The special Oktoberfest food menu additions are thanks to one of the new additions to the Craft Hall team, Chef Juan Carols. While Chef Carlos looked for Germany for inspiration, the expertly developed menu is made with primarily sourced ingredients. Guests can expect fun themed items like Bavarian pretzels with housemade mustards, beer can chicken with cheesy spaetzle, and use of Craft Hall’s 700-pound smoker to make delectable bratwurst.
Wash down your staple biergarten jumbo pretzel with Mainstay Independent’s freshly canned and kegged Oktoberfest beer! This limited edition product is full of darker kilned Munich malts, which gives this lager its deep cooper hue. Tettnang and Hallertau hops add a gently spicy balance, giving customers the perfect mixture of a local, Philly beer with authentic, Oktoberfest roots. During Oktoberfest, guests can purchase a 1 liter stein, with the first fill, for only $15, and refills available for only $7.50.
Craft Hall’s new General Manager, Jenna Dwyer, was already excited to accept the position in late August. A few weeks into the role, Dwyer is eager to see the full potential the largest indoor restaurant in Philadelphia has to offer. “From Oktoberfest to birthdays to weddings. I get to go to the same address every week, but once I’m inside sometimes it feels completely different. I am proud to lead this awesome team and can’t wait to see what’s next!”
A variety of entertainment is always accessible at Craft Hall. The famous pirate ship playground for children, Nintendo gaming consoles, skee-ball, shuffleboard, and an array of classic board games are on hand for guests to play! Doggie parents are welcome to utilize the new off-leash dog park area during all operating hours. In “Unleashed: Bark and Beer”, guests are able to purchase using a contactless ordering system via QR codes, where a member of the Craft Hall team delivers to the enclosed area. Inside, Craft Hall consistently offers traditional beer garden service, with self-seating, walk-up ordering, and oversized tables. Guests can also expect to catch their favorite college and NFL football games on one of their 8 TV’s, or on either of their two oversized projection screens. Special live music entertainment will be finalized shortly.