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.
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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.