OKTOBERFEST RESTAURANT AND BAR SPECIALS
September 27 through October 31: Biergarten Haus
Through the end of October, Biergarten Haus will be serving German imports in its huge outdoor beer garden. The brews come in souvenir glasses or boots (yes, actual footwear), and there will be live music and dancing on weekends.
October 1: Town Tavern
Town Tavern is saying “Cheers to Beers” with $10 unlimited domestic drafts from 8 to 10 and an open bar from 11 to midnight. Hoegaarden and Sam Adams Octoberfest are on tap.
October 1 through 3: Pizzeria Paradiso’s OctoBeerFest
Both the Georgetown and Dupont Circle branches of Pizzeria Paradiso will celebrate OctoBeerFest by changing all draft lines to German Oktoberfest beers as well as some pumpkin beers. Visit both locations to taste all the selections, as there will be no overlap.
October 4: Stone Total Tap Tower Takeover
Stone Brewing Co. takes over ChurchKey for one day. Forty Stone drafts will be served, featuring vintage and specialty brews. Stone founder Greg Koch will be on hand to answer questions and sign autographs. 4 PM.
October 9: Rustico
With more than 300 beers to choose from, Rustico is a good bet for a relaxed evening over a tasty brew. Its Oktobeerfest event will also have food, music and a Vespa raffle to benefit a local charity. Rain date: October 16. Free.
October 11: Birch&Barley and ChurchKey
Two of the hottest DC beer bars, sister outlets Birch&Barley and ChurchKey, will celebrate Oktoberfest with ten rare German lagers served on the bar from gravity-poured kegs. This is the traditional “Anstich,” or tapping, method used in Bavaria. 4 to 10.
October 14 through 17: Doner Bistro
Doner Bistro (202 Harrison St., SE, Leesburg; 703-779-7880) is celebrating Oktoberfest by featuring a slew of German treats such as weisswurst, Bavarian meatloaf, pancakes, pretzels, and schnitzel.
October 28: Belga Cafe
Belga Cafe is hosting a beer dinner. The three course meal is paired with Belgian and American brews for $49. Call 202-544-0100 for reservations.