Let's face facts: If you're in Berlin for the month of October (and, in fact, a healthy chunk of September), it's because you intend to heavily violate your own purity laws at the world's greatest beer festival. Helping you on that noble quest, we've put together a rundown of the best events taking place every day over the course of the German capital's Oktoberfest.
17 days of drinking in Berlin for Oktoberfest
1. Café am Neuen SeeLichtensteinallee 2, Berlin
2. Britz GardenBuckower Damm 146, Berlin
3. The Pub BerlinRochstr. 14 A, Berlin
4. Hofbräuhaus BerlinKarl-Liebknecht-Str. 30, Berlin
5. Brauhaus SpandauNeuendorfer Str. 1, Berlin
6. Biergarten am OrankeseeOrankestraße 41, Berlin
7. AlexanderplatzAlexanderplatz, Berlin
8. Berlin RepublicSchiffbauerdamm 8, Berlin
9. Marcus BräuMünzstr. 1-3, Berlin
10. Potsdamer PlatzPotsdamer Platz, Berlin
11. Diedersdorf CastleKirchplatz 5-6, Diedersdorf
This resto/biergarten features a myriad of draft beers and serves a quality selection of Italian and Bavarian dishes, in a comfortable and laid back environment that anyone could enjoy.
One of Berlin's most beloved and beautiful parks, the 90-acre Britz Garden hosts a number of concerts and events, and is home to a myriad of flower gardens (the rose garden contains more than 150 species).
This franchise of Pubs are spread across Europe, offering plenty of beer options, as well as a thick food menu that features every kind of bar food imaginable.
The Berlin location of the legendary Hofbraeuhaus offers the same fun-loving atmosphere, massive steins of delicious suds, and hearty biergarten fare as the original.
The restaurant/brewery/beer garden explodes with activity during Oktoberfest, but even when there aren't official festivities going on, it's always festive inside.
This fun-loving beer garden knows a thing or two about slinging suds. With 14 unique brews on the menu (as well as wine and cocktails), and a healthy amount of tasty nosh options, you'll leave here happy and full.
Named in honor of the Russian Emperor Alexander I, the Alexanderplatz is a large public square and transportation hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin.
If you're a big fan of beer on tap (why wouldn't you be?), you'll love Berlin Republic, which has 18 varieties of brews on draft, as well as an assortment of German sausages and pretzels on the food menu.
Not only can you get a myriad of delicious brews at this beer hall, but you can also order some tasty German fare, with the epitome being their classic schnitzels.
This historic public square and intersection sees up to 100,000 people every day, coming to experience the coalescence of art, shopping, and entertainment that the square features.
The Diedersdorf Castle is well-known throughout Germany, and is a popular spot for weddings, parties, and corporate events, which are easily hosted on its large grounds and in its expansive interior.