Gay St. Louis: The Midwestern
The "Gateway City" is famous in the Midwest for its diversity and relative gay-friendliness in America's heartland. Gregory Kompes named St. Louis one of the "50 Fabulous Gay-Friendly Places to Live" for its live-and-let-live attitude, extensive cultural attractions, and flourishing nightlife. There are several LGBT friendly neighborhoods, including the Central West End, where the Manchester Avenue "gayborhood" is located, Grand South Central and the historic Soulard District. Most bars and clubs offer dancing and food, and closing time in St. Louis is 3am.