24. Germantown

Location: Germantown

Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood, unofficially known as Germantown, offers Oktoberfest all year round (although they do have an official beer-swilling bonanza every fall). Authentic German beer, brats, and refurbished cobblestone sidewalks will put you in the mood—maybe for a little polka. (We've been known to polka when not sober. And we've found this is the best time for polka, especially with those finely dressed beer maids.)