Travel & Tourism

Event Location & Directions

PixelPop Festival 2017 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 ADA-compliant, handicapped-accessible facility.

Saint Louis University is located in the heart of St. Louis 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’ inexpensive 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 Leclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103 [map]. SLU visitor parking lots are $2 per hour or $6 for the day.

Hotels & Lodging

PixelPop Festival recommends the following hotels, which are offering special reserved rates for PxP attendees. Please note: rooms blocks have limited number of available rooms, and hotel-specific cut-off days for registration. Read the information below carefully and act quickly to reserve your room!

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.

Available rooms: All King Rooms (no doubles at this rate; all non-smoking rooms); $162.00 (Plus 15.929% tax) per room, per night; Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6

To make reservations: Contact the hotel via email – – or call 314-977-4411. Specify “PixelPop Festival” for our block rate.

Cutoff date for reservations: Sunday, July 2nd

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

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.

Available rooms: All Double (2 Queen Beds; non-smoking) Deluxe Rooms; $129.99 + tax per room, per night; Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6

To make reservations: Go to, then enter Group number of 2310239. Or call 800-­325-­0720 and refer to the Group number of 2310239.

Cutoff date for reservations: Sunday, July 2nd

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

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 drive to the 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.