We usually meet in unique locations such as lofts, mansions, condos, rooftops, rehabbed houses, art galleries, recording studios, museums, and event spaces. Occasionally we meet in businesses that sell wine such as new wine bars or restaurants. If it is in a home or alternative space, the host chooses a theme (type of wine) and each participant is asked to bring a bottle of that type of wine or a plate of appetizers to share. If it is in a wine bar or restaurant that is providing the wine, we charge a nominal admission fee to cover the costs of the wines provided for tasting and some food. All events take place within the City Limits of St. Louis.
Reservations are always required. An invitation with all the details is posted on the Metropolist about a week before the event at which time you can RSVP. We will also post the event details on the calendar. We generally can accommodate around 100 people, depending on the location. If you do not subscribe to the Metropolist, but would like to receive invitations, you can subscribe to the Wine Club List at www.groups.yahoo.com/group/Metropolis_Wine_Club. We also ask for volunteers at each event to help register guests and pour wine. For questions or if you would like to host an event at your home or business, contact email@example.com.
$5 per person, 12 and under free. No reservations, just show up!
Downtown Architectural Walking Tour — East: : The Heart of St. Louis.
Metropolis offers a two-hour walking tour of the Heart of Downtown Saint Louis. The tour will explore the rich history and architectural legacy of the eastern side of Downtown, from the founding of the City through its modern development and continuing re-development. The tour will include the Old Cathedral, the Post Office District, the Wainwright Building, and the Eads Bridge, as well as modern contributions to the City's rich urban fabric such as the Arch, the General American Life Insurance Building and Busch Stadium.
Where : The tour begins outside the western entrance to the Old Courthouse, on Broadway between Market and Chestnut, opposite Kiener Plaza.
Downtown Architectural Walking Tour — West: : Beyond the Arch.
Metropolis, a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the City of St. Louis, will offer a two-hour walking tour, highlighting the little known history and architectural significance of downtown St. Louis' Memorial Plaza and surrounding district. Historic buildings will include the Kiel Opera House, City Hall, the Soldiers Memorial, among others, and focus on how they played a role in the development and continuing re-development of the city.
Where: The tour begins on the sidewalk outside the Grand Hall/hotel entrance to Union Station just west of 18th street on Market. For more information, or to schedule a tour on a day other than Saturday, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.