The Old Monk is a popular Dallas pub with an excellent beer list and an eclectic pub grub menu. Old Monk also hosts numerous tap takeover events throughout the year, and I hear their Oktoberfest bash is a big one.
The steamed mussels are a revelation, and the pistachio fried buttermilk chicken is... well, you can probably imagine. Try it.
Whet your whistle with a local IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing, or a cask-conditioned Belgian treat.