Everyone can be German for a day at one of these Oktoberfest celebrations:
Oktoberfest NorthwestOct. 3-5:
The big one of all Oktoberfest celebrations is held at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. The three-day event features several pop-up restaurants serving German fare and beer stationsstocked with German brews. Check back next week for a more in-depth story. Tickets $5-$10, kids welcome until 7 p.m. Information:oktoberfestnw.com
11:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Boats, brats and brews are on the agenda for this waterfront fundraiser on the Foss Waterway. Check back next week for a tap and food list. Tickets are $12 in advance and $20 at the door; food and beer are individually priced. Event is for 21 and older only. Information:yachtoberfest.com
Bite at Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway, Tacoma; 253-238-8000, hotelmuranotacoma.com
Friday, Sept. 26: 7-10 p.m. A five-course Bavarian meal paired with six beers from Elysian, Pyramid, Red Hook and other Northwest breweries. On the menu: Bratwurst and spaetzle, beer-cheese soup, schnitzel beef sliders, beer-braised pork shank and black forest cheesecake. Tickets are $30; call 253-591-4163.
Bruno’s European Restaurant
10716 A St. S., Tacoma; 253-719-7181,brunoseuropeanrestaurant.com
Saturday-Sunday: noon-10 p.m. each day. The South Sound’s best destination for German and Eastern European fare will have its annual Oktoberfest celebration with a special menu that includes schweinebraten, potato salad, red cabbage, schweinshaxe (pork shanks), bratwurst, pretzels, bienenstich, apfelstrudel and German beers on tap. Live music from Sylvia’s Band. Also find Bruno’s at Oktoberfest Northwest, Oct. 3-5 at the fairgrounds in Puyallup.
3222 56th St NW, Gig Harbor; 253-858-5555,tanglewoodgrill.com
Saturday: 3-6 p.m. In the bar, an Oktoberfest-themed party with food and beer specials. The menu includes beer cheese soup, pretzels with spicy beer mustard, pork schnitzel meatballs and an Oktoberfest-themed burger. A few spots remain for the stein competition that could earn a trip for two to Munich. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Harmon Brewery and Restaurant
1938 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 253-383-2739,harmonbrewingco.com
Monday-Oct. 3: A week of celebrating. Monday is an extended happy hour with live music; Tuesday’s menu features beer and brats with free pretzels all day; Wednesday includes wienerschnitzel and trivia; and Oct. 3 is bring-your-own-mug day (up to 24 ounces). Thursday’s event is a special paired brewmaster’s dinner; call the brewery to reserve. Sister restaurant Harmon Taproom at 204 St. Helens Ave. also will have a week of Oktoberfest events including German pub grub.