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CHENZ A!
10-04-2006, 06:32 PM
I'm trying to decide which hotel to stay at when I go there to watch the Chiefs, and party for a few days. Anyone familiar with the downtown area, or have any recommendations? It looks right now like it is between the Ballpark Hilton, and the Drury Plaza.

Are there good bars/clubs around, also do they open early so you can get beers before the game on Sunday?

Any info would be apreciated.

Bill Parcells
10-04-2006, 06:39 PM
I stayed at the hotel right next to the hockey arena..It was high priced..The Red wings were staying there..

For partying..the loop..and check out a place called blueberryhill..A kind of cool restaraunt/club/bar place..

Bill Parcells
10-04-2006, 06:39 PM
this place

http://www.blueberryhill.com/

shaneo69
10-04-2006, 06:56 PM
Yeah, I'm from St. Louis and I'm going to that game as well. Really no good places to tailgate around the dome, so I would recommend the Casino Queen hotel just on the Illinois side of the river. The metrolink (light rail) parking lot right next door to the casino may be the best place to tailgate, then you can take the metrolink over the river right to the dome. If you would rather hit the bars before the game, you can take the two minute metrolink ride directly to Laclede's landing where all the bars are.

Plus the night before, you get all the gambling you want and a great view of the St. Louis skyline from the hotel.

On Saturday night, if you would rather hit the bars instead of gamble, the crowd on Laclede's landing will be mainly 20 somethings and bachelor parties (at least prior to midnight). If you are looking for more of a 30 something crowd, you can take a cab to the Soulard area where there are about 20 bars or so within walking distance of each other.

On Sunday after the game, I would recommend walking to Dooley's Pub, just a couple blocks away from the dome. Awesome burgers.

I would shy away from the hotels you mentioned, at least during the baseball off-season, because there won't be much going on downtown. The Casino Queen hotel is a metrolink ride away from the dome and the Landing, plus it has the gambling right there.

shaneo69
10-04-2006, 07:16 PM
Big Tuna is talking about the Sheraton, which has a metrolink stop next to it and would take you right to the dome, but there's not much to do out there unless you want to act like a tourist and go to the Hard Rock Cafe at Union Station. Bernie Federko's sports bar is in the Sheraton, but it's a ghost town if the Blues aren't playing that night.

Blueberry Hill is a great bar, but it's out in U-City, which you could get to by metrolink, but it's probably a 25 minute ride by link. I would recommend partying in Soulard (Big Daddy's, Johnny's, McGurk's, 1860's, Hammerstone's, etc) on Saturday night and the Landing on Sunday morning before the game.

If you do decide to stay at the Drury or Hilton, there are a couple cool bars down there called BB's Jazz and Broadway Oyster bar that have live music.

http://www.broadwayoysterbar.com/

http://www.bbsjazzbluessoups.com/

CHENZ A!
10-04-2006, 07:16 PM
Parcells and Shaneo69- Thanks for the tips. So downtown is not the place to stay? Neither of these are close to the Landing, the Brewery, the Arch, etc.? I probably won't be doing any gambling, but on Fri. night I'd like to check out some dancing, or live music(basically wherever all the drunk college girls party), and on Sat. probably visit the brewery and then find a good sports bar to watch the games at. I just did a search for hotels within walking distance of the Edward Jones Dome.

Bill Parcells
10-04-2006, 07:21 PM
I dont live there..I was there 4-5 times and had a blast in the loop..there are alot of bars within walking distance there..

I would get a hotel close to the dome..and cab it to the loop one night..

FYI..While I was there I saw no DUI presence at all..but it always helps to know where you are going when your buzzed ;)

'Hamas' Jenkins
10-04-2006, 07:41 PM
Parcells and Shaneo69- Thanks for the tips. So downtown is not the place to stay? Neither of these are close to the Landing, the Brewery, the Arch, etc.? I probably won't be doing any gambling, but on Fri. night I'd like to check out some dancing, or live music(basically wherever all the drunk college girls party), and on Sat. probably visit the brewery and then find a good sports bar to watch the games at. I just did a search for hotels within walking distance of the Edward Jones Dome.

Ok, that was a funny joke, but Shane is directing you to East St. Louis. If you want to die, follow his advice. Stay at the ballpark Hilton. I've stayed there, the staff is helpful and courteous. It's a nice place.

shaneo69
10-04-2006, 07:42 PM
Parcells and Shaneo69- Thanks for the tips. So downtown is not the place to stay? Neither of these are close to the Landing, the Brewery, the Arch, etc.? I probably won't be doing any gambling, but on Fri. night I'd like to check out some dancing, or live music(basically wherever all the drunk college girls party), and on Sat. probably visit the brewery and then find a good sports bar to watch the games at. I just did a search for hotels within walking distance of the Edward Jones Dome.

