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Inside Seating at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier

Oct. 9, 2023 | Temperatures are cooling, but Harry Caray’s Tavern on Navy Pier is just warming up

Harry Caray’s Navy Pier Fall & Winter Happenings

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CHICAGO— Harry Caray’s Navy Pier is guaranteed the hottest place in Chicago this fall and winter. The fun starts with Oktoberfest, and keeps going strong all winter long.

Oktoberfest at Harry Caray’s

Hoist your stein and dine! Feast on scrumptious food specials like our Bavarian-Style Pretzel with Sam Adams Beer Cheese, along with drink specials from Sam Adams and Patrón. Harry’s delicious Oktoberfest specials

menu will be available the entire month of October. Prost!

Stein Hoisting Contest:

Masskrugstemmen. Hard to say, harder to win! On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., put your Bavarian strength to the test and participate in Harry Caray Tavern’s traditional stein hoisting competition. The strength and stamina contest involves participants holding a full, one-liter Sam Adams stein with a straight arm parallel to the ground for as long as possible, without spilling. The winner will receive a special

prize from Sam Adams.

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Park, Tailgate & Sail

Avoid the parking hassle at Soldier Field for home Chicago Bears’ games. Park at Navy Pier for the reduced rate of $25 ($40 value) when you tailgate before the game at Harry Caray’s Tavern. Get the party started early for home games with Park, Tailgate & Sail at Harry Caray’s Tavern on Navy Pier. Before the game, enjoy a delicious selection of brunch items from our Tailgate menu, available from 9:00 am to 12:00pm, along with beverage specials from Bacardi, Patrón, Sam Adams, Truly, Angry Orchard, and Twisted Tea.

After tailgating at Harry’s, guests can enjoy a picturesque 15-minute cruise to Museum Campus aboard a Shoreline Water Taxi. Boarding from the South Dock next to Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier, guests will

receive free roundtrip transportation with their reservation deposit.

Upcoming Park, Tailgate & Sail dates:

Sunday, Oct. 15 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) – Bears vs. Vikings

Sunday, Oct. 22 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) – Bears vs. Raiders

For additional details and restrictions, visit

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest benefitting PAWS Chicago

Celebrate spooky season with your favorite furry friend. Harry’s annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest, benefitting PAWS Chicago, is set for Sunday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. on the patio at Harry Caray’s Navy Pier.

Candace Jordan, writer of the Chicago Tribune’s weekly column Candid Candace, will be the emcee and judge for the event. She will be choosing winners for the following costume categories: Most Creative Costume;

Funniest Costume, and Best Ensemble or Group Costume.

The winner of each category will receive a pair of tickets for a dog-friendly boat tour courtesy of Shoreline

Sightseeing, a pair of tickets for Navy Pier’s iconic Ferris Wheel, and a $25 gift certificate to Harry Caray’s.

There is a $10 entry per pet with all proceeds going to PAWS Chicago. To register, click here.

Make Harry’s Home for the Holidays

There’s no place like Harry’s for the holidays. Spend your holidays at Harry Caray’s Navy Pier, spreading

holiday cheer all month long.

Breakfast with Santa:

On Sundays, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, and Dec. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Harry Caray’s Navy Pier will be serving holiday-inspired breakfast favorites while children are invited to interact with and take photos with Santa Claus. Chicago-based musician, Mark Winters, will kick off the first Breakfast with Santa of the season on Dec. 3, belting out everyone’s seasonal favorites. Talented singer and songwriter Isabella Maria Reyes will take the stage Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 to keep the holiday spirit going. This is sure to be a special event that will

bring joy to the entire family.

A $10 deposit per person is required upon making reservations. The deposit will be applied to guests’ final food and beverage bill, and is not applicable towards tax and gratuity. An additional 20 percent gratuity will

also be added to final bills.

For additional information and reservations, visit

Note: All activities, times, and dates are subject to change.


Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top nonprofit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and typically welcoming nearly 9 million annual guests. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016 with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2021, Navy Pier continued to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts—including Sable, a 223-room Hilton hotel, new restaurants and partnerships, and thrilling additions to Pier Park. The Pier is also proud to continue providing free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization, in support of the organization’s post-pandemic revival and free public programming. For more information, visit




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