Schlafly HOP in the City Festival

Schlafly’s HOP in the City is back but looks a Lil’ different this year. Still hosted at the Tap Room downtown, this FREE event will celebrate a variety of Schlafly styles ranging from fruited favorites to beloved hop heavies to traditional classics. Attendees can purchase different sizes of 14 festival styles, some brewed exclusively for Lil’ HOP. This year, we welcome local food trucks, live music and the same big vibes from our longest annual beer fest – just with a few lil’ changes.

HOP in the City is held at The Schlafly Tap Room - Downtown St. Louis

Lil’ HOP in the City will take place on Saturday, September 18th from Noon-5pm

Nope, this year’s Lil’ HOP in the City is a FREE event! Simply show up and pay for whatever beer and food you’d like to enjoy.

Beer will be sold in either 7oz or 12oz draft, or 16oz cans.

We’ll have 14 styles to purchase in different sizes, including 3 exclusive festival beers brewed just for Lil’ HOP. Draft beers can be purchased in 7oz or 12oz pours, and 16oz cans will also be available for certain styles.

  • HOP Festival Beers
  • Triple IPA
  • Raspberry Hefeweizen
  • Blackberry Sour Oak
  • KellerPils
  • Hoppy Wheat
  • Pale
  • IPA
  • Summer Lager
  • Oktoberfest
  • Park Lager

Yes, for sure! You can purchase all of our draft options in 7oz or 12oz pours. Our can options will be 16oz and we can give you cups to share with your friends if desired.

We’re excited to partner with some amazing local food trucks for this year’s Lil’ HOP. Check out the list below of who will be on-site.

  • Balkan Treat Box
  • Sugarfire
  • Tuk Tuk Thai
  • Poptimism

HOP in the City will only accept credit cards as payment at our registers.

23 years of HOP in the City deserves some of the best tribute and original bands around. Dance to all the hits with all your favorite Schlafly styles in hand!

  • Noon-1pm: Alligator Wine
  • 1:30-3pm: Funky Butt Brass Band
  • 3:30-5pm: We Are Root Mod

Lil’ HOP is still a beer event, so please be aware there will be drinking, loud music, etc. That being said, children may attend while under supervision of parents.

Folding chairs are allowed, but we ask that they are kept out of the main tent, pathways and entrances. Our security will kindly ask you to relocate if event staff feels there is a safety concern. Be respectful of your fellow attendees!

Pop up tents are not allowed.

Keep in mind that is not the most inviting environment for doggos. The event is held on asphalt with lots of attendees and noise. That being said, well-behaved, leashed pups are allowed, just not under the main tent, please.

HOP in the City takes place on the Tap Room parking lot, as well as Locust St, therefore parking there is unavailable. There are several public lots nearby and street parking, however. We encourage public transportation, cabs, Uber or biking.

HOP in the City is a rain or shine event. Barring any inclement weather, the show will go on!

The safety of our customers, vendors and employees is top priority. Therefore, we are putting the below practices in place and ask our attendees follow the below guidelines.

  • HOP in the City will be cashless, and only credit cards will be accepted.
  • All employees will be required to wear masks while working the event.
  • Any unvaccinated guests are asked to wear a mask while not actively eating or drinking.
  • Vaccinated guests are encouraged to wear masks while not actively eating or drinking.
  • We ask that you please wear a mask while ordering from any of our bars or food tents.

Most importantly, to keep our events as safe as possible, we highly encourage all guests and employees to be vaccinated before attending this event. If you anyone is feeling ill, or showing any signs of COVID-19, we kindly ask that you refrain from attending our events.

Please check back here for more information and updates regarding any safety requirements put in place by St. Louis City, County or the CDC for our 2021 event.