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Gus’ Pretzel Shop is located in the Benton Park neighborhood on St. Louis’s south side, in the shadows of the world-famous Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Gus’ Pretzel Shop is a family-owned business that has been using the same recipe and method of making pretzels, including twisting each pretzel by hand, since the business started in 1920. Third-generation pretzel twisters, Gus Jr. and David, are preparing the fourth-generation, Gus III, to carry on the same tradition.

Visitors are able to view the entire pretzel production process through the viewing area at various times throughout the day and takeout orders are quickly filled at the retail counter. Through the years, Gus’ has become a St. Louis destination for both locals and visitors.

Gus' Pretzel, South St. Louis
Gus' Pretzel, South St. Louis
Watercolor, Pen and Ink
13.5 x 10.5