Best Bars to Experience Oktober Fest in New York City
By Desiree Hamuche
Do you want to want experience New York City like a German? Oktoberfest is hitting New York and here is your once in a year chance to travel to Germany without leaving home.
For those who don’t know what Oktoberfest is, you really need to get outside your comfort zone. Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer. It takes place in Munich and Bavaria, Germany from the end of September to the first weekend in October, but you can also celebrate it in New York City at plenty of bars. Here is a list to help you navigate the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in New York.
Beer Garden One Penn Plaza (33rd Street & 8th Avenue)
Here you can enjoy a beer garden under a tent and on a roof deck with the best German beers, German cuisine and live music European style. It’s open from 5pm until midnight, perfect for the after-work crowd. Beer Garden is always listed as one of the best places in the City to experience Oktoberfest. No Cover Charge.
Zum Schneider 107 Ave C @ East 7th Street
This is a really traditional Germany restaurant bar that has live polka music, German food and special Oktoberfest Beers imported from Bavaria and much more.
Are you looking for a bar that isn’t so crowded? Bierhaus Restaurant and Bar is enormous. You can invite your friends and make a reservation for a huge table without any difficulty. It also has six different kinds of Hofbräu beer, and live music from Alpine Squeeze and The Polka Brothers.
Das Best Oktoberfest 608 W 28th Street
For people that want to celebrate outside and want to spend day and night having fun, here’s the perfect deal: Das Best Oktoberfest is coming to the city on October 20th. In only one day the celebration offers to you all the Oktoberfest essentials: beers, sausages and polka bands in one location. It’s divided into two parts, one during the day and one at night. In only one day the celebration offers to you all the Oktoberfest essentials: beers, sausages and polka bands in one location. It’s divided into two parts, one during the day and one at night. The best part? The admission buys you a souvenir, a tasting mug to sample over the 150 beers and other drinks.
Yes, believe it or not, 230 Fifth is always ranked as one of the best places to experience Oktoberfest in the City. On September 29 from 12pm until 6pm the Oktoberfest is going to be up at 230 Fifth. The most famous rooftop will offer for the first time an Oktoberfest theme celebration contests typical food like pretzels and Bavarian beers. The bar will serve too a selection of traditional german beer from Saturday until October 7th.