Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival

For the last 25 years, Beer, shuckers and over 80,000 oysters have converged on St. Louis 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 of 10+ 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 2023 Festival took place March 24-25. Dates for the 2024 Stout and Oyster Festival have not been announced yet.

The Schlafly Tap Room - Downtown St. Louis

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, 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.

Carryout ordering for our normal Tap Room menu will be unavailable 3/24 & 3/25.

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

  • East Coast: Blue Point, Sweet Peake, Westport Wilds, Quonset Point

  • West Coast: Dabob Bay, Royal Miyagi, Cortez Island

Additional oyster offerings:

  • Fried Oysters

  • Raw Oysters

  • Oysters Rockefeller

  • Oyster Chowder

Our brewing team is hard at work on a variety of new stouts for the festival as well as a number of returning favorites and the exclusive Oyster Stout. See below for past styles and keep an eye out for an announcement of the 2024 styles!

  • Coffee Stout

  • Oatmeal Stout

  • Oyster Stout

  • Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

  • Tabasco Stout

  • Horseradish Stout

  • English Breakfast Tea Stout

  • Irish Breakfast Cream Stout

  • Orange Vanilla Stout

  • Blueberry Vanilla Stout

  • Dirty Chai Stout

  • Gingersnap Stout

  • Mexican Chocolate Stout

  • Chai Latte Stout

  • Coconut Coffee Stout

Of course! You'll be able to purchase not just your favorite Schlafly stouts, but plenty of other styles, such as White lager, Just a Bit Hazy IPA, Pale Ale, Raspberry Hefeweizen and more.

Friday, March 24:
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Grooveliner
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Funky Butt Brass Band

Saturday, March 25:
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Southside Creole Playboys
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Andy Coco's NOLA Funk and R&B Review
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Dawn Weber & Good Company
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Sean Canan's VooDoo Mixtape

This event is a celebration of all things oyster, but we will be offering additional exclusive food items 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. Carryout for our normal menu will be unavailable.

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.