2019 23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest

Oh what a night?! Oktoberfest is exactly what you would expect…food, fun, culture and beer! 23rd Street Armory has to be the biggest one I’ve attended so far.

I love the layout. You walk in and it’s fully decorated and organized. You know where the beer and food is, there’s plenty of seats, great service, and music playing!

So yes the crowds are big. Let me say they have enough people not to feel too crazy but enough that you can’t help but be friends with whom you are seated. I walked around the entire space and everyone was pleasant. I like to think it had to do with me but let’s go with the fact that it had to do with the atmosphere!

The open space is just what you need to navigate. Tickets for the event is $25. That’s not a bad starting price. I would suggest you get VIP so that you have food and your first beer included along with VIP seating. Oh and you get served. Now you don’t have to get up and get your food. You can have it brought to you!

Also because drinking and driving don’t mix consider getting the Uber VIP! Now you can have the same amenities as the regular VIP but with secured ride home. Trust me the size of these beers for even one drink will let you know that Uber or a responsible ride is where you want to be.

It’s a full on celebration with tradition food in tow! From the amazing pretzels, to the pork, sauerkraut, and to the roasted chicken you’re not going to want to miss!

You can follow me on Instagram to see some amazing performances or on my Facebook page! I loved it!

Shout out to Nick! Nick celebrated his 21st birthday! I don’t know of a better place than to celebrate drinking beer!

Now did I enjoy myself? Absolutely! I love beer and all things Oktoberfest that’s why I’ve been making my rounds!

I want to leave you with the link so you can get in the building and have a great time!

Tonight (Saturday October 19) it’s from 1-5 and then again from 7:30-11:30! Make your way and get your tickets here!! Trust me the tickets sell out fast! It’s always a hit so get them as early as you can!

A Feast for A Feast: Iron Hill Brewery

From now until October 17, 2019 you can indulge in Iron Hill Brewery’s Oktoberfest Menu.  We know that during an Oktoberfest you can expect  lots of beers as well as amazing food.  Traditional Oktoberfest foods include roasted chicken, roasted pork, Wurstl (sausages), Brezen (pretzels), Knodel (potato or flour dumplings), potato cakes, etc.  Food and beer go hand and hand and Iron Hill Brewery has you covered.

Iron Hill Brewery is known for making fresh food made from scratch. Also they also brew all of their beers in house. You can expect the high level of quality when you drink a beer at any of their locations!

They have an amazing menu and you are going to definitely want to try it.  Instead of a copy of their menu how about a picture of the real thing.  If you are asking, yes everything tastes well.  Since I didn’t overindulge I definitely took the leftovers to my husband and he gave his high stamp of approval as well.

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

This is by far my favorite soup. I literally could and would go back for more. It’s not too sweet, savory, and smooth and made with autumn spiced creme.

Harvest Salad

This is served with goat cheese croquette, dried cherries, poached pears, apples, pistachios, and apple cider vinaigrette. I personally took out the goat cheese but the rest of it was amazing.

Oktoberfest Egg Rolls

This has bratwurst, Vienna red lager bacon sauerkraut, cheddar, green onion, and a beer mustard sauce to dip!

Pan seared salmon

Potato croquettes, shaved brussel sprouts with bacon and almond, and a sweet mustard dill sauce. (As always tell your server if you have allergens or dietary restrictions as they will accommodate you)

Huhner Schnitzel

Pan fried chicken cutlets, haricots verts and almond, buttery egg noodles, and lemon herb sauce

Hackbraten

German style meatloaf, buttery smashed Yukon gold potatoes, Vienna red lager braised red cabbage, carmelized onions, Abbey Dubbel Ale Sauce

Jaeger Schnitzel

Pan fried pork cutlets, herbed spaetzel, haricots verts, roasted mushroom Wee Heavy Ale sauce

For dessert:

Apple Bread Pudding

So yes these selections are available for you to purchase. They are not all grouped like this on the menu as a one price gets all-needed to give you this disclaimer. However you can enjoy these selections until October 17 and trust me when I say you won’t be disappointed. They are available at all Iron Hill Breweries! Great tasting food with amazing customer service. Grab a friend or two and enjoy!

Oh and you know we can’t leave the beer our because what is Oktoberfest without beer?!

This is the Oktoberfest beer. It’s amazing. If you like flights of beers instead you can try a flight of 4oz. as well.

Thank you to Phillyfoodgal for arranging the lunch experience and to Iron Hill Brewery Center City Location for the hospitality.