5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Oktoberfest in NYC

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Good to the last drop.

As per the German custom, it’s time to celebrate beer again. Oktoberfest begins on Saturday, Sept. 17, with 16 days of Bavarian cookouts, giant steins and parties all over town. We’ve got your best bets for Munich-style good times.

Oktoberfest at Watermark Bar

From noon to midnight on all three weekends of the festival, Pier 15 (78 South St.) transforms into an authentic waterfront Oktoberfest, kicking off Sept. 17 with a traditional keg tapping ritual. The Hudson River pier will be decked out in Oktoberfest finery, with live music, stein-holding contests and games like giant beer pong and cornhole. Everything on Watermark Bar’s menu will be $8 during the event, with 1-liter steins of Hofbrau, Weihenstephan and Radeberger going for $16 (or spring for a two-hour unlimited tasting with food for $60). Oh, and the event is totally free to enter, but you have to RSVP.