For the 10th year in a row, Oktoberfest will be held in front of the restaurant on the 700 block of South Street beneath a massive tent, rain or shine. Guests can attend and purchase beers and food on a pay-as-you-go basis or upgrade to an exclusive VIP package- including no-wait bathrooms, a Bavarian buffet from 1-6pm, six tokens good for beer, official Brauhaus Oktoberfest t-shirt, sunglasses and a glass liter stein filled with “Oktoberfest survival supplies” to take home, all for $115, tax and gratuity included (limited tickets available).

With 10 German beers available on draught, a wealth of German food, live Oom-pah music, German dancers and more, it is one of the fall’s most exciting food-and-drink events and a do-not-miss celebration for beer lovers

  • Ardmore Oktoberfest
    Saturday, September 29, 2018
    2:00pm to 8:00pm
    Cricket Ave. (GPS use 17 Cricket Ave.)
    Presented by Ardmore Initiative with sponsor McCloskey’s Tavern

Prost! Fill up your beer stein at Ardmore Oktoberfest, the Main Line’s hottest Oktoberfest festival that rivals the best-with 5,000+ people expected in 2018. On Saturday, September 29th from 2:00pm to 8:00pm, Cricket Lane in Downtown Ardmore will be transformed into a Bavarian wonderland complete with German fare, robust brews, live entertainment and dancing. Kids can also get in on the Oktoberfest fun with cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating, crafts, face painting and other outdoor activities. The Ardmore Oktoberfest VIP Experience is also back and better than ever with exclusive offerings of food, beer and access to express beer lines. Tickets and additional information will be available at www.ArdmoreOktoberfest.com in late August.

Philadelphia, Brauhaus Schmitz saved the best Oktoberfest of the season for last! Celebrate Columbus Day weekend with Brauhaus Schmitz and the Third Annual 23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest October 5 through October 6, 2018. Staged in the sprawling 23rd Street Armory, the fest includes three sessions, each able to accommodate 1,500 revelers for one of the biggest beer-drinking events to hit Philadelphia and one of the most authentic Oktoberfest parties in the United States.

The fortress-like structure located at 22 South 23rd Street in West Center City (only a 5-minute walk from 30th Street Station) will mimic an authentic Munich festival tent. The 16,000 square foot space will be decked out with Bavarian blue and white ceilings, authentic festival tables and benches imported from Germany, as well as a lofted stage area for musical acts, which will include the Brauhaus regulars The Heimatklange Band Friday & Saturday night and Melina & the Oompahs on Saturday afternoon.

Traditional Oktoberfest food will be provided by Valentin Bay and beer will be provided by the world famous Paulaner Brauerei München. This two-day festival will give guests the opportunity to celebrate at  one of three separate four-hour sessions each accommodating up to 1,500 people. There truly is nothing currently like this in the entire region or state. This event draws attendees from Philadelphia, Southeast Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Washington D.C., New York City, New Jersey, Delaware and beyond.

General Admission costs $25 per person; VIP is $65 per person; and UBER VIP costs $85 per person. Tickets are on sale now at: http://oktoberfestarmory.upcomingevents.com/brauhaus/

UpToberfest Oktoberfest returns to Uptown Beer Garden for the third year in a row! Stop by on Saturday, September 22, 2018 for the annual celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig I & Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. There will be beer pouring, German fare, music and other fun – all in one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful fall beer gardens. The menu will include a variety of housemade brats from BRU Craft & Wurst, plus currywurst, pretzel, brotzeit, potato pancakes and more. Taps will be flowing with a special German import draft list, plus a few special American release fall seasonals. General admission is free. VIP tickets are available for $20 and include a special VIP-only area, with a separate bar including a special keg of Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Oktojawn, lite buffet, and a keepsake glass filled with a beer of their choice. Twenty-one and older to drink with identification. Full event details and ticket information will be available on Uptown Beer Garden’s Facebook in early September.


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