The Berghoff Oktoberfest in Chicago – Prost!

Berghoff Oktoberfest in ChicagoJoin us for the 30th Annual Berghoff Oktoberfest, September 16 – 18, 2015 (Wednesday – Friday). Be part of Chicago’s largest, longest-running Oktoberfest celebration with free daily admission from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Plaza. The opening ceremony on Wednesday, September 16, begins at 11:00 a.m., including a traditional toast to kick-off the outdoor celebration.

Oktoberfest emcee Sandy Maxx Celebrations continue inside The Berghoff Restaurant with special Oktoberfest events, including:

  • Ozapft is! “Tapping of the Keg” kick-off event (September 10 at 6:00 pm at the Berghoff Bar inside The Berghoff Restaurant)
  • Month-long celebration inside The Berghoff Restaurant featuring specialty Oktoberfest lunch and dinner menus (September 10 – October 31)
  • Prost! Final Toast to Oktoberfest party (Saturday October 3rd)

Beer. Brats. Live Music.

The 3-day outdoor festival features daily live music and dancing, with special nightly shows by some of Chicago’s favorite bands. This year’s schedule includes:

  • Alpine Thunder – daily from 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
  • Spoken Four – Wednesday, September 16 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Sixteen Candles – Thursday, September 17 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Semple – Friday, September 18 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm

The Berghoff Oktoberfest menu includes classic favorites — like bratwurst, BBQ chicken, smoked sausage, corn on the cob, Bavarian soft pretzels (with beer-cheese sauce), chocolate chip cookies and apple strudel — as well as vegan and gluten-free items — like Quinoa & Grilled Vegetable Salad and German Pork Stew.  View the Oktoberfest Outdoor Menu.




BBQ Chicken

Bavarian soft pretzels

Bavarian Soft Pretzels

apple strudel

Apple Strudel


Pork Stew












Berghoff’s Oktoberfest also supports Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, which is dedicated to providing a solution for abused, neglected, and abandoned children in Chicago. Visit their booth at the outdoor Oktoberfest festival to support Mercy Home’s annual raffle. Last year’s raffle included: two round trip airline tickets (to any destination in the U.S.  and Canada) courtesy of, a $500 BMO Harris Bank Mastercard Gift Card, and a $20,000 cash prize in Mercy Home’s Ringside Cash Raffle.

For a private VIP experience at Oktoberfest, call 312.408.0200. You can celebrate Oktoberfest with up to 100 friends in our Private Event Tent.

Each year, Berghoff’s Oktoberfest in Chicago gets better thanks to the enthusiasm and participation of our phenomenal guests. Check out the fun they had in our 204 Oktoberfest Photo Gallery!

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2014 Sponsors