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1st Street Plaza

The 1st Street Plaza is new and improved! Nestled alongside the Fox River, this community setting serves as a gathering area, and outdoor dining space, and is home to tons of businesses just waiting to be explored! Continue below to discover more!




From family-friendly spots to award-winning establishments, you can find it all on the 1st Street Plaza. Plus, when the weather calls for it, take advantage of the many patios found along the way. 

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Alter Brewing + Kitchen


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Not only does Alter Brewing + Kitchen know their way around a craft beverage, but their cuisine is second-to-none, too. Have a drink along with a bit to eat and enjoy breathtaking views of the Fox River from the patio.

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Brunch Cafe


Brunch Cafe can help you start the day off on the right foot, serving up "egg'ceptional" food from an extensive breakfast and lunch menu! They also serve Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's, to help you celebrate your morning!

Forever Yogurt


Forever Yogurt is so much more than just frozen yogurt, it's a chance to create your own culinary masterpiece! Starting with the base of frozen yogurt, you'll get to pile on countless amounts of different toppings like fruits, candy, and cereal.


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Gia Mia

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Gia Mia is serving up locally crafted, wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza, on top of an array of creative small plates, fresh pasta, antipasto, and hand-made mozzarella!

La Mesa Modern Mexican


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Serving traditional Mexican food with a modern twist, La Mesa Modern Mexican is cooking up very thoughtful, unique fare that's tough to beat. Stop by for their next Taco Tuesday, and explore the largest selection of tequila in the suburbs.

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La Za'Za' Trattoria

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For a remarkable date spot, you can never go wrong with La Za'Za' Trattoria. Serving up Northern Italian food in St. Charles since 1995, you'll fall in love with their pastas, steaks, and impressive wine selection to choose from.

McNally's Irish Pub & Kitchen


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Dishing up the flavors of the Emerald Isle, McNally's Irish Pub & Kitchen is a go-to spot for appetizing Irish cuisine and one of the best Guinness's around. You can enjoy their flavorsome fare while taking in the ambience of their pub setting.

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moto imōto

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moto imoto is the place to go for an exceptional "East meets West" dining experience. Aside from superior Asian favorites and Sushi, you can also choose from a great selection of premium Sake!



St. Charles is home to an array of fantastic retail options, offering unique products that you just can't find anywhere else. On 1st Street, you'll discover many places where you can shop till you drop, and find products that are second-to-none.

Boutique Baby


When you shop at Boutique Baby, you know you're getting the best for you child. Every product you come across has been thoroughly researched and tested by the owner herself!

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The Diamondaire


Show your partner some love and give the gift of gems! At the Diamondaire, their experts can assist you with your search or that perfect piece of jewelry you're after, including Engagemnet Rings, Earrings, Chains, and more!

Jeans & A Cute Top Shop


If you're in need of a wardrobe makeover, then stop by Jeans & A Cute Top Shop for your next upgraded look. The boutique store has plenty of stylish options that can help you accentuate your best qualities.

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For over 75 years, Kilwins has been "wowing" customers with their famous Mackinac Island Fudge, Caramel Apples, and other scrumptious treats. Where you're there, you may even see them create confections right before your eyes!

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Personal Care

At MION Artisan Soap, you can discover soaps, candles, bath accessories, and more that only contain high-quality ingredients - without the use of preservatives, parabens, artificial colorings and perfumes.

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Nothing compares to the enticing aroma of freshly made desserts, and Smallcakes has mastered the art of baking cupcakes that taste even better than they smell. Stop by and explore their selection, as they bake tons of styles daily.

Vintage 53


Take a break from the stresses of your daily life and enjoy a glass of wine and superb cheese and accompaniments at Vintage 53. Their large menu of wines, cocktails, and craft beers is sure to delight your taste buds along with cut-to-order charcuterie.

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Things to Do

Whether it's theatres, gyms, or salons you're looking for, you'll find tons of things to do when you visit the 1st Street Plaza. There are plenty of activities that you can take part in when you're here, making it easy to plan your day full of fun.

Club Pilates


Club Pilates is committed to helping you achieve a happier, healthier, and a more fulfilling life through Pilates! Pilates improves mobility, strength, balance, and that's just the beginning!

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FIT St. Charles


At FIT St. Charles, they provide the resources and the training necessary to help you along your fitness journey. In their space, you'll find open space and the equipment you need to exercise using movements you perform in day-to-day life.

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Cooking Class

Looking to refine your culinary skills? Fox Den Cooking can help you with just that! The experts at Fox Den Cooking will walk you through step by step on how to make tasty, mouthwatering dishes.

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Ginger Root Hair Salon


At Ginger Root Hair Salon, they take exceptional care of both men and women's hair, offering a variety of services that will help give you that fresh, brand-new look. From cuts to coloring, bridal consultations and more!

Steel Beam Theatre


A pillar in the St. Charles community, the Steel Beam Theatre has been presenting engaging and passionate performances for over 20 years. They feature phenomenal professional theatre, and a youth stage, as well.

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Exciting New Digital Kiosks

For assistance in navigating downtown St. Charles, explore our new digital kiosks located on the 1st Street Plaza.

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Digital Kiosks' Locations

Near Main Street

By La Za'Za' Trattoria

South End of Plaza

By MION Artisan Soap

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  • If I already completed the Brew Tour before, can I retake the newly relaunched challenge?
    Yes. Please log out of your account on the Travel St. Charles app and log back in to be able to retake the challenge.
  • Where do I go to pick up the FREE limited edition St. Charles Brew Tour t-shirt?
    Once you complete the challenge, you can pick up your t-shirt at the St. Charles Municipal building between Monday and Friday from 8:00am - 1:30pm.
  • Do I have to complete the entire challenge all at one time?
    No, the Brew Tour Challenge can be completed over any span of time. Every time you check into a brewery, your progress will be saved so you can always pick up where you left off.
  • Who should I contact for additional questions in regard to the Brew Tour Challenge?
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Getting to the Plaza

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