As a kayaker and a cyclist in NYC I have access to maps for the NYC Water Trail and NYC Cycling Routes. NYC has strong German foundations and offers some great German food and drink yet there’s no official NYC Oktoberfest Trail. So…I thought it would be fun to create one! Without further ado, here’s the (un)Official NYC Oktoberfest Trail, loaded with German inspired restaurants and drinking halls!
A) Chalet Alpina Restaurant – 69-46 Myrtle Ave New York, NY 11385 – Website
B) Zum Stammtisch Restaurant – 69-46 Myrtle Ave New York, NY 11385 – Website
C) Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden – 29-19 24th Avenue New York, NY 11102 – Website
D) The Garden @ Studio Square NYC – 35-33 36th Street Long Island City, NY 11106 – Website
E) Spritzenhaus 33 – 33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – Website
F) Berry Park – 4 Berry Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 – Website
G) Loreley Williamsburg – 64 Frost Street New York, NY 11211 – Website
H) Radegast Hall & Biergarten – 113 North 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 – Website
I) Loreley Restaurant – 7 Rivington Street New York, NY 10002 – Website
J) Zum Schneider – 107 Avenue C New York, NY 10009 – Website
K) Bierhaus NYC – 712 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10017 – Website
L) Heidelberg Restaurant – 1648 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10028 – Website
M) Hallo Berlin – 626 10th Avenue New York, NY 10036 – Website
N) The Standard Biergarten – 848 Washington Street New York, NY 10014 – Website
New Jersey (from Manhattan via mass transit)
O) Pilsenerhaus & Biergarten – 1422 Grand Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Website
P) Zeppelin Beer Hall and Garden – 88 Liberty View Drive Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Website
Some of these stops are on the small side while many are larger capacity establishments. This time of year most will draw significant crowds so be prepared to skip past your first choice. Zum Schneider, for instance, will commonly have a wait of 1-2 hours. Many other places, like Radegast Hall, are usually busy but rarely have a wait for entry. Both offer top notch German fare. Think I missed an establishment worthy of inclusion? Fire off suggestions in the comments below!
As always, please drink responsibly.