Plan a Responsible Commute
Do you have a Designated Driver? Parking is available in a variety of garages in downtown St. Louis and on Laclede’s Landing – CLICK HERE for a map of the preferred garages. You can walk to the Riverfront via Walnut Street near the Old Cathedral, crossing the Arch grounds and down the grand staircase. Depending on current river levels, there may be paid parking on the levee itself. Designated Driver tickets will be available for sale the day of the festival at both Entry Gates for $5.
Use the red or blue lines to get to the Laclede’s Landing stop. The Laclede’s Landing stop is just a hop, skip, and jump to our Northern Entry Gate below the historic Eads Bridge on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. Door to door service.
Use the #99 (Downtown Trolley) or #40 bus to get to the entrance of the Arch Grounds at the Old Cathedral.
You can bike to the event and there will be bike racks to lock up your bike near both entrances to the festival footprint along Lenore K. Sullivan Blvd. You can take the bike lane on Chouteau all the way east to the river, then use the brand new bike path along the riverfront. You can also access from the greenway that extends north along the riverfront all the way to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.
Uber or Cab It
Follow this link for a listing of all the local cab companies and use your UBER App (first time Uber users get a discount by using the code #STLBEER) and have them drop off and pick you up in Laclede’s Landing or across the Arch Grounds near the old Cathedral.
Get a Room
Follow this link to book a room at our Official Hotel Partner, Hyatt Regency St.Louis at the Arch starting at just $139. The hotel is a quick walk across the Arch grounds from where the festival is taking place.
Do you accept credit cards or checks the day of the event?
We will accept cash, credit and debit cards at the gate. No checks. Most food trucks and vendors should accept credit cards, but we do not guarantee it.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. You can present your phone with your barcode provided by your ticketing confirmation receipt to be scanned for single entry into the festival. If you have a print out of your ticket, it may, however speed things up. If you have neither, we can still look up your purchase by name and email provided at purchase.
What is included with the ticket price?
General Admission and Early Entry tickets gain access to one festival session and include a commemorative tasting glass, and unlimited samples from participating breweries, Homebrew clubs, Collaboration Festival Beer, and Rare Tapping Tent as well as access to entertainment, music, and vendors. Food is not included with the price of GA or EE tickets. Food trucks and food vendors will be onsite for attendees to purchase whatever they want. VIP tickets grant access to the exclusive iTap Riverfront VIP Experience – a private area with a 20-tap back bar pouring larger samples, hourly rare tappings, air-conditioned bathrooms, and included meal from Bailey’s Restaurants. Designated Driver tickets only grant access to the festival grounds and DO NOT grant access to the VIP Area. Attendees of the Evening Session will be treated to a fireworks display above the river to close out the evening.
What food will be available and is it included with my ticket?
Food is not included with your DD, GA, or EE tickets. St. Louis area food trucks and food vendors will be on-site selling food to guests at an additional cost to attendees. Scheduled food vendors include, Guerrilla Street Food, Slide Piece, Cha Cha Chow, Wing Nut, Frankly Sausages, FarmtrukSTL, Companion, and Kaldi’s Coffee.
Can I bike to the event and is there a place to lock it up?
You can bike to the event and there will be bike racks to lock up your bike near both entrances to festival footprint along Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.
What are the age restrictions for the festival?
Whether doing the sampling or attending as Designated Drivers, attendees must be 21 years of age or older and possess and present a valid form identification to gain entry. The festival does make an exception to allow for children 21 months and younger. Children under 21 months do not require a ticket.
What is the smoking policy?
There is NO smoking under the tents and we would ask that you don’t smoke while waiting in beer lines and congested areas. Please be courteous of your fellow patrons and step away from large groups if lighting up. Please throw away your cigarette butts.
The Festival runs “Rain or Shine”. What does that mean?
St. Louis Brewers Guild beer festivals take place rain or shine. To check the National Weather Service forecast for the St. Louis area, visit www.weather.gov. Bring your ponchos and/or smaller umbrellas if there’s a high probability of rain. “Rain or Shine” does not apply to severe weather. Heritage Festival is an “open-air” event and we cannot guarantee refuge to patrons in the event of severe weather. If there is either a watch or warning (tornado or lightning storm) for our area or sustained wind over 35 mph, the festival session will be cancelled. If the festival session is underway and a emergency lightening storm or tornado/extreme wind situation arises during the event, the festival will need to end and there will be no refunds. A festival session that has begun and is shortened due to severe weather conditions, is not cause for a full or partial refund. If weather potentially threatens life, we shut down. The decision to continue the festival after adverse weather passes will be determined on a case-by-case basis, based on consultation with appropriate weather experts. Heritage Festival is rain or shine unless there is severe weather as previously stated.
What happens if the Mississippi River is at flood stage during the festival?
Flooding of this kind gives lots of advance notice and should our planning committee and the City of St. Louis believe that there is a probability of the festival grounds being flooded out, we already have an alternative Downtown back-up location secured to move the festival to. This location is also outdoors, and just as conveniently located from a Metrolink stop and any downtown hotels attendees may have booked rooms at.
I’m not drinking beer, do I need a ticket?
There will be a $5 charge at the door for designated drivers (DD’s) or festival attendees not doing the beer sampling. No advance DD ticketing is required or available. Come in, enjoy the party, drive your friends home responsibly! DD Tickets to not grant access to the VIP Area.
Are there prohibited items?
Coolers, Outside Food and Beverage, Pets (service animals are welcomed), Fire Arms, Fireworks and Illegal Substances are not welcome on festival grounds. Water bottles are ok (stay hydrated) and pretzel necklaces are ok (because we know you love bringing those).
Are you sure I can’t bring my pets?
Yes! You will be turned away at the gate if you have pets that aren’t service animals.
Is there a photography policy?
Photography and Video are welcome on festival grounds.
We will also be documenting the event for the promotional use of the St. Louis Brewers Guild. By purchasing a ticket to a St. Louis Brewers Guild event, you are granting permission to the St. Louis Brewers Guild to use your likeness in any photography or video shot on site in future promotional materials.
Can I come and go as I please?
There will be no re-entry to the festival grounds once you exit.
Are there accommodations for guests with disabilities?
Yes. ADA Bathrooms will be a part of each of our bathroom clusters on the festival grounds and all tents, beer stations and entertainment spots will be accessible by wheelchair. The entire festival footprint is a concrete road and sidewalk.
What’s the deal with the Fireworks show?
At the close of our Evening Session, at 10pm sharp, a barge on the Mississippi River will launch a fireworks show lasting roughly 7-8 minutes. No synced music or anything…just us blowing up some big ole’ fireworks above the river, next to the Arch to say thank you to everyone who came out and supported us at the Heritage Festival this year and to everyone who supports STL Beer! When the fireworks stop, that means its time to get yourselves safely home.