Chicago’s Best Spots for Oktoberfest

Any festivals involving drinking get rowdy in Chicago, and Oktoberfest is no exception. Though this German celebration has already begun, it’s not too late to join in on the fun! Get your lederhosen ready!

Hofbrauhaus

via Connie Ma

via Flickr user Connie Ma

If you can’t get to the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, this is the closest you’ll get to the true German spirit. The Oktoberfestbier is brewed onsite, there’s a dirndl fashion show, a 40-piece band plays all of the traditional songs, and you can participate in a stein-holding contest.

Runs Til: October 31
More Info: www.hofbrauhauschicago.com

Chicago Brauhaus

via Flickr user Andrew Seaman

via Flickr user Andrew Seaman

One of Chicago’s most loved German bars, this spot hosts an all-out party. From yodeling contests to Spaten beer, you’ll find the real deal here. Be sure to order from the special Oktoberfest menu for a true treat.

Runs Til: October 25
More Info: www.chicagobrauhaus.com

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Blocktoberfest

via Flickr user Tom Rungitom

via Flickr user Tom Rungitom

One of the newest events on the roster, this pumped up block party, run by Duseks, takes place outside of Thalia Hall. Enjoy sausages and beer while you get your face painted, rock out to the DJs, and mingle with new friends decked out in drindl and lederhosen.

Runs Til: September 27
More Info: www.dusekschicago.com

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