Oktobeerfest Block Party

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
RSVP Not Required
Included Items: 
Free entry; ticket prices vary for food, drink, and raffle. Also includes moon bounce, face painting, music, and more!
Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG) is partnering with DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) for a spectacular “Oktobeerfest” celebration. This block party will feature great food, beverage, and live music. NRG will also hold a raffle, giving away several prizes, including weekend getaways and a 1997 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail as the grand prize. The pearl blue bike has been recently serviced and comes with a windscreen and saddlebags. 100% of the raffle proceeds will benefit DCCK. The non-profit organization viaVélo will be running bike cabs to and from the Braddock Metro Station, allowing guests the option of leaving their cars at home. Limited street parking is available. This year’s Oktobeerfest will feature an exceptional array of early fall foods, such as grilled bratwurst, sauerkraut, and hand-made pretzels, prepared by each of NRG’s restaurants, including Rustico, Vermilion, Tallula, Evening Star Cafe, EatBar, Buzz and the latest NRG establishments Birch & Barley and Columbia Firehouse. But the star of the show will undoubtedly be the close to 26 different seasonal beers on draught. NRG Beer Director Greg Engert has selected beers from some of the best craft brewers, including Brooklyn Brewery, Left Hand Brewing Company, Bell’s Brewery and Dogfish Head, to name just a few. Buzz will concoct a few non-alcoholic drinks, including its famed squeezed-to-order lemonades. In addition to the raffle, the event will include live music and a family area in the Buzz parking lot, complete with moon bounce, face painting, pumpkin decorating and cookie decorating with NRG’s Executive Pastry Chef Josh Short. The family area will also have a Bubble Lounge outfitted with sparkling wine for adults and bubbles for children. General admission is free for the family but guests can purchase $1 tickets, which can be redeemed for food, drink or raffle tickets. Most food and drink items will be between 3 and 8 tickets.