Beer, dancing, and tons of laughter is happening this weekend in Addison, as Addison Oktoberfest officially returns Thursday-Sunday! Visit any day for amazing live music, entertaining games and activities, and unique shopping and arts attractions. Other things to do this week include checking out happy hour and ordering a delicious lunch from a local restaurant. Learn about all these things and more in our guide of 7 Things To Do This Week below.
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1. At Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub, happy hour happens every Monday-Saturday from 2-9 p.m. Sherlock’s offers many amazing drinks, including draft beer, bottle beer, margaritas, classic cocktails, signature cocktails, tropicals, martinis, and wine. While you’re there, be sure to stay for the live music happening Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
2. Happy hour at the Lion & The Crown happens from 2-7 p.m. and from 10-11 p.m. on weekdays. Here, you can get $1 off wine, liquor, cheap shots, and draft beer. You can also get $2.50 10-oz house brews, $3.50 22-oz house brews, and select appetizers for $2, $4, or $6. You can also get happy hour deals on weekdays from 10 p.m.-close.
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3. For lunch this week, grab some Southern-inspired comfort food at Ida Claire. The Hot Honey Sliders are amazing, served with Nashville chicken thighs, pimento cheese, local honey, black pepper aioli, house pickles, and Martin’s potato buns. Or, go for the Chicken & Kale Salad, which you can order grilled or fried and served with pickled cranberries and mustard seeds, broccolini, grilled grapes, herbed goat cheese, pumpkin seeds, and honey mustard.
4. Looking for something small and delicious for lunch? Lazy Dog has many small plate options absolutely packed with flavor. Try the Cheddar Cheese Curds, made with Ellworth Cooperative Creamery’s all-natural white cheddar curds, slow-cooked marinara sauce, and house-made Nashville hot ranch for dipping. The Crispy Deviled Eggs is another good option, lightly fried and topped with smoked paprika and bacon candy. Or try the Brussels Sprouts, served with lemon, garlic, butter, capers, crispy croutons, and Romano cheese.
With three unique stages, Addison Oktoberfest has you covered on live music this season.
5. Dress up in your favorite Oktoberfest gear and get ready for a weekend of dancing and fun at Addison Oktoberfest. Live music is playing all weekend long on three main stages: Partyhalle, Musikzelt, and Kleinhalle. Here, you will get a mix of traditional German tunes, yodeling, cultural dance performances, and party music that will have you on your feet and having a good time. The full Thursday-Sunday schedule can be found online here.
Arts and Entertainment
The highly anticipated Addison Oktoberfest is back!
6. Interested in entertaining games? At Addison Oktoberfest, there are plenty of events to participate in and cheer on others at the same time. Test your singing chops during the German Idol competition on Friday night. Or, challenge your friends in the Bier Barrel Rolling or Stein Carrying Relay on Saturday. Sunday features the Dachshund Dash, with the most adorable competitors ever. There are also games for kids, like Ein, Zwei, Drei…Halt! Which is a German version of Red Light, Green Light; Valina Says, which is like Simon Says; and Mini Masskrug, where they can see who can hold a mug of water at shoulder level the longest. Learn more about the games here.
7. For those more excited about the arts, Addison Oktoberfest offers plenty for you too. Visit the Marktplatz, featuring dozens of vendors selling authentic German apparel, handmade items, and specialty gifts. You can also take the kids to the Kinderzelt area, where they can participate in many free, hand-on activities focused on the arts. Complimentary balloon twisting and air brush tattoos will also be offered Friday-Sunday.