4357 North Chouteau Trafficway | 816-452-6803
Some situations call for prodigious quantities of cheap suds: grilling in the backyard, throwing an ironic hipster party, abject poverty. When you find yourself needing cold cans by the pound, there's no better place to shop than Festival Foods on Chouteau Trafficway. As any beer drinker worth his kegerator knows, most great inexpensive beer passes through Wisconsin or traces its lineage there. This grocery store is practically a shrine to wallet-friendly beer from the Badger State. Festival stocks its coolers full of second- and third-tier brews recognizable at a glance to anyone who has ever plunked a fiver onto the counter at a Kwik Trip in Menomonie, Oshkosh or Menasha. Frosty cases of Pabst and Schlitz and 24-packs of Old Milwaukee Light compete for space with every conceivable quantity of Miller Lite, all of it awaiting the connoisseur at bargain prices.