Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest in Minneapolis is our time to bust out the Lederhosen and display our secret love for polka music. Check out the absolute best places in Minneapolis to grab a apfelstrudel and sausage and celebrate Oktoberfest!

Gluek's Oktoberfest Kickoff

September 20th, 2018
4:30pm
Gluek's Restaurant & Bar

Celebrate one of the biggest holidays in Germany at the oldest bar downtown! Join in for the tapping of the Golden Keg with MJ Johnson, Minneapolis' super rad, National Beard Champion Beer Lover and enjoy a free happy hour buffet after 5:00pm (first come, first served!), strolling accordionists and a gift bag for the first 50 people with RVSP.

Gluek's special Oktoberfest food menu starts 9/20.

Oktoberfest hosted by Indeed Brewing

September 21st, 2018
5:00-10:00pm
Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery

German weiners and dumplings! Also on tap: Indeed Brewing's Oktoberfest, Zwickelbier and Flavorwave. Hosted by Indeed Brewing, come on down to Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery and join the fun - you know you want to.

Gasthof's Oktoberfest Festival

September 21-22 & 28-29
October 5-6 & 12-13
5:00-11:00pm
Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit

Gastof's is home to the biggest and longest Oktoberfest in the Twin Cities. Bring your own handled beer mug/stein or buy a commemorative Oktoberfest mug for 1 token ($6) if it's beer you're looking for! If you're not a beer person, two full bars and plenty of food options will surely satisfy your cravings. Polka music fills the tent from 6:00-10:00pm each night, so remember to wear your dancing shoes! All ages are welcome, but must be 21+ with a valid ID to drink. (Everything in the tent is paid for in tokens - cash only, with ATM's available inside and out! 1 token = $6).

612Brew Oktoberfest

September 22nd, 2018
1:00-10:00pm
612BREW

Indulge in all the traditional eats and more from BLVD kitchen & bar, live music, Oktoberfest games, giveaways, flash tattoos from our neighbors at Tiger Rose Tattoo, and more! They'll be pouring some specialty taproom only beers, 612's flagships, and of course, their Oktoberfest Märzen Festbier.

Hoptoberfest at HopCat Minneapolis

September 23rd, 2018
11:00am-11:00pm
HopCat Minneapolis

You don’t have to go to Germany to partake in the celebration of the world's most well-known beer festival. HopCat will bring it to you! They’ll be pouring their favorite local and authentic imported Oktoberfest biers. Guests are encouraged to wear their best lederhosen or dirndls!

Oktoberfest for Education

September 26th, 2018
5:00-8:00pm 
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

For foodies and German food lovers everywhere. What's cooler than a culinary competition with 15 local chefs and their own special Oktoberfest fare for you to judge? Sip on (or chug) Oktoberfest beers from local breweries while listening to live music and checking out the silent auction. All proceeds go toward scholarships for local students participating in hospitality programs! Tickets on sale now or at the door.

10 Days of Oktoberfest

September 28th-October 7th, 2018
Schedule of events varies
Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis

Be sure not to miss their 10 Days of Oktoberfest! Celebrate German heritage by taking part in their themed celebrations like Prost! Night, Yodeling Night, Fake German Accent Night, Drain the Keg Night and more. Enjoy German food, beer and live music.

Mill City Oktoberfest

September 29th, 2018
8:00am-2:00pm
Mill City Museum

Join the Mill City Museum and Mill City Farmers Market on September 29, 2018 for an Oktoberfest celebration at the market! Shop local produce and goods, listen to some live music, watch a cooking demonstration or enjoy the Ruin Courtyard Beer Garden.

5th Annual Schwandtoberfest

September 29th, 2018
12:00pm-12:00am
Bauhaus Brew Labs

Bauhaus is at it again! Join them for their 4th Annual Schwandtoberfest. You’ll find a buffet with authentic German fare including brats, Bavarian pretzels from Aki’s Breadhaus and a variety of vegetarian options, and a fantastic line-up of brews. It wouldn’t be Schwandtoberfest without a polka band, and you certainly must wear your Lederhosen!

Pigtoberfest with Indeed Brewing Co.

September 30th, 2018
4:00-8:00pm
Indeed Brewing Co.

The time of year for lederhosen and dirndls has finally returned, meaning many cheers with Indeed beers and lots of pigging out! Spend your afternoon at Pig Ate My Pizza featuring a special Oktoberfest-inspired lineup from Indeed Brewing, plus all you can eat pizza and bier, a German toast and/or song contest and, of course, lots of traditional German attire. Tickets on sale now.

Twin Cities Oktoberfest

October 5th, 2018: 5:00-11:00pm
October 6th, 2018: Noon-11:00pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Enjoy this two-day celebration complete with dancers, games, local vendors and of course…BEER! Enjoy Summit beer, brats and plenty of entertainment. Plus, your ticket includes admission, a stein and your first fill!

2018 Mirror Ball: Oktoberfest

October 5th, 2018
6:00-10:30pm
Minneapolis Marriott West

Come one come all for an Oktoberfest themed evening and celebrate the mission and vision of myHealth for teens and young adults. Dinner will be served at biergarten-style tables. Get your ticket, pull out your lederhosen or dirndl, and get ready for a night of German food and specialty beers! Special guest emcee for the evening will be none other than Amy James from K102.

Geilfest at Travail

October 13th, 2018
4:00-10:00pm
Travail Kitchen & Amusements

Head to Travail Kitchen & Amusements for an incredible German meal, some dancing and Oktoberfest favorites! Sip on one of their genuine German beers while you enjoy interactive food stations featuring dishes like sausages, smoked trout, prime rib, schnitzel, pretzels, apple strudel and more. Then, put your dancing shoes on and get ready for their live polka band. Tickets available now!

Oktoberfest at Lourdes

October 13th, 2018
6:00pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Our Lady of Lourdes Men's Group is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration! Mass commences at 5:00pm and festivities begin at 6:00pm. Come enjoy food, music and beer! Everyone is welcome.