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Beer, Brats and Boats! It's Time for Shoreline's Annual Oktoberfest Cruise on September 20

8/23/18 | by

Beer, Brats and Boats! It's Time for Shoreline's Annual Oktoberfest Cruise on September 20

Shoreline Sightseeing and Paulina Market join forces to create authentic Oktoberfest experience

Chicago, IL: Get out the lederhosen and dirndl dresses! It's time for Shoreline Sightseeing's annual Beer, Brats and Boats Oktoberfest celebration and cruise on Thursday, September 20. With the staff of Paulina Market providing the classic German dinner and the Paloma Band playing German-themed tunes, it promises to be a fun evening in the finest Oktoberfest tradition. Best of all, the festivities take place on a starlit, two-hour -cruise on Chicago's beautiful waterways!

 

The evening includes a complete German dinner plus a selection of Oktoberfest brews, including a free drink with souvenir beer stein. The popular Paloma Band will be dressed in their traditional Oktoberfest finery and ready to lead everyone on board in an evening of enthusiastic singing and dancing.


The Oktoberfest Cruise departs Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier 7:00 p.m., returning at 9:00 p.m. Boarding will begin at 6:45. p.m. Tickets $59. Full beverage service will be available for purchase onboard. Please note that the Oktoberfest Cruise is for over 21 only; ID required. For information and tickets, click here.


Paulina Market has been a Lakeview landmark since its founding in 1949. The Market is known throughout Chicago for its quality hormone-free meats and poultry as well as an amazing array of homemade sausages including their famous brats.


Shoreline Sightseeing is celebrating its 79th season on Chicago's waterways. Founded in 1939, Shoreline today operates Chicago's largest and most diverse fleet of cruise boats and water taxis with ten major touring vessels and six water taxis. Brothers Chip and Matt Collopy represent the third generation of family ownership.