

Gallery sets the stan­dard for an­tique malls in St. Louis with a large, high- qual­ity se­lec­tion by some 200 deal­ers. You can eas­ily spend hours in here in­spect­ing the seem­ingly end­less booths and dis­play cases.

Beer Snobs

Love that brew? You’re in the right city. Be­sides the be­he­moth (Anheuser- Busch) we’ve got an army of craft brew­ers turn­ing out bar­rels of tasty suds. Just south of down­town,

(1) 4 Hands Brew­ing Co. con­jures a long list of ales and lagers with imag­i­na­tive names like Pas­sion Fruit Prus­sia, Snake Oil and Di­vided Sky Rye IPA (a fa­vorite). (2) Schlafly the Saint

Louis Brew­ery be­gan oper­at­ing out of a for­mer print­ing plant that made an ap­pear­ance in “Es­cape from New York,” and a sec­ond lo­ca­tion in Maple­wood (open for tours) is also the site of a weekly farm­ers’ mar­ket. The beer ab­so­lutely rocks. (3) Square One Brew­ery &

Dis­tillery serves up about a dozen brews at any given time in its Lafayette Square lo­ca­tion and has re­cently added hand- crafted spir­its to the mix. Good food at all three.

Ur­ban Ex­plorer

St. Louis, a city of neigh­bor­hoods (aren’t they all?), boasts more than a few that re­ward the ur­ban ex­plorer with in­ter­est­ing shop­ping, great restau­rants and an at­trac­tion or two.

(1) The Grove lures the lunch crowd to its grow­ing col­lec­tion of buzz-wor­thy eater­ies, of­fers a nice lit­tle col­lec­tion of shops and re­ally gets go­ing af­ter dark with night­clubs like the Atomic Cow­boy and The Monocle. (2)

Soulard, a charm­ing old work­ing- class neighborhood just south of down­town, sports the old­est con­tin­u­ously oper­at­ing farm­ers mar­ket west of the Mis­sis­sippi and serves blues and jazz in cozy clubs at night. (3) South

Grand is home to a vir­tual United Na­tions of restau­rants along Grand Blvd. just south of Tower Grove Park, and the shop­ping fea­tures books, home goods and im­ports.

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