Prost! The 5 Best Oktoberfest Bars in Chicago

One of the best ways to enjoy the newly-crisp October weather in Chicago is to have something to keep you warm while you sit outside for the last of the Windy City’s bearable light-jacket evenings. The tip of your nose might be a little cold, but you can keep your insides nice and warm with the help of some top-notch beers as you celebrate the annual season of German-style foods, brews, and music—otherwise known as Oktoberfest. Though fun and frivolity might be approached a little differently this year, you can still enjoy the simple pleasures of beer and pub grub at the best Oktoberfest bars in Chicago.

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2566 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60614


Reserve a table and settle in for a night of German dishes and ales. Follow up your schnitzel and fries with a cold hefeweizen at this trendy Lincoln Park spot perfect for Oktoberfest celebrating.

Revolution Brewing

2323 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647


What better place to celebrate Fall Beer Season than a brewpub that (1) has a great overall selection of beers from which to choose and (2) has its own particular Oktoberfest German-style lager on tap? Head on over to Logan Square for one of Chicago’s best beer-drinking experiences.

Tuman’s Tap and Grill

2159 W Chicago Ave, Chicago IL 60622

In addition to a long list of different types of local and regional beers (including brews from 3 Floyds and Bell’s), you can find a Hofbrau Oktoberfest straight from München, Germany, as well as the local Maplewood Festbier for more specifically honoring Oktoberfest season at this West Town hangout.


1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago IL 60622

While the beer list here isn’t as extensive as some of Chicago’s other brew-centric watering holes, Funkenhausen isn’t lacking in any essentials; its menu’s motto reads “Wine. Stein. Dein.” and it offers exactly those three things. Grab a “Big Garlicky Pretzel” and some Kasespaetzle, then wash it all down a Hofbrau Oktoberfest or Maisel’s Amber Hefeweizen for a strong finish.

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Laschet’s Inn

2119 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago IL 60618

Laschet’s sets itself apart with an Oktoberfest-specific menu— which is chock-full of German snacks and entrees— as well as an impressive list of German ales, including those of the Oktoberfest, pilsener and lager varieties (among others).


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