This bastion of oompah fun, baron-sized beers and heaping platters of carb-tastic classics brings together locals and tourists alike. The lederhosen-clad Brauhaus Trio performs nightly, packing the raucous dining hall with duos who dance zwiefacher-style (think polka with quick turns). Grab a stool at the bar, where the banter is better, the service is quicker and the time between you and your next hefeweizen much shorter.
Chicago has a rich German heritage, which includes vibrant beer festivals, Oktoberfest celebrations and the ability to find a terrific bratwurst at Chicago hot dog stands all over the city. Want a beer garden? We've got those too. For traditional German food, here's where to eat.
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