Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant and lively atmosphere of Oktoberfest right in the heart of New York City. In this article, I will show you the best spots to celebrate the Bavarian culture, complete with beer, food, music, and festivities that rival those in Munich.
Join us as we dive into the exciting world of Oktoberfest NYC and discover the best places to raise a stein, enjoy traditional German cuisine, and celebrate the spirit of this popular event. Prost!
These are the best Spots to celebrate Oktoberfest NYC
Oktoberfest NYCOther Events in Financial DistrictAdd to myNY added
Oktoberfest NYC is the “official” Oktoberfest in New York City. This event at Pier 15 features authentic German beer, traditional Oktoberfest food like HUGE pretzels, and fun for the whole family. You don’t need an admission ticket here and all ages are welcome. This Oktoberfest will be held from September 8 to October 29, 2023.
- Monday-Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
- Friday: 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
- Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
- Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Loreley Beer GardenBar in Lower East SideAdd to myNY added
Here the Rhine metropolis Cologne meets New York. The owner, Michael Momm, a real “Kölscher Jung”, opened this piece of Germany in the middle of New York in 2003. Here you will find a large selection of German beers (including Kölsch, of course) and good German wines at fair prices, as well as a delicious selection of German dishes.
Until October 31, 2023, the Loreley Beer Garden will be serving sausages and pretzels as well as German beer from liter mugs and boots. On Sundays at 3 p.m., there’s a delicious free pig roast. Come by and celebrate what is arguably the most famous German festival – in New York!
Zum SchneiderBar in BushwickAdd to myNY added
The famous German bar “Zum Schneider”, which had its home in Alphabet City for 20 years, will host Oktoberfest, which will be held at the Bushwick Inlet in Greenpoint / Brooklyn from September 29th through October 8th.
Join the celebration with pretzels, hax’n and delicious beer – accompanied by a typical Bavarian live band.
Enjoy Oktoberfest beer at Treadwell Park (until October 15, 2023)Other Restaurants in Upper East SideAdd to myNY added
Treadwell Park is all about beer. The Craft Beer Hall features 20 rotating beers on tap, and you’ll even find cocktails and sundaes that include beer. There’s no need to go hungry here either: there are chicken wings, huge pretzels, and juicy burgers. If you get bored here, you can play a game of table tennis or pinball.
From September 15 to October 15, Oktoberfest is held daily at Treadwell Park. Drink delicious German beer and participate in the stein-holding contest for an authentic Oktoberfest experience.
Join the Circle Line Oktoberfest Cruise to Bear MountainDay Trip in Hell's KitchenAdd to myNY added
New York City has far more to offer than just shopping, museums, and skyscrapers. After this trip, you will definitely realize how much nature and beauty New York has to offer as well. The nature surrounding New York City is definitely something you don’t want to miss, especially as it provides the perfect contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city.
Circle Line is offering a special Oktoberfest Cruise to Bear Mountain this year. From September 30 to November 12,2023, you can join this exciting cruise. Enjoy German beer and the beautiful fall foliage along the Hudson River!
Get your tickets for this Bear Mountain Oktoberfest Cruise here.
Black Forest BrooklynGerman Restaurant in Boerum HillAdd to myNY added
Black Forest Brooklyn opened in Fort Greene in 2013 and quickly became a local favorite for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Four years later, a second location opened in Boerum Hill, which also offers brunch and dinner and has a large outdoor seating area. Both restaurants offer spacious indoor areas as well as heated and covered outdoor seating with dividers and ceiling fans for ventilation.
For the 10th year in a row, Black Forest Brooklyn will host Oktoberfest parties. Over the course of six weekends in the fall, you’ll find authentic decorations and a special offering of German food and drinks. Plus, you can enter a costume or stein-holding contest to win cool prizes.
- on the weekends from September 16 – October 21
Stone Street Oktoberfest (until October 14)Other Attraction in Financial DistrictAdd to myNY added
The Stone Street Oktoberfest is a significant Oktoberfest event in New York City. It offers a taste of authentic German beer served in traditional German glassware, along with delicious food, stein-holding competitions, live music, entertaining games, and waitstaff dressed in traditional dirndls and lederhosen for a festive atmosphere.
- September 23 & 30
- October 7 & 14
The Ribbon hosts an Oktoberfest until October 16, 2023American Restaurant in Upper West SideAdd to myNY added
Situated on the Upper West Side, The Ribbon represents the quintessential New York restaurant experience. From their extensive wine list and craft cocktails to their mastery of American classics with a hint of French influence, you won’t regret having dinner at The Ribbon NYC.
From September 16 to October 16, The Ribbon will host an Oktoberfest. There will be classic German dishes and authentic German beer! Be sure to stop by!
Jane RestaurantAmerican Restaurant in West VillageAdd to myNY added
Just across from Fiorello La Guardia Park on 100 W Houston St, you’ll find Jane Restaurant. This inviting spot has been mastering the brunch game since 2001. And the best part is that any time is a good time for brunch here because they serve up their scrumptious fare daily – weekdays from 11:30 am-4:00 pm and weekends from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
But you can have more than brunch at Jane Restaurant. From October 1 to 31, 2023, you can enjoy seasonal local beers as well as German dishes to celebrate Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest at Brooklyn Night Market? Yes!Other Events in Sunset ParkAdd to myNY added
Brooklyn Night Market is entering its second season this year and it’s getting better than ever! In the first season, more than 4000 people already visited the Night Market. If you want to taste the culinary scene of the city, you can try your way through a wide selection of food and drinks. There is something for every taste.
This year, Brooklyn Night Market is teaming up with Samuel Adams to celebrate Oktoberfest! In addition to delicious food, there will be “Bavarian Stein Hoisting” that is all about holding the heavy beer glasses, among other activities. Live performances and sweet giveaways also await visitors. Admission is free!
- October 2, 2023 | starting at 4:00 p.m.
- 220 36th St Brooklyn
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