Town Talk Features

The Best Of … Kirkwood

Kirkwood is full of happening spots where you can eat, drink and be merry. The community is walkable, bikeable and even train-able (thanks to its very own historic Amtrak depot)! Treat yourself to dinner out, or stroll the unique shops downtown. For more ideas, visit

local shopping
Kirkwood Farmers Market: This bustling market is open most of the year and turns into a tree lot and Christmas market for the holidays.
Global Foods Market: Browse the aisles for fresh produce and packaged goods from all over the world.
Down by the Station: The store (part of which is a caboose!) offers a variety of home products, jewelry, stationery and gift items.
Paperdolls Boutique: Shop for women’s clothing and accessories in the heart of downtown.

Kirkwood Park: The 92-acre park features athletic facilities, picnic areas, walking paths, a lake for fishing and more.
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center: Learn about the natural world while you explore the park’s 112 scenic acres.

bars & restaurants
Billy G’s: Locals fill the patio when it’s nice for live music and casual comfort food.
Spencer’s Grill: Choose from burgers, breakfast plates and more at this iconic neighborhood diner.
One 19 North Tapas & Wine Bar: Enjoy tapas, larger plates, an extensive wine list and live music in this intimate setting.
Sapore Italian Cafe: Fresh, seasonal dishes and homemade pasta are on the menu at this local mainstay.

notable landmarks
Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park: This historic home is open for tours by appointment.
The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum: The museum is ground zero for learning, discovery and fun.
Kirkwood Train Station: Railroad fans will want to visit the historic depot, built in 1893 and still in service.

annual events
Summer Concert Series (starts in June): A variety of artists entertain music lovers on Thursday evenings.
Tour de Kirkwood (July): Gear up for a fun triathlon that kicks off at Kirkwood Park.
Greentree Festival (September): Art, crafts, food and entertainment round out this popular event that includes a Saturday morning parade.