Oktoberfest and Tizi Melloul?
I'm going to Chicago for the first time Friday. Are there any Oktoberfest events going on? I couldn't find any. Also, any updated information/reviews on Tizi Melloul? Is it pretty upscale or is casual dress ok? Is the food good? Thank you.
You missed the big Octoberfest celebration in the Lincoln Square neighborhood by a few weeks. But you can see the traditional German neighborhood (more yuppie than German now) and stop in at one of the few German restaurants left, the Chicago Brauhaus on Lincoln by Lawrence. It's just off the Brown line stop at Western. You may get to hear a German accordian band play Elvis.
All the best Oktoberfest celebrations mirror the dates of the Munich Fest, which is always in September. But Hackney's in Printer's Row still has Hofbrau Oktoberfest beer in 1 liter steins available on draught. But probably not for much longer. Just ask for a "big boy".
If nothing else, stop by Resi's Bier Stube on Irving Park Road just west of Damen Avenue; for authentic German Pub feel and food. Great place! Afterwards head north to the Lincoln Square neighborhood for a stein of BBK at Huttenbar...also a great German style pub/no food. Finally, for a seriously old school German Pub, stop by the Hansclipper also in Lincoln Square.