We're bringing the "oompah" of Oktoberfest back with the sixth annual celebration kicking off on Sept. 14! Guests will enjoy a plethora of festivities including authentic nightly Bavarian entertainment, freshly brewed Oktoberfestbier inspired by the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich, daily food specials served by Dirndl-clad waitresses, celebrity keg tapping ceremonies and more!
Since 1810, Bavarians have gathered to celebrate Oktoberfest, an annual festival that began with the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese and grew to become a worldwide celebration of German tradition. Our 45-day Oktoberfest celebration includes a plethora of authentic entertainment from a variety of acts including a lively 40-piece German Bugle band, daily live music from authentic "oompah" bands direct from Germany and Austria, live performances by several authentic dance and singing troupes and celebrity keg tapping ceremonies every Friday night.
Oktoberfest guest can also feast upon Hofbräuhaus Chicago's menu of delectable Bavarian specialties With a delicious variety of schnitzels, sausages an 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.
Friday and Saturday nights during Oktoberfest, patrons will have the opportunity to participate in the famous "Maskrugstemmen" stein-holding contest. "Masskrugstemmen," which loosely translates to mean "the lifting of a liter mug of beer," is a Bavarian sport that requires strength, stamina and pure determination. The "Masskrug" is a one-liter stein, and the goal is to hold the filled stein parallel to the floor using one arm only. The competitor who holds it out the longest is the winner.
Oktoberfest is the best time of year to plan a group outing at Hofbrähaus! The venue provides an ideal backdrop for a birthday party, special occasion or corporate event. The Beer Hall or "Schwemme" seats more than 500 guess and the King Ludgwig Room can accommodate up to 180 people for a special occasion.