RICHARD WALKER / RWALKER@STARBULLETIN.COM
Various beer steins are on display for Oktoberfest at the Chef's Table in Hawaii Kai Towne Center.
Beers still flowing during Oktoberfest
The halE-and-hearty beer-drinking fest known as Oktoberfest continues this weekend at the following locations:
» Chef's Table: Dinner specials and a beer stein competition (pictured) through Sunday at the restaurant in Hawaii Kai Towne Center. German and Austrian specials include kassier (smoked pork loin), eisbein (ham hock) and the traditional sausage platter. Prices run $16 to $22 for complete meals. Call 394-2433.
» Ala Moana Hotel: German food and beer, plus live oompah music, polka and the always popular chicken dance, through Sunday in the ballroom. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 Friday and Saturday, and $5 Sunday. Scrip sold for food and drink. Call 955-4811.
» Friends of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii: Buffet of German foods, Bavarian and German music, silent and live auction; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Murphy's Bar & Grill downtown. Tickets start at $200, with corporate tables available. Proceeds will fund the research center's efforts to improve the prevention and treatment of cancer. Call 626-6755.
» Hilton Hawaiian Village: "Tropica Biergarten" from 7:30 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, featuring the Tyroleans oompah band, in the hotel's Tropics Showroom. Admission is $10, with German dinners and desserts sold separately. Dinner package is $33. Call 947-7875.
And also in time for the season is the Great Aloha Tower Beerfest. More than 80 beers, ales, stouts and porters from an international selection of breweries, as well as Hawaii's microbreweries and brewpubs; 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Tickets $25 in advance at Gordon Biersch Brewery in the marketplace, with $30 at the door Friday. Food will go for $4 to $8 per plate. Call 550-8457.