Cheers to Oktoberfest specials at suburban restaurants

  • The Bavarian pretzel with beer cheese will be available Sept. 16-29 at L. Woods.

    The Bavarian pretzel with beer cheese will be available Sept. 16-29 at L. Woods. Courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

  • Goose Island Oktoberfest is on tap at Bub City in Rosemont for a limited time.

    Goose Island Oktoberfest is on tap at Bub City in Rosemont for a limited time. Courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

 
 
Posted9/15/2021 6:00 AM

Oktoberfest is here, and suburban restaurants are gearing up with special German beers and bites. Here are a few options:

Bub City serves up Oktoberfest specials such as kasespatzel and German beer for a limited time.
Bub City serves up Oktoberfest specials such as kasespatzel and German beer for a limited time. - Courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Bub City

Oktoberfest brews will be flowing at Bub City in Rosemont and River North as the annual celebration gets rolling Friday, Sept. 17. Raise a pint of Goose Island or Revolution Brewing Oktoberfest beers while dining on German-inspired fare such as beer brats with sauerkraut and hot mustard, jumbo pretzels with beer cheese and hot mustard, and kasespatzel, a cheesy spatzel with caramelized onions. The specials, which run through Oct. 15, are for dine-in only. Bub City is at Parkway Bank Park, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 261-0399, and 435 N. Clark St., Chicago, (312) 610-4200, bub-city.com/.

City Works Eatery and Pour House and Old Town Pour House will honor Oktoberfest with new seasonal dishes such as spaetzle.
City Works Eatery and Pour House and Old Town Pour House will honor Oktoberfest with new seasonal dishes such as spaetzle. - Courtesy of Bottleneck Management
City Works Eatery and Pour House and Old Town Pour House

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 22, City Works Eatery and Pour House and Old Town Pour House will honor Oktoberfest with new seasonal dishes and beers. Available through Sunday, Oct. 3, specials include chicken schnitzel (breaded chicken breast, fried egg, Pilsner Düsseldorf aioli and hefeweizen braised slaw on a kaiser roll) for $14 and spaetzle (housemade herb spaetzle, hefeweizen Mornay, braised pork belly, caramelized onions and brown butter bread crumbs) for $13. Sip on specialty brews such as Goose Island Oktoberfest, Sam Adams OctoberFest and Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale. City Works is at 1850 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 584-2500; 929 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, (847) 984-3571; and 365 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling, (847) 941-0990; cityworksrestaurant.com/. Old Town Pour House is at 1703 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 448-6020, and 8 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 601-1440, oldtownpourhouse.com/.

Chicken schnitzel is back on the menu for a limited time at City Works Eatery and Pour House and Old Town Pour House.
Chicken schnitzel is back on the menu for a limited time at City Works Eatery and Pour House and Old Town Pour House. - Courtesy of Bottleneck Management
L. Woods

Head over to L. Woods for Oktoberfest specials including the Bavarian pretzel with beer cheese ($10.95), pork schnitzel ($24.95) and pecan pie cobbler ($9.95) and brews such as Hacker Pshorr and Hofbrau Dunkel ($6 each). Available for dine-in, carryout and delivery, the specials run from Thursday, Sept. 16, through Wednesday, Sept. 29. L. Woods is at 7110 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, (847) 677-3350, lwoodsrestaurant.com/events/oktoberfest/.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

To fete Oktoberfest, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery is releasing the malty German lager Rocktoberfest, which pairs well with beer-battered pretzel bites, duck wings, bison sliders and more. And, for each pint sold through Oct. 5, the restaurant will donate 25 cents to a local charity. Rock Bottom locations are at 639 E. Boughton Road, Suite 100, Bolingbrook, (630) 739-6036; 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, (312) 755-9339; 94 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 424-1550; 16156 S. La Grange Road, Orland Park, (708) 635-0030; and 28256 Diehl Road, Warrenville, (331) 888-9199; rockbottom.com/.

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