The Low Bullshit Guide to St. Louis

This guide was conceived (and so far, written) by me, J. Brad Hicks. I wanted something that I wouldn't be embarrassed to show an out-of-town friend. I wanted a guide to St. Louis that gave a better idea of what St. Louis looked like, and what it felt like to be in St. Louis. I wanted a guide that gave practical advice on getting around (and getting along) in St. Louis.

Update: Back when I started this guide, the "other" St. Louis guide was nothing but a bunch of business ads and reprints of Regional Commerce and Growth Association pamphlets. Joe Haspiel's done a much better job lately, especially linking in personal pages from other St. Louisans (including mine). I cross-reference his pages, too.

Still, no other "city guide" has conveyed to me a feeling for what it's like to be a St. Louisan, or to be in St. Louis. That's what I hope you'll get a handle on from this Guide. I also hope you'll understand why I love this town so much, big lumps and all.

As seen in the September 1995 St. Louis Magazine

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Disclaimer: None of the contents of this guide are intentional lies. However, all of the contents of this guide are opinions, mostly of one thirtyish white guy from North County. If you don't like what I wrote, send me corrections. If I agree, I'll correct the guide. If I still disagree, I might stick your opinion is as a rebuttal. Otherwise, if you don't like it, write and promote your own guide to St. Louis.

J. Brad Hicks, 3960 Kenneth Avenue, Bridgeton, Missouri 63044-2712, USA, can be reached via My web page, with the other stuff I've written, is at