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A Guide to Oktoberfest in New York City

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123134111232008_10_hasmaps%20%283%29%20%281%29.jpgMany bars and restaurants around the city are celebrating Oktoberfest, which starts today and rolls through the first week in October. Here now is a guide to Oktoberfest parties and specials in New York City:


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. DBGB Kitchen & Bar

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299 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
(212) 933-5300
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Boulud's Bowery restaurant is going all out for Oktoberfest. This weekend, DBGB is offering a stein of Hofbrau beer for the price of a pint ($8). The deal will also be available every day after this weekend between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. through October 31. The restaurant is also offering a special on the traditional Alsatian dish Choucroute Royale. For $28 (minimum two people) you can get sausages, pork belly, trotter, pork loin, potatoes, sauerkraut and winter vegetables. DBGB will also be holding an Oktoberfest dinner on Oct 2. The menu will include housemade charcuterie, the aforementioned Choucroute Royale, sweets made by pastry chef Mymi Eberhardt and unlimited Oktoberfest beers. Tickets are $75 a person. [Photo Credit]

2. Blaue Gans

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139 Duane St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 571-8880
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Blue Gans is celebrating Oktoberfest by offering an all-you-can-eat-and-drink deal during its Friday happy hour (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday brunch (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.). The menu includes things like bratwurst and currywurst, as well as pretzels and sweets. For drinks, you can get unlimited tap beer and bottomless mimosas. The happy hours are on September 27 and October 4, and the brunches are on September 28 and October 5. Tickets run $47 a pop. [Photo Credit]

3. The Biergarten at The Standard

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848 Washington St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 645-4646
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The Standard Biergarten is hosting a kick-off party today with a live band, and the bar will be offering special cocktails and beers throughout the week. The bar is serving a special Licher Oktoberfest beer from now through November. The menu includes things like bratwurst, Black Forest pork belly, and cheddar kurtwurst. [Photo]

4. The Wren

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344 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
(212) 388-0148
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The Wren is going to host a "Golftoberfest" event at the Minisceongo Golf Club on September 30, with proceeds going to benefit St. John's Bread and Life. The food will be provided by The Meat Hook, The Wren, The Brooklyn Star, Pelzer's Pretzels, Oaxaca Tacos, and OTB Bar. Transportation, food, and booze are all included. Not that into golf? You can buy a ticket for just the beer tasting for $30, which will include unlimited brews and German snacks from 5 - 9 p.m. Check out more info on the Eventbrite page. [Photo Credit]

5. Pilsener Haus & Biergarten

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1422 Grand St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 683-5465
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Pilsener Haus & Biergarten will be celebrating Oktobefest from now through the end of October, with special German and American craft beers. Alex Meixner & His Band kick off the celebration with a show today. Viennese chef Thomas Ferlesch will be preparing some Austro-Hungarian dishes to go with the beer such as faschierter braten (country style meatloaf) and schweinshaxen (pork shank). [Photo Credit]

6. Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC

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712 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10017
(212) 867-2337
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Stop by and see how many bratwursts Oktoberfest revelers can eat at the Bierhaus NYC National Oktoberfest Bratwurst Eating Championship. The contest starts at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. Bierhaus will also have live music Tuesday through Saturday nights from bands like The Polka Brothers and Alpine Squeeze. As for food options, the bar has soft pretzels, slow roasted pork shank, sauerkraut, and wursts. Drinks include six varieties of Hofbräu bier on tap, and if you like your beer served in boot form, they have a two liter 'Das Boot' option. [Photo Credit]

7. Marlow & Sons

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From now through October 6, Marlow will be serving homemade bratwurst and a selection of traditional and non-traditional German beers.

8. Hospoda

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321 E 73rd St.
New York, NY 10021
(212) 861-1038
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Hospoda is offering a happy hour deal on Adriondack Beer Company Oktoberfest ale. It will be half price from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily through October 6. The bar will also be serving German bar snacks like liverwurst and Berkshire speck with sauerkraut. [Photo Credit]

9. Radegast Hall & Biergarten

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113 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 963-3973
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From now through October 5, Radegast will host Saturday beer tastings, pig roasts, and mug holding competitions. Featured beers include Hofstetten Original Hochzeitsbier von 1810, Hacker- Pschorr, Erdinger, and Hofbrau. [Photo Credit]

10. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

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29-19 24th Ave
Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 728-9776
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This Astoria favorite has got you covered all day, every day from September 28 to October 6. Events include live music, beer tastings, pig roasts and German dancing. [Photo Credit]

11. Zum Schneider

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107 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009
(212) 598-1098
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If you're looking for an authentic German Oktoberfest, head to this Avenue C beer hall. Zum Schneider serves things like lebkuchenherz (gingerbread hearts), riesen-wiesn-brezn (giant pretzels), and wiesnhendl (whole broiled chicken), plus many German beers on tap. The Oktoberfest celebration might also include Polka dancing. [Photo Credit]

12. Frankies 457

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457 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 403-0033
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Frankies and Prime Meats will host their fifth annual Oktoberfest party on Sunday, October 6. The event will be held in the garden of Frankies. The restaurant will be serving homemade sausages, whole roasted chicken, oysters, pretzels, hot spiced cider, mulled wine, and beer. Tickets for food and drink will be sold at the door. The event goes from noon until 6 p.m. [Photo Credit]

