It’s That Time of the Year Again to Celebrate Your Favorite German Holiday
Written By: Gabrielle Abenoja Oktoberfest Orange County
Fellas, grab your most fitting of Lederhosen and ladies, feel free to don a Dirndl during the month’s festivities because Oktoberfest has quickly come upon us here in Orange County. We’ve rounded up the five hottest spots to celebrate the much loved autumnal tradition. Cheers!
Oktoberfest Orange County
A staple amongst the locals, Old World Huntington Beach has been serving up authentic German food and entertainment since 1977. Now, through Oct. 29, enjoy the Best Bratwurst in California, with your choice of 23 beers on tap (16 of which are German imported).
Native Knowledge: Family friendly fun on Sundays! Every Sunday, from 2 to 7:30 p.m., Old World Huntington Beach, offers Kinderfest—wiener dog races, carnival games, face painting and more.
7561 Center Ave, Ste 49
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Famed for their beer and burgers, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern is pulling out all the stops and getting in the Oktoberfest spirit! Aiming to bring a taste of Germany to Woodland Hills, JFAT has crafted a special Oktoberfest menu that is truly an American twist on some German favorites. Items that we’re going to be ordering? Brat Sliders, German Sausage Plate and Schnitzel!
Native Knowledge: The taste doesn’t stop at the food with JFAT! Each of the seasonal items pairs beautifully with Southern California’s very own, Dead Ringer brew. Made by Ballast Point, the lager is a smooth drink that will be sure to satisfy your Oktoberfest needs!
Dana Marina Plaza
25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA., 92629
Inside Westfield Topanga
6250 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Ste 1550
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
You can’t miss out on Porktoberfest! The 6-course meal on Oct. 18 hosted by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and Five Crowns. The evening will feature specially prepared pork dishes and beer pairing as well as a guest speaker, Firestone Walker Brewing Company co-founder, David Walker.
Native Knowledge: Favorite amongst foodies, Five Crowns and SideDoor will also be hosting a lovely selection of German ales and lagers on tap. To name a few, Weihenstephaner Pils, Hofbräu München Hefe Weizen, Grevensteiner lager and Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel.
3801 East Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Dance, enjoy, be merry! These are the things that make up an amazing Oktoberfest celebration. Head on over to Anaheim’s Phoenix Club to do just this. From traditional Oom Pah Pah bands to delicious German food and beer, you’ll find yourself transported to Munich!
Native Knowledge: For the full Oktoberfest experience, BYOS: Bring your own stein! Feel free to bring your own empty stein to party with during Oktoberfest. Nothing says, “true Oktoberfest” than belting out traditional oompah ballads and taking a healthy swig from your own stein!
1340 S Sanderson Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
Back for its fifth year in a row, the San Clemente Oktoberfest is a SoCal twist on the raucous German shindig we all know and love. With an emphasis on the merriment and music portion of Oktoberfest, San Clemente will be offering brats, locally crafted beer and music provided by local favorites.
Native Knowledge: Don’t bother dealing with parking or attempting to find your way back home. The San Clemente Oktoberfest has worked out an exclusive event deal with Lyft. Use the SCOKTFEST code and receive a ride, up to $25.
126 Calle de Los Molinos
San Clemente, CA 92672
5 OC Oktoberfests You Don’t Want to Miss