Where to Raise a Stein (or Two) for Oktoberfest

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You can start celebrating ~OKTOBERFEST~ at ~JARDINIÈRE~ on Monday October 4th with a special German-themed prix-fixe dinner. The Oktoberfest dinner includes three courses and three wine pairings for $45. Reservations are not necessary, but are encouraged.

And then on Thursday October 7th, ~ANCHOR & HOPE~ is hosting a party with German draft beer (you can keep the glass), vittles like curryweiss and bratwurst, oyster gratin on sauerkraut, and potato knish with smoked trout and mustard sauce. There will also be The Golden Gate Bavarian Dancers. 5pm-10:30pm. Tickets are $40 including tax when purchased in advance. Tickets admit one, plus food and three draft beers. Additional draft beer $2 each.

And ~SOCIAL KITCHEN & BREWERY~ is also celebrating on Thursday October 7th. They will be serving their two German-style beers, along with three locally-brewed Oktoberfest-style beers from 21st Amendment Brewery, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant San Francisco, and ThirstyBear Brewing Co. The $25 admission price includes a glass of all five beers, as well as German food, including sausages, obaster cheese spread, housemade beer mustard, and salads. A soundtrack of beer hall and contemporary German music compiled by DJ Desperate Pedestrian will be played. Joining SKB Brewmaster Rich Higgins will be brewmasters from the other breweries to discuss the beers and join in the celebration. It all starts at 6pm.