18 Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in and around New York City
Grab some lederhosen and a giant beer, it’s time to celebrate Bavarian culture in New York City. Oktoberfest has officially arrived in the five boroughs and beyond, offering the chance to travel to Munich without a passport. Festivities range from traditional stein-holding competitions and pig roasts to more out-of-the-box events, like the Voelker Orth Museum’s Flushing-style Oktoberfest with sauerkraut and kimchi eats and brews in the zoo at Turtle Back Zoo.
The Watermark at Pier 15
78 South Street, South Street Seaport
Weekends of Sept. 13 to Oct. 20
For six weekends, New York City’s largest outdoor Oktoberfest event takes over downtown Manhattan, bringing authentic German beer, food and, decor to Pier 15. Hosted by the Watermark Bar at the South Street Seaport, the event runs each Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. until Oct. 20. Free general admission provides access to games like ping pong, corn in the hole, and stein-holding contests, while ticketed packages, ranging in price from $50 to $500, include food and beverage options. Get more information and buy tickets here.