Kristin and I at O'Malley's.
Beautiful old homes, neat shops and dining establishments in the wooded hills along the Missouri River
Parking can be a pain on a busy day
In a nutshell
Quaint and charming - just the place for a day trip, or a romantic overnight stay at a B&B
Brouse for antiques
The first stop of the day for some antiques turned out to be the last......we found some interesting pieces, including a matching (exact match, but larger) serving tray to one that we found a bit closer to home at the Westport flea market. The same exact pattern....maybe it...
Tasting wines at Pirtles
I tried a few of the local wines and was very impressed. There are some good values here. Also available are a vast array of gifts for the wine lover or the chef. Aside from standard wines, Pirtle's is known for its mead (honey wine) and apple wine, made from local produce.
Walking Tour - White Lace (Avalon Cafe)
A particularly charming old cottage, built in 1847 in the Federal style. Features original brick, walnut woodwork, and plank floors. Now houses the Avalon Cafe, an upscale restaurant serving Continental cuisine.
Walking Tour - Lindenmeyer House
In this view, we are looking at the house from the side entrance. The front of the two-story Federal-style house is to the right. The home was built in 1848 by W.G. Noble, one of Weston's city fathers and early merchants.
National Historic District
Much of the older section of Weston, Missouri, is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Factors in this designation were the town's importance as a Missouri River town in the mid-1800's, and the townspeoples' efforts to preserve buildings and homes with...
Weston Methodist Church
Construction began on this church building in 1859. However, when the Civil War broke out, the congregation found itself divided on the issue of slavery. The building was not finished until 1868, several years after the end of the war.
Walking Tour - Willow Bend House
Built in the Federal Style in 1847 by a Kentucky entrepeneur and anti-slavery activist. Within three years, the owner was engaged to be married and enlarged the home. The plaque outside the house notes that the bricks were fired locally, but the interior's ornate woodworking...
Walking Tour - The Benjamin Wood House
Built in 1845. Now a bed & breakfast known as The Hatchery. In the depression days of the 1930's, this building became an inexpensive rooming house utilized by many newly marrieds who bore children while living here. Hence the name "hatchery." Nancy and I gave our oldest...
O'Malley's Pub: Weston Irish Festival
The 12th annual event on October 14, 15 & 16, 2011 features fifteen acts on four stages, including the premiere acts in Irish music. Headlining this year's festival are: Screaming Orphans and The Mickey Finns. Also appearing are Reverse Cowboy, Flannigan's Right Hook, Three...
O'Malley's: Rich Irish Cuisine
The restaurant has apparently been around for a very long time. It's in an old building, but don't let that stop you! The ambience is very authentic Irish. There is Irish decor everywhere. The staff is extremely polite and outgoing. They have great beer and food. The prices...
O'Malley's: Creamy Irish Ale
It looks like a somewhat normal structure, and we expected a normal pub inside. However, upon entering, we went down a flight of stairs, and in turn entered a narrow brick tunnel into the cellar. We could hear the music immediately, a talented American-Irishman belting out...
The Sweet Suite: Coffees & Candies
Old-fashioned sweets shop meets contemporary coffee shop. In a timeless ritual, kids count out their pennies and nickels to buy a supply of candy. Meanwhile, fashionably dressed visitors roll out the bills for the latest trendy espresso concoction. What a neat place!
O'Malley's 1842 Pub: Irish music, Irish spirits
Disclaimer - This report is not based on personal experience, but I do hope to return to Weston for the experience of an evening of live Irish music at O'Malley's. I did take the picture, however.
Here is what I know about O'Malleys: The Weston Brewing Company set up their operation here in 1842. O'Malley's Pub now operates in two of that brewery's five stone cellars. O'Malley's has an authentic Irish atmosphere, Irish ales and lagers on draught, and ten brands of Irish whiskey. The patio and courtyard are home to a number of music festivals during the year, and the pub has a regular schedule of Irish musicians performing inside.
Updated Oct 3, 2005
Address: 540 Welt Street
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It's hard to imagine any other town of Weston's size having as many festivals and events - the calendar is full of them, and they are well attended. There's the Weston Music Festival, the Apple Fest, the Irish Festival, the Holiday Harvest Festival, a Christmas Homes Tour,...
Celtic and Folk Music
Weston has a tradition of presenting live music, and is the site of several music festivals during the year. Celtic is the main draw, but there are also opportunities to hear bluegrass, country, folk, blues, and r&b.Here I would like to put in a plug for my favorite singer -...
By necessity, you will be doing some walking in Weston. Situated as it is on the bluffs of the Missouri River, there will be some steep grades, so take walking shoes that are not only comfortable, but offer support.
Written Jan 2, 2005
Lewis and Clark Camp Site
As mentioned in my Weston intro page, the Lewis and Clark expedition camped at the Missouri landing at the site of present-day Westport. Only a sign in the parking lot of the train depot/city hall commemorates the spot now, as the expedition left behind no traces of their...
Weston Bend State Park. A...
Weston Bend State Park. A 1,133 acre park administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. A very scenic park with an overlook on the Missouri River. Camping, picnicing, hiking, and bike trails are available.
Old Town Christmas Charm
I think Weston is a must-see during the Christmas time!!! The one of a kind shops are decorated to the hilt for Christmas. The Christmas spirit is in the air. It's a great place to pick up a gift or two, or just some things for yourself! I always buy new Christmas ornamants...
Walk around the town. There...
Walk around the town. There are lots of antique shops and beautiful old homes. In October, a tour of the historic mansions is available.
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