Welcome to Central West End
The Metropolis for the Modern Bohemian
Imagine an area that's an eclectic cocktail of history and trendiness, where old-world charm twines effortlessly with a progressive spirit. Yep, that's Central West End for you! Picture walking through streets lined with historic buildings that tell tales as old as time while nearby, up-to-the-minute boutiques, eateries, and art galleries radiate the energy of now. It’s not just a place; it’s a vibe! With its refined yet easy-going atmosphere, this is a place where everyone can find their niche while discovering something new at every corner.
What to Love
- You Can Walk Everywhere
- Foodie Paradise
- Unbeatable Entertainment
- Great Social Scene
Living in Central West End means you embrace a lifestyle as dynamic as the neighborhood itself. The very layout encourages exploration by foot, so don't be surprised if you end up discovering your new favorite brunch spot or art piece while out on a casual stroll. It's a zone where convenience meets luxury, where your grocery errands, boutique shopping, and a night out with friends are all within blocks of each other. In other words, living here offers the ultimate blend of daily essentials and urban delights right at your fingertips.
Dining and Entertainment
Feast your senses at Brennan’s
or their sister location Maryland House
! Whether you’re a fan of great food, great wine and cocktails, or even a fine cigar (they have a hidden, private, member’s only cigar lounge!) this spot has you covered. Relax, dine, or shop for plants at Bowood Farms
& Bowood by Niche
, where the farm meets five-star dining in a serene, leafy oasis. Right around the corner, the Duane Reed Gallery
and Houska Gallery
are shrines to visual ingenuity, and trust us, they’re the perfect places for inspiration to strike!
Thirsty for sophistication? At Pagan Wine Bar
, you'll find an expansive wine list that turns an ordinary evening into a sumptuous adventure. Think of it as your upscale pit stop after a visit to the World Chess Hall of Fame
where, you can elevate your intellect and marvel at the impact of chess on global culture.
Whoever said you can't travel back in time hasn’t visited The Chase Park Plaza
. Feel the glamour of classic Hollywood in their historic cinema
, sip crafted cocktails in the Chase Club
, or grab dinner in the swanky Tenderloin Room
. Right outside are some of the best boutique shops in all of St. Louis.
Now, let's talk about Left Bank Books
. This place is not just a store; it's an institution filled with soul-stirring literature. Whether you’re looking to lose yourself in fiction or discover fresh perspectives, you’ll find a book that speaks to you. Last but not least, swing by The Cup
for handmade cupcakes. While you're there, add some zing to your day with their specialty coffees and teas. If you’re a fan of all things French, you have to make a stop at Brasserie by Niche
. Get a taste of Paris with every sip of their expertly crafted beverages and enjoy classic bistro fare in an ambiance that exudes joie de vivre. You can’t miss with the French Onion Soup and Braised Beef, and never EVER turn down the cheesy poofs or a glass of bubbles.
Things to Do
Step into a realm of architectural beauty and spiritual peace at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
. This Roman Catholic cathedral isn’t just a place for worship; it’s an art gallery of one of the most amazing and intricate mosaics in the world that offers a resplendent feast for the eyes. And it’s not just for Sunday Mass; the cathedral hosts an array of religious and cultural events year-round.