Oktoberfest technically ends on Oct 16, but there are two extra weeks of suds-soaked festivities at this midtown beer hall, including live sets from the Polka Brothers and Alpine Squeeze, and a second annual bratwurst-eating championship. In addition to the wieners ($13–$15), find slow-roasted pork shank ($31), sauerkraut ($3) and soft pretzels ($4.50–$9.50) imported from Germany. The salty snacks will complement five Hofbräu drafts, like Dunkel and Hefe Weizen ($8–$32), all of which can be ordered two liters at a time in “Das Boot” ($32).
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712 Third Ave
|Cross street:||between 44th and 45th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 11am–2am; Thu–Sat 11am–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central|