The Best, Worst and Most Interesting Bathrooms in St. Louis

We’ve spent the last week snooping around St. Louis bathrooms so you don’t have to (unless that’s your thing, then more power…

By Paula Tredway

CBGB
The one-room, two-toilet graffitied women's bathroom at CBGB (3163 South Grand Boulevard) is definitely on the more interesting side. You literally face another human while peeing. Like, just imagine looking over and making eye contact and nodding (because that's the Midwestern way) while taking a piss. And the best part is there's a wooden table placed between the two that the toilet paper sits on so the two parties can share. But to be frank, if we were drunk at CBGB's on a Saturday night we would 100 percent use this bathroom with our best friend and think it was the coolest shit we'd ever seen.
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All the People We Saw at City SC's Block Party and Season Opener

City SC kicked off their 2024 season with a hard-fought 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake — and for fans at Citypark,…

By Riverfront Times Staff

All the People We Saw at City SC's Block Party and Season Opener
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The Central West End's Glorious Nabisco Mansion Is Now for Sale

The gorgeous Central West End home known as the Nabisco Mansion is back on the market — and this time, they're asking…

By Sarah Fenske

New Slideshow
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The Best Places to Live in St. Louis When You're Young (and Fun)

When you're young and out to have fun, you may dream of living in New York City or Los Angeles or even…

By Riverfront Times Staff

The Neighborhood: Lafayette Square
The vibe: Lovingly restored mansions and bougie restaurants centered around the oldest city park west of the Mississippi 
Ideal for: Young couples. City lovers with younger kids who want to meet other city lovers with younger kids. LGBTQ people. People who are single and like a walkable neighborhood but don’t mind most bars closing by 11 p.m. 
Not ideal for: Broke 20somethings (it ain’t cheap). 
Extra perk: Something of a peninsula surrounded by highways, Lafayette Square is great for getting just about anywhere in St. Louis in 15 minutes — even the Metro East. No wonder it draws military families in addition to the expected doctors and lawyers. 
Where to meet the locals: With kids, the park. Without, 33 Wine Bar
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Drake's St. Louis Fans Turned Out at Enterprise Center on Monday

For Drake and J. Cole, it may have all been a blur — but for the St. Louisans who came out to…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Drake's St. Louis Fans Turned Out to Enterprise Center on Monday
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All the Mardi Gras Fun We Saw in Soulard on Saturday

Every year St. Louis turns out for Mardi Gras — and Saturday, February 10, was no exception. Surprisingly warm temperatures meant thousands…

By Riverfront Times Staff

All the Mardi Gras Fun We Saw in Soulard on Saturday
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22 Valentine’s Day Events That Are Way Better Than a Boring Dinner

Valentine’s Day — good ole February 14. You either absolutely hate it or you’re obsessed.  But whether you’re seeking revenge, stuck in…

By Paula Tredway

Valentine’s Day Puff n’ Paint
Celebrate love, creativity and community at the Conflux Co-Learning Space (8221 Minnesota Avenue) with a Valentine’s Day Puff n’ Paint. On Wednesday, February 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. enjoy a smoke, paint with your partner or friends and get in the mood with a little sip and charcuterie board date. Tickets are $75 and include a specially selected Valentine's painting (choose to paint one image by yourself on a horizontal 20x16 canvas or team up for a partner painting across two 16x20 vertical canvases), one complimentary alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverage, your choice of edible or a pre-roll from our sponsor LBS Farms, a charcuterie and dessert spread, goodies from our sponsors Paradox and Ole Town Smoke Shop and a love-themed playlist. Smoking is allowed outside, while vaping and dabbing are allowed inside. BYOB and BYOC allowed. Tickets can be purchased on Introspectrum Event’s website.
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The Purina Pet Parade Brought Dog Lovers to Soulard on Sunday

Who doesn't love a dog in a costume? From Mardi Gras tutus to full Batman-and-Robin regalia, Soulard is always full of terrifically…

