Inspired by the famous German celebration held in Munich each year, Glenview House will host the Chicago area north shore’s most exciting all-day Oktoberfest event in the community on Saturday, September 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Guests can feast on authentic grub, grog and live German music by the Die Musikmeisters in the 60’x40’ tent provided.
The Oktoberfest tent party will take place in the railroad parking lot directly west of the restaurant in Glenview.
A real Oktoberfest celebration isn’t complete without German-inspired food, beer and live music.
· Chef Jeff Modica will serve up festive Bavarian food specialties right at the tent party. Event-goers of all ages can feast on brats ($5), giant pretzels ($7) and a German Plate ($8) filled with a brat, potato salad and sauerkraut.
· Oktoberfest includes the traditional German beers. Glenview House offers their commemorative Glenview House liters ($12) and half liters ($6) of Munich brewery, Hacker-Pschorr, Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest, and Sam Adams Oktoberfest.
The Glenview House commemorative liters and half liters are $2 per cup. Glenview House prides itself on its extensive beer selection specializing in craft and imported beers with over 100 different beers available on draught and in the bottle. The selection itself includes over 30 styles of beer from over 60 brewers and is always evolving.
· Relax with the German band Die Musikmeisters or step in to enjoy a polka or two from the six piece German band. With a rousing blend of traditional German music, Die Musikmeisters sing in German and English. The band's repertoire includes German polkas, waltzes, marches, dance music, as well as a variety of American favorites. Performances will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
With German beer and authentic German food, this event is open to the public.
Cost: Free admission.
When: Saturday, September 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Glenview House, 1843 Glenview Road in Glenview, IL.
During the Oktoberfest celebration, the Glenview House will be open for regular dining from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events in Germany held traditionally from late September to the first weekend in October. The annual event in Munich is an important part of the Bavarian culture and is one of the largest festivals in the world.
Originally established in 1878, the Glenview House has a history inseparably intertwined with the history of Glenview. In 1899, John Dilg bought the tavern and added a third floor. The Glenview House's third floor was a place for people in the community to hold meetings, dances, church services, and even classes from overflowing schools. Unfortunately the third floor burned down in 1923 and the tavern changed hands over time. Rehabbed by new owners Steve Podjasek and Michael Canning in 2010 with modern amenities and historic charm, the Glenview House has always been a place where friends could get together for drinks.
This is Glenview House’s second year to host Oktoberfest. For more information visit Glenview House or call 847-724-0692.