October, Oktober, no matter how you spell it, it’s a great time of year for beer. The original German festival that began as a wedding celebration in Munich is now a global event and it marks the perfect time to get together with friends and family over a pint. So, find a table, order some wurst and pretzels, drink a boot full of beer, and get your oompah on at one of these 9 German beer halls for celebrating Oktoberfest.
Redlefsen’s Rotisserie & Grill, Bristol, Rhode Island
The Guertler family transforms Redlefsen’s into a proper German beer hall every year for music, food, dancing, and fun. A broad menu of German staples and eclectic world cuisine will help you maintain your balance while consuming a long list of German and Belgian beers.
The Radler, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago’s preeminent German beer hall focuses on modernized, locally sourced German cuisine served in a traditional communal atmosphere. Check out their calendar of Oktoberfest events, including the “Wurst Dinner in Radler History.”
Reichenbach Hall, New York, New York
Genuine German and Bavarian food and atmosphere are a daily affair at New York’s Reichenbach Hall, where the feeling of Oktoberfest carries throughout the year. The German beers on tap come in sizes from half a liter to das two-liter boot.
Rhein Haus, Seattle, Washington
A Capitol Hill favorite, Rhein Haus serves up 24 beers on tap and a generous selection of local beers, then ups the ante with its five indoor bocce ball courts. This place is big and the competitive spirit is high. Don’t miss their inaugural Oktoberfest Food-feast Relay Race on September 26.
Hofbrauhaus, Las Vegas, Nevada
Can’t get to Munich? How about Las Vegas where Hofbrauhaus replicates the world’s most famous beer hall in every way? Every day is Oktoberfest in this grand gathering place where the beer is brewed in Munich under the 400-year-old purity law and shipped in fresh. Eat, drink, and be merry!