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“Best on Holidays”
Review of Soulard

Ranked #46 of 254 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Neighborhood and, with its numerous bars and clubs, the center of St. Louis' music scene.
Columbia, Missouri
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322 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Best on Holidays”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Soulard is a neat area of St. Louis with unique bars and restaurants. They hold an annual Mardi Gras parade the weekend before the holiday that attracts thousands of visitors. There are beer tents, stages, and so much going on. It is also a super fun time around St. Pat's Day- the area is full of Irish bars and pubs! Oktoberfest is another one you don't want to miss.. Soulard is the perfect place for you if you like to drink/eat and have a good time!

Visited March 2014
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014

'Soulard' is French for gutter drunk. How appropriate! Although the Frenchness has given way to an Irish pubs, drinking is attraction number one. This is especially true if it is party time -- like St. Patty's Day, Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve....

Soulard is a wonderful, colorful part of St. Louis, so please proceed to visit and don't be put off by my previous lines. That said, this quarter should be your first stop if you enjoy tipping a flask of stout or shooting good whiskies with lively locals. There are also many good-to-excellent dining spots mixed with simpler sandwich bars. And around the corner is the Budweiser brewery [again, how appropriate!] where a tour is a must, followed by beer sampling.

Soulard best retains that French look of New Orleans with its many knitted streets lined with sidewalk townhouses of brick/mortar/millwork that each have secret gardens extending far behind to allies. When you step into one, it is as if you stepped into the cloister of the mid-19th century. Marvelous!

Visited March 2013
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Newburgh, Indiana
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209 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Great Diverse Neighborhood”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Soulard is a great place to visit, dine, drink and shop. Wide variety of bars and restaurants to suit all lifestyles. Wild and fun time during Mardi Gras. The Soulard Farmer's Market has been around forever and is a very interesting place to visit with all sorts of vendors with fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers, sundry items, craft items and even sports clothing. Lots of interesting characters at the market and it's always a fun visit there.

Visited October 2013
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Urbana, IL
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4 attraction reviews
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“Fun to walk the Soulard district!”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

The Soulard neighborhood is just South of downtown St.Louis. Very easy to get to and then back to the downtown area if that is where you are staying for a sporting event as we were. Fun to park and walk to the many bars and eating places. Interesting to see the architecture of the buildings and feel the historic nature of the entire area. Definately has a New Orleans vibe. The International Tap House has over 300 beers available...great place to hang out. McGirks has a very Irish ale house look. Johnnie's might be more for the male crowd and not for kids, but like their slogan says, the food is way better than it has to be. The Porch is a neat place that has wine tastings on Saturdays, sells wine and is a unique gift boutique. Julie's Cafe at the Farmer's Market has some wonderful bloody mary's!! All in all, a great place to spend a little time.....

Visited August 2013
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“Fun neighborhood near downtown”
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

You can find lots of little neighborhood bars with delicious food and entertainment. If you are looking for something to do on a weekend grab some friends and head to Soulard. If you are heading to St. Louis fir a trio make sure to add Soulard to the to do list. Don't miss the historic Soulard Market where you can shop in an open air market for fruits, vegetables, spices and other odds and ins. Even if you don't need to purchase anything take a stroll through and get some Gus's Pretzels a St Louis tradition.

Visited July 2013
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