Daytrip In St. Clair

Image by Lori Hannon of the Paul R Tragurtha freighter.
Gabrielle Sanchez

Looking to have some for some fun in any season? Look no further! We have created the perfect itinerary to satisfy all of your cravings to get out and about, all located in and near St. Clair.

For The Foodie

Kick off your day at the T.A.P. Cafe for freighter watching and coffee! Otherwise known as the Anchor Point Cafe located in the southeast portion of the plaza. This cafe is the joint half of the Anchor Point Bistro. T.A.P. features loads of menu items including fan favorites such as bubble teas, lattes, along with great breakfast and lunch selections. We also recommend grab and go! Take a morning stroll for a good dose of fresh air and blue water views on the Boardwalk in Palmer Park along the St. Clair River.

Health & Wellness

Next on the list- for your health and wellness, we have included trying a new and positive activity such as yoga or pilates. Happy Dog Yoga and Livewell Pilates Studio are the perfect solution. Some classes include Livewell Reformer Essentials, Livewell Mixed Equipment, Livewell Reformer Flow, Intro to Yoga, Hatha Basics, Slow Burn, and many more. With multiple classes and numerous formats to choose from, the new experiences are endless! If a class isn't your thing, a stroll on world's longest freshwater boardwalk is sure to be invigorating.

Retail Therapy

After you finish your class, come stroll into Tru Blue Boutique, where you can find women’s and men’s apparel focused on both fresh styles and timeless pieces, or little treasures for a loved one in your life. In our shop, you’ll discover luxurious fabrics, elevated styles, outerwear, handbags, jewelry, home and gift ware. With our curated collection of fashion designers from top national brands like Tribal, LiverPool, Dex, XCVI, Heartloom, The Normal Brand, Marine Layer your certain to find something that suits your taste. Tru Blue stylists are always friendly and ready to help you with honest and sincere service that’ll keep you coming back, even if it's just to chat!

Lunch Time

It’s now lunch time and we have the perfect destination for you to check out next, St. Clair’s War Water Brewery. Not only is War Water a great dining option with loads of selections ranging from sushi, tacos, and sandwiches, but the drinks for those 21 and up are also a favorite, one of which being the infamous War Water Purple Drink. This hard seltzer consists of a delicious grape flavor and is perfect for those who want a drink to go with their meal. For the avid beer drinker, there’s also a beer menu with loads of options consisting of IPAs, Shandy, and more. Also, if you enjoy your drink at War Water, you will be happy to find out that many of the original drinks are canned and distributed for retail, which can be purchased at multiple locations at your convenience.

Live Performance

For your viewing pleasure and entertainment, check out one of St. Clair’s newest additions, The Boardwalk Theatre. This 350 seat venue is the perfect place to see a musical with the lfamily, or have a fun night out with friends. With an open concession stand and bar, food and drink options are available to purchase. Upcoming shows in 2024 include Bonnie and Clyde, The Wizard of Oz, The 39 Steps, Ernie, Fiddler on the Roof, Young Frakenstein, and Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus. Theater enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase a 2024 Season Ticket Package to see multiple shows.

Last Call

Grab a late night snack or drink at Riverview Plaza’s new bar, the Hamlin Pub. At the Hamlin Pub, “Everyone is a regular.” With a great menu, drinks, and atmosphere, locals are able to enjoy their favorite sports team on the big screen, while also enjoying weekly entertainment and events that include karaoke, trivia, comedy shows, and live music. This is definitely a place you don’t want to miss.

For a complete calendar of events and local listings visit St. Clair on the River.



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