Side Project Cellar
Continuously voted one of the world’s best breweries, Side Project and its sour beers are not to be missed. Stop by the cellar for a drink, or, if you’re in town on the weekend, walk down the street to its brewery.
Side Project Cellar, 7373 Marietta Ave. Maplewood, Mo. 63143
St. Louis’ largest craft brewer, Schlafly, makes Maplewood its home. Pop in for a meal, a brewery tour or the obvious: a beer. With 16 taps, plus bottled options, you’re sure to find something great.
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave. Maplewood, Mo. 63143
If you are a guitar aficionado, you have to stop at Eddie’s (if you can, call and make an appointment first). This is a serious shop, with handmade guitars upwards of $15,000.
Eddie’s Guitars, 7362 Manchester Rd. Maplewood, Mo. 63143
Larder & Cupboard
Food and entrepreneurship come together at Larder & Cupboard, a specialty food store with almost every item coming from St. Louis or the surrounding cities. Get yourself a sweet treat with one of the homemade jams.
Larder & Cupboard, 7310 Manchester Rd. Maplewood, Mo. 63143
Walk off Sutton Boulevard, head up the steps of an unassuming old office building, and enter the 100-year-old Saratoga Lanes, a hidden-away eight-lane bowling alley and 1950s time capsule.
Saratoga Lanes, 2725 Sutton Blvd. A, Maplewood, Mo. 63143
Two restaurant vets got together to create one of the sexiest and most adventurous dinner experiences in St. Louis. Elmwood is all about sharing and trying new things.
Elmwood, 2704 Sutton Blvd. Maplewood, Mo. 63143
Local Missouri ingredients combine with classic Italian cooking in this gem of a restaurant. The “create-your-own” four-course tasting menu is a steal at $40/person. You must get the egg raviolo.
7266 Manchester Rd. Maplewood, Mo. 63143