Welcome to Clayton
Where Sophistication Meets Effortless Cool
If you're searching for a place that's both intellectually stimulating and socially rewarding, look no further than Clayton. Known as the Manhattan of the Suburbs, Clayton boasts a skyline of gleaming high-rises and is St. Louis’s “other” downtown. Here, you'll find a bustling business district and charming residential streets, attracting a diverse crowd of sophisticated guests, shoppers, food enthusiasts, and outdoor lovers. The best part is that most of the places you'd want to visit are within easy walking distance.
In addition to local shops, galleries, famous restaurants, bars, and recreational activities, Clayton hosts exciting events throughout the year. The St. Louis Art Fair, held every September is a standout, drawing in over 150,000 attendees each year. If you enjoy outdoor gatherings, Clayton's Parties in the Park, a long-running outdoor happy hour featuring drinks and live music, happens on the second Wednesday of the month from May through September. In Clayton, you can thrive and enjoy life without any pretentiousness.
What to Love
- Thriving Community
- Walkable Convenience
- Year-Round Events
- Diverse Dining and Entertainment
Prepare to lead a life enriched by both refined pleasures and meaningful connections. In this community, residents embrace not only the beauty of art but also enjoy conversations about fine wine and the latest independent films. Whether you have a passion for gourmet cuisine or a love for the arts, you'll find like-minded individuals here. You can attend gallery openings one night and indulge in food festivals the next, and you will probably encounter familiar, friendly faces along the way.
Dining and Entertainment
If you're someone who truly enjoys dining and considers it more than just a necessity, you're in for a treat. Tony's (including Anthony's Bar) is St. Louis’s oldest true fine dining experience. Not to be outdone, Clayton offers a diverse culinary experience including the casual handmade pizza and pasta of Pastaria; the comfortable fine dining of The Crossing; the dry-aged steaks, lobster corn dogs, and lamb lollipops of 801 Chophouse, the Spanish/African/Mediterranean extravaganza of Bar Moro, the exclusivity of the impossible to attain reservation at Wright’s Tavern, and the classic Italian (like mama made back in the old country) of Casa Don Alfonso all within a few blocks of each other.
Things to Do
Art in every corner and talent at every turn—that’s the St. Louis Art Fair for you. The open-air showcase turns the city into a sprawling canvas where local artists dazzle. And when the sun sets, the city grooves to the tunes of the Clayton Music and Wine Festival.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Shaw Park is a slice of nature's paradise amid the urban sprawl, offering everything from skating to swimming. Not to be outdone, Clayton Restaurant Week is an annual foodie pilgrimage where the crème de la crème of local eateries offer specially priced menus for a week. Trust us, your Instagram feed will never look better.