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1. DBGB Kitchen & Bar

299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
Boulud's Bowery restaurant is going all out for Oktoberfest. This weekend, DBGB is offering a stein of Hofbrau beer for the price of a pint ($8). The deal will also be available every day after this weekend between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. through October 31. The restaurant is also offering a special on the traditional Alsatian dish Choucroute Royale. For $28 (minimum two people) you can get sausages, pork belly, trotter, pork loin, potatoes, sauerkraut and winter vegetables. DBGB will also be holding an Oktoberfest dinner on Oct 2. The menu will include housemade charcuterie, the aforementioned Choucroute Royale, sweets made by pastry chef Mymi Eberhardt and unlimited Oktoberfest beers. Tickets are $75 a person. [Photo Credit]
299 Bowery
New York, NY 10003

2. Blaue Gans

139 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
Blue Gans is celebrating Oktoberfest by offering an all-you-can-eat-and-drink deal during its Friday happy hour (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday brunch (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.). The menu includes things like bratwurst and currywurst, as well as pretzels and sweets. For drinks, you can get unlimited tap beer and bottomless mimosas. The happy hours are on September 27 and October 4, and the brunches are on September 28 and October 5. Tickets run $47 a pop. [Photo Credit]
139 Duane St
New York, NY 10013

3. The Biergarten at The Standard

848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
The Standard Biergarten is hosting a kick-off party today with a live band, and the bar will be offering special cocktails and beers throughout the week. The bar is serving a special Licher Oktoberfest beer from now through November. The menu includes things like bratwurst, Black Forest pork belly, and cheddar kurtwurst. [Photo]
848 Washington St
New York, NY 10014

4. The Wren

344 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
The Wren is going to host a "Golftoberfest" event at the Minisceongo Golf Club on September 30, with proceeds going to benefit St. John's Bread and Life. The food will be provided by The Meat Hook, The Wren, The Brooklyn Star, Pelzer's Pretzels, Oaxaca Tacos, and OTB Bar. Transportation, food, and booze are all included. Not that into golf? You can buy a ticket for just the beer tasting for $30, which will include unlimited brews and German snacks from 5 - 9 p.m. Check out more info on the Eventbrite page. [Photo Credit]
344 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

5. Pilsener Haus & Biergarten

1422 Grand St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Pilsener Haus & Biergarten will be celebrating Oktobefest from now through the end of October, with special German and American craft beers. Alex Meixner & His Band kick off the celebration with a show today. Viennese chef Thomas Ferlesch will be preparing some Austro-Hungarian dishes to go with the beer such as faschierter braten (country style meatloaf) and schweinshaxen (pork shank). [Photo Credit]
1422 Grand St
Hoboken, NJ 07030

6. Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC

712 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
Stop by and see how many bratwursts Oktoberfest revelers can eat at the Bierhaus NYC National Oktoberfest Bratwurst Eating Championship. The contest starts at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. Bierhaus will also have live music Tuesday through Saturday nights from bands like The Polka Brothers and Alpine Squeeze. As for food options, the bar has soft pretzels, slow roasted pork shank, sauerkraut, and wursts. Drinks include six varieties of Hofbräu bier on tap, and if you like your beer served in boot form, they have a two liter 'Das Boot' option. [Photo Credit]
712 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10017

7. Marlow & Sons

Brooklyn, NY
From now through October 6, Marlow will be serving homemade bratwurst and a selection of traditional and non-traditional German beers.

8. Hospoda

321 E 73rd St., New York, NY 10021
Hospoda is offering a happy hour deal on Adriondack Beer Company Oktoberfest ale. It will be half price from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily through October 6. The bar will also be serving German bar snacks like liverwurst and Berkshire speck with sauerkraut. [Photo Credit]
321 E 73rd St.
New York, NY 10021

9. Radegast Hall & Biergarten

113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
From now through October 5, Radegast will host Saturday beer tastings, pig roasts, and mug holding competitions. Featured beers include Hofstetten Original Hochzeitsbier von 1810, Hacker- Pschorr, Erdinger, and Hofbrau. [Photo Credit]
113 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

10. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave, Astoria, NY 11105
This Astoria favorite has got you covered all day, every day from September 28 to October 6. Events include live music, beer tastings, pig roasts and German dancing. [Photo Credit]
29-19 24th Ave
Astoria, NY 11105

11. Zum Schneider

107 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
If you're looking for an authentic German Oktoberfest, head to this Avenue C beer hall. Zum Schneider serves things like lebkuchenherz (gingerbread hearts), riesen-wiesn-brezn (giant pretzels), and wiesnhendl (whole broiled chicken), plus many German beers on tap. The Oktoberfest celebration might also include Polka dancing. [Photo Credit]
107 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009

12. Frankies 457

457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Frankies and Prime Meats will host their fifth annual Oktoberfest party on Sunday, October 6. The event will be held in the garden of Frankies. The restaurant will be serving homemade sausages, whole roasted chicken, oysters, pretzels, hot spiced cider, mulled wine, and beer. Tickets for food and drink will be sold at the door. The event goes from noon until 6 p.m. [Photo Credit]
457 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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