Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival, running from mid-September to the first weekend in October. While the festival originates in Munich, Germany, Oklahoma City residents decided to take it upon themselves and have their own local celebrations.
If you're looking for a great way to kick off the fall season, here are some of the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Oklahoma City:
Fassler Hall is one of the most anticipated beer gardens to hit Oklahoma City. After tremendous success in Tulsa, this German-inspired beer hall recently opened a second location in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. Naturally, Fassler Hall would not miss out on the opportunity to host an Oktoberfest Celebration, which will take place September 30 through October 2.
The party begins at 11 a.m. each day and will include a number of beer specials as well as live entertainment all weekend long. Also, don't miss out on the homemade sausage and Bavarian pretzels, which are the perfect complement to your beer of choice.
It's a celebration of German beer every night at Royal Bavaria in nearby Moore, Oklahoma. Certainly, one of the biggest draws to this German restaurant is its authentic, family-friendly outdoor biergarten, which features live music most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights through the end of October. While the adults sip one of the on-site brewery's handcrafted beers, the kids can have fun in one of the two outdoor playhouses. If you're hungry, come on a Thursday evening as Royal Bavaria offers an all-you-can-eat German buffet. If you plan on eating at the restaurant, reservations are highly recommended, especially on Thursday evenings as the buffet tends to attract a crowd.
While this popular Midtown pub is not hosting an official Oktoberfest party, it's still a great spot in Oklahoma City to grab a few beers. If you won't be able to make the Fassler Hall celebration, you can venture over to McNellie's seven days a week and experience more than 350 different types of beer, including the September Special: Rahr & Son's Oktoberfest for $4 a pint.
As you can see, there are a lot of great ways to have fun in Oklahoma City this fall. If you've been to any of these bars or restaurants before, we'd love to hear from you about your experience in the comments section below!