There's a new option for outdoor dining in downtown St. Louis – and it's in the middle of a usually busy street.
On Friday nights, the city of St. Louis is shutting down a portion of Sixth Street between Locust and Washington to bring socially-distanced outdoor dining to downtown's MX District, named Al Fresco @ The MX. Tables and chairs will be available for folks to eat at after picking up carryout food or drinks from restaurants such as Sugarfire Smoke House, Pi Pizzeria, Hi Pointe Drive-In, Gringo, Snarfs and Crazy Bowls and Wraps.
Al Fresco @ The MX will be hosted on upcoming Fridays between 4 and 7pm.
To add to the atmosphere, each Friday, guests will also be able to enjoy a show with their dinner. The National Blues Museum will be helping to provide live music each week, and MX Movies will also be playing classic comedies on a projection screen.
To protect visitors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, tables and chairs will be distanced 10 feet apart and will sanitized between each use. Bathrooms and hand-washing stations will also be available. Plus, organizers encourage everyone attending to wear masks when not eating.
Information on Al Fresco @ The MX is available on Instagram.