Here at Watermarke Tower, we’re all hopped up for Oktoberfest! Trending wildly these days with all the emphasis on hoppy IPAs, hops are considered to be one of four essential ingredients in making beer–along with barley, yeast, and water. For almost two thousand years, this pretty cone-shaped flower has been used primarily as a bittering, flavouring and stability agent in beer, imparting floral, fruity or citrusy flavours and aroma.
Getting thirsty? Hop to it and let the games begin!
Dying for a dirndl? Longing for lederhosen? Or are you planning to host your own Oktoberfest party? German Import Haus has everything you need for the Perfect Prosit, including traditional German clothing & accessories, Bavarian flags, aprons, cookbooks, CDs and more.
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90071
October 27, 2018
Hoist your steins and hightail it to LA Oktoberfest. This fun festival features traditional food, an assortment of craft beers served by dirndl-donning beer maidens. lively tunes, and sing-alongs of old time drinking songs. LA Oktoberfest offers a variety of ticket choices, so you can participate however you want. For example, the two or four hour pass includes a Glass Stein and unlimited refills for the whole event. The location offers food for sale, including hot dogs, and pretzels. Valet Parking is available and overnight accommodations are offered at a special rate which includes two complimentary VIP tickets to the LA Oktoberfest. General admission tickets are on sale now for LA Oktoberfest.
ALERT: No refunds / no exchanges.
800 E. 3rd st @ Traction
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Enjoy the Oktoberfest zeitgeist all year around at Wurstküche. Known as a purveyor of rare and exotic grilled sausages–from rabbit to rattlesnake–this popular joint also offers more mainstream meats such as Bratwurst, Bockwurst, Hot Italian sausage, Polish Kielbasa, and LouisIana Hot Links. Other indulgences include Belgian Fries (topped with White Truffle Glaze, if you dare to go there), Double Dipped Fries with your choice of sauce, and a very naughty Toasted Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwich on oatmeal raisin cookies. Expect an extensive selection of draft and bottle beers from Belgium Germany, US and UK, along with a nice wine list. For a special treat, try a palate-cleansing, digestion-promoting Eaux de Vie, such as the German favorite Underberg, or some fruitier fixes such as Blume Marillen Apricot, Kirschwasser (dry cherry brandy) or Pear Williams Purkhart. Group Reservations here.
532 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
October 20 – 21, 2018
The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest is coming to Pershing Square in Downtown LA! Spend the weekend living it up during this fun, cultural event. Local beers from LA, California brews, and authentic German ales from Paulaner, the #1 Oktoberfest Beer in the World, will be available to taste or buy by the pint in the Beer Garden, along with sausages, pretzels, and of course live music and dancing! The event is 21 and over and no pets are allowed due to health department regulations. Event hours: 2pm-8pm, both Saturday, October 20 & Sunday, October 21, 2018. For tickets and more information here.
833 W Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90502
September 7 – October 27, 2018
We would be seriously remiss if we didn’t include Alpine Village in our Oktoberfest round-up. Don’t let the Torrance address deter you–from DTLA, Alpine Village is a straight shot down the 110 Freeway, and if you’ve never been, this local icon is worth a visit. A little slice of Bavaria in sunny Southern California, Alpine Village was established in 1968 as a theme destination for shopping, dining and entertainment, and has been the home of the oldest and biggest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California for 50 years. Traditional Bavarian fun is supplied by Oom Pah Pah party bands, your appetite will sated by traditional German fare, and your thirst quenched by frothy German beers brewed by Paulaner. While you’re there, be sure to visit the Alpine Village Imports Market, featuring a huge array of German foods and interesting alcoholic beverages like Goldschläger, a Swiss cinnamon schnapps with real gold flakes floating inside.