It’s that time of year again! Oktoberfest celebrations are getting into full swing. But where to go for the best beer, sausages, and pretzels in town? We have some ideas. There are tons of bars in Austin that participate in Oktoberfest, but these are the ones we think do it best.
801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Stubb’s is known for its amazing events and live music. So, it’s no surprise they’ve teamed up with the German Texas Heritage Society to put on an awesome Oktoberfest event in Austin. The event is on October 10th and starts in the late afternoon. Grab 5 friends, get tickets for a full table, and head on over!
79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
Banger’s has been doing Oktoberfest for what seems like forever, and they’ve really got it down. This year from October 1st through the 4th, and 8th through the 11th, you can enjoy live music, special foods, and Oktoberfest beers all day long. Don’t forget to bring your Dirndl and Lederhosen – everyone will be dressed up.
1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
The oldest beer garden in Austin, Scholz has been doing Oktoberfest since 1866. This year, they’re celebrating all month long. They have two different platter deals serving 6-8 people each – one sausage and one pretzel, plus a massive array of classic German beers. Celebrate whenever you feel like it.
6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78752
Easy Tiger’s Oktoberfest celebrations in Austin, Texas have been in full swing, and there’s one more weekend – October 3rd through the 4th. They’ve got a special pig roast plate, lots of sausages, pretzels, Lebkuchen, and plenty of beer. Keep in mind they’re by reservation only, so plan ahead!
For Oktoberfest here, Cosmic does the beer and the food truck Leroy & Lewis does the sausages. It’s a little bit more low-key, but the selection of drinks and food is great. A celebration not quite as authentically German as some of the other places, but so enjoyable.
11500B Rock Rose Ave, Austin, TX 78758
Yes, this restaurant in Austin is technically an Irish pub, but that doesn’t mean they don’t join in on the Oktoberfest fun. Here you’ll find lots of classic German foods and some British ones. They’ve also got a great selection of imported German beers – drink like you’re overseas!
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Not that you’ll be short of alcohol supply during Oktoberfest, but if you want a more intimate experience, here are the best Happy Hour spots in Austin.
6015 Dillard Cir A, Austin, TX 78752
It’s kind of like the Brewtorium celebrates Oktoberfest all year long. This restaurant in Texas is serving up all their delicious German-style ales and lagers, and you’ll find no shortage in the regular menu of pretzels, sausage and Flammkuchen. But, when you’re at Brewtorium for some celebration, order some Currywurst with your beer – it’s both the most delicious and most classic street/festival food you can get.
Featured Image Credit: Banger’s Austin Instagram