Every Actually Great Oktoberfest in NYC, Now in One Calendar

Contrary to what the word implies, Oktoberfest does not take place in October. Well, it does for some of it, but it actually kicks off in September. As in this month. As in you have a lot of really, really large beers to drink very soon, especially now that you’ve got this master calendar of actually great Oktoberfest events filled with liter steins, lederhosen, and brats.

Mmm... brats.

Watermark Bar

Oktoberfest New York

Sure, it’s not Munich, but downing an impressive selection of German beers with views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges isn’t the worst thing.


The New York City Brewers Guild hosts this massive German-themed beer extravaganza (15,000sqft of beers and games, you guys) to raise money for their NYC beer week. We like the way they roll.
Flickr/Pablo Pecora

Amerikaner Oktoberfest

Stone Street is already very Oktoberfest-like with its rows of picnic tables typically holding lots of beer. This year, it's making it official for the very first time. Also: pig roast!!
Flickr/M S

Steuben Parade

German-American groups walk for almost 20 blocks, then come together for an Oktoberfest celebration.

Oktoberfest in the Bronx

Sample a rare selection of beers, and maybe even a cocktail if you need a beer break. Then more beer.
Bohemain Hall & Beer Garden

Oktoberfest at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

This place doesn’t mess around with celebrating for three weeks straight (weekends only).

PROST! Oktoberfest Celebration

Almost two dozen homebrewers let you sample their award-winning German homebrews, from pilsners to shwarzbiers (taste like snozberries!).
Brooklyn Pour

Brooklyn Pour

More than 100 beers from 20+ local (and some not-as-local) brewers.
Flickr/Christopher Ramirez

Oktoberfest Night at Citi Field

Who cares whether or not the Mets win when you can down pretzels and beer (in your own signature Mets stein!) in the Bullpen Plaza?

Munich on the East River

The East Village bier haus takes its already-massive steins of beer and German-speaking staff down to the East River for its own version of Munich’s celebration. Weekends only.
Aviator Sports and Events Center

Aviator's third annual Oktoberfest

Beer, pretzels, and a 32-team cornhole tournament. Honestly, what’s there to really think about?

Oktoberfest Crawl

Beer crawl, this time with bigger beers.

Oktoberfest Midnight Yacht Cruise

Oktoberfest... on a boat!   
Clay Williams/Edible Brooklyn

The Edible Oktoberfest

Stuff yourself silly with all the pierogi, bratwurst, strudel, and crazy amounts of mustard you can handle. Then eat more.

Times Square Oktoberfest

Five-hundred exhibitors and undisclosed levels of insanity in Times Square since 1994.