In America, no sport incites the kind of fervent passion, nostalgia and community spirit the way baseball does. Right from the sports teams to the stadium food, every single part of the game has become almost synonymous with the American way of life and nothing represents this love for the sport better than the 10 acre site of the St. Louis Ballpark Village.
Formed in place of the old Busch Memorial stadium, the Ballpark Village is a developing district that combines retail outlets, entertainment and residential blocks. Just adjacent to the new Busch Stadium, the district aims to create an exciting atmosphere, reminiscent of the energy of the game day experience and is themed around Saint Louis own team, the Cardinals. Spanning seven city blocks, the Ballpark village is home to numerous Cardinal themed restaurants, a Cardinal Hall of Fame Museum and a public events space. There’s also a huge Jumbotron that broadcasts the game, ensuring visibility from anywhere in the Village.
- If you’re Saint Louis for the first time, there’s no better way to get a full taste of the St. Louis spirit than to visit the Ballpark Village. Whether it’s beer, barbecue of baseball, this is the place.
- Visit the Budweiser Brew House and learn about the famous beer brands history and how it’s become a global brand, while sampling some delicious, ice cold beer. The venue also offers up some authentic German cuisine, more than 100 brands of beer on tap, live music every night and even some great views right into the Busch stadium.
- If you’re in the city, it’ll be very hard to miss mention of the local baseball team that has really done the city proud. There’s a Hall of Fame museum and a restaurant titled ‘Cardinal Nation’ that cater to avid fans and soon-to-be fans alike!
- Step into the The Fox Sports Midwest Live! Marketplace and feel a blast of Cardinal fandom as huge TV screens loom in front of you, with the game on in high definition. Music and commentary add to this sensory explosion and you’ll feel almost as energized as the players on the field!
- PBR St. Louis is a newly opened restaurant which aims to bring the true flavour of the country experience to the city. Tagged as a ‘cowboy bar’, expect a lot of live country music and, of course, delicious food.
Whether you’re a Cardinals fan or not, and whether you’re a baseball fan or not, the Ballpark Village is sure to pump you up and put you in good spirits to romp around the town and take in as much of Saint Louis as possible.
St. Louis Ballpark Village Travel Tips
- The Ballpark Village is right next to Busch Stadium.
- The different establishments in the Village are the Budweiser Brew House, Fox Sports Midwest Live!, Busch II Infield, Howl at the Moon, Cardinals Nation, PBR St. Louis and Drunken Fish.
- Visitors who would like to self-park may enter the parking lot from of South 8th Street, Walnut Street or South Broadway.
- Overnight parking is prohibited and subject to a maximum daily rate of $16.
- Recommmended time to visit is during game days.
- This is a great place to spend some time before, during and/or after a ball game at the neighboring Busch Stadium.
- Try the famous ‘toasted ravioli’, a signature St. Louis baseball game snack.
- Drunken Fish has great sushi and the cowboy bar offers basic fare and line dancing, along with a mechanical bull.
St. Louis Ballpark Village Hours
- Each establishment has different timings, so it’s best to call in advance. Many restaurants open post 4pm.
How to Reach St. Louis Ballpark Village
- Take a train to the Stadium Station located across the street from Ballpark Village.
- Drunken Fish (Seafood)
- PBR St. Louis (American, Southern, Barbecue)
- Budweiser Brew House (German)
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19.85% of people who visit Saint Louis include St. Louis Ballpark Village in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
56.25% of people start their St. Louis Ballpark Village visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St. Louis Ballpark Village
50% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Louis Ballpark Village
St. Louis Ballpark Village Reviews & Ratings
The Ballpark is very nice to visit when a game is on. It gets very crowded and energetic. There is a ton of Bars and great music. Ballpark is also nearby great places to eat or visit. I highly recommend going there and check it out. The only fact I don't like is that it sometimes gets so loud that I don't recommend taking kids to it. That's a personal thing though.
Absolutely a great add-on to the Busch Stadium experience. First time ever at Busch stadium as my Phillies were playing the Cardinals. As a fan of the opposing team I found this place awesome! Especially the Cardinals Museum. Full of baseball history and an absolute must if you visit Busch Stadium. It is well worth the $12 admission! Definitely a must see if you visit.
A very wide open space with a miniature outlet mall of different restaurants (Mexican, American cuisine, booths, beers, etc.) A HUGE selection of beers on draft and screen covering the walls - definitely the place you want to be to watch the game. I didn't love the burrito I got from El Birdo's, but that's just my opinion. Looks like a very fun spot!
I LOVE Ballpark Village! There’s nothing like going to a Cardinals baseball game and then going over after to enjoy the atmosphere. All of the extra games and interactive experiences are great! I highly recommend spending some time with your fellow Cardinal fans in Ballpark Village!
Ballpark village is incredible. There is so much excitement and fervor even when there isn't a game playing. In fact it's quite the Mad house if there is a game going on. Everyone is there to have a good time, dancing, drinking, and having events there. I have yet to see a fight there, and I have been several times. I would recommend this place to all my friends and family. Although I wouldn't bring kids at night, during the day it's okay though.