Are you driving into town? If so, the Casino Queen hotel has a better parking lot than the downtown hotels. Downtown just seems kind of like a ghost town when the Cards are not playing. You definitely want to be on the Landing Friday night if you're looking for college girls, but it's a hike of a walk from those hotels. There are metrolink stops over there that will take you to the Landing, but like I said, they're deserted except for the bums when the Cards are not playing. Morgan Street Brewpub is a cool bar to hang out at on the Landing. Another bar definitely worth hitting Friday night is the Schlafly Tap Room. It's just a couple blocks north of Union Station, about a 5 minute drive from the downtown hotels.

http://www.morganstreetbrewery.com/welcome.htm

http://www.schlafly.com/brewpubs.shtml


The A-B brewery is south of downtown, not within walking distance, and not accessible by metrolink, so you'll need to drive or take a cab there. The Arch is within walking distance of the downtown hotels. There's also a Hooters downtown by those hotels to watch the games on Saturday. Not really any other good sports bars downtown.

sedated
10-04-2006, 07:47 PM
last time I was in the Lou I stayed at a real nice hotel within walking distance of the Landing.

started with a "W", Wellington I think, or something like that.

very nice, but pretty expensive.

shaneo69
10-04-2006, 07:50 PM
Ok, that was a funny joke, but Shane is directing you to East St. Louis. If you want to die, follow his advice. Stay at the ballpark Hilton. I've stayed there, the staff is helpful and courteous. It's a nice place.

WTF are you talking about? Have you been to St. Louis in the past 5 years, or are you talking out of your ass?

When I lived on the Illinois side of St. Louis, I always took the metrolink from that location to baseball, football, and hockey games. It's a much safer area, in my estimation, than downtown St. Louis in the winter.

Here's the link to the Casino Queen hotel...

http://www.casinoqueen.com/hotel/index.php

BTW....I work downtown, a block away from Busch Stadium, and not a week goes by that I don't get stopped by bums on the way to my parking garage. Stay at the Casino Queen, take the metrolink, and you don't have to worry about that.

shaneo69
10-04-2006, 07:54 PM
last time I was in the Lou I stayed at a real nice hotel within walking distance of the Landing.

started with a "W", Wellington I think, or something like that.

very nice, but pretty expensive.

Probably the Westin. Nice place.

http://specialoffers.starwoodhotels.com/westin_st_louis/so.htm?PS=PS_aa_Google_westin_st_louis_080706_NAD_FM

Bill Parcells
10-04-2006, 07:55 PM
Probably the Westin. Nice place.

http://specialoffers.starwoodhotels.com/westin_st_louis/so.htm?PS=PS_aa_Google_westin_st_louis_080706_NAD_FM
I was there too..That place was nice!!!

Al Bundy
10-04-2006, 08:40 PM
I just got back from St. Louis, I stayed at the Hilton on Clayton, nice hotel.

'Hamas' Jenkins
10-04-2006, 08:50 PM
WTF are you talking about? Have you been to St. Louis in the past 5 years, or are you talking out of your ass?

When I lived on the Illinois side of St. Louis, I always took the metrolink from that location to baseball, football, and hockey games. It's a much safer area, in my estimation, than downtown St. Louis in the winter.

Here's the link to the Casino Queen hotel...

http://www.casinoqueen.com/hotel/index.php

BTW....I work downtown, a block away from Busch Stadium, and not a week goes by that I don't get stopped by bums on the way to my parking garage. Stay at the Casino Queen, take the metrolink, and you don't have to worry about that.

Other than the fact that the murder rate is twice as high there compared to St.Land the rape rate is 7x as high, I have just no f*cking clue...and I have family that lives in St.L, so I've been there many times.

Halfcan
10-04-2006, 09:04 PM
Harrahs is pretty good.

Bill Parcells
10-04-2006, 09:12 PM
Harrahs is pretty good.
Been there too!!!

CHENZ A!
10-04-2006, 09:35 PM
Damn, the Westin looks real nice, but it is like $300 per night(from that link you posted). I found the Hilton Downtown for around $100 per, that is more in my price range.

Thanks to all you guys for the tips on bars, and places to hang out. I'm sure there will be some others from the planet that will be making the trip, so a little closer to the game, we could make plans to meet up in STL for a beer.

shaneo69
10-05-2006, 08:55 AM
The Embassy Suites is right on the Landing, directly across from the dome. Looks like it's over $200/night though.

http://www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=STLDNES


If anyone will be in town by Friday (11/3) at 5:00, I can meet at the downtown Hooters for a brew.

ChiefsFan4Life
10-05-2006, 09:13 AM
Stay at the Sheraton downtown - it's right next to the Scottrade Center

You can take a shuttle from the hotel to the landing and there are plenty of bars/clubs around there and you're not far from the stadium (terrible stadium) for the game

Alton deFlat
10-05-2006, 11:46 AM
I stayed at the Roberts Mayfair (http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/STLMF/main.wnt) a couple of years ago. It was pretty nice, not too far from the dome, and I got it for about $60 a night on hotels.com.