Bordering on Forest Park and home to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, the Central West End is actually one of the area’s great bar locations. There’s karaoke night at Tom’s or great ale at Dressel’s. There’s a local vibe at Culpepper’s and a reliable chain in Bar Louie’s.
It was once home to former Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa and renowned poet T. S. Eliot. Remnants of the 1904 World’s Fair can even be seen in the cobblestone streets and old fashioned lamp posts. There’s history. There’s booze. And because of it, there are plenty of good times to be had at the Central West End.