Considering all the beer gardens in New York, it’s no surprise that Oktoberfest is also a really big thing in the city. That’s great news for homesick Germans and those of us into beer, Bratwurst and men in Lederhosen.
There are several Oktoberfest celebrations around NYC, but Trine and I decided to visit the one at Watermark, Pier 15. With a location right by the East river and a magnificent view of Brooklyn Bridge, we figured that it would be a great place for our first Oktoberfest experience in NYC. It was a bit windy that evening, but the Knackwurst was nice, and the beer was the real thing from Hofbräuhaus München, which I visited, when I was in Munich with Hanna earlier this year.
I’ve never been to the Oktoberfest in Munich, but from the updates from my friends living there, it looks like a lot of fun, so next year, I think I’ll go. Until then I’ll make do with the New York City one, which I think does an excellent job, bringing a bit of Bavaria to the Big Apple.
This year, Oktoberfest takes place every weekend from September 15th to October 8th. Admission to Oktoberfest at Watermark is free of charge, but you can reserve your tickets online. At the entrance you can buy vouchers, which you then use as payment for beer and food.
Oktoberfest, Watermark, Pier 15, 78 South Street, New York