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Where to celebrate Oktoberfest 2022 in Boston

From special brews to feasts, ring in Fall the Bavarian way.

JQ Louise
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JQ Louise
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Nothing says Fall like a hearty meal and a big pint of lager—if you are in Germany! But luckily, lots of us are now celebrating Oktoberfest here in Boston as well. From special brews to feasts, we can all celebrate as if we are in Bavaria this Autumn at so many great spots across the city. To keep the cozy vibes going check out our guide to having an amazing Fall in Boston, the best places to go apple picking and the best pumpkin patches near Boston. Keep scrolling for the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Boston this year.

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Time Out Market Boston

Prost! Octoberfest is almost here at Time Out Market Boston. We are holding a two-day celebration where we will have our favorite local breweries joining us to bring their samples of German-style beers. Get ready for lots of lager! Jack’s Abbey is sponsoring the event and is bringing in their own Beer Truck! Some of the highlights of the weekend include: stein hoisting, German drinking sing-a-longs, a photo booth, and  Octoberfest outfit contest. So ring in Fall as they do in Bavaria here with us right in Fenway. Join us October 8th & 9th from 12pm - 5pm each day. 

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Boston

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  • South End
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The Beehive is holding their 15th annual Oktoberfest Der Beehive from 5pm-12am on September 29. The Beehive will be serving up Bavarian food, drinks and lots of beer. Specials include all the classics such as sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad and pretzels. Cocek! Brass Band will be performing throughout the night. Grab your dirndl and lederhosen and make your reservation!

Jack’s Abbey is hosting a three-day celebration of what they do best: German food and German beer, plus live oompah music, steinholding, and keg tossing. If that wasn’t enough, the US Steinholding Association’s first-ever Massachusetts State Championship will be held at the brewery on Sunday October 2. All weekend long, guest are encouraged to wear their finest lederhosen or dirndls for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

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  • Breweries
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Night Shift Brewing is celebrating Oktoberfest this year with three exclusive new beer releases and two events at the Everett taproom and Lovejoy Wharf locations. 

One Mighty Festbier is the latest collaboration between Night Shift Brewing and One Mighty Mill, a partnership that showcases the ancient art of shared food systems between local bakers and brewers. One Mighty Festbier is a Helles Style Lager that is brewed with fresh milled wheat upcycled from One Mighty Mill in Lynn. The other two celebratory releases are Freudian Sip, a Vienna lager and Prost Malone, which is an unfiltered Munich lager. 

The Oktoberfest party at the Everett taproom is on Saturday, September 24 with live music from the Hofbrau Spieler Band, food trucks, a stein holding competition and best-dressed contests. The Oktoberfest party at Lovejoy Wharf is on Sunday, September 25 and the namesake patio will also feature live music from Hofbrau Spieler Band along with a plentiful selection of brats, pretzels and more fun foods.

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Who said Oktoberfest celebrations are limited to humans? On Thursday, October 20th, 2022 from 5-8pm, Baramor will host its second annual "Barktoberfest" in collaboration with "Jr’s Paws for a Cause". Barktoberfest will welcome people and their pups for food, beverages, games, raffles and more. Guests should dress their pets (and themselves!) to participate in the best dog Halloween costume or best matching family costume contests for chances to win some fun prizes. For every dog menu item ordered, Baramor will donate $3 to Jr’s Paws for a Cause. Tickets are required and can be purchased here

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Idle Hands Brewery

Idle Hands is hosting their joint Oktoberfest / 11th Anniversary Party on Saturday, September 10 at their Brewery and Taproom in Malden. There will be live music, games, a stein hoisting competition, food and of course, plenty of lager. Tickets are $10 at the door and include a souvenir plastic stein and your first pour of beer. 

Entertainment:

Double Eagle Oktoberfest Band 12-5pm
Daigle's Beer Hall Boys 6-9pm

  • Bars
  • Breweries
  • Dorchester
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Dorchester Brewing’s Oktoberfest is back again this year on September 17. The all-day party will feature German beer releases, brats, Lederhosen and Dirndl. There will be four new German beer releases: Festbier, Hefeweizen, Kolsch, Altbier – and an All-German Flight featuring all four. If you are brave enough, all four German styles will also be available in full-liter pours in a Dorchester-branded stein. DJ Roza will be playing a set from 7-11pm upstairs in the greenhouse and roof deck, so get ready for lots of fun. The event is free to attend. 
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  • Restaurants
  • Leather District

The Kingston Street eatery offers craft comfort food with slightly Southern flair, and its brunch dishes are no exception. Take your pick from elevated down-home items like hot honey chicken and biscuits any time, but right now also enjoy Oktoberfest items on the "Sausagefest board". This includes: rotating sausages (knackwurst, bratwurst, all the wurst), beer mustard, homemade breads (Black Bread, Pretzel Rolls,Honey Rye) and German Beer Cheese Dip. Wash all this down with a Jack's Abbey Copper Legend, Newberg Brown Ale or Pumpkin Beer.

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