Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in NYC

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in NYC

Posted on September 18, 2015 by NYCBG

If your liver has made it through summer and is ready for more action, grab a stein and venture out to one of many Oktoberfest celebrations in NYC. Here’s our rundown of the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest that put an emphasis on craft beer.

Brouwerij Lane Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 19 – Sunday, September 20 at Brouwerij Lane

Brouwerij Lane is kicking things off this weekend with free food and a killer tap list including Freigeist Geisterzug Quince, Mahr’s Saphir Weisse, Weissenohe Eucharias Zwickel Pils & Weissenohe Bioland Classic on gravity. As they say, be there or be sober.

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NYC Brewers Guild Blocktoberfest 2015

Saturday, September 19, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Sanders Studios

The New York City Brewers Guild is celebrating Oktoberfest with local breweries, restaurants and retailers. Participating breweries include Other Half Brewing Co., Transmitter Brewing, Rockaway Brewing Company, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery, and more (18 total breweries!). With live music and djs, a beanbag toss/tournament, food trucks, and a raffle, this Block Party will be a great afternoon of celebrating local beer in NYC.

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Dü Yoür Würst

Thursday, September 24, 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm at Barcade New York

Celebrate the tradition of Oktoberfest, Barcade style! The chefs will be slinging regional fare, and the taps will be flowing with classic German beer styles made by American craft brewers.

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PROST! Oktoberfest at Industry City Distillery

Saturday, September 26, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Industry City Distillery

PROST! is an Oktoberfest Celebration of German-style homebrewed beers. 20 members of the Brewminaries homebrew club brewed flavorful German-style lagers and ales. Taste pilsners, shwarzbiers, doppelbocks, marzens, weizens and more from award winning homebrewers.

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Yonktoberfest with Yonkers Brewing Co.

Saturday, September 26, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Yonkers Brewing Co.

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Yonkers Brewing Co., who will be serving up German beer and food aplenty.

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Zum Schneider Oktoberfest

Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4; Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 4 at Solar One

Zum Schneider’s Second Annual Munich on the East River claims to be the largest Oktoberfest celebration in NYC. This year’s festivities are being spread across two weekends in October at Solar One, right on the East River (24-20 FDR Drive Service Rd E). The event is family friendly and open to all ages, and will include lots of German beer, food and a staff fluent in German dressed in Dirndl and Lederhosen.

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Oktoberfest at Houston Hall

Saturday, October 3, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Houston Hall

Join Houston Hall for a day of eating, dancing and drinking! $20 will cover your entrance to the event, 2 mugs of beer, a giant pretzel necklace. There will also be a live DJ.

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Celebrate Oktoberfest with LIC Brewers

Saturday, October 3, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at LIC Landing

Prost! Leaves are falling, and it’s time to raise a glass to the harvest. Join Rockaway Brewing Company, Transmitter Brewing, LIC Beer Project, and Big Alice Brewing, as we cheers the fall and help raise money for the Hunters Point South Park Conservancy. Great beers for a great cause, with a great view of the Manhattan skyline. What’s not to like about that?

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The Edible Oktoberfest at Brooklyn Brewery

Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Brooklyn Brewery

Join Edible Brooklyn and Brooklyn Brewery for a traditional Oktoberfest meal prepared by Emily Petersen, executive chef at Astor Center, with ingredients from Whole Foods Market along with pierogi from Case Barber, author of Pierogi Love: New Takes on an Old-World Comfort Food.

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Locktoberfest Homebrew Competition

Saturday, October 24, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Lock Yard

Join Sixpoint Brewery at Lock Yard in Bay Ridge for the Locktoberfest Homebrew Competition. 20 homebrewers will be pouring their beer, while judges and fans (that’s you!) get to sample and vote on your favorites.

If you’re a homebrewer, you can sign up to enter to competition here.

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