Photo by Mabel Suen
Enjoy a TV-free night at the Tick Tock on Sunday.
It's been a tough football season for St. Louis. If you're still too upset to watch the NFl, too pissed at Stan Kroenke for taking the team away or if you just really couldn't care less about the Super Bowl, here are ten things to do in St. Louis this Sunday other than watching the "big game."
1. Enjoy a night out sans football at an old-school bar
Tick Tock Tavern
(3459 Magnolia Ave; Unlisted)
This small, corner bar has taken the No Football Pledge
. They’re boycotting the "big game" because they really could not care less—and neither do their patrons. From 4 p.m. to close, the tavern will be offering activities like board games and adult coloring books, and a knitting group will be there as well. While you’re coloring or knitting away, you can enjoy live music courtesy of the Gaslight Squares, who will be playing from 5 to 7 p.m.
2. Catch a better bowl game on Cherokee
Puppy Bowl XLL Party at Art Bar
(2732 Cherokee St; 314-769-9696)
If you would rather watch adorable pups romp around together, fighting over chew toys than grown men tackling one another to win some kind of special bowl, the Puppy Bowl watch party is the place for you! Beginning at 1:30 p.m., Art Bar is partnering with Stray Rescue to fundraise for stray animals in St. Louis — and St. Louis' own Puddin Pop is repping the city
for Team Ruff. Twenty percent of the bar’s earnings that day will be donated to Stray Rescue and additional donations for the animals will be accepted, as well. A wish list of items can be found at their Amazon page
3. Listen to a piano man at a classic dive
Mark Dew at the Hideaway
(5900 Arsenal St; 314-645-8822)
Check out the Mark Dew at the Hideaway Restaurant and Lounge in south city near the Hill. Beginning at 8 p.m., the charming blind piano player will play tunes from Sinatra, Cash and more, making for a low-key evening of good music and good times. The dive bar is a great place for a cheap drink or a slow dance.
4. Catch a museum show — and actually learn something
Missouri History Museum
(Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave; 314-746-4599)
Take a walk back in time at the Missouri History Museum
and see what life looked like in 1875—before professional football was even a thing. The exhibit "A Walk in St. Louis 1875
" showcases a cartographic map from Compton and Dry, detailing what the city looked like back in the day. It also features photographs, artifacts, news pieces and assorted writings. Best of all: admission is free!
5. Dig into pub food in front of a roaring fireplace
(419 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-1060)
If you still want to enjoy great food in a pub atmosphere without blaring televisions and screaming fans, then make your way to the Central West End. Dressel’s is one of the few restaurants and bars in the city without any televisions to distract from your evening out. Plus, the menu offers great pub fare that will put any party dip to shame. Other restaurants that offer a television-free refuge can be found here
6. Keep Saturday's party raging with reggae at Marley Gras
BB's Blues, Jazz and Soups
(700 S. Broadway; 314-436-5222)
Keep the Mardi Gras spirit going at BB's Mardi Marley Gras
. Enjoy live reggae music in the style of Bob Marley performed by Yard Squad and Friends. Grab a locally brewed craft beer and one of their homemade soups. Admission is $10. The music starts at 8 p.m. and goes until midnight.
7. Catch a silent movie — complete with organist
Second Presbyterian Church
(4501 Westminster Pl; 314-367-0366)
If you’d like to see a show without continuous commercial interruption, then swing by the Second Presbyterian Church for a free, 4 p.m. viewing of the 1926 silent film For Heaven’s Sake
. The movie stars Harold Lloyd as millionaire J. Harold Manners who falls in love unexpectedly. Organist Andrew Peters will provide accompaniment.
8. Enjoy family fun at the Art Museum
Family Sundays at the Saint Louis Art Museum
(One Fine Arts Drive; 314-721-0072)
Looking for a wholesome day with the family? Take them out to SLAM for their weekly Family Sunday event. This week’s theme is "Going Global." Take a trip to see art from around the world, making stops in Asia, Africa and Australia—passport not required! Families will be able to participate in craft activities along the way. Family tours leave at 2:30 p.m. and admission is free.
9. See live music that's less whiney than Coldplay
Scru Face Jean at Fubar
(3108 Locust St; 314-289-9050)
If Coldplay's halftime show is of no interest to you, check out the Scru Face Jean show at Fubar
for an alternative option. The Lincoln, Nebraska rapper will be performing for fans and football-detesters alike. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $10-$25.
10. Curl up in your very own bed
Are you too hung over from Mardi Gras to engage in Super Bowl festivities? Don’t fret, just curl up in your bed, sign into Netflix and veg out. Enjoy a day of doing absolutely nothing—isn’t that what Sunday’s were made for, anyway?