All the best places in San Antonio to celebrate Oktoberfest – mySA

Prost! Oktoberfest is in full swing and, although some celebrations have already started, there are a ton of ways to imbibe over the next few weeks in San Antonio. The two week long party in Germany officially kicked off on Saturday, September 17, for the first time in two years. The annual party started more than 200 years ago as a royal wedding celebration that turned into the iconic festival that has spread all over the world. 

Prost! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in San Antonio. 

Prost! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in San Antonio. 

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September 23-34

The 3rd annual Oktoberfest kicks off nine days of German beer, food and music at Longtab Brewing Company. The local brewery will be serving two festbiers, Bad Tolz, and Flint Kaserne, for the duration of the celebration. People dressed in dirndls or lederhosen will get a discount.

Find it: 4700 Timco W., Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78238.  

Bier Garten Riverwalk is celebrating Oktoberfest in a big way through November 14 with a variety of Texas breweries and seasonal beer offerings. This weekend features Alstadt. The celebration will include sing-a-longs, stein holding, alp horn blowing contests, and live German music. The 8th annual celebration includes a new event: Oktoberfest party boats. Alstadt brewmaster Craig Rowan will join an Alstadt beer and food cruise, tickets are online.

Find it: 126 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205.

Oktoberfest at Künstler Brewing will take place Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, and feature lots of beer, food, and live music. Live music will start at 2 p.m. on Saturday with YesterBeard and Sunday at noon with the Tubameister. The brewery is also offering a special Oktoberfest platter that feeds two to four people and includes one pitcher of Oktoberfest, two complementary glass mugs⁣, large pretzel with grain mustard and basil goat cheese⁣, two granzins smoked brats⁣, one bacon cheddar brat⁣, grilled onions⁣, sauerkraut⁣, curry sauce with potatoes, cucumber salad⁣, traditional German potato salad⁣, pickled items,⁣ and a heritage Berkshire 12-ounce pork chop⁣.

Find it: 302 E. LaChapelle, San Antonio, TX 78204. 

Prost! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in San Antonio. 

Prost! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in San Antonio. 

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September 30 – October 1

Fredericksburg kicks off the 42nd Oktoberfest celebration on September 30 and the party continues to October 2. Oktoberfest takes over Marktplatz in downtown and the celebration of the city’s German heritage will include five stages of continuous oompah music, arts, crafts, shopping, a children’s area, 50 varieties of American, Texas and imported beers, Texas Wine Country selections, food and more. Tickets are available online

Find it: 126 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624

On September 30, Roktoberfest Downtown San Antonio at Bar Rojo will kick off and spotlight local brews by Alamo Beer Co., Viva Brewery, Austin East Ciders, Freetail Brewing, Weathered Souls, Second Pitch Beer Co., Shiner, and Karbach. And live music by Bad Rumors Band from 6 to 9 p.m.

Find it: 600 E. Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205.

Bier Garten Riverwalk Oktoberfest will continue to celebrate with Karbach, including party boats. Brewery takeover lasts the week, party boats are available October 1. 

Find it: 126 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205.

Take part in the La Tuna Oktoberfest and Stein Hoisting Competition on October 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Live music by DJ Ruben Tag and lederhosen are encouraged.

Find it: 100 Probandt St., San Antonio, TX 78204

Prost! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in San Antonio. 

Prost! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in San Antonio. 

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October 7-8

Beethoven Männerchor will celebrate with special Oktoberfest performances October 7-8 and then again the following weekend. The organization has been preserving German culture, song, music and language for more than 155 years. There are daily food and beer specials.

Find it: 422 Pereida St., San Antonio, TX 78210.

Bier Garten Riverwalk Oktoberfest will celebrate with Shiner, including party boats. Brewery takeover lasts the week, party boats are available October 8. 

Find it: 126 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205.

Octoberfest will take over the Tower of the Americas on October 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. The celebration will feature 12 European and 12 Texas breweries with live music and food samples. Texas breweries include 11 Below, Deep Ellum, Franconia, Freetail, Independence, Karbach, Live Oak, Real Ale, Saint Arnold, Shiner, Viva Brewing and Wild Acre. European breweries include Ayinger, Belhaven, Chimay, Estrella, Hacker Pschorr, La Trappe, Lindeman’s, Paulaner, Rochefort, Samuel Smith, Westmalle, and Young’s. Tickets are available online

Find it: 739 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

October 15 and beyond 

Prost! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in San Antonio. 

Prost! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in San Antonio. 

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Sober Oktoberfest at Los Patios takes over on October 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. The family-friendly sober celebration will include traditional schnitzel, bratwurst, Swiss fondue, barbecue and mocktails along with German and Czech music, family-friendly activities like lawn games, bounce houses and more. The event is free. 

Find it: 2015 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78217.

Beethoven Männerchor will celebrate with special Oktoberfest performances October 14-15.

Find it: 422 Pereida St., San Antonio, TX 78210.

Bier Garten Riverwalk Oktoberfest will celebrate with Alamo Beer, including party boats. Brewery takeover lasts the week, party boats are available October 15. The celebrations will include seasonal beer offerings from St. Arnold from October 17-23, Viva Brewery from October 24-30, and Freetail from October 31 to November 7.

Find it: 126 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205.

New Braunfel’s Wurstfest lasts from November 3-14 to celebrate the city’s deep German heritage. The event includes food, music, dancing, carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment, the event’s website says. 

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