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The weather is cooler, but the #ChicagoLeafPeeping is prime. As autumn wraps the city in reds and golds, it's the perfect time to check out the harvest festivals and Oktoberfests that are popping up around town. As we cruise into a new month, take a moment to check out the biggest events happening in October, and make some time for these weekend picks (that is, if you don't stay out too late at these bars that keep the party going past last call). 

Chicago Brauhaus

You can assume a place that prides itself on celebrating Oktoberfest every day of the year pulls out all the stops when October rolls around. At Chicago Brauhaus restaurant, you're in for boisterously good time. This beloved German restaurant is best known for its cold steins of beer, oversized pretzels and peppy, in-house oompah band, the Brauhaus Trio. Heaps of good cheer and hearty Bavarian food — think sauerkraut, schnitzels, schinkenbrot (ham on rye), goulash suppe (meat and vegetable stew), kassler rippchen (smoked pork chops) and kohlroulade (cabbage roll) — are plentiful in this lively Lincoln Square institution.

Beer, Brats and Ooompah: Cheers to Oktoberfest!

Friday, September 28, 2012 12:00 AM by Tammy Green


If your need for beer, brats and bands has not been satisfied this festival season, then makes plans to attend the St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest, near the church at the corner of Lincoln, Wellington and Southport. This celebration of German heritage runs starts today and goes through the weekend. Hours are 5pm-11pm on Friday, 11am - 11pm on Saturday, and 11am to 7pm on Sunday. 

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