Both of Black Forest’s Brooklyn locations are hosting Oktoberfest fêtes until Sunday, October 10. Head to the backyard in Cobble Hill or the sidewalk seats in Fort Greene for beer, oompah bands, costume contests, food and feats of strength. Tickets start at $15 for entry, and you can add on a family-style “Oktober-feast” for $35 and three hours of unlimited beer for $45.
Contrary to its moniker, Oktoberfest, the annual autumnal celebration anchored in Munich, Germany, with satellite festivities all over the globe, kicks off in September. Lucky for you, New York City hosts some of the best boozy, musical sausage fests in the world. This year’s events include weeks-long waterside parties, backyard blowouts and brewery bashes—all with plenty of German (and local!) beer to start your fall eating and drinking plans out right.
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