This past week was my first time in St. Louis! Paul had visited twice before and was excited to show me around! The weather was warm and humid during the day, but cool and breezy at night – just in time for our exploring. Due to work obligations we mostly stayed in Clayton, a business district just outside downtown, along with a quick visit the Gateway Arch and the Delmar loop. We were also able to attend the Clayton’s Farmers market, get drinks at Libertine, and have a mid-afternoon coffee break at Half & Half! Next trip, though, will likely include more of my bucket list items (I will be seeing you next time, Planter’s House!).
We also were fortunate to be located only a mile from the MetroLink station which was cheap, easy to navigate, and consistently on time – it was downright lovely! Only oddity – the ticket validation system is a bit confusing, but then again I am just used to NYC and DC metro systems.
St. Louis Picks (Clayton Neighborhood)
Cool vibe, beautiful servers, lovely interior. Fun menu that was very veg friendly and eclectic. Drinks were awesome! I ordered a Vesper and Paul got the Skatalites in Jalisco. I was super jealous of Paul’s drink and definitely snuck several sips.
Clayton’s Farmer’s Market:
On Thursday nights in the summer. They have lots of cool varied vendors. I recommend getting a Sangria from Barcelona Tapas while you walk around and trying the Ice Cream French Macaroons from Bittersweet Artisan Truffles
Half and Half:
Great place for breakfast, lunch or just coffee! Bonus they carry almond milk!
Overall, St. Louis is an interesting city. There are definitely more neighborhoods I want to explore next time, like the Grove and University City. Also, I will say that nearly everyone I interacted with was beyond friendly, which is just so refreshing!!!
Cute little restaurant we saw on our walk
The Libertine Bar
Signage upon enterance
Adorbs window signage
Arch Peace/ Libertine deco