By Riverfront Times Staff

The Purina Pet Parade Brought Dog Lovers to Soulard on Sunday
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Wrestling Fans Flocked to Chaifetz Arena Saturday — with Action Live on TNT

All Elite Wrestling brought its AEW Collision to St. Louis' Chaifetz Arena over the weekend, and hundreds of wrestling fans were ready…

By Reuben Hemmer

Wrestling Fans Flocked to Chaifetz Arena Saturday — with Action Live on TNT
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Check Out the 10 Most Expensive St. Louis Mansions for Sale Now

The rich, they're not like us. Take, for example, their homes. They cost a lot — think several million dollars each —…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Realtor.com
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1 and 2 Star Reviews of St. Louis' Favorite Places

Everybody’s got an opinion, and let’s face it, many of them stink. How else to explain people who’d complain about the beauty…

By Riverfront Times Staff

CHRIS YUNKER
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Pigeon Fanciers Came to Roost in St. Louis — and Cool Birds, Too

Pigeon lovers flocked to Purina Farms last weekend for the 2024 Spirit of St. Louis All Age All Breed Pigeon Show, hosted…

By Reuben Hemmer

Pigeon Fanciers Came to Roost in St. Louis — and Cool Birds, Too
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Ballpark Village Was the Place to Be on New Year's Eve 2023 [PHOTOS]

New Year's Eve brought out revelers across metro St. Louis, but few places were as popping as downtown. Among the places drawing…

By Riverfront Times

Ballpark Village Was the Place to Be on New Year's Eve 2023 [PHOTOS]
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30 St. Louis New Year’s Eve Parties to Ring in 2024

New Year's Eve is right around the corner, and you know what that means — dinner, parties, bling and Champagne. (Let's be…

By Paula Tredway

New Year's Eve, Ballpark Village
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17 St. Louis Literary Cribs That Housed Great Authors

Does a writer’s house have any bearing on their work? It certainly seems so. Why else would so many of the best-known…

By Ryan Krull

Novelist William Gass' longtime home in University City — a top St. Louis literary crib.
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26 Gifts to Delight Any St. Louis Lover

From top-notch musicians to next-level pizza, St. Louis has it all. So instead of heading out of our fair city to complete…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Imo's sweatshirt.
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Taylor Swift-Inspired Pole Dancing Brought Fans to South City [NSFW]

For edgy, sexy shows in deep south city, Aurora (7413 South Broadway) has become the place to be — and Saturday was…

By Riverfront Times

Taylor Swift-Inspired Pole Dancing Brought Fans to South City [NSFW]
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The Biggest Culture Shocks About Moving to St. Louis

Whether you've moved here from a much bigger city or a bucolic small town, whether you're used to cold weather and shocked…

By Riverfront Times Staff

When snow is predicted, everyone raids the grocery store for bread or milk and starts talking about French toast.It's as if they’ll be snowed in for days. And everything closes. Dude, like one inch of snow is coming.
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15 St. Louis Holiday Traditions You Don't Want to Miss

It's the most wonderful time of year — and a busy one, too. December is positively packed with holiday traditions, from multiple…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Reuben Hemmer
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All the Art Lovers We Saw at Cherokee Street's Print Bazaar

The Cherokee Street Print Bazaar was back Sunday — and bigger than ever before. The  annual print sale featured not only a…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Cherokee Street Print Bazaar
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A Guide to Cherokee Street, St. Louis’ Quirkiest Shopping District

No thoroughfare in St. Louis is quirkier than Cherokee Street. In just a one-mile stretch, you’ll find the city’s most concentrated collection…

By Monica Obradovic

Butter Love Skin
2608 Cherokee Street 
La’Crassia Wilderness has been in business for nine years but it wasn’t until June that she opened a storefront for Butter Love. The skincare business has a retail space in front and Wilderness’ workspace in the back, which gives the whole place a wonderful ambrosial smell. Up front you’ll find body oils, clay masks, lip balms and more, as well as Wilderness’ goldendoodle, Lulu.
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Burlesque Brought Sexy Fun to the Crack Fox on Saturday [NSFW]

