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Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest

If you didn’t make it to Germany in September for its annual Oktoberfest celebration, don’t fret as there are several venues in town that will make you feel like you’ve crossed the Atlantic. While it may sound confusing, Munich’s famous Oktoberfest actually ran from Sept. 17 – Oct. 3 this year. It was first celebrated in October but was moved into September to take advantage of warmer weather and longer days. However, thanks to our warm, sunny days, South Florida’s Oktoberfest festivities run in October so make sure to check each venue’s event calendar!


Located in the heart of Boca, this German-inspired beer and brats house is serving up more than 20 draft beers and 50 bottled beers. Start with a giant pretzel and work your way to one of their signature sausages. On Oct. 15, it’s hosting Biketoberfest so hop on your bike and get ready for an afternoon of live music, drink specials and vendor tents. 

309 Via De Palmas, Boca Raton; 561/395-7462;

American German Club of the Palm Beaches

While the club hosts several events throughout the year, Oktoberfest is its crown jewel. Running from Oct. 7 – 16, the club hosts a blend of talented musicians, traditional food and flavors, attendees in classic German attire and of course a wide selection of German beers. Get ready to be transported to Bavaria.  

5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth; 561/967-6464;

Old Heidelberg Restaurant

This iconic Fort Lauderdale German restaurant pulls out all the stops every weekend in October with live music and German specialties like wiener schnitzel, potato pancakes, sauerkraut and bratwurst. Look out for the rotating list of imported German draft beers, too!

900 W. State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale; 954/463-6747;

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Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie is a food lover, travel fanatic, bookworm, Francophile, and she believes art in all its forms is good for the soul. When she’s not writing about the incredible dishes, people and places that capture South Florida's culture and vibe, Christie is irresistibly happy in the company of her husband and a glass of red wine.

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