Oktoberfest Celebrations Around Town

Oktoberfest is a wonderful time of year! Cold beer, pretzels, bratwurst, sauerkraut and traditional German music! What more could you want? If you can’t make it to the tents in Munich this year, be sure to celebrate with the great festivities happening around town.

Coda Kitchen & Bar. Join the celebration tonight, September 28, at Coda in the South End. There will be plenty of German fare, including apple-cinnamon strudel, oh my!

22nd Annual Harpoon Octoberfest! We love Harpoon beer – so naturally we love Harpoon Octoberfest. You can’t live in Boston and not attend this event. It’s just not right. There will be a great selection of beer, German food, and three stages of live music. The festivities take place this Friday and Saturday, with an opening celebration on Thursday evening. For more information, please visit the Harpoon website.

Octoberfest on Lansdowne. For $20, you can enjoy German food, sample delicious beers, listen to live music and enter for a chance to win great giveaways. Sounds like a pretty good deal to us. Grab your friends and head to Lansdowne Pub for the celebration tonight, September 28.

Davis Square Oktoberfest. Davis Square is one of our favorite spots for great food — so we can only imagine how much fun this celebration would be. On October 2, the corner of Elm and Chester Streets in Somerville will turn into an outdoor beer garden reminiscent of those in Germany. Music, dancing, food, beer and the best part — contests to include Stein Holding and Keg Rolling! Food will be served by Redbones, Joshua Tree, Foundry on Elm, The Burren, and Mike’s Restaurant. For more info, check out the Redbones website.

Oktoberfest in Harvard Square. This weekend, Harvard Square will light up with six stages of music, over two hundred vendors and much more to celebrate this wonderful German tradition. While you’re enjoying a beer and a brat, be sure to check out the Honk! Festival, too!


Photos taken in Munich during Oktoberfest, 2005.

no comment