While not everyone can make it to Munich, Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest, Chicago has plenty of events to show off your Bavarian spirit. What started off as a wedding celebration 200 years ago is now a worldwide sensation. Here are the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Chicago.
Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29
Perhaps Chicago’s most spectacular fall celebration is Oktoberfest Chicago in Lakeview. The event takes places both inside and outside Chicago’s historic St. Alphonsus church. Join them on Saturday and Sunday for special family-friendly games known as Kinderfest.
1429 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Friday September 27
Who said summer is over? Head to North Avenue beach just north of the Gold Coast for music, beer tastings, and more. Shore Club offers one of the last chances to enjoy the warm weather before Chiberia goes into full effect.
1603 N. Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Friday September 27 2019 – Saturday September 28
If you’re in the mood for a genuine Chicago IPA, then Revolution Brewery is the place to go. Located in Logan Square, attendees can grab a plastic stein and try one of the many craft beer selections that has made Revolution famous throughout the country. The best part is proceeds from the festival will benefit Friends of Goethe School, so you know you’ll be doing a bit of good every time you raise your glass.
2323 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Tuesday September 24 – October 27
From now through the end of October, Beacon Tavern is holding special Oktoberfest-themed drinks. Located north of downtown, tickets can be purchased for an exclusive Oktoberfest Wine Dinner on Tuesday October 15th. Featured dishes include Country Terrine, Charred Cabbage Salad, and Braised Chicken with mustard spaetzle and creamed chanterelles.
405 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611