Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis MN

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Alphorns!

Lent
Wednesday, March 1st - Saturday, April 15th
There will be a few food specials for those who are observing the dietary restrictions of Lent (and, of course, anyone else who wants fish on Fridays!)
The traditional beer of Lent, in Germany at least, is a double bock beer. We'll have a special meal with beer and a Paulaner Salvator beer goblet that you can keep!

Easter
Sunday, April 16, 2017
We will be closed all day for Easter.

Dining Out for Life
Thursday, April 27, 2017
We will be donating 20% of our breakfast, lunch and dinner sales to the Aliveness Project, a community center for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Mother's Day, 2016
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Mothers are special today but everyone is welcome! We'll have a few special food items to help honor our mothers.

52nd Anniversary
Monday, May 15, 2017
It's our 52nd Anniversary today! Happy birthday to us!

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Anniversary Menu Cover Contest!
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» see the previous contest winners!

Christmas 2005

600 Years of Hacker-Pschorr
May 15 - 19, 2017
Founded in 1417, the Hacker-Pschorr brewery has a long and storied history. We have a tiny part of it as one of the oldest Hacker-Pschorr accounts in Minnesota and only restaurant that has continuously served their beer on tap since it first became available here over 30 years ago. So in honor of their 600th anniversary year we will have a week of Hacker-Pschorr specials, prizes and events.

Spargelfest!
May 19 – May 28, 2017
A celebration of the noble asparagus! We will offer many special asparagus menu items, and even a few asparagus drinks! Join us as we welcome one of the first delicious fresh foods of spring. Enter our Spargelfest menu cover contest!

» Visit our Spargelfest page for more details!
» Check back to see this year's Spargelfest menu specials!

Spargelfest Menu Cover Contest!
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» see the previous contest winners!

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017
We will be closed all day for Memorial Day

National Apple Strudel Day
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Germanfest!
Friday – Sunday June 16 – 18, 2017
We'll be selling bratwurst in St. Paul at Germanfest all weekend. Come on over to the Schmidt Arts Lofts for all kinds of German type activities and music.

Stone Arch Festival of the Arts
Saturday – Sunday June 16 -18, 2017
We are also selling bratwurst on the riverfront! Walk around the lovely riverfront area and listen to music, shop arts and crafts, and eat bratwurst!

Father's Day
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Fathers are special today, but everyone is welcome at the Black Forest Inn! We'll have a few special food items to help honor our fathers. We can't promise great weather (though we're hoping!) but we can promise you'll love the music and food.

Summer Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
We will be closed all day on July 4 for Independence Day.

Oktoberfest 2009

National Bratwurst Day
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Join us on National Bratwurst Day for Brat Specials, Brat Prizes and Brat Trivia!

Labor Day
Monday, September 4, 2017
We will be closed all day for Labor Day.

Oktoberfest 2017
Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 8, 2017

10 DAYS OF OKTOBERFEST – Alphorns! Accordions! Food specials! Photo Opportunities! Prizes! Beer! Beer! Beer! Each day will be a different Deutsch-tastic celebration.

» Watch the fun on our Oktoberfest slideshow!

Oktoberfest Menu Cover Contest!
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» see the previous contest winners!

Martinstag
Sunday, November 12, 2017
This annual celebration at the Landmark Center in St. Paul features lantern making, musical performances, and - of course, bratwurst.

Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 23, 2017
We will be closed all day for Thanksgiving

Christmas Market!
Saturday & Sunday,
December 9 & 10, 2017

Noon – 6pm each day
Join us in our banquet space for a market featuring local vendors and craftspeople! You're sure to find an affordable treasure for everyone on your list.

Check back for more information about our holiday celebration and other holiday events!

Christmas Market

Winter Solstice
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas
Sunday & Monday, December 24 & 25, 2017
We will be closed all day for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

New Year's Day
Monday, January 1, 2018
We will be closed all day New Year's Day

Fasching (Mardi Gras)
Friday - Tuesday, February 9 - 13, 2018
Food specials! Live Music! Make your own Carnival mask!

Fasching menu cover contest
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» see the previous contest winners!

Fat Tuesday - The Last Day Of Fasching!!
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Live Music!
Beer & Chocolate!
Krapfen(deep fried jelly doughnuts) for all diners today!

Valentine's Day
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Live music!
Photo opportunities!
Have a picture taken of you and your sweetie with a giant pretzel!
We were named "Best Restaurant for Romance" in the 2006 City Pages Best of the Twin Cities!

Lent
2018
There will be a few food specials for those who are observing the dietary restrictions of Lent (and, of course, anyone else who wants fish on Fridays!)

St. Patrick's Day
Saturday, March 17, 2018
No we're not Irish, but we like boiled beef dinners as much as anyone! Stop by and fortify yourselves for whatever celebration you have in mind later on!

Spring Equinox
Tuesday, March 20, 2018