Keep Oktoberfest Going at These NYC Spots

Keep Oktoberfest Going at These NYC Spots

Bierhaus NYC (©Julie Yeagley)

Though Oktoberfest, the Bavarian beer and folk festival held in Munich every year (and celebrated throughout the world), ended the first Sunday in October, beer lovers in NYC can keep the merriment going throughout the month. Here are some great spots to enjoy Oktoberfest brews and/or traditional German eats. 

Beer Authority (Midtown West): With 90 beers on tap and 100 options by the bottle, there are choices galore for beer lovers and those looking to widen their beer drinking horizons. Keep Oktoberfest alive with drafts of Harpoon Brewery’s Harpoon Octoberfest and Schlafly’s Oktoberfest. Embrace the pumpkin-ness of fall with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s Punkin Ale.

Bierhaus NYC (Murray Hill): This beer hall serves Hofbräu beer imported from Munich. In addition to its Premium Lager, Hefe Weizen, Dunkel and Dunkel Weizen brews, Bierhaus NYC has the seasonal Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier on tap right now, which is a must-drink during any Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy your brews with traditional German dishes, including the Oktoberfest Platter of a selection of meats, Bavarian cheese, radishes, schnitzel fingers and a Bavarian pretzel.

Croxley’s East Village Ale House (East Village): A recent reporting of beer available included 33 varieties on tap, 78 bottles and eight different kinds of cans. A .5 liter draft of Spaten Oktoberfest or 16 oz. draft of Hofbräu Oktoberfest can help you keep the celebration going, or try other fall-sounding flavors like Croxley Pumpkin and Orkney Skull Splitter (that has a Halloween vibe to it, right?).

Paulaner NYC (Lower East Side): This Bavarian restaurant and craft brewery is celebrating Oktoberfest through Sunday, October 9! Enjoy Oktoberfest specials (whole roasted duck with pretzel dumplings and red cabbage for two, a special wies ‘n platter of traditional Bavarian food that serves four, crispy pork belly with a dark lager sauce and more) while drinking freshly brewed beers that are crafted on-site—including their world-famous Oktoberfest Märzen.

Rolf’s German Restaurant (Gramercy): Drink an imported Hofbräu Oktoberfest beer (among other options) as you indulge in traditional German dishes like sauerbraten (a German pot roast where the beef at Rolf’s is marinated for three days and then roasted for three hours), a variety of schnitzels and wursts, among other savory eats.

Zum Schneider (East Village and Montauk): This cash only Bavarian Bierhaus and German Restaurant is continuing its Oktoberfest through Sunday, October 9, at its East Village restaurant. Enjoy imported Oktoberfest beers on tap, as well as traditional German meals on the menu.


Bavarian pretzel and Hofbräu beer (Courtesy Croxley's East Village Ale House)


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