Celebrate Oktoberfest At These Local German Bars

Fall has arrived here on the Upper West Side and thanks to the many German bars we have in our area, we can celebrate in everyone’s favorite way – with a pint of authentic German beer in true Oktoberfest spirit!

In Germany, Oktoberfest is celebrated both in September and October, and we can do the same here with just a short drive to one of these German establishments. Don’t leave without a giant pretzel, bratwurst and sauerkraut to go with your pint!

Heidelberg, located at 1648 2nd Ave, New York which is 10 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a circa-1936 eatery boasts rib-sticking German grub and plenty of beer to wash it down.

The Heidelberg is one of the oldest family-run German restaurants in the United States, dating back over one hundred years. Today, Heidelberg retains the same recipes and atmosphere as it had in the past. It remains frozen in time, capturing the magic of the golden age of Germantown, and the menu offers treasured Old World favorites along with savory new dishes.  

Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar, located at 1652 2nd Ave, New York which is 10 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a compact counter serve doling out elevated sausage sandwiches with an international twist, plus beer.

When Ferdinand Schaller and Tony Weber opened the doors of their modest butcher shop in 1937, they were catering to the needs of the German immigrants in their neighborhood. Ever since then, this now-sausage bar has been crafting New York City’s most authentic German style sausage and charcuterie, and now with nearly a century of experience, it’s known internationally as a symbol of taste and quality.


1648 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

(212) 628-2332

Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar

1652 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

(646) 726-4355

Here’s Where To Go Apple Picking Near Your Sagamore Apartment

It may only be the start of fall on the Upper West Side, but it’s actually the perfect time to go apple picking! Right now, apples are ripe for the picking at nearby apple farms and are ready for use in pies, cakes and other dishes, as well as tasty right off the branch.

This weekend, take the whole family to one of these apple farms located near your Sagamore apartment. With their hayrides, farm markets, mazes and children’s activities, you can make a whole day of it, ringing in autumn in the most festive way possible.

Masker Orchards, located at 45 Ball Rd, Warwick NY which is about an hour from your Sagamore apartment, is a 100-year-old farm which offers a 200 acre orchard where you can breathe in the crisp fall air while enjoying quality time with loved ones.

At Masker Orchards, you can drive right to the tree with your family and all of your picnic gear for an idyllic day in the country. For the kids, there are barnyard baby animals, pony rides and wagon rides. Masker is more than a pick-it yourself apple orchard – it is a family tradition, and an experience that your family will remember for a lifetime!

Apple Ridge Orchards, located at 101 Jessup Rd, Warwick which is about one hour and 10 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a scenic and rustic pick-your-own apple orchard, pumpkin patch and peach orchard which offers more than 20 varieties of pick-your-own apples.

From September to November, they offer visitors an opportunity to enjoy breathtaking scenery, ride on a tractor-pulled hay wagon, pet and feed friendly farm animals, explore a corn field, view honey bee observation hives and taste fresh pressed apple cider, apple cider donuts, homemade mixes, apple butter and fresh preserves.

Masker Orchards

45 Ball Rd, Warwick, NY 10990

(845) 986-1058

Apple Ridge Orchards

101 Jessup Rd, Warwick, NY 10990

(845) 987-7717