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Things to do in Lafayette Square, 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.
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local grocery chain; open every day 7AM-10PM Good staples; good adult beverage selection; good selection of prepared food to grab and go”
  • 34 locals recommend
Convenience Store
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“Typical pharmacy store - great to grab any last minute forgotten items like toothpaste, mouth wash, etc.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Lafayette Square is an elegant Victorian style neighborhood with an adorable park in middle. I recommend walking around and checking out the architecture. Some of our favorite spots in this neighborhood are listed below. This is a 7 min drive from the grove. Polite Society - One of our favorite restaurants for a nice dinner. Menu changes seasonally and we are always impressed. Vin De Set - Southern french bistro. A lovely experience for a special occasion or just because. They also have a rooftop bar when weather permits. Eleven Eleven Mississippi - Tuscan / Northern Californian inspired cuisine with an emphasis on wine. Lafayette Square Park - A lovely park to walk through or have a picnic. It is small and quite. I would also suggest checking out there social media handles or websites for events held in the park during the weekend. 33 Wine Bar - We enjoy grabbing a drink before or after dinner. Pop - Champagne bar with good appetizers. Planters house - Has great cocktail. They also have dinner which is highly recommended. Clementines Naughty and Nice Creamery - Ice cream! Square1 Brewery - is your typical brewery if you are looking for beer and food. SqWires Restaurant and Annex is in a really cool building. They have a good brunch with a huge bloody mary bar and bottomless mimosa. Park Avenue Coffee - Neighborhood coffee shop and they also sell a St. Louis original, Gooey Butter Cake.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Neighborhood anchor. Great home-brewed and home-distilled drinks. A step above your traditional bar food. Great outdoor courtyard.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cafe
“Flagship location for this local coffee shop. Dozens of gooey butter cake flavors to try. Amazing cinnamon rolls. 6:30AM-9PM M-F; 7AM-9PM Sat; 7:30AM-9PM Sun”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“This place is a fantastic date spot with delicious drinks and desserts. Definitely a local favorite. It is in the Lafayette Square area that has a lot going on and worth a visit.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“The views of the city from the roof top patio are amazing! Features a brunch buffet with all you can drink mimosas!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Been in the neighborhood for many many years; favorite of many St. Louisans”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“This little hidden gem of a park will transport you to the era of "Meet Me in St. Louis".”
  • 9 locals recommend
Store
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“One of Oprah's favorite things! Featuring boozy and non-boozy ice cream flavors!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food! Best Saturday and Sunday brunch for a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Pizza (including gluten free) Have a drink afterward at the rooftop bar of Vin de Set!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Up-scale dining in the Lafayette Square neighborhood. Take a stroll before or after dinner. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gym
“Walking into Southtown Yoga Studio feels like a warm hug. Check out their website for class times. Drop-ins welcome! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“An awesome place I have recently discovered! This bar is in the basement of a building built in the late 1800s. The cozy bar is very amazing with high ceilings, extremely old wooden beams, and a great atmosphere. The speakeasy type of bar has many local beers on tap, a small selection of spirits, and a few places within walking distance nearby to visit as well. Plus they have a large patio outside with a nice view of the city! Check it out!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“My favorite wine hang out Has a great selection of whiskeys Beautiful patio Free pool table and darts”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Neighborhood anchor. Great home-brewed and home-distilled drinks. A step above your traditional bar food. Great outdoor courtyard.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“The views of the city from the roof top patio are amazing! Features a brunch buffet with all you can drink mimosas!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Been in the neighborhood for many many years; favorite of many St. Louisans”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food! Best Saturday and Sunday brunch for a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Up-scale dining in the Lafayette Square neighborhood. Take a stroll before or after dinner. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Pizza (including gluten free) Have a drink afterward at the rooftop bar of Vin de Set!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Store
“This place is so fun, featuring food, desserts, and tons of chocolate-inspired martinis. A great spot for a date night! Right in the midst of Lafayette Square, an adorable neighborhood.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you like steak and don't mind spending a little money on one, then try this place out!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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