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The Best Events for Oktoberfest in NYC
Here’s where to drink beer, listen to live Oompah jams and feast on delicious German grub during the annual festival
Contrary to popular belief, Oktoberfest in NYC isn’t just about the beer. There are mug-holding competitions, live Oompah music and plenty of places to feast on authentic German cuisine. While the weather is still nice enough for related outdoor activities, hit some of the city’s best beer gardens and always plan out things to do this weekend for smashing weekends to look forward to. This celebration of German culture is certainly one of the best things to do in fall, so don’t miss out.
Best Oktoberfest events
Watermark OktoberfestEscape to Munich without ever leaving NYC thanks to Watermark’s annual Oktoberfest extravaganza on Pier 15. You’ll get a killer arm workout while carrying one-liter steins filled to the brim with Hofbrau, Weihenstephan or Radeberger beer (and that means you won’t have to feel too guilty about gorging on German cuisine such as brats and pretzels). While you’re munching and getting tipsy, enjoy amazing views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges. Make sure to reserve your spot before you go.