It was a double bill of fun on Saturday, November 18, at the Crack Fox in downtown St. Louis. The burlesque game…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Burlesque at the Crack Fox
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Shop Local at These 23 St. Louis Stores We Love in 2023

It's easier than ever to avoid the shop around the corner. A few clicks of the trackpad and you can order just…

By Riverfront Times Staff

ProvisionsBuying a gift isn’t always easy, but Provisions St. Louis (228 North Euclid Avenue, provisionsstl.com) co-owner Debra Hunter has some advice: “My husband always says give something you’d like to have yourself.” The Hunters ought to know a thing or two about the perfect gift; their store is packed with them. Debra and Ross opened Provisions in the Central West End five years ago after moving from the Bay Area. “St. Louis is really, really supportive of small businesses. It’s always been that way since we’ve moved here,” Hunter says. “It’s palpable, and it’s not just us.” Browsing Provisions’ cozy confines on a recent rainy afternoon, it didn’t take long for the perfect gift to reveal itself. Among Provisions’ wares are candles, cookbooks, baking flour, books, pillows, scarves and paintings. The store’s relatively small square footage belies how long you’ll likely spend looking through it all. Hunter says the common thread among everything she stocks is that it is all gift-oriented, but that also includes “things to give to yourself.” To her point, we left that day with three items, two to give away and one to keep for ourselves, though which items fell into what category is something we still need to figure out. —Ryan Krull
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Your Luxurious European Vacation Awaits .... in Missouri

With the holiday season coming up, you may be thinking of traveling. We’re here to tell you a sumptuous European vacation may…

By Monica Obradovic

GlasgowGlasgow, Scotland, may be on the scenic banks of the River Clyde, but Glasgow, Missouri, can provide a new view of the Missouri River. Plus it doesn’t get dark at 3:30 p.m. in the winter. That’s got to be worth a few points.
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Ballpark Village's Mad Tea Party Was a Deliriously Good Time

Ballpark Village's sold-out Mad Tea Party Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 28, brought throngs of costumed revelers to downtown St. Louis. The…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Ballpark Village's Mad Tea Party Was a Deliriously Good Time
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These Are St. Louis' Freakiest Halloween Homes This Year

When it comes to Halloween, St. Louis has it good. Not only do we have the best tradition — jokes beats tricks…

By Jessica Rogen

Holiday Light Hopping
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Joe Edwards' Magic Mini Golf Opens Friday in the Loop (PHOTOS)

It took quite a bit longer than anticipated, but Joe Edwards' latest nightlife option is ready to open its doors this Friday,…

By Sarah Fenske

The business will supplement other Edwards' establishments in the Loop, including Blueberry Hill and Peacock Diner.
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The Cannabis Redneck Rave Brought 'Mud, Music and Mayhem' to Missouri

Hundreds of people from all over the country came to Steedman, Missouri, to party at the Cannabis Redneck Rave over the weekend.…

By Reuben Hemmer

Reuben Hemmer
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Italian Heritage Parade & Festa Brought La Dolce Vita to the Hill

Hosted by the Hill 2000 Neighborhood Association, the 156th Italian Heritage Parade and Festa took place in St. Louis' Hill neighborhood on…

By Riverfront Times

Braden McMakin
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Tower Grove Pride 2023 Brought Positive Vibes to the Park

The weekend's Tower Grove Pride festival brought good vibes and a strong sense of community to south city. In addition to encouraging…

By Jaime Lees

Theo Welling
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21 Things to Do in St. Louis This Fall Before It Gets Too Cold

We all have one eye on the clock these days as the seasons change. Just two weeks ago it stopped being deathly…

By Riverfront Times

Take one last trip on your favorite river before it gets too cold to be near water.
Which kind of “trip” and which river? That’s up to you, friend.
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The Chesterfield Mall Liquidation Sale Has Begun

Chesterfield Mall has been dying a slow death in recent years. The once-bustling mall has been closing slowly piece-by-piece instead of all…

By Jaime Lees

Piddle Crick Hill Mercantile / Vince Sweeney
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