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Published September 7, 2023
The Best Ways To Celebrate Oktoberfest In NYC
Beer, brats, pretzels, and steins—here's where to celebrate Oktoberfest in NYC. 🥨🍻
by New York Bucket List
New York City’s Oktoberfest scene has it all: German beer, brats, pretzels, and more. The months-long celebration kicks off in early September and runs through the end of October, with authentic events taking place throughout the city 7 days a week.
To help you narrow down the best celebrations, we gathered a list of open bars, brewery fests, and rooftop Oktoberfest events that you can’t miss. Take a look at our top NYC Oktoberfest experiences below and then explore our ultimate NYC fall bucket list for more ideas on what to do this season.
Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in NYC
Oktoberfest at BK Backyard Bar | September 15 & 22
Pull on your lederhosen and dirndl and head to WIlliamsburg on September 15 and 22 to celebrate Oktoberfest at BK Backyard Bar (formerly TailGate). Join in on traditional Oktoberfest fun featuring select beers, great food, and lawn games galore!
Where: 83 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Mirage's First-Ever Oktoberfest | October 7
Brooklyn Mirage is hosting its first-ever Oktoberfest, and its going to be epic. Sip authentic German (and non-German) beer, brats, giant pretzels, and other food while enjoying a rotating lineup of DJs throughout the day and amazing views. The event will have a giant dance floor, Oktoberfest-style seating with picnic tables, live music, yard games, and an Oktoberfest-themed setup. Oktoberfest attire is encouraged but not required!
Where: The Brooklyn Mirage: 140 Stewart Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Stone Street Oktoberfest | September 23–October 14
This iconic celebration takes place on (you guessed it) Stone Street, where the cobblestone streets come alive with clinking steins, traditional German cuisine, oompah bands, and more. Grab yourself a bratwurst, pretzels, and sauerkraut and wash it all down with an authentic German beer. Prost!
Where: The pedestrian-only section of Stone Street, between 85 Broad Street and Hanover Square
Strongtoberfest at Strongrope Brewery | September 15
Strongrop Brewery in Red Hook will host an Oktoberfest celebration on September 15. This free-to-attend event promises a fun-filled evening of local Oktoberfest brews, featuring over eight breweries and guest taps, plus stein-holding competitions, Bavarian music, and yummy food!
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