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Food Festival German

Hofbräuhaus Chicago, the German microbrewery, beer hall, and restaurant directly affiliated with the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich, will celebrate its fourth annual Oktoberfest from Sept. 16 through Oct. 23, 2016. Festivities include a variety of authentic Bavarian entertainment, freshly brewed “Oktoberfestbier” inspired by the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, daily food specials and celebrity keg tapping ceremonies.

For more than 200 years, Bavarians have come together to celebrate Oktoberfest, an annual festival that began with the wedding of Crowne Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese in Munich. Since then, the celebration of Bavarian culture, cuisine and delicious beer has been celebrated around the world. Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s 38-day celebration will combine nightly live entertainment with a menu of traditional Bavarian cuisine served by Dirndl-wearing waitresses. 2016 Oktoberfest entertainers include a 40-piece German Bugle band, daily live music from authentic “oompah” bands direct from Germany and live performances by several German dance and singing troupes. Visit for a complete entertainment calendar.

While enjoying all the entertainment that Hofbräuhaus has to offer, guests can also feast upon Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s menu of Bavarian specialties. In addition to a variety of schnitzels, sausages and other  German dishes on the menu year-round, Hofbräuhaus Chicago will offer daily Oktoberfest food specials Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to close and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to close. Food specials include:


Paprika Geschnetzeltes

Sautéed sliced pork loin tossed in a spicy paprika sauce and served with house-made spätzle, crispy onion straws and broccoli


HB Bier Gulasch

Tender braised pork roast smothered in HB bier-onion gravy, served with
mashed potatoes, root vegetables and crispy onion straws



Bacon-wrapped cabbage rolls stuffed with ground beef and pork sausage
with rice, served with mashed potatoes, root vegetables, HB bier gravy
and sour cream


HB Smokehouse Platter

Roasted smoked pork belly and grilled smoked Kassler pork chop served
with bacon sauerkraut, “Bratkartoffeln” German pan-fried potatoes with
bacon and onions, and HB bier gravy


HB Rinder Rouladen

Braised beef roulade stuffed with bacon, pickle, onions and mustard
served with house-made spätzle, red cabbage and savory gravy


Chef’s Weekly Special



Classic half roasted duck served with potato dumplings, red cabbage, root vegetables and rosemary duck sauce


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