Escaping to Munich, Germany, where the mother-of-all Oktoberfest celebrations takes place any year, may not be the many careful or unsentimental way to enjoy pints and brews with your friends. But fear not, New Yorkers, the city has an unconstrained series of festivals and parties where celebration at noon is excusable and lederhosen are encouraged. Here are a handful of Oktoberfest fetes worth checking out.
BEERGARDEN Vol. II
At North Brooklyn Farms in Williamsburg, BeerGarden Vol. II will offer total drink tastings from breweries opposite the city and its suburbs for one day only. Samples from LIC Beer Project, Hudson Valley Brewery and many some-more will be on hand.
Unlimited tasting tickets are $50 per person, $75 for VIP tastings embody early entry, food and more. Sept. 30, 4 to 9 p.m. at North Brooklyn Farms, 320 Kent Ave., Brooklyn. Tickets and info on Eventbrite.
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Watermark presents Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest earnings to Watermark bar at the South Street Seaport, finish with full-liter steins of beer, games, party and German transport like brats and pretzels for 3 true weekends. Admission is free but tickets are necessary.
Sept. 15-17, Sept. 22-24 and Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 from noon to midnight. Pier 15, 78 South St. Visit oktober-fest.nyc to haven a spot.
Forest Avenue Oktoberfest
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A one-day street satisfactory celebrating Oktoberfest will bring German drink hall-style festivities to Staten Island’s West Brighton area on Oct. 1. The party will embody “four blocks of live music, rides, attractions and outside dining.” More than 20 restaurants will set up stands in the street and a open drink garden for of-age guest will be constructed.
VIP Beer Garden tickets ($12) get you ignored drinks ; children’s VIP tickets ($7, and also open to adults who don’t wish booze) get you front-of-the-line entrance to attractions and total soda and juice. Sunday Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Forest Ave. from Hart Blvd. to Bard Ave. Visit forestavenuebid.com/oktoberfest for tickets and some-more info.
Munich on the East River
Back for its fourth year, this annual eventuality bring New Yorkers a ambience of Oktoberfest along the water. Run by Zum Schneider, a Bavarian Bierhaus in the East Village, the party takes place underneath an huge tent that will residence genuine German furniture, an Oompah band, normal food and, of course, beer. Games, a photo counter and a strongman foe will be offered, too.
Zum Schneider Oktoberfest Tent will be at 24-20 FDR Drive Service Road East at 22nd St. General tickets are $28, indifferent seating tickets are $38, VIP tickets are $100. The eventuality runs from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8. The tent is open from 5 to 10 p.m. Wed. by Fri., noon to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays. See nyc.zumschneider.com for some-more info.
Oktoberfest comes to the Bronx Brewery for a day. This six-year-old brewery hosts the festival in its backyard during one of its final outside events of the year with live music, German food and beer.
Entry tickets are $5; $10 gets you entrance and one beer; $15 gets you entrance and a singular book stein and one beer. (Small fees request to all tickets.) Sept. 30 from noon until 8 p.m. at the Bronx Brewery, 856 E. 136th St. Additional info at thebronxbrewery.com.
Oktoberfest Flushing Style: Sauerkraut and Kimchi
Head to the Voelker Orth Museum for a turn on a normal Oktoberfest. In further to live music, there will be home cooking from both Germany and Korea served up to guest in the garden. This ordering of two culinary and racial practice is a singular spin on the beer-heavy holiday that only the world’s melting pot — Queens — could concoct.
Early bird tickets purchased before Sept. 20 are $30, ($35 after that date). Sept. 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, Queens. More info at vomuseum.org.
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