1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
From a press release:
First celebrated 200 years ago in Munich, Germany to commemorate a royal wedding, Oktoberfest is a trendsetting celebration, not only for German-themed restaurants anymore. Both Swiss born chefs who hail from the Northern region, Food & Beverage Director Silvan Kramer and Chef David Fritsche may not be donning lederhosen and dirndls, but they go decidedly German being seasoned in the traditions of Oktoberfest.
From noon on Saturday, September 22 [coinciding with the opening of the original festival in Munich] through Sunday, September 30, Bar Dupont Oktoberfest brings old-world festivity to the nation’s capital as the patio expanse across from Dupont Circle is transformed into a jolly Biergarten with live polka music, four featured Oktoberfest-style brews on draft, and hearty traditional German festival fare.
The Bar Dupont Biergarten will open daily from noon until closing, offering Paulaner Oktoberfest, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Paulaner Pilsner, and Sam Adams Octoberfest on draft. Steins and pitchers will accommodate all levels of thirst and stamina. From the grill, there are Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Kielbasa, and Weisswurst to try with a variety of German mustards and traditional accompaniments, from German Potato Salad to Sauerkraut. This is your chance to sample a delectably melted Raclette with Baby Potatoes and Pickles, and finish it off with a Gingerbread heart. Food will be prepared on the patio on the grill during the weekends, and served from the kitchen on weekdays.
On Sunday, September 23rd from 2:00-7:00pm, the air will resound with the oom-pahs of the four-man Polka Brothers Band; Thursday the 27th from 6:00-9:00 will feature The Continentals of Washington DC; and on Friday, September 28th from 6:00-10:00, Liab und Schneid will provide the authentic entertainment; recorded polka music will be played on the patio throughout the rest of Oktoberfest.
Paulaner Hefeweizen, Paulaner Oktoberfest, Paulaner Pilsner, Sam Adams Octoberfest
$5 small mug, $9 large mug, $12 mass, $20 pitcher
Traditional German Fare
Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Kielbasa, Weisswurst
$5 Wurst/Sausage with Bun
$10 Wurst/Sausage with Sauerkraut and German Potato Salad
$9 Raclette with Baby Potatoes and Pickles
$3 Pretzel with Mustard
$6 Gingerbread Heart