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Things to do in East St. Louis

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hotel
“It's the Arch. If you're in STL it's kinda a must see. About an hour away. I'd say you'll want to go to the top too. ”
  • 141 locals recommend
Casino
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“Just 10 short miles away is the Lumiere Place a clear choice for visitors fun to go there even if you don't gamble and its neat to see. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The view at the top is worth the wait. Enjoying the museum is another treat. Walking around the arch is so relaxing and breath taking ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Route
“There is much insight into our city's history as a river and trading center. Check out the guided tour of the cobblestone streets for the full history of this riverfront area. A good spot to visit on a sunny day. Grab a bight to eat, a carriage tour, or check out the funky little wax museum for some cheap thrills. Also home to Lumiere Casino.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
Bar
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“Casino sports bar from Ozzie Smith offering BBQ, pizza & wings, plus an extensive beer selection”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Lots of restaurants and bars near the Arch - a fun historical area right by the riverfront with music venues and more!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Spa
“A new restaurant by the famous Gerard Craft, Chef/owner of numerous established and thriving STL restaurants. Top of the Four Seasons Hotel with views of the Mississippi River, Gateway Arch and spectacular sunsets. The outdoor dining on the rooftop with reflecting pools, outdoor bar, and firepits is very romantic. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Set in a 19th-century historic building, this microbrewery is a local hot spot and neighborhood hangout. Exposed brick walls, visible ductwork, and mosaic-tiled floors create a casual and relaxed atmosphere. A variety of handcrafted beers and ales, is brewed on the premises. The menu features gourmet pizzas, pastas, burgers, duck cakes, red snapper hash and orange habañero baby back ribs.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The first bridge across the Mississippi in St Louis. An amazing wonder of engineering. See it when you see the arch! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Big Daddy's at at Laclede's Landing, a big tourist spot, but if you get there early, there's no cover. Always good, popular music.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Set in a 19th-century historic building, this microbrewery is a local hot spot and neighborhood hangout. Exposed brick walls, visible ductwork, and mosaic-tiled floors create a casual and relaxed atmosphere. A variety of handcrafted beers and ales, is brewed on the premises. The menu features gourmet pizzas, pastas, burgers, duck cakes, red snapper hash and orange habañero baby back ribs.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Big Daddy's at at Laclede's Landing, a big tourist spot, but if you get there early, there's no cover. Always good, popular music.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“My favorite restaurant of all time! Try the spaghetti with brown butter and mizithra cheese!”
  • 1 local recommends
BBQ Restaurant
“Best BBQ in town! They also have a very wide selection of other items. All the food is great!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Story has it, that this St. Louis gem has a liquor license issue number 1. Originally a sugar warehouse in the days of river front trading. This place is an upscale, nostalgic, and unique place to dine. A food critic favorite and a hot spot in the days of Old Hollywood. With regulars like old Blue Eyes himself (Frank Sinatra.) Known worldwide for it's quality steaks, but little known by most! TIP: Call before you go. They are known to go home early if it's a quite night. But they are more than accommodating if they know you are coming!”
  • 1 local recommends

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