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Posted on October 6, 2020 at 12:29 PM by Mikalah Richardson
How to Celebrate Oktoberfest 2020 in Allen!
Fall is THE season for beer! As if we needed a reason to head to our favorite restaurants and bars to crack open a cold one, Oktoberfest is the perfect occasion (or excuse) for a frosty lager. You don’t have to fly to Germany to enjoy the perfect pairings of hops and barley. Celebrate this year’s Oktoberfest with a stout in one hand and an ale in the other and raise your glass to Allen’s popular local brew stops!
Oktoberfest is not quite the same without spending it with your crew. Make your first stop at Kelly’s at The Village Craft Tavern at The Village at Allen and get comfortable on the large patio. Whether you enjoy a full-body Märzen with subtle malt sweetness like the classic Oktoberfest, or a smooth toasty Brown Ale with hints of caramel, cocoa, and a malt body – Kelly’s brews are sure to make you come back for more. For the ultimate visit, order Kelly’s GIANT beer tower with a side of Fried Jalapeno Bottle Caps or the Brisket Chips perfect for sharing with the crew.
Don’t stop there. Around the corner from Kelly’s, is another bucket-list bar where expert mixologists and local chefs are serving an experience you won’t forget! Top off your Oktoberfest fun at Shakertins at The Village at Allen where you can move and groove to live music on the weekends, rack ’em up with a game of pool, or challenge your crew to one of the many games in their game room. Between the infectious laughter of friends all around, and cheering of sports teams on their 26 flat-screen TV’s, Shakertins is sure to get the party started.
If your crew includes four-legged friends, we’ve got you covered. You and your pup will love the outdoor atmosphere and firepits at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar at the Stacy Green, just as much as you will love the food and drinks. Start your evening off with an addicting combination of sweet and spicy with their famous Bacon Candy and pair it with tasty hints of honey and pine in their new house beer - Bonita Bonita, Mountain Style Pale Ale. Lazy Dog loves supporting local so be sure to ask your server what other locally crafted beers are on tap, as they change often. Bonus tip: Don't forget to order a doggy bag for your pooch on the way out!
The fun continues at the 52-acre resort-style shopping oasis Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm where they are hosting their own nod to Oktoberfest with Bach and Brews on October 24, 2020. After a full day of shopping, join this Halloween inspired beer crawl at participating restaurants such as The Lion & Crown Pub, Cru Food & Wine Bar, Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie, and more. Meet up with the crew for a casual night of live music from the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and local, craft brews that you can't pass up. Turn this experience up a notch and stop by the Watters Creek Concierge to pick up a crawl card to begin your beer journey. As you make your way from restaurant to restaurant, you'll collect at least 3 stamps on the crawl card, then return it to the Concierge by 7:15 PM for a chance to win a $250 Watters Creek gift card!
Make a weekend out of it and stay at Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen - just steps away from all the fun! Stay tuned to our Visit Allen Facebook page here for news and updates on this event!
Taste the variety and experience the fun at The Brass Tap. You will be mesmerized as you attempt to decide from over 150 craft beer options – tapped and capped. Don’t know where to start? Ask one of the beer experts behind the bar or order a flight of your choice of brews that will soon allow you to find a favorite! Whichever flavors you choose, the unique taste of the Peanut Butter Temptress is a must.
Don’t forget to sign up for your free Shop Allen PlayPass and redeem it for an order of complimentary pretzels. You will also enjoy more great deals and savings from a list of participating restaurants and retailers.
Take a trip to our very own Nine Band Brewing where they’re serving up an award-winning brew made just for the occasion. Take a sip of the Ghost Cow Oktoberfest and you’ll quickly realize why this classic Märzen won third place for the 2017 Best of Craft Beer Award. Unlike your average Märzen, spoil your taste buds with unique hints of malt and caramel that you can’t resist. The magic happens in their large 5,400-square-foot brewhouse just through the double doors of their taproom. Check Nine Band Brewing’s Facebook page here so you don't miss out on their limited-time seasonal lineup of ale or the next brewhouse tour.
It’s impossible to indulge in all the unique brews that Allen has to offer in just one trip. So, make plans to come back to see us soon, or go ahead and book that much-needed long weekend getaway at one of our premium hotels, and find your signature hop in Allen, TX!