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Things to do in University City

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.
Neighbourhood
“Worth the visit! Loaded with shops and restaurants, one of which has a working soda bottling assembling line going. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“Midsize live-music theater with tiered seating, cabaret tables & dance floor in front of the stage.”
  • 30 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Blueberry is an essential spot when visiting Saint Louis! Built in 1972 the restaurants has countless memorabilia lining the walls and decor. It's incredibly unique and the location is great if you want to check out other restaurants along Delmar Blvd!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Delmar Loop is a buzzing entertainment and dining hub with an eclectic mix of noodle bars, BBQ restaurants, Korean and Mexican eateries, cocktail lounges and pubs lining Delmar Boulevard. Well-known locals with stars on the St. Louis Walk of Fame include Maya Angelou and Betty Grable, as well as Chuck Berry, whose statue is nearby. Music venues like the Pageant and Delmar Hall stage rock, roots and indie gigs.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Get your taco fix here! Handmade tortillas from local, organic corn. $2 tacos and shots after 10 pm.”
  • 23 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“My all time favorite BBQ joint in the city! Budget friendly, awesome atmosphere, hasn’t disappointed yet! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“A fun bar with a vintage looking bowling alley which is open until 3 a.m. 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. Is good for the family and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cinema
“The International Film Festival is usually held here in the middle of November.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A family-friendly restaurant on the Delmar/U City Loop. They bottle their own soda. Definitely get a root beer float if you go!”
  • 22 locals recommend
University
“Washington University is one of the top universities in the United States receiving high rankings by several publications. They have a beautiful campus located just on the other side of Forest Park (on the MetroLink).”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“Best coffee in St. Louis. They roast on location in The Loop. Good light eats, as well. Protip: if you buy a bag of beans you get any drink for free.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Best international market in town. If you like a diverse selection of food, this is the only place in town.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another place that started as a food truck, they serve up Korean-Mexican infused tacos at a fast casual price. Try a steak, chicken, and spicy pork taco for 8 bucks! Check out the Delmar area for more great spots to grab a drink, look at 2nd hand shops, or see a concert. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Lodging
“Take in all the eye candy as you stroll down the famous Delmar Loop. Then, have some more fun and enjoy more views of the Delmar Loop and STL, atop this rock and roll themed Moonrise Hotel bar.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hip pizzeria serving a menu of creative deep-dish & thin-crust pies, plus craft beers & cocktails.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“I love Winslow's home! It's kind of a posh foody bakery / cafe / restaurant. You walk up and order and they bring the food to your table. It's average pricing, not super cheap, and smaller portions than you might imagine. But that's because they grow their own food at their farm. Everything tastes very wholesome! There are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. The bakery items are delicious. The cafe is ok. It's small but I've never had an issue finding a table. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. It's also a really cool gift shop!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Blueberry is an essential spot when visiting Saint Louis! Built in 1972 the restaurants has countless memorabilia lining the walls and decor. It's incredibly unique and the location is great if you want to check out other restaurants along Delmar Blvd!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Get your taco fix here! Handmade tortillas from local, organic corn. $2 tacos and shots after 10 pm.”
  • 23 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“My all time favorite BBQ joint in the city! Budget friendly, awesome atmosphere, hasn’t disappointed yet! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A family-friendly restaurant on the Delmar/U City Loop. They bottle their own soda. Definitely get a root beer float if you go!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another place that started as a food truck, they serve up Korean-Mexican infused tacos at a fast casual price. Try a steak, chicken, and spicy pork taco for 8 bucks! Check out the Delmar area for more great spots to grab a drink, look at 2nd hand shops, or see a concert. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Hip pizzeria serving a menu of creative deep-dish & thin-crust pies, plus craft beers & cocktails.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“I love Winslow's home! It's kind of a posh foody bakery / cafe / restaurant. You walk up and order and they bring the food to your table. It's average pricing, not super cheap, and smaller portions than you might imagine. But that's because they grow their own food at their farm. Everything tastes very wholesome! There are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. The bakery items are delicious. The cafe is ok. It's small but I've never had an issue finding a table. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. It's also a really cool gift shop!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“St. Louis’ peculiar growth pattern, limited to its original 1876 footprint when it separated from surrounding St. Louis County, means that what would be neighborhoods in other cities are often suburbs here. That’s the case with Clayton, just west of the city limits, which has long been a restaurant hive and is still filled with gems like the breakfast spot Half & Half and chef Gerard Craft’s Mediterranean Sardella.”
  • 12 locals recommend

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