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Beyond the Bar: 10 Unique Oktoberfest Celebrations in New York City

By / August 16, 2018

Get your alcohol tolerance and lederhosen ready, because everyone’s favorite excuse to go hard on German beer and schnitzel is almost here. From a festive cruise to Bear Mountain to a beer-and-cheese pairing class, these unique events will make this your most epic NYC Oktoberfest ever. Prost!

OktoberFest at Watermark


If you can’t make it to Germany for Oktoberfest this year, it’s all good—Germany is coming to you and staying for 12 full hours at this waterfront bar.


New York City Oktoberfest Pub Crawl

This Oktoberfest celebration is only for those with enough drinking endurance to last for 10 hours. You'll enjoy a 12-ounce beer at all the bars on this tour!

$60 / RSVP
   Frying Pan

Oktoberfest at the Frying Pan

207 12th Ave

From a hog roast to a specially curated Oktoberfest menu and with music, beer, and games in between, Oktoberfest is going down hard on Hudson.

$18 - $36 / RSVP

Oktoberfest Cruise to Bear Mountain

Circle Line Sightseeing Pier 83

Climb aboard this party boat for an Oktoberfest bash on the water as you sail to and from Bear Mountain. Festivities include German food, beer specials and a live oompah band.

$0 - $49 / RSVP
angel city brewery

Beer and Cheese 101 at Murray’s Cheese

Murray's Cheese Shop

Celebrate Oktoberfest by tasting your way through six pairs of cheeses and brews and learning what makes each set of flavors a perfect match.

$84 / RSVP

Munich on the East River Presented by Zum Schneider

Zum Schneider Oktoberfest Tent

Experience one of the biggest Oktoberfest extravaganzas you'll find outside of Germany under this massive tent where there will be plenty of food, beer, games, and fun!

$14 - $100 / RSVP

Oktoberfest Flushing Style: Sauerkraut & Kimchi

Voelker Orth Museum

Prepare for a flavor explosion with a mix of German-American cuisine and Korean-American dishes at this Oktoberfest party that’s also serving as a fundraiser for the Voelker Orth Museum.

$32 / RSVP

Beer Belly Contest at Bierhaus NYC

Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC

If you're down to show off your gut, you'll score a free beer just for participating in this contest. The owner of the roundest and firmest belly will also go home with $100.


Kitchen 21’s Oktoberfest on the Boardwalk

Kitchen 21

Head to Coney Island to celebrate Oktoberfest on the boardwalk with live music, a stein holding contest, and beer deals!

$53 / RSVP

Hester Street Fair’s Oktoberfest

Hester Street Fair

This Oktoberfest edition of everyone's favorite street fair on the LES will feature tons of beer, live music, and all of your favorite weekly vendors.



Melanie is a Jersey girl who now calls Brooklyn home. She’s written for Fuse TV, MTV News, Interview Magazine and more, and enjoys creating content that informs, inspires and entertains people. She’s passionate about music, running, cheese and dachshunds, and her husband fully accepts her love affair with NYC.

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