Climb the industrial-looking stairs brooding above Crescent Park and be rewarded with a picturesque view of the Mississippi River at its bendiest on one side and dozens of rows of shotgun houses and downtown buildings on the other. Below, Piety Street Market offers local arts and crafts and vintage finds on the second Saturday of every month. Just off the street in this quiet stretch of Bywater are staples like Frady's One Stop Food Store, Webb's Bywater Music and Markey Park, home to the annual Mirton Festival.
Who you'll see:
Record nerds, pizza deliverers, dog walkers
Where to eat:
Wash down a New York-style slice from Pizza Delicious with a bratwurst from its neighboring biergarten Bratz Y'all.
Where to drink:
A former smoke-filled locals-only lounge, Bud Rip's has cleaned up but kept its dive vibe.
Where to discover the record you didn't know you needed:
Euclid Records stocks two floors with lovingly organized aisles for new releases in all genres as well as classic funk and R&B, jazz, country, punk, metal, and unclassifiable noise.
You oughta know
The recently closed Piety Street Recording studios housed sessions with artists from Elvis Costello and Tom Waits to the Cash Money Records roster and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.