Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in NYC

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by Patrick Jones on Sep 19, 2016 in Roundups
Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in NYC
Oktoberfest began as a celebration of the wedding between Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. It took place in a field so the commoners could hang and it went on for a very long time, like weeks. People loved it, although what’s not to like? The festival was eventually moved to September in hopes of better weather and from there spread around the world, including New York City. So if you're looking to drink some beers and eat some sausage, here are the festivities you should partake in this month!
 
Saturday, September 24; Sunday, September 25; Saturday, October 1; Sunday, October 2, 12 PM – 12 AM
South Street Seaport (78 South St.)
Head on down to the South St. for the next two weeks to take advantage of this festival featuring steins of Hofbrau, Weihenstephan or Radeberger for $16. Then of course chow down on pretzels and some brats. Tickets range from free-$60. 
 
Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25 & Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2
Zum Schneider (24-20 FDR Drive Service Rd. E)
Zum Schneider’s putting together a party that looks like it’s going to be a great time. They’re setting up a beer tent along the River and for six nights you’ll get what they’re calling a traditional Munchen experience. Oompah bands, DJ sets, gingerbread, German meats, beer and hopefully a little less humidity. 
 
All Month
Bierhaus (712 3rd Ave. at 45th St.)
Why overthink it? Bier Haus does Oktoberfest year round in their beer garden in Midtown Manhattan. Of course they get excited about this as much as we do so they’ve got special plans for the upcoming weekends. 
 
Friday, September 23
Citi Field (123-01 Roosevelt Ave.)
If you’re a baseball and Oktoberfest fan you may want to get tickets to September 23rd’s game. You’ll be able to hang out from 5: 30 - 7:10 before the game begins in the bullpen enjoying all the German classics.
 
Fridays & Saturdays, September 24 - November 6
Pier 38 (West 42nd St. and 12th Ave.)
So far everything we’ve posted has been on land. Let’s get you an option afloat the Hudson. Circle Line Cruises is putting together several Oktoberfest Cruises. For $65 dollars you’ll get to check out how beautiful the Hudson River is in autumn as you travel north of the city all the while dancing to polka, eating and drinking until you can’t any longer. The trip runs 2.5 hours up and back and they give you three hours to walk around Bear Mountain!
 
Heidelberg (1648 2nd Ave.) 
Heidelberg is a german restaurant on the Upper East Side. If you’d prefer to enjoy the festivities sitting down with a nice meal, look no further friends!

Photo via Zum Schneider

 


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