The best places to get your Oktoberfest on in NOLA

Gimme beers, food and everything in between during Oktoberfest.

by Kristina Lucarelli
October 4, 2018

Sazaracs are cool and all, but bust out your finest leiderhosen (or just a nice pair of suspenders, whatever you’ve got) because we are in peak Oktoberfest season. So, gimme those German beers, brats and everything in between. If you’re looking to dip your toe into German culture, or just an excuse to drink the latest, greatest beer outdoors, we’ve got you covered:

Deutsches Haus: The granddaddy of them all, “the German presence in the Gulf South” holds its Oktoberfest actually in October, starting this Friday, October 5. There will be “oom-pah” music (which is a lil’ different from the brass we’re used to, but still just as fun), 20 different German beers (including an exclusive new brew called FestBier from Urban South), brats and kraut for days and lots of fun events stretching over three weekends. This year also marks the spot’s 90th anniversary in the Crescent City, so there’s even more reason to celebrate. And for the parents in the room, their festivities are kid-friendly, so bring ’em along! Check out the full list of events at their website.

Deutsches Haus
Getting there
1700 Moss St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Thu 4–10pm
Fri 4–11pm
Sat 1–11pm
Sun 1–7pm
More Info

Brieux Carre: On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Marigny brewery is closing out Oktoberfest with a bang. Good German beer, food and fun. There will also be stein hoisting competitions, if you dare compete against the greats. The festivities start at 11 a.m., so get there early!

Brieux Carré Brewing Co.
Getting there
2115 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Mon-Thu 12–9pm
Fri-Sat 12–10pm
Sun 12–9pm
More Info

Tchouptoberfest: NOLA Brewing Co. is holding its second-annual Oktoberfest party on Oct. 13 form 4-9 pm. Food will be coming from Cochon Butcher, among others, so come hungry! They’ll also be featuring a fest-special beer called, what else, “Tchouptoberfest!” More information here.

New Orleans Lager & Ale (NOLA) Brewing
Getting there
3001 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Mon-Thu 11am–9pm
Fri-Sat 11am–10pm
Sun 11am–9pm
More Info

Rivertown Oktoberfest: Right along the Mississippi on October 12, there will be Oktoberfestivities with live music, fun and games and, of course, beer. Best of all? It’s free! More information here.

Getting there
Rivertown, Kenner, LA 70062, USA

Gretna Oktoberfest: For a more cultural experience (read: not revolving around beer drinking competitions), head on over to the German-American Cultural Center in Gretna. On October 13, the GACC will be holding its annual Oktoberfest celebrations, and what better way to learn about the German experience in Louisiana than by spending the day in the heart of it? The GACC is the historical center of the German immigrant experience in the region, and you’re welcome to explore the history of it through exhibits, lectures and more.

German American Cultural Center
Getting there
519 Huey P Long Ave, Gretna, LA 70053, USA
Mon-Tue Closed
Wed-Sat 10am–3pm
Sun Closed
More Info

Port Orleans: If you want to head somewhere Uptown, Port Orleans has you covered on Saturday, Oct. 6. They’re busting out a special menu just for the occasion, along with a “mostly goat” petting zoo, live music from local polka band, The Bräts. More information here.

Port Orleans Brewing Co.
Getting there
4124 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Mon-Sun 11am–10pm
More Info

Bratz Y’all: While their big Oktoberfest party was the third week of September, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your own way this month. I mean, they have brats and beer. At the end of the day, that’s really all you need!

Bratz Y'all! Bistro • Bakery • Biergarten
Getting there
617-B Piety St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Sun 11am–9pm
More Info

Kristina Lucarelli is a contributing writer for Very Local New Orleans.

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