10 Best Spots to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Chicago this Year

What’s the best thing happening in September? Oktoberfest! The bars and breweries in Chicago never fail to amaze with their new brews each year, and they’re extra excited to bring the festivity and fun back to the reopened city and reunite all beer lovers. Starting this week, you can celebrate Oktoberfest in Chicagos as various specials start running across the city and all the way into your favorite suburban area.

So, grab a friend and your empty stomach, let’s go enjoy some freshly-made mustard, hearty meat, and the newest Oktoberfest stein from your favorite brewery in Chicago! We have compiled a list of the 10 best Oktoberfest events to attend in 2021 near Chicago.



1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622


From September 18th through October 3rd, Chicagoans are in for a special treat, literally.

Funkenhausen is creating the ultimate Oktoberfest celebration in 2021 filled with food, music, and of course, beer! Diners can expect various specials to be running including Oktoberfest beer in novelty mugs, apparel, and an Uber Piggy Plate featuring smoked pork chop, haus bratwurst, pork belly, sauerkraut, pretzel, mustard, and pickles.



205 N Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607


The West Loop hotspot, PB&J, will be hosting their Oktoberfest in Chicago starting on September 24th. Diners can indulge in the “German Trio” which consists of a Giant Pretzel with beer cheese and mustard, Brat, and German Chocolate Cake.

Beers include Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest, Sam Adams Oktoberfest, Hofbrau Original, and Oktoberfest. The team will also be tenting off the patio and will feature numerous games.


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Bub City

435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Stop by Bub City in River North & Rosemontfrom Friday, September 17 through Friday, October 15 for their Oktoberfest celebration. They will be pouring steins and pints of Oktoberfest from Goose Island and Revolution Brewery. The pitmaster team is serving up German-inspired food specials like Beer Brats with sauerkraut and hot mustard, Jumbo Pretzels served with beer cheese and hot mustard and Kasespatzel, a cheesy spatzel with caramelized onions.

The Oktoberfest specials are available for dine-in only and can be enjoyed in the dining room or on the patio. The Oktoberfest specials are available for dine-in only and can be enjoyed in the dining room or on the expansive Clark Street patio. Make your Oktoberfest reservation at Bub City – River North. | Make your Oktoberfest reservation at Bub City – Rosemont.

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7110 Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712

Celebrate Oktoberfest at L.Woods with a Bavarian Pretzel in one hand and a Hofbrau Dunkel in the other! Enjoy traditional German favorites like Pork Schnitzel, Cobbler, German brews and more on Thursday, September 16 – Wednesday, September 29 from 12:00 PM-8:00 PM. The specials at the Oktoberfest event near Chicago are served a la carte and are available for dine-in, carryout and delivery. See the full specials menu here.

Sketchbook Brewing Company

4901 Main St, Skokie, IL 60077

The Sketchbook Brewing Company will be revealing its Oktoberfest specials this year from September 24 through Setpebmer 26. For three whole days, diners can enjoy fabulous beers, heavy steins, and live music! The 2021 Oktoberfest celebration near Chicago will also have Mustard’s Last Stand on Friday and Forza Meats (with veggie options) on the weekends to fuel the festivities.

Mac’s Wood Grilled

1801 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

The Oktoberfest deals at Mac’s Wood Grilled will run from September 15 through Friday, October 1. The seasonal lineup includes soft pretzel twists with cheddar sauce and spicy mustard, smoked cheddar bacon brat with caramelized onions on a pretzel hoagie bun, and house fires.

Beers include Revolution Brewing Company Oktoberfest drafts and Goose Island Beer Company Oktoberfest drafts, both for $7!

Two Brother’s Tap House

30W315 Calumet Ave W, Warrenville, IL 60555

Come to Two Brother’s Tap House on Saturday, September 25th! The 2021 Oktoberfest celebration features steins full of Atom Smasher, German food favorites, live Oompah music, stein holding contests, etc.

In short — Two Brothers are back and ready to take your Oktoberfest in Chicago to a whole new level this year.

Temperance Beer Co

2000 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60202

Come to Temperance Beer Co on September 24th for its annual Oktoberfest celebration! Enjoy Paulina Meat Market bratwurst, pastrami, and a mustard bar while sipping on your favorite seasonal brew. Beers include its curated Oktoberfest 4 packs, the Basement Party Boombox mix, and the very limited Spaced Out Helles Lager!

Buffalo Creek Brewing

360 Historical Ln, Long Grove, IL 60047

It would be a crime to miss out on the biggest celebration for Oktoberfest in Chicago suburban areas! Buffalo Creek Brewing is bringing its full-scale fest back this year from October 1 thru October 3. Come enjoy the company’s iconic Oktoberfest brew, the Big Ludwigski, or buy your little one a freshly-made non-alcoholic ginger beer!

Hangar Two by Tangled Roots Brewing Co

1100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, IL 60025

From October 1 thru October 3, Hangar Two will be celebrating Oktoberfest with music, food, and a wide selection of beer from Tangled Roots, Ace Cider, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, and St. Bernardus, featuring the Tangled Roots Oktoberfest brew everyone has been waiting for.

Featured image credit: Bub City