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

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.