I can’t claim to be an expert on Oktoberfests. What I do know is that I have been to some lousy ones. Long lines, super crowded, overpriced cups of Budweiser, and Costco sausages. I’m glad to report to you that Animated Meat has ventured out and now knows that none of those previously mentioned items could be found at The Phoenix Club’s Oktoberfest.
While there were plenty of people here, the place is expansive enough that it doesn’t feel like you’re packed in the world’s largest freight elevator with a bunch of strangers. We actually managed to find a table with some shade in the beer hall and settled in for a relaxed Sunday afternoon.
The food was great and there’s plenty of variety in the beer selections. The band did play the chicken dance, but they had a deep set list aside from. I think I only heard it twice the whole time we were there.
Believe it or not, I would classify this as a nice place to hang with the family on a Sunday. Great food and good beer make this a relaxed atmosphere to bring Vera, Chuck, and Dave.