Category Archives: US Restaurants

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Discover the “Top” Nightlife Spot for Tourists in St Louis!

Every savvy traveler likes to have a good time, and sometimes, after a long day of walking around downtown and sightseeing, all you need is a sophisticated cocktail to unwine. And the 360 Rooftop bar (St Louis) offers you just that!

Where Is It?🔭

With such a magnificent and unbeatable view of the entire city of St Louis, there is NO other spot like 360. The bar is located at the rooftop of the Hilton St Louis at Ballpark, and gives you amazing views of the city’s most impressive attractions such as the Gateway Arch, the Mississippi river and the Bush stadium. The outside bar features a contemporary style and great city-like vibes, with a rectangular fire place perfect for cold winter nights or chilly summer evenings. A photo ID is required to access the bar.

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View of the 360 Roof Top Bar from Outside.

How Much is It?💰

Entrance to the bar is free, and so is the view! They do offer a wide variety of delicious cocktails that you can choose from based on your mood (and of course, your pocket). While they also offer food options (let me correct that – bite size snacks), I wouldn’t recommend buying any there because it didn’t turn out to be a good “value for your money” deal. The taste was not that great and the sizes not that generous.

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Pizza Margharita (or what is left of it..). Sara’s order.

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Crab Sandwich. Clem’s order.

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A serving of Mussels. Ruki’s order.

What makes it SO amazing?😎

The view, the cocktails, the music, need I say more? I know for a fact that once I stepped in the zone, I could feel the energy and understand why this is the top nightlife spot for all tourists who are visiting St Louis, at least for the first time!

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That Margarita did not stand a chance. Ruki was pleased.

How Can You Get there?✈️

The bar is easily accessible via car or app-based transportation services.

Is It Safe?👔👗

I think it is definitely safe to access and safe to stay. The handrails are high enough as arm rests, but if you’re afraid of heights, it’s better to stay further. You can still enjoy the great view, music and cocktails from inside!

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Roof Top Bar, View from Inside. Sara and I.

Have you ever been to the 360 Roof Top Bar? Drop your comments below!

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”
― G.K. Chesterton

 


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Dallas: The Foodie Who Ate on 54th Street

I had the privilege to spent some time with great company while spending the night in Dallas. There are cities where you can survive alone, and there are cities where… you won’t survive alone. And so, being able to reconnect with “Binta” was such a great, refreshing experience.

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We went to have brunch at 54th street (Restaurant/Drafthouse) and just to give you heads up (the address was a little bit confusing, because you can access the place from two different streets, but rest assured: it’s the same restaurant/drafthouse).

The place had a typical texan decor which, above anything else, shouldn’t be surprising. It was interesting, though, to see how much effort  they put in it.

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Overall, I was pleasantly pleased with the food options. I can’t remember what I ordered, but as you can see, though tired, I was pleasantly happy.

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Have you eaten at 54th Street before? What were your thoughts/impressions? I’d love to know.

Have you eaten at 54th Street before? What were your thoughts/impressions? I’d love to know.

In the meantime, if you’re planning to visit Dallas soon, here are some of my essential tips😎

Essential Tips for Visiting Dallas: 

  1. Travel with someone: the city is way too huge, and you might get bored alone
  2. If you can drive, rent a car: anyone else who has lived in Texas would support this. Otherwise, your experience will be a disaster.
  3. If you have friends/family/acquaintances/even enemies there, reconnect: not only is it good to keep in touch with people, but it makes a difference if you have someone from there who actually takes you around. I had never been to Dallas, but I have been to Houston and it seems to me that this is something very peculiar to Texas: the cities are huge, transportation system is not conducive to public transport, and everybody drives. So if you really have no one there, then you’ll be stuck with Ubers and Cabs for your entire trip.

Do you have any other tips for visiting Dallas? Share them here!

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“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
― Anita Desai

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Wander Mum

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A Taste of Hawaii… In Chicago!

Hawai is definitely a destination I intend to visit some day, so having a taste of Hawai “before” actually going there was an amazing experience!

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While in Chicago, my friends took me to the Tikki Terrace. It’s an awesome Hawaian restaurant located in Des Plaines (not really far from Chi-city).

One of the things I found interesting about this place was the fact that it’s like a needle in a haystack: a small gem located in the suburb, not downtown. Pretty precious.  The food was good, the drinks were better and the hosts and staff were the best! We also got to watch their famous Hula Show (ethnic dancers moving to the Hawaian beats!) and that was really entertaining.

And you know what the best part is? All of this was at an affordable price! Here is how we got the best deals for this place.

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Tips:

  • If you intend to go there, don’t expect to see a big display sign indicating that you have arrived at your destination. It’s at a pretty discrete location, so GPS is paramount.
  • Make sure you book in advance because the place is always packed and you can’t guarantee a seat if you just randomly walk in.
  • Make a reservation for a night when they have the Hula Show. It’s definitely worth it and gives you a better value for your money!

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