STL Insider's Guide for Every Mood

Forbes says St. Louis is one of the best cities for job-seeking college graduates, and we couldn’t agree more. However, we agree for more reasons than just the affordable cost of living and high workplace happiness.

Outsiders are well aware that St. Louis is great because of its rich traditions, such as Cardinals Baseball, Mardi Gras celebrations and great thin crust pizza. Molly, from Cycle 1, touched on some of those classic places that make St. Louis, well, St. Louis-y. While those staples are important, they only skim the surface of what the city has to offer. There are many hidden gems within the city and the surrounding areas that make it special. There is something for every mood and personality. So, here’s the insider's perspective of suggestions, depending on your mood.

Ted Drewe's Frozen Custard, Chippewa Street

Ted Drewe's Frozen Custard, Chippewa Street

Sweet Tooth who doesn’t like a little sugar rush after work?

Bailey’s Chocolate Bar

Ted Drewe’s Frozen Custard

Tropical Moose Snow Cones



Gamlin Whiskey House, Central West End

Gamlin Whiskey House, Central West End

Night Out On The Town because sometimes happy hour lasts until close.

Gamlin Whiskey House

Sub Zero Vodka Bar

The Dubliner



City Museum on 16th off Washington Avenue

City Museum on 16th off Washington Avenue

Feel Like a Kid Again let’s face it, kids have it pretty good.

Venice Cafe

City Museum




Soulard Farmer's Market in Soulard

Soulard Farmer's Market in Soulard

Switch Things Up great places to try when you’re craving a little culture.

Anthonino's Taverna

Seamus McDaniel’s

Soulard Farmer’s Market



Grafton, Illinois winery

Grafton, Illinois winery

Day to Explore  because sometimes you get stir-crazy after being in the office for hours.

Katy Trail

Grafton wine countries

Forest Park



St. Louis has more to offer than what first meets the eye. Of course, it’s a place where you can enjoy the city classics without breaking the bank, but it’s also more dynamic than most know. After you visit a few of the places we’ve mentioned, it's easy to understand. It’s urban. It’s scenic. It’s diverse. St. Louis isn’t a place where you have to choose what you want, because you get a little bit of everything and then some.