Oktoberfest Happenings


Oktoberfest officially kicks off in Munich today and since Philadelphia just loves beer, it of course follows that there are a lot of Oktoberfest events happening in the area.

List after the jump.

Starting Monday, September 15th through October 31st – All Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurants will be offering a two-course Oktoberfest menu for $19.95.

Now through October 4thMcGillin’s Olde Ale House is celebrating Octoberfest with Stoudt’s, Victory, Fliying Fish and more. There is also special German dishes on the menu.

Now through October 31st – Chef Walter Staib adds authentic German dishes to the lunch and dinner menus at City Tavern.

September 20th through October 5th Mad Mex is celebrating the greatly named Oktoberfiesta by rolling out Flying Fish OktoberFish and Victory Festbier.

Tuesday, September 23rdJose Pistola’s is doing a blind taste test of Oktoberfest beers with the winner staying on through Otober. Tickets are $50.

Friday, September 26th – A firkin of Sprecher Bavarian Black will be served up at the Grey Lodge on the eve of the Steuben Parade.

Friday, September 26th – Opening weekend of Stoudt’s Oktoberfest.

Saturday, September 27th – The biggest event will probably be the Oktoberfest at the Armory on . There will be 50+ brews from the US and Germany. Tickets are $45 ($75 for VIP session) and tickets are available online.

Saturday, September 27th – The third annual FallFest at Victory Brewing Company will feature food, live music, things for the kids plus lots of beer outside the brewery and restaurant.

Monday, September 29th – October 2ndMatyson’s $45 tasting menu this week is based around Oktoberfest and it sounds really good.

Wednesday, October 1Maia in Villanova kicks off its Oktoberfest with a $39, four-course menu and Victory beer pairing. The menu items will be availabe a la carte all month.

Wednesday, October 1 – Live oompah band, half-priced German draughts from 5 to 7 and free German bites kicks off Oktoberfest at Zot.

Saturday, October 4th – The Midtown Village may not have Ludwig’s Garten anymore but Fergie’s, McGillin’s, Vintage and Time will be picking up the slack. In fact Time will have the classic brats, kraut as well as German beer pouring all day.

Saturday, October 4th – The German American Society will be hosting an Oktoberfest and Street Festival starting at 11am.

Sunday, October 5thEast Passyunk Avenue Oktoberfest Classic Car Show & Street Party featuring live bands and DJs all day plus plenty of places to dine and shop.

Saturday, October 11thHolt’s Cigar Company is throwing an Oktoberfest at their Townsend Rd location. $100 gets you unlimited food and beer, $25 in store voucher, freebies, faffles and more.

October 11th & 12th – Pay as you go at River Horse in Lambertville where they are hosting an Oktoberfest celebration from noon to 5pm each day with food, live muic and beer.

Friday, October 17thThe Pier Shops at Caesars will host their first Oktoberfest beer tasting event. Tickets are $25 per person and will feature over 30 varieties of beer.

Saturday, October 18th – It’ll be Oktoberfest at World Cafe Live where there will be German beers and food plus of course, music.

Saturday, October 25thFinnigan’s Wake gets in the spirit of things with German beers, music and food.

Check out more German themed events at German-American Day 2008.