Weekend Roundup: Celebrate 45 Days Of Oktoberfest In The Lower East Side

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Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival, takes place in Munich, Germany every year, with other cities modeling celebrations after the exciting festival. The event usually runs from mid-September through October, drawing large crowds, and featuring fun games, traditional foods and of course, all kinds of beer. This year, Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten in LES, one of the oldest German beer gardens in New York, will be hosting a variety of free entry events to celebrate Oktoberfest.

Running all the way until Halloween, their 45 Days of Oktoberfest will feature everything from a free Oktoberfest Party and Keg Tapping (9/16) to weekly German beer tap takeovers. Special beers on tap include Hofbräu Oktoberfest, Weihenstephan Oktoberfest, Spaten Oktoberfest, Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse, and more.


Schedule of events:

9/16 Oktoberfest Party, 12 PM. Doors open for the Oktoberfest kickoff celebration at noon. There will be a free ceremonial keg tapping of Hofbrau Oktoberfest at 2pm and a free pig roast at 4 PM. Food and drink specials all day.

9/17 Oktoberfest Brunch Hangover Party, 12 PM. Beer and brunch specials all day and an Oktoberfest happy hour 7 PM – 10 PM.

9/20 The launch of Das Craft Bier Weekends. Beer specials on rotating German Oktoberfest beers: $2 off half liters and $14 liter steins. Happy hour is extended on Wednesdays to 6 PM – 10 PM. 

9/30 & 10/1 Oktoberfest Launch Party Weekend. Oktoberfest specials Saturday and Sunday. Saturday the 30th features a free Keg Tapping of Hofbrau Oktoberfest at 2 PM and free Pig Roast at 4pmOn Sunday, happy hour from 7 PM – 10 PM.

10/4 Oktoberfest Beer Tasting Dinner with beer expert Rudi Eilers. Starting at 7 PM, Rudi will lead a tasting of 7 different beers, including Oktoberfest brews while guests enjoy a three course dinner. For ticket information, click here.

10/12 – 10/15 Sausage Fest + 10/14 Sausage Fest Climax Party. Guests can try 12 different types of sausages along with Oktoberfest beer specials. The Sausage Fest Climax Party includes a free keg tapping at 2 PM.

10/31 Haunted Beer Garden Halloween Party. Happy hour all day until 7 PM, then 10 PM until late. Free admission and no cover. Costumes suggested.

Weekly German Beer Specials. Specials include $2 off half liters and $14 liter steins on select beers. Wednesday night keg tappings with extended happy hours 6 PM -10 PM.

(All events are free admission, except for the beer tasting dinner on October 4th.)

More information here.

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