Travel & Tourism

Event Location & Directions

PixelPop Festival 2018 will be held at Saint Louis University’s Busch Student Center (BSC). It is located at 20 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103 [map]. The BSC is an accessible, ADA-compliant facility.

Saint Louis University is located in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri, and is easily accessible by air, car and train. If you are driving to the event, the SLU visitor parking garage is located near the intersection of Grand Boulevard and Laclede Avenue (see “Parking” below).

You can also take MetroLink, St. Louis’ public lightrail system, from Lambert International Airport to the Grand Station stop via the Red Line. Find your best route and plan your trip with MetroLink’s Trip Finder.


Parking is available in the nearby Laclede Parking Garage, at 3642 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 [map]. SLU visitor parking lots are $2 per hour or $6 for the day. There is no overnight parking.

Hotels & Lodging

PixelPop Festival recommends the following hotels.

Hotel Ignacio

Hotel Ignacio [map] is a boutique hotel located in the vibrant midtown area of Saint Louis. Designed by the award-winning Lawrence Group, the smoke-free hotel features distinctive, unique room themes — Fine Art, Performing Arts, Architecture, and Music — that showcase its location in the arts center of Saint Louis.

Distance to venue: 8 minute walk to Busch Student Center; 2 minute drive.

To make reservations: Go to

Pear Tree Inn

Pear Tree Inn St. Louis Near Union Station [map] is walking distance from Union Station, a National Historic Landmark centrally located among downtown St. Louis’ attractions like Washington Avenue’s entertainment district, City Museum and Scottrade Center. St. Louis University is easily accessible. A free hot breakfast and free evening beverages are included with your room.

Distance to venue: 25 minute walk to Busch Student Center; 6 minute drive.

To make reservations: Go to

Dining & Tourism

The SLU Busch Student Center includes a St. Louis Bread Co. restaurant just down the hall from the PixelPop ballrooms. Within walking distance: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Starbucks (in Clemens Hall), Midtown Sushi & Ramen, and Dixon’s Smoke Company (BBQ; closed Sunday).

It’s a short walk to St. Louis’ Midtown Alley neighborhood, with many dining options including Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante, Triumph Grill, BaiKu Sushi Lounge, Fieldhouse Pub & Grill, The Fountain On Locust, and Pappy’s BBQ.

For our out-of-town guests and attendees looking to explore St. Louis, we’d suggest these tourist attractions and notable features: the famous Gateway Arch, the excellent Saint Louis Science Center, the tremendously interactive, visually stunning City Museum, the renowned St. Louis Zoo, the amazing, recently remodeled St. Louis Public Library, the gorgeous Botanical Gardens, and the sprawling, beautiful Forest Park. More tourist info is available here.