Festivals, Food and Drink

Stout & Oyster Festival

When: Fri., March 10, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. and Sat., March 11, 11-12 a.m. 2017

Tastes of the East and West Coast come together at the Stout & Oyster Festival at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; www.schlafly.com). While you chow down on some of the 70,000 bivalves flown in from both sides of the country, you can also indulge in some of Schlafly's finest stouts, such as Oatmeal Stout, Coffee Stout and Nitro Irish Stout. Several bands will be on hand to entertain while you dine at the festival, including the Funky Butt Brass Band, Big Mike Aguirre & the Blu City Allstars and Boudin Brothers Band. Don't like oysters? No need to worry, because the Tap Room menu will be available in the downstairs dining area. Get ready for Schlaflys biggest food and beer festival. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday (March 10 and 11). Admission is free, but bring money for food and beverages.

Bill Loellke

Price: free admission