5FF: Geeky Things To Do STL

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Now that we’ve been living in STL for over three years now, Alec and I have had a chance to check out the local spots that welcome geeks like ourselves. Below I’ve gathered places and events that we’ve enjoyed so far! If you live in or near STL or are planning a visit, put these on your must see and do list!

Drink & Game at Two Plumbers Brewery + Arcade

We were able to visit the Two Plumbers during a friend’s birthday on a Saturday night. At first I was a bit worried about the crowd and feeling cramped, but we managed to grab a table and some games while a few in our group ordered some drinks (which were delicious). It wasn’t long before we dispersed and tried our hand at some of the old school arcade games and pinball machines. Overall, we had a really good time even with the crowd.

Geek out at First Fridays @ the Science Center

One of the first geeky things we got to do in STL as a couple was a First Friday event at the Science Center. We’ve since been back for another First Friday (Star Wars) and just to tour the exhibits, but First Fridays are really something magical. There are handmade vendors, cosplayers, tables with group meets sign ups, people showing off their own creations (like an operational K-9 as well as an R2-D2 unit). There’s showings of movies and special episodes, trivia, arts and crafts, and more! Alec and I really enjoyed our time there.

Enjoy the Japanese Festival @ the Botanical Gardens


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At the #missouribotanicalgarden again! The Japanese festival was beautiful and so much fun. #stlouis #stl #japanesefestival

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I’ve been able to attend the Japanese festival twice since moving to STL, and it’s something every otaku will love! The gardens themselves are breath taking and you have the time to leisurely stroll through them at your desired pace. There’s also Japanese vendors that sell artwork and handmade goodies as well as several food stalls if you’d like to munch on the tastes of Japan while you stroll. You’ll also spot cosplayers and those wearing traditional kimonos in the crowd, but keep your eye out for sword and martial art demonsrations as those are really cool to watch!

Visit the STL RenFest

Alec’s very first weekend in STL after we closed the distance was spent at the Renaissance Festival! He got to enjoy his first funnel cake! We walked the grounds with some friends while checking out stalls of swords, clothing, jewelry and other handmade goods. We watched the joisting tournament, a magic show, and a comedy show! I even got to hold a rat and talk with mermaids. Before we left, I spotted a cart selling flower wreath hair accessories. One in particular stood out to me, and I thought it’d make the perfect addition to my wedding outfit.

Shop at Local Spots for Games, Merch & Gear

There’s so many geeky shops in and around STL that we have only been able to hit up a handful! Some notable places include Miniature Market (perfect for board games and have daily game meet ups in their game room; I try to make it to Pathfinder on Thursdays!), Haha Anime, Fantasy Shop, Wizard’s Wagon, Anime Eggroll, and more! You can get so many geeky things at these kind of shops like figurines, video games, board games, anime, manga, etc. I try to support my local shops when I can.

Have you ever been to St. Louis? what are your favorite geeky things to do here? Let me know in the comments!

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