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The Bourse Food Hall transforms into The Bourse Beer Hall for one-day only

September 12, 2019 – Lederhosen and Dirndl-sporting Germany lovers are invited to head down to The Bourse Food Hall on Saturday, September 21 from 12-6pm to celebrate Oktoberfest in style.

While Munich kicks-off its 186th Oktoberfest on the very same day, The Bourse Food Hall is excited to transform into The Bourse Beer Hall for just one day, boasting German-inspired food offerings, German-style beers — available in keepsake mugs to take home — and fun entertainment in the form of a keg tapping event, German-Hungarian dance groups, face painters and more!

The Bourse Beer Hall’s programming does not have to hide in the shadows of the world’s biggest beer festival, offering 16 beers from a German import varietal, served in branded 12oz mugs and traditional 1 Liter mugs for guests to take home.

“Funnily, The Bourse Food Hall features elements of Munich’s Oktoberfest on a daily basis,” said Kelly Duffy, The Bourse Marketplace Manager. “At Oktoberfest, people come together to celebrate and to enjoy food and beers from different stands and vendors. We’re excited to transform The Bourse Food Hall into a beer hall for one day and to pay homage to Bavarian culture with a lot of fun specials and programming.”

Lederhosen and Dirndl-sporting Germany lovers can look forward to a “Keg TAPping” event at 12pm, led by TAPS Fill Station, traditional dance performances from the United German Hungarians with a set at 12:30pm and again at 1:30pm and a German passport with food and drink specials from participating vendors.

Some of the food and drink offerings include:

  • #getfried Fry Cafe: Bratkartoffeln ($7.49 small / $9.49 medium)
  • Freebyrd: Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich ($9.99)
  • Grubhouse: Pork Schnitzel ($10) and Hot Dog with Sauerkraut ($4)
  • Ka’Moon: Shawarma (Meat $10 / Veg $9)
  • Kari’s Tea Bar: Hot Apple Cider ($4.95) and Chaider ($5.25)
  • LALO: Schweinshaxe
  • Marino Brother’s: Cheesesteak topped with Sauerkraut ($10)
  • Rebel Taco: Black Forest Nachos with beer cheese ($5.99 + $3 for choice of meat)
  • Rustica Rosticceria: Bratwurst Platter ($10)
  • Scoop DeVille: German Chocolate Ice Cream ($6 sm., $7 md., $8 lg.)
  • Pop-Up Pretzel bar by Barry’s Buns

Guests can look forward to the following German-style beers, available at TAPS Fill Station in 12oz pours ($3-$8) and traditional 1 Liter pours ($9-$20):

  • Lakefront
    1) Pumpkin Lager
    2) Oktoberfest
  • Benediktiner
    3) Oktoberfest
  • Neshaminy Creek  

4) Creekfest

5) Punkless Dunkel

  • Von Trapp
    6) Oktoberfest
  • Wiseacre
    7) Oktoberfest
  • Wurzburger
    8) Festbier
  • Urban Village
    9) Oktoberfest
    10) Stingy Jack
  • Alesmith
    11) Oktoberfest
  • Ayinger
    12) Oktoberfest
  • Clown Shoes
    13) Octofest
  • Foreign Objects
    14) Festbier
  • Half Acre
    15) Lagertown
  • Port City
    16) Oktoberfest

The Bourse – located in one of Philadelphia’s most iconic buildings, brings together 30 artisanal vendors under one roof. The dining experience is elevated by the historic building’s Beaux-Arts architecture and to top it off, the main dining space sits beneath a nine-story atrium that floods the space with natural light. The restored original ironwork and exposed concrete-and-mosaic floor reveal inlaid brass numbers that once denoted sellers’ trading desks. The interior of The Bourse is a piece of artwork in itself, making it the ideal location to host an Oktoberfest with fun programming.

Taps Beer

-Tobi Fischer