Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival

Beer, shuckers and over 80,000 oysters converge on St. Louis from both coasts for the Schlafly Stout and Oyster festival. There’s no handy metaphor for the atmosphere created by 20 professional shuckers with live music as their backdrop and a selection fifteen-plus stouts on tap.

It’s the largest festival of its kind in the Midwest, and we’re proud to bring it to the Historic Tap Room. Check out the video below that captures the essence of our premier celebration of stouts.

The Schlafly Tap Room - Downtown St. Louis

2022 Dates:

Friday, March 25th: 5pm-9pm

Saturday, March 26th: 11am-9pm

No tickets required. This is a free event for all to enjoy! Just pay for whatever beer and food you'd like.

Stout & Oyster is a CREDIT CARD ONLY event. We will not be accepting cash at any of our outside food or beer booths. Please come prepared with a credit or debit card!

The Tap Room will be open for business per usual with some extra special Stout & Oyster items thrown in there, such as Raw & Rockefeller Oysters and more. Tables inside will be first come, first served and we will not be taking reservations for inside dining.

Curbside & Carryout ordering for our normal Tap Room menu will be closed 3/25 & 3/26.

Oysters will include 3 East Coast varieties & 3 West Coast varieties. This year's varieties include:

  • East Coast: Blue Point, Sweet Peake, Westcott
  • West Coast: Penn Cove Select, Fish Point, Salish Sea

Additional oyster offerings:

  • Fried Oysters
  • Oysters Rockefeller
  • Roasted Oysters
  • Oyster Chowder

We brew over 15 stouts for the festival - some of which are brewed just for the festival. See below for this year's styles:

  • Oyster Stout
  • Coffee Stout
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Dry-Hopped Stout
  • Mexican Chocolate Stout
  • Vanilla Milk Stout
  • Salted Caramel Stout
  • Export Stout

Plus 10 more specialty brewed stouts listed below that will be available outside only at our Stout Sampler bars, while supplies last!

  • Tabasco Stout
  • STL Smokehouse Stout
  • Chocolate Orange Stout
  • Maplewood Coffee Stout
  • Horseradish Stout
  • Red Hot Riplet Stout
  • Chocolate Cherry Stout
  • St. Charles Coffee Stout
  • Variant I
  • Variant II

Of course! You'll be able to purchase not just your favorite Schlafly stouts, but plenty of other styles, such as White lager, IPA, Cider and Pale Ale.

Friday, March 25th

  • 5 - 6:30pm: Skeet Rodgers & the Inner City Blues Band
  • 7 - 9pm: Funky Butt Brass Band

Saturday, March 26th

  • 11am - 12pm: Moon Valley
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm: Bootycoustic
  • 2 - 3:30pm: The Grooveliner
  • 4 - 5:30pm: Saint Boogie Brass Band
  • 6 - 8:15pm: Sean Canan Voodoo Players
  • 8:30-9:00pm: East Cost VS West Coast VS Mid-Coast SHUCK OFF!

This event is a celebration of all things oyster, but we will be offering Hushpuppies and Baked Mac 'N Cheese outside as well.

INSIDE TAP ROOM: Our normal menu will be available for purchase inside the Schlafly Tap Room for dine-in orders only. Please note, you must have a table inside the brewpub to order from our full menu. Curbside for our normal menu will be closed 3/25 & 3/26.

Stout & Oyster Festival takes place throughout several areas of the Schlafly Tap Room and surrounding streets. We shutdown Locust & 21st Street, as well as our parking lot for extra bar and food service. See below for different areas and what you can find where.

  • Locust Street Tent (aka Shuckerdome)
    • Beer Bar
    • Raw Bar
    • Hot Food (Roasted, Fried & Rockefeller Oysters, Chowder, Hushpuppies)
    • Cocktail Tables (No seating)
    • Live Music
  • 21st Street Tent
    • Beer Bar
    • Raw Bar
    • Seating
  • Biergarten
    • Hot Food (Roasted, Fried & Rockefeller Oysters, Hushpuppies)
  • Parking Lot
    • Beer Bars
    • Stout Sampler Bars
    • Seating
  • Club Room (Inside Tap Room, Second Floor)
    • Full Service Bar
    • Raw Bar
    • Hot Food (Fried & Rockefeller Oysters, Hushpuppies)
    • Seating & Cocktail Tables
  • Hale Room (Inside Tap Room, Second Floor)
    • Full Service Bar
    • Seating & Cocktail Tables
  • Tap Room (First Floor)
    • Full Service Bars
    • Dining Rooms (Tables available first come, first sat.)
    • Oyster Specials & Tap Room Menu

Yes, Stout & Oyster Festival is family-friendly and people of all ages are welcomed. Please keep in mind, it is 21+ to drink and this is still a beer and food festival. There will be some louder areas with music and drinking, so please keep that in mind when bringing children.

Since Stout & Oyster takes place on our main parking lot, there will not be immediate parking available. There are several public lots nearby, as well as street parking - but they will fill quickly. We encourage public transportation, cabs, Uber or biking.

Here's what you CANNOT bring:

  • Chairs
  • Tents
  • Outside Food & Drink
  • Outside Beer
  • Firearms
  • Illegal Substances
  • Disruptive Items (Deemed so by Event Management and/or Security.)
  • Petitions
  • Protest Signs or Large Signs

If any of the above items are brought, our Security will kindly ask you to put in your car or leave.

Here's what you CAN bring:

  • Credit Card
  • Children (Be mindful of where they are at all times.)
  • Dogs (Just not in the tents.)
  • Good Attitude
  • Dancing Shoes
  • Designated Driver

Well-behaved pups are allowed, just not in the tents, please.

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. based on STL City & CDC recommendations.

  • Stout & Oyster Fest will be cashless at all Schlafly bars and food tents, and only credit cards will be accepted.
  • All employees will be encouraged 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 encourage you please wear a mask while ordering from any of our bars or food tents.
  • Guests are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated before attending this event.

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 2022 event.