Due to Tribune Tower construction, we closed our doors on September 30th, 2018.
Please consider visiting our sister restaurant Sweetwater.
Oktoberfest at Howells
From Saturday, September 16th - Monday, October 3rd, Oktoberfest-themed food and drink specials will be available for your eating and drinking pleasure. We won't have beer tents like they do in Germany, but our 300 seat patio and terrace bar is sure to impress. 360 beer taps pouring Oktoberfest and fall seasonal beers will help you usher in Autumn in good taste. Plus, something a little special to really get in the spirit:
Stein Hoisting Contest
Stop by on Thursday, September 21st at 6:30pm to join our Stein Hoisting Contest with Sam Adams, where the winner will compete at the Oktoberfest celebrations in Grant Park on October 14th.
Winners of regional finals will compete in the national finals in Boston on October 27th. Male and female winners of the finals will attend the Sportsman of the Year Gala 2017.
Special Bottleneck Grand Prize
Each male and female champion among Bottleneck - the person with the longest stein hoist time across all our locations - will win a trip for 2 to BOSTON in 2018!
Trip includes: Two nights lodging, airfare, Sam Adams Brewery tour, and two tickets to a game at Fenway (during the Red Sox 2018 season).
Oktoberfest Food Features
Saturday September 16th until Tuesday October 3rd, we will be offering Oktoberfest-themed specials for your eating pleasure.
Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich
pounded chicken breast, bacon sauerkraut, Pilsner mustard gravy, potato pancakes, apple onion jam
Smoked Potato Croquettes
smoked potato puree, sauerkraut, double smoked bacon, Gruyere, panko, Dusseldorf aioli
braised shredded beef short rib, goat cheese spätzle, Cipollini onion, oyster mushroom, red wine braised cabbage, pepper crème fraiche