Dive into Oktoberfest at The Dawson
Unlike the name suggests, Oktoberfest traditionally begins mid-September in Germany, ending 16 to 18 days later – the first week of October. Chicagoans can jump right into the festivities this Saturday, September 19 at The Dawson with a selection of namesake brews and a $25 all-inclusive spread of German delights. Chef Shaun King lays out his rendition of Bavarian classics including borscht, latkes, käsespätzle, and schnitzel on sliders, while famed Chicago polka-punk outfit The Polkaholics rocks the expansive patio. The kitchen continues to honor the festival through Sunday, October 4 with a fitting dinner special: a German hot pot of pork shoulder and sausage layered with cabbage, carrots, and onions stewed in Riesling for $14.
730 W. Grand Ave.; (312) 243-8955
Kickoff Party: 1 – 4 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 – 10 p.m. Mon & Sun; 4:30 – 11 p.m. Tues – Thurs; 4:30 – midnight Fri & Sat