Everyone needs to get out with their friends once in a while. Sometimes we need to let off steam, other times we might want to celebrate some good news. We went and found the top five places you can go to enjoy some time with your best friend. Whether you are feeling adventurous or relaxed, this list can help you plan an afternoon lark or a night on the town. May is Best Friend month, so call that friend you have been missing and start making some plans.
Busch Stadium
700 Clark St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 345-9600
www.stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/stl/ballpark

Nothing says “day with friends” like catching a good old ball game. The St. Louis Cardinals are a beloved institution. Enjoy some sunshine, a great game, and maybe even a beer or two while the Cardinals entertain the crowd. If you don’t have time for a game but are still a fan, you and your friends can take a tour of the stadium, including the broadcasting booth where the magic happens. The tour can be booked on the website, and is a must for any Cardinal fan.

The Loop
6504 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 727-8000
www.visittheloop.com

The Loop is located north of Forest Park, and has a wide selection of bars, shops and fine restaurants. There are boutiques, salons, hobby stores, art supplies, and several specialty shops. Regardless of what your shared interests are or if you want to try something new, this is a great place to come enjoy a relaxed afternoon of shopping or come back after dark for a laid back party atmosphere. The area is popular among younger crowds, but there is plenty to do for people of all ages.

St. Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 289-4400
www.slsc.org

You can chat and stroll through the main museum, and talk about the different displays. Or you can enjoy a movie on the enormous big screen, which is just perfect for enjoying a break from the outdoors. Or check out the planetarium and learn some fascinating things that you can talk about later. There is always something to do at the St. Louis Science Center, and the website lists all events so you can look for something special. This is great to bring a best friend or a group to enjoy the exhibits. There is even an event planner on the website to help make sure nobody misses out on anything of interest.

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Jazz At The Bistro
3536 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 571-6000
www.jazzstl.org

St. Louis is famous for their jazz music. Jazz at the Bistro is a not-for-profit organization that encourages participation in appreciating the genre. Through activities, community outreach and choosing some nationally recognized musicians, friends can enjoy anything from a hands on activity or a calm afternoon show. The more adventurous can dance the night away and have a drink. The website lists upcoming shows and events.

Blues City Deli
2438 Mcnair Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 773-8225
www.bluescitydeli.com

One of the highest ranked of its kind, this is one of the most popular delis in St. Louis. The food is delicious and gives a nod to the New Orleans connection with some red beans and rice and other Southern favorites. Cold beer and live music from local blues bands makes this the ultimate St. Louis outing. Enjoy the tunes or catch up over a good meal, either way you can’t go wrong at Blues City Deli.

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Bon Tindle is an author from Springfield, MO. She writes fiction and nonfiction for several publications, and can be reached through her website (www.bontindle.com) with comments or questions.