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What You'll Get
Oktoberfest celebrates German culture, unlike Valentine's Day, which celebrates loneliness and candy made of chalk dust. Celebrate some finer eats and feelings with today's Groupon at Red Lion Tavern. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get an Oktoberfest meal for one (up to a $38.50 value). Meal includes:
- One souvenir stein with one beer (a total $20 value)
- One small pretzel (a $3 value)
- Choice between a standard sausage entree or the sausage platter (up to a $15.50 value)
- For $25, you get a German meal for two (up to a $50 value). Meal includes:
- Two half-liters of beer (an $8 value each)
- Choice of any two sausage entrees ($11.50 value each), each including two german sides and mustard.
- Two desserts of either rotegrütze (berry pudding) or walnut nussecke cake (a $5.50 value each)
Since 1959, Red Lion Tavern has fused a cozy, Old World atmosphere with a fully stocked menu of authentic German fare. Oktoberfest feasters are free to corral or knight any of seven sausage entrees–served alongside two sides such as sauerkraut, german potato salad, and cole slaw–or snag the sausage platter, which outfits tongues in bite-size hunks of three types of german sausage. An eclectic lineup of beer offsets meaty bites with swigs from a commemorative Red Lion Tavern stein, and a toasted german pretzel keeps plates warmer than a polar fleece dirndl.
Alternatively, dining duos can enjoy choice a German meal for two before diving into a pair of German desserts. Chefs adorn berry pudding ebbs of rotegrütze with billowing peaks of whipped cream, while walnut nussecke cake delivers a pastry package of walnut, caramel, and chocolate to awaiting chompers.
Inside Red Lion Tavern, German-speaking servers bedecked in authentic dirndls and lederhosen navigate through three separate bar areas, including a Munich-style beer garden where guests relax, sip German beers, and stump each other with German multiplication tables. German flags, artwork, and architectural designs transport diners to Bavarian burghs, and frequent live-musical acts add to the spirited atmosphere.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Oktoberfest meal expires 10/31/11; German meal for 2 expires 3/3/12. Not valid until 9/28/11. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Red Lion Tavern
Though it first opened in 1959 as an English pub, the Red Lion Tavern has given Los Angeles an easy way to visit the boisterous beer gardens of Munich since 1963. The diverse menu includes lunch and dinner options, and even hosts a champagne brunch. The menu's hearty emphasis on sausage, beer, and cabbage hasn’t changed much in 50 years, and today features seven kinds of sausage and extensive pretzel and schnitzel offerings, along with an extensive list of beers. Customers can also enjoy a myriad selection of salads, sandwiches, soups, seafood, pork, poultry, desserts and sides such as red cabbage or German fried potatoes. The Tavern also features weekly specials in addition to a number of coffee specialties.
Two indoor bars and an outdoor beer garden give patrons plenty of places to refill their pints—and the bartenders likewise offer plenty of opportunities to practice one's German (their native tongue). Piano players are on hand nightly to provide live entertainment for guests to enjoy. Along with dressing its wait staff in lederhosen and dirndls, the Red Lion Tavern hangs the work of German artists upon their walls and sends partied-out patrons home in German-engineered cabs whenever possible.