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Gateway Arch visitors must enter the monument through the new west entrance, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs are exits only. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security.

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Dockside Activities

Kick back and relax on the banks of the Mississippi! Grab a drink from our dockside bar or a made-to-order burger from the Paddlewheel Café. With everything from happy hours to live music, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

For current COVID-19 health and safety protocols including face covering requirements, please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page.

Paddlewheel Café

Take in the sights of downtown St. Louis and the Mississippi while enjoying delicious made-to-order eats –  toasted ravioli, BBQ chicken salad, and any number of our chef’s specialties – at St. Louis’ only waterfront dining destination!

The Paddlewheel Café opens Mid-Spring for the 2022 season.

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Dockside Bar

Grab a drink at the Dockside Bar at the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch! Enjoy the best views of St. Louis while having a drink on the water. Grab a bite from the Paddlewheel Café and enjoy daily specials.

Pop up promoting Frights & Heights at the Gateway Arch on Oct. 15 with photos of the Arch at night under a cloudy sky, children and their parents dressed Halloween costumes, dancing and enjoying the evening at the Gateway Arch.