The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) are coming to St. Louis for their Unleash the Beast series! It is one of many stops along the Unleash the Beast tour, which is in its 23rd year. The Invitational is expected to draw thousands to St. Louis to watch the world’s best riders and bulls compete. Keep reading to learn more about attending the Invitational as well as our recommendations for the best places to eat, explore, and stay in the St. Louis area.
The U.S. Border Patrol Invitational will take place on February 22 and 23 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO. Tickets for the Invitational start at $15. The top 35 riders will each attempt one bull (out of the top 15 bulls in the business) per round. Individual scores are totaled, and the top 15 riders will advance to the championship round. The Unleash the Beast tour will eventually culminate in Las Vegas for the World Finals in November.
You can learn more about Unleash the Beast and get tickets here, but these are the main events for the U.S. Border Patrol Invitational:
- 15/15 Bucking Battle: February 22 at 11:30 am CST
- Round 1: February 22 at 6:45 pm CST
- Round 2/Championship Round: February 23 at 1:45 pm CST
Start off with brunch at Rooster, a cafe located just minutes from the Enterprise Center that serves up crepes and other farm-fresh favorites. For lunch, head to Sugarfire Smokehouse. The BBQ joint is 5 minutes from the arena and is known for its southern-style ribs, brisket cheesesteaks, and more. Of course, you can’t leave St. Louis without trying toasted ravioli, an infamous city staple. Several restaurants claim to be the inventors of “t-ravs,” but we recommend trying Lombardo’s Trattoria, which serves up these and many more delicious Italian dishes.
While you’re in St. Louis, we highly recommend checking out some of the city’s most notable attractions. One of St. Louis’ most iconic spots is the Gateway Arch. The 630-foot monument is the world’s tallest arch and represents St. Louis’ role in the westward expansion of the U.S. during the 19th century and sits in a national park of the same name. Also located minutes from the Enterprise Center is the Citygarden Sculpture Park, which features works of modern and contemporary art, plants, six rain gardens, and a café. We also suggest checking out the Saint Louis Zoo; although it is not located right downtown, it is still only 10 minutes away. Not to mention, admission is free, and it is one of the nation’s leading zoos, featuring over 13,000 animals (555 species).
While visiting St. Louis for Unleash the Beast’s Invitational, you’ll want to stay somewhere in the middle of the action downtown. Stay in one of our furnished short-term rentals in St. Louis. We offer one- and two-bedroom suites located less than a mile from the Enterprise Center. When you stay with us, you’ll get modern amenities like fully stocked kitchens, smart TVs with Roku and Netflix, and access to laundry facilities. Try our urban one-bedroom loft at America’s Center or our large two-bedroom apartment near Ballpark Village!