Oktoberfest 2022


Friday, October 7, 2022


Saturday, October 8, 2022


12:00 pm


11:00 pm

*Multi-day event. Check available times.

Grove-Style Oktoberfest Celebration with German Food, Amusements, and Entertainment. More information to come including a stage schedule, Oktoberfest Menu, and Festival Map.

Grove Brewery & Bierhall

Location: Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall at 4465 Manchester Ave., St. Louis  
Dates:   Friday, Oct. 7, from noon – 11 p.m.  
Saturday, Oct. 8, from noon – 11 p.m.  
Cost:  Entry is FREE at Oktoberfest St. Louis. Festival-goers may buy a filled, souvenir 1-liter stein and pours via our Festival Token System. Additionally, 16-ounce pours will be available via our Token System. An assortment of food items will be available for purchase via credit card (preferred) or cash.

For more information on our Festival Token System see below!


Festival Token System:
As in year’s past, UCBC will be employing a Token System for customers to purchase beers & steins.

Why?  You ask.  Well…
First and foremost, the Token System is all about efficiency. It’s a German concept and we’re a German-style brewery that respects the ideals of German efficiency.

Exchanging tokens for biers & steins vastly speeds up the transaction process at the bier pouring stations, reducing time spent waiting in line.  No credit cards or cash will be accepted at the bier pouring stations.

How does it work?
Upon entering the festival, ID/Token stations will be set up where your ID will be checked, and tokens may be purchased. 

•The tokens, which will be exchanged for bier & steins at the bier pouring stations (in lieu of credit card or cash), will also act as verification that your ID has already been checked, which will allow you to forego the need for your ID to be checked every time you purchase a beer.

UCBC will have (5) ID Check/Token Sales stations located throughout the Oktoberfest footprint:
     o   (2) At the entrances to the festival: (1) @ Taylor & Manchester / (1) @ Newstead & Manchester
     o   (2) located between the four, main, outside bier pouring stations on Manchester
     o   (1) at the front desk as you enter the Bierhall

Please have your ID’s ready. Credit cards are preferred over cash to speed up the token purchase.

For your convenience, all token purchases include Taxes AND a 20% Tip (once again speeding up the transaction process).

What is the cost of the tokens and what can they be redeemed for?
Tokens are good for bier+++ & steins ONLY.  Food may be purchased using credit cards or cash @ the Essen counter in the Bierhall or @ the Food booth on Manchester.  Soda is available in the main Bierhall.

Token exchange is simple:
     o   1 token = (1) 16 oz draught pour or (1) UCBC can of beer or seltzer
     o   2 tokens = (1) Liter stein fill OR (1) empty 1L commemorative stein

Token Value Packages are available:
     o   The more tokens you purchase (up to 6 per package) decreases your cost per token

Token Value Package Menu:
6 tokens / $39
/ includes (1) stein PLUS (2) stein fills OR (6) 16 OZ cup fills / $6.50 cost per token

4 tokens / $29
/ includes (1) stein PLUS (1) stein fill OR (4) 16 OZ cup fills / $7.25 cost per token

2 tokens / $16 / (1) stein OR (1) stein fill OR (2) 16 OZ cups / $8 cost per token

1 token / $9 / (1) 16 OZ fill / $9 cost per token

If you’re hoping to jump the line before Oktoberfest kicks off on Friday, 10/7 @ 12pm you’re in luck!

As of 3pm Tues, 10/4 - Token Value Packages are available for purchase @ the Front Desk of The Grove Bierhall & Brewery

+++ O-Katz ~ Urban Chestnut’s award-winning Oktoberfest Festbier ~ will be the only bier available on draught at this year’s festival.  Other Urban Chestnut favorites like Zwickel, Schnickelfritz, and some of our hard seltzers will be available in cans.  Wine will be available in the main Bierhall.


Music Line-up/Schedule (pending Cards games)
Oktoberfest features a double-sided, big-screen, mobile unit to air both Cards v. Phillies Playoff games on Fri & Sat.  As such, the music schedule may shift a little depending on each game’s schedule.

Oktoberfest has two stages; “Polka Patio” with traditional and not-so-traditional German-style music AND “Rock Dock” with an eclectic collection of acts featuring Rock, Country, and more.
Friday, October 7th
"Polka Patio" - elevated space on Manchester adjacent Grove Bierhall

◦ "Spotify" - Oktoberfest Playlist 12-2pm
◦ Brasshaufen 2-4pm
◦ SOGPB 4:30-6:30pm  (South Grand Polka Band)
◦ Bolzen Bier Band 7-9pm

"Rock Dock" - Beer dock stage on east parking lot next to the docks

This area will feature the big-screen, mobile unit for the Cards games and other sporting events, i.e. European Soccer & College Football on Saturday

◦ "SPOTIFY" - Oktoberfest Playlist 2pm-9pm (TBD)
◦ Screechin Halts 9-11pm

Saturday, October 8th
"Polka Patio" - elevated space on Manchester adjacent Grove Bierhall

◦ "Spotify" - Oktoberfest Playlist 12-1pm
◦ Loboo Norteno 1-3pm
◦ Bolzen Band 4:30-6:30pm
◦ SOGPB  7-9pm

"Rock Dock" - Beer dock on east side of building

◦ "Spotify" - Oktoberfest Playlist 12-2pm
◦ SOR (School of Rock) All Stars 2-4:30pm
◦ Apex Shrine 5:30-7:30pm
◦ Mark Perkins Band set TBD (Cardinal Game)


Oktoberfest St. Louis Featured Food

Food will be available for purchase at the Essen Counter in the Grove Bierhall and at one station on Manchester Ave:

Bier Bratwurst (Bun with Sauerkraut)…$9
Footlong Polish Sausage (Pretzel Bun with Sauerkraut)…$13
Cheeseburger (Brioche Bun with American Cheese)…$11
Bubespitzel (w/ shrooms and shallots covered in a herb and cream sauce topped with grated Manchego cheese and a Jalapeno Radish relish)- $12
Warm Pretzels (Bavarian Mustard)…$9
Pizza by the slice: pepperoni, cheese, sausage- $5

Additionally, our neighbors below will have food available in the footprint as well:

Vails Brothers

Creole with a Splash of Soul

Serendipity Ice Cream


Oktoberfest STL is a dog-friendly event. We ask that you keep your canine friends (and human friends!) under control.


Grove Brewery & Bierhall


FREE- pay as you go

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