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.
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.
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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.
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Now on draft: Maplewood Festbier Golden Oktoberfest Lager. Brewed with the finest German malts and noble hops; a super-drinkable lager that clocks in at 5.7% ABV. Brewed to mirror what’s traditionally served during fest season in Bavaria. Deep golden color and bold in flavor, expect elegant malt notes with a light hop character. Prost! . . . . . . (photo credit: Maplewood) #chicagobars #chicagodrinks #westtownchicago #wickerparkchicago #ukievillagechicago #ukrainianvillagechicago #ukievillage #chicagofoodanddrink #eatdrinkdochi #craftbeer #craftbrew #chicagofunauthority #ilovebeer #beerme #drinkcraftbeer #craftbeerporn #tumanstap #tumanstapandgrill #chicagobeers #chicagobeer #illinoisbeers #illinoiscraftbeers #madeinchicago #maplewoodbrewing #oktoberfest #oktoberfestbeer #oktoberfestbier #fallbeers @dank773
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.
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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Need a reason to drink at one of the best Oktoberfest bars in Chicago? This should do it.
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Couple new ones on draft! Veltins Pils is on special all week with $6 half liters and 64 oz growlers for$25 Now pouring….. Ayinger Bräuweisse, Ayinger Maibock, BBK Pils, Fürst Wallerstein Doppelbock, Hacker Pschorr Munich Gold, Reissdorf Kölsch, Stiegl Goldbräu, Stiegl Paracelsus, Veltins Pils, Weihenstephan 1516, Weihenstephan Pils, and Hofbräu Original Our jager schnitzel and chicken paprikash is available weekend as well! Kitchen is open til 9 pm, bar is open til 11 pm Thursday through Sunday. Give us a call for carry out and reservations 773.478.7915 #nowpouring #veltins #growlerstogo #laschetstakeout #bier #wearamask #laschetsinnchicago
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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