Yes, Oktoberfest is traditionally in September. Attend a beery four-course meal at this relatively new beer haunt downtown and find out why. Our own Maggie Dutton described the venue thusly: "The restaurant's subterranean main space is like planting yourself next to a giant copper fermenter in a dome-shaped room painted with shades of nut-brown ale." For this event, the beer menu includes Spaten Lager, Spaten Oktoberfest, Paulaner Firkin Keg, Franziskaner, and Dinkelacker--and you'll get to take the commemorative glasses home with you.
Tap House Grill 1506 Sixth Ave., Seattle (Downtown), 206-816-3314 $50. Tuesday, September 11, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.