St. Louis Your Way
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Customized itineraries for antiquers, beer snobs and urban explorers
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.
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.
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.