While Oktoberfest might be officially over, you’ve got no reason to worry just yet. There are still plenty of opportunities left in the month of October to enjoy the tastier side of Bavarian culture, including pretzels, sauerkraut and most importantly of all, BEER! Get your ‘fest fix and sample some brews at these locations near VITA – lederhosen optional.
Barrel & Bushel
Step out the front door of VITA and you’re 90% of the way there! Featuring 22 local and regional beers on tap and a wide variety of regionally inspired food, enjoy the company of friends as you toast and celebrate the fall season.
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Earl’s Kitchen + Bar
Pop over to Earl’s for a quick brew or bite! Enjoy an incredible selection that includes locally sourced draught beers and mouthwatering appetizers. Don’t forget to check out their amazing happy hour options (including garlic fries, crispy ribs and more) available from 3-6PM!
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A quick stroll downstairs through Tysons and you’ll find yourself at Gordon Biersch! Dan Gordon, one half of the brewery’s namesake duo, was a graduate from the five-year brewing engineering program at Weihenstephan Brewery – rest assured that you’re getting schooled with some German-influenced beer mastery. Head on over to enjoy refreshing brews and delicious apps & entrees!
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A quick Silver Line trip to Greensboro Station (towards Wiehle-Reston) will put you right at the doorstep of Tysons Biergarten. This establishment mixes traditional Bavarian bier hall and bier garten atmospheres, creating a relaxed, and welcoming vibe. Visit their website to check out a robust event calendar, too! Try out some renowned German and Belgian beers (as well as 100+ American craft beers!) in honor of Oktoberfest – and when you’re there, you HAVE to snack on some tasty sausages and various wurst.
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