Black and orange
Tis the season for Oktoberfest lagers. Now through October, enjoy the Lucky Monk's house-brewed warm chestnut red amber colored Oktoberfest made with imported German Munich malt and selected German caramel malt and real German lager yeast. Grab a 16-ouncer for $4.75 or a 20-ouncer for $5.75. Pair it with Oktoberfest menu items -- potato pancakes, beer-infused chicken bratwurst, jaeger schnitzel, German pizza and sweet twists.
The Lucky Monk is located at 105 Hollywood Blvd., South Barrington. (847) 898-0500 or theluckymonk.com.
Oktoberfest tent party
Celebrate all things Germanic at an Oktoberfest tent party from 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Glenview House. Grab a Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier and Hofbräu Hefe Weizen for $10 per liter or $5 per half liter. Sample Bavarian specialties including brats, pretzels and Wiener schnitzels. Enjoy performances by the Die Musikmeisters from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Free admission.
Glenview House is at 1843 Glenview Road, Glenview. (847) 724-0692 or theglenviewhouse.com.
Brick's best seats
Call dibs on the best seat in the house. The Brick House is taking reservations for all NFL games. Pick the soft leather recliner with built-in beer holder or a spot at the bar or even a table for the whole party. The Brick House serves more than 80 beers including the $1 Ameri-can special -- dollar Old Style and Pabst Blue Ribbon cans all day on Sundays and Mondays.
Brick House Tavern and Tap is located at 1461 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. (630) 963-1104 or brickhousetavern andtap.com.