A Day of Oktoberfest at The Wharf

calendar icon Oct. 3, 2020
clock icon 2pm – 5pm
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It’s that time of year—put on your dirndl or lederhosen, grab your dachshund, and come to The Wharf to celebrate Oktoberfest! Join us on Saturday, October 3rd for a day of German-inspired food and specials at our restaurants and shops.

  • Visit our restaurants’ outdoor tents and dining halls for German inspired fare and Sam Adams Octoberfest bier. Don’t miss the fresh pretzel cart in District Square!
  • Join the online costume contest by posting photos of your trachten (German clothing) on IG using #wharfdc for a chance to win a beautifully crafted Sam Adams Festival Stein.
  • Compete in a stein hoisting competition from your table at Kirwan's Irish Pub (2pm), Cantina Bambina and Pearl Street Warehouse (3pm), and Kaliwa and Canopy Central (4pm).
  • Walk your dachshund (costumes encouraged!) to Camp Wharf at the Firepit for a special doggy treat.

The following restaurants are participating in Oktoberfest. Reserve your tables now for October 3!

  • Camp Anthem – Offering beer braised bratwurst with kraut, onions and whole grain mustard.
  • Canopy Central
  • Cantina Bambina – Offering bratwurst, sauerkraut, and Octoberfest bier.
  • Kirwan’s Irish Pub – Offering bratwurst and Octoberfest bier.
  • Kith/Kin – Offering a Butcher Platter with bratwurst, knackwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, "Laugen" pretzels, mustard, and horseradish cream. In addition, offering dessert of warm apfelstrudel with vanilla cinnamon anglaise or vanilla ice cream.
  • Mi Vida – Offering Octoberfest bier and Mexico City Hot Dog with bacon-wrapped franks, slaw, sweet potato fries, and chipotle ketchup.
  • Pearl Street Warehouse – Offering bratwurst, kraut, pretzels, beer cheese, and Octoberfest bier.
  • Twisted Pretzels – Visit District Square for an authentic Oktoberfest style pretzel from the Twisted Pretzel cart.
  • Praline Bakery – Offering takeout German Chocolate Cupcakes and Black Forest Parfait.

In accordance with current COVID guidelines, visitors are encouraged to safely patronize the many restaurants and shops offering Oktoberfest specials, while enjoying festive Bavarian decorations along the waterfront. There will be no dachshund dash or group activities this year.

Per Mayor Bowser’s order, physical distancing and masks are required in public at all times, unless eating. All ages welcome.


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Fresh seafood is a given on the waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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