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    St. Louis recommendations?

    Fanatics,

    I recently moved to the St. Louis area, Alton (IL) to be exact. I have good roommates, but they are always busy and poor college students. What is there to do in the St. Louis metro area fun for fresh college grads?

    Specifically, I am interested in
    1. Good Barbeque
    2. Places I can party in St. Louis that are fun for younger guys and relatively cheap (preferably near the train station, but doesn't have to be).

    Any recommendations will be appreciated



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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    went there for a Royals Cards series, bachelor party. We lost a friend, cops told us he was probably dead bc "thats what happens here" so, ya, I wouldn't go out much if I were you. Most dangerous city in the US.


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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    I've only stayed in the Westport Plaza area. Lots of good places to eat out there. There are a few sushi places around Stl that are pretty awesome. If you find The Drunken Fish, I recommend it.



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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    went there for a Royals Cards series, bachelor party. We lost a friend, cops told us he was probably dead bc "thats what happens here" so, ya, I wouldn't go out much if I were you. Most dangerous city in the US.
    well, I wouldn't want to get murdered by crystal meth tweakers, but I do want to go out there once just to see how it is. Otherwise Ill stick to hanging out with my roommates and their college friends probably.


    I'm also going to check out the Alton Dam when it warms up, see if I can hook one of those lunker catfish
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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    Pappy's Smokehouse is the greatest barbeque I have ever had. I can not even eat ribs anymore because nothing compares. You need to go to Pappy's right now.



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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by illinoiscyclone View Post
    Fanatics,

    I recently moved to the St. Louis area, Alton (IL) to be exact. I have good roommates, but they are always busy and poor college students. What is there to do in the St. Louis metro area fun for fresh college grads?

    Specifically, I am interested in
    1. Good Barbeque
    2. Places I can party in St. Louis that are fun for younger guys and relatively cheap (preferably near the train station, but doesn't have to be).

    Any recommendations will be appreciated
    Fast Eddies Bon Air. One of the best bars I have ever been to. And your in luck its in Alton. Soulard area which is just east of the Ballpark is a good time, and the riverfront has good bars. South City is also full of good bars and good italian. Eat at BlueBerry Hill its by Washington U. in St Louis the best burgers and there are tons of bars down there.

    Blueberry Hill is on the Del Mar Loop. Also there is a great bbq place on the Illinois side in Ofallon, the name is escaping me now.


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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    Pappy's Smokehouse is the greatest barbeque I have ever had. I can not even eat ribs anymore because nothing compares. You need to go to Pappy's right now.
    Yeah you are dead on right about Pappys. Just be prepared to stand in line for 30-45 minutes, but its worth it.



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    Dubliner-washington st. Tell them Incyte sent you.



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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    People are right about Pappy's. Be prepared to wait, but it's worth it. Best BBQ I have ever had (sorry Battles).

    Schlafly's Tap Room was also nice. We went before you could get it in Iowa, but we had a really nice meal there.



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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    I have an anti-recommendation.....don't eat Emo's pizza. People will tell you how great it is, but resist. Pizza is a food that you cannot mess up but somehow they found a way. I spent a nice week in St Louis and unfortunately emo's is the only thing I will remember for the rest of my life because it was just that bad.



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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    Ted Drewes frozen custard

    EDIT: And in response to the post right above mine... Imo's Pizza is something everyone should try once



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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    If you want pizza, try Imos at least once also.


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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    Imo's pizza is not fit to feed wild boars. Made from provel cheese which is an oil refinery by-product I believe.



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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Ted Drewes frozen custard

    EDIT: And in response to the post right above mine... Imo's Pizza is something everyone should try once

    Ted Drewes is awesome and so is Imo's.



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    Re: St. Louis recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Fast Eddies Bon Air. One of the best bars I have ever been to. And your in luck its in Alton. Soulard area which is just east of the Ballpark is a good time, and the riverfront has good bars. South City is also full of good bars and good italian. Eat at BlueBerry Hill its by Washington U. in St Louis the best burgers and there are tons of bars down there.

    Blueberry Hill is on the Del Mar Loop. Also there is a great bbq place on the Illinois side in Ofallon, the name is escaping me now.
    Went to Fast Eddies like the first day I was here because it is a only a few blocks from my house, but it was a weeknight so it was mostly old people there for the 99 half pound burger. It was an interesting place though, they claim to be the #1 volume bar in the world and I could probably see how as it is always jampacked.

    Thanks for the tips. I'll have to try some of those places when I get paid.



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