Everything You Need To Know About ALIVE's Budweiser Burger Battle

By Rachel Brandt
In Food

Beer, burgers, bourbon and bags. Perfect foodie event? We think so.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, the Budweiser Burger Battle produced by ALIVE returns to Downtown St. Louis. Taking place at Soldiers Memorial, this (free!) ultimate burger challenge pits 10 St. Louis chefs against each other in the ultimate burger cook-off. Year after year, St. Louisans make their way Downtown for the food fest, celebrating three things St. Louisans love: beer, burgers and bourbon. Read on for everything you need to know about this year’s Budweiser Burger Battle!


Entry Is Free
If you RSVP in advance here, your entry to Budweiser Burger Battle is free. Don’t wait! Entry the day of will be $5.00 at the door.

This Event Is Family-Friendly And Open To The Public
Unlike other beer events of its kind, this event is focused on a fun and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy the gorgeous, grassy park surrounding Soldiers Memorial in bustling Downtown St. Louis. Bring the whole gang. Yelp St. Louis will be on-site with the Yelp Game Zone, supplying bags and giant Jenga!


All Competing Chefs And Restaurants Are Local
As always, all competing chefs in the battle come from St. Louis. We pride ourselves on supporting local business. That’s why we sourced top chefs from hot burger joints around town.

Burger Tasting Tickets Are Only $5
This year, you choose which burgers you want to taste and how many. Burger tickets are $5 and if you purchase them in advance you save big. Head to BudweiserBurgerBattle.eventbrite.com to purchase burger ticket packages in groups of three to 20. Coming with a friend? Purchase five to 10 burger tickets. Coming with a big group? Purchase our 20-ticket package and save $30! Already RSVP’d and forgot reserve your tickets? No problem, you can head to Eventbrite and purchase tickets at any time.
Questions about burger tickets? Tweet us at @ALIVEMagSTL or message us on Facebook.


This year, our stocked bars will feature Budweiser and Devil’s Cut Bourbon for your sipping pleasure. Prefer something a little lighter with your burgers? No problem, we’ll have bottled water on hand to keep you hydrated.

Are You Not Entertained?
We think the fierce competition of this year’s 10 chefs will keep you plenty entertained. But we’ll also have a live band setting the mood.

Chef Spotlight
We’ve never had this many chefs come together in one place. All 10 competitors will bring their own signature flavor to the pot, whether it’s Cajun-infused or classic American. Meet all 10 chefs here. Who do think will take the cake? 


Judge Or Be Judged
Look on as our distinguished panel of judges tastes all 10 burgers and deliberates over who will be this year’s top chef. Our list of judges will be officially announced soon and will include top local restaurantuers like Katie Lee of Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria and Nancy Stiles of Feast Magazine. Also, this year, we’ve teamed up with Budweiser to choose one lucky ALIVEr to be a special guest judge! Think you have what it takes? Follow us on Twitter @ALIVEMagSTL; we’ll be announcing the way to win soon!

Parking and Weather
There will be ample street parking available surrounding Soldiers Memorial and the park. We also suggest taking advantage of public transit. The convenient location of Soldiers Memorial makes it an easy stop in central Downtown. We’ll be partying rain or shine!


Budweiser Burger Battle
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
Soldiers Memorial in Downtown St. Louis
1315 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO 63103
Free entry with RSVP here.
Burger tasting tickets can be purchased in advance here.
Ticket site: BudweiserBurgerBattle.eventbrite.com


All photos from past ALIVE burger battles by ALIVE Magazine.

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