The Bourse is Transforming into “The Bourse Beer Hall” for one-day only!
The Bourse Food Hall is excited to announce its transformation into a German-style beer hall for one-day only, taking place on Saturday, September 21, from 12 to 6pm. Guests are invited to indulge in German-inspired food offerings from more than 20 vendors, including Schnitzel sandwiches, Bratwurst Platters, cheesesteaks topped with Sauerkraut and a Pop-Up Pretzel Bar. Moreover, The Bourse Beer Hall will cheers to Oktoberfest with an extensive German beer list, a keg tapping event, face painting, dance performances from German-Hungarian dancers and more.
Taking place on the same day as Munich’s 186th Oktoberfest kicks-off, The Bourse Beer Hall’s programming does not have to hide in the shadows of the world’s biggest beer festival, offering 16 German import beer varietals, served in branded 12oz mugs and traditional 1 Liter take-home souvenir mugs.
“The Bourse Food Hall features elements of Munich’s Oktoberfest on a daily basis,” said Arthur Etchells, The Bourse Food Hall 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 activities.”
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 Hungarian Schuhplattlers with a set at 12:30pm and again at 1:30pm as well as local favorites, Polkadelphia, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Guests can enjoy food and drink specials from a German Passport featuring the following participating vendors:
- #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)
- Mighty Melt: Danke Schoen — grilled cheese with house-made sausage, cheddar and sauerkraut ($11)
- 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 also 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):
1) Pumpkin Lager
- Neshaminy Creek
5) Punkless Dunkel
- Von Trapp
- Urban Village
10) Stingy Jack
- Clown Shoes
- Foreign Objects
- Half Acre
- Port City
The Bourse – located in one of Philadelphia’s most iconic buildings, brings together 20+ 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 a traditional Oktoberfest.