5 Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in San Antonio

(September 29, 2016)

Oktoberfest-SA.jpgOktoberfest is a festive way to kick off fall with German flair. If you know how to hoist a stein and enjoy a bratwurst with the best of them, you won’t want to miss these great local events near our San Antonio apartment communities.

1. Beethoven Maennerchor Halle   
422 Pereida St, San Antonio
18 miles from Springs at Live Oak

Beethoven Maennerchor Halle is celebrating Oktoberfest for two consecutive weekends in October. Stop in on October 7, 8, 14, or 15. You’ll enjoy musical stylings from the duo Hotz’n Plotz as well as the Beethoven choirs and bands throughout the evening. Authentic German fare abounds so you can indulge in all the rich flavors of Oktoberfest.

2. Oktoberfest on the Riverwalk  
San Antonio Riverwalk by the Hyatt Regency
20 miles from Springs at Live Oak

Oktoberfest on the Riverwalk will be happening from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2, and again from Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9. The event includes a ceremonial keg-tapping, festive sing-a-longs, boot chugging, alp horn blowing and stein holding contests, line dancing, and live music. Naturally, the food and drink are among the biggest draws with dozens of beers, wines, and mixed drinks on the menu. Fill your belly with dishes like krautwurst balls, curry wurst, German potato salad, knockwurst, bratwurst, polish sausage, and more.

3. WurstFest     
120 Landa St, New Braunfels 
5.5 miles from Springs at Creekside

If you missed out on the September and October events, take heart! The ten-day festival (from November 4 to 13) includes a packed schedule with live musical performances, an old-time melodrama, Phantom of the Wurst, and ample dining, drinking, and shopping in the Stelzenplatz and Marktplatz. You can browse Bavarian merchandise, sample 30 craft beers in the beer garden, visit the carnival, and dine on all manner of German dishes.

4. The Rim Hofbrau & Beer Garden    
18403 Interstate 10, San Antonio
8 miles from Springs at Bandera

Oktoberfest at The Rim Hofbrau takes place October 7 to 9. You’ll find live German music, drink specials, and delicious German food. The best part of the Hofbrau is that it serves German delicacies year-round, so you can count on top quality from an experienced cook who’s well accustomed to serving up that wurst burger, Jaeuger schnitzel, wiener schnitzel, and Altenstier beer braised bratwurst.

5. Alamo Beer Oktoberfest    
415 Burnet St, San Antonio
23 miles from Springs at Alamo Ranch

Enjoy Oktoberfest at the Alamo Beer Hall from September 29 through October 4. You’ll find polka music, lederhosen, bier steins, and your favorite German fare. For the occasion, the brewery is offering an Alamo Oktoberfest beer—a dark lager with a malty flavor and smooth finish. If you fall in love with it at Oktoberfest, you can purchase this beer bottled through the end of October.

What’s your favorite way to celebrate Oktoberfest? Tell us about your Oktoberfest experiences in the comments below!

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