May 22, 2010

Delmar Loop

Delmar Loop is an entertainment and shopping district of St. Louis - a gentrified section encompassing six blocks straddling an upscale neighborhood.

Named as one of the 10 best streets of America, Delmar Loop is home to an eclectic mix of shops, music lounges and bars. There's the Tivoli Theater, which shows art-house films, Blueberry Hill, a music lounge where the legendary Chuck Berry still plays, plenty of tattoo parlors and record bars, and even a Ben & Jerry's.

The St. Louis Walk of Fame - which honors famous people from St. Louis - can also be found in Delmar Loop. The celebrities include singer Tina Turner, Olympian Jackie-Joyner Kersee, the pilot Charles Lindberg Jr., and rapper Nelly, among others.

My visit to Delmar even had a few surprises. While visiting the Vintage Vinyl record bar, I get to hear singer Lynne Fiddmont perform live inside the store, and while eating at a Chinese restaurant with my friends from the office, we met a group of Filipinas who befriended us.

1 comment:

Lupe Delmar said...

Chuck Berry plays BH once a YEAR, not every Wednesday!