Celebrate Oktoberfest At These Beer Gardens

We may be miles away from Munich here on the Upper West Side, but that doesn’t mean that our local beer lovers have to go without celebrating Oktoberfest! Here near our Sagamore apartments, we have lots of beer gardens we can check out to get in on the fun.

Whether you’re looking for that perfect pretzel or a giant stein of beer to indulge in, visit these local beer gardens to enjoy Oktoberfest, which is typically celebrated in both September and October in Germany. They’re bound to be brimming with excitement!

Bierstrasse Harlem Beer Garden, located at 701 W 133rd St, New York which is an eight minute drive from your Sagamore apartment, is an easygoing place for German brews and food, plus it has a large outdoor seating area as well as weekend brunch.

Established in 2015, this popular spot is a is a German-style biergarten in the summer which becomes a covered and heated bierhaus in the winter. It’s ideal for large events year-round and is an excellent destination to meet up with friends in a spacious outdoor space with breathtaking views of the iconic Riverside Drive Viaduct!

Bedford Falls, located at 206 E 67th St, New York which is a 10 minute drive from your Sagamore apartment, is a cozy local watering hole and back patio offering diverse American fare, beer and cocktails.

Since 1998, locals have known that they can come to Bedford Falls to find eight types of beer on draft, 13 canned varieties and 17 types of bottled beer, all of which pairs well with their classic American menu. They’re also open for brunch!

Bierstrasse Harlem Beer Garden

701 W 133rd St, New York, NY 10027

(347) 706-1896

Bedford Falls

 206 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065

(212) 717-8181

Celebrate Oktoberfest in NYC

Oktoberfest Celebrations are already beginning here in NYC. There are several events taking place all around NYC this year starting this month and continuing through October. Grab your best pint glass and celebrate one of the city’s biggest fall events!


Oktoberfest in Central Park: Central Park is just a quick walk away from The Sagamore and host the kickoff event for Oktoberfest celebrations. Starting with the Steuben Parade, this culturally filled German Celebration will mark it’s 60th year. After the parade continue the day of festivities in the park by bringing your best pitcher and enjoying a drink with friends and some traditional live German folk music. Tickets to the event are on sale now, so make sure to visit their website to grab yours.


Munich on the East River: Starting September 29th Zum Schneider will host their Oktoberfest celebration through the beginning of October. This event taps into all the traditions of Oktoberfet so guests will feel as though they are celebrating right in Germany! They will have a tent set up on the East River featuring a band stage, plenty of food and traditional stein glasses. This year you can find HB Traunstein Festbier, Andechs Festbier and Weihenstephaner Festbier. There will also be hard cider and wine if you are looking for a little change throughout the day. Oktoberfest roast chicken & pork shank), Giant Pretzels, Brat- and Weisswurst are just some of the many food options you will find on the menu. All staff workers speak fluent German and will be dressed in traditional Oktoberfest attire for the full experience!


Watermark Oktoberfest: Head over to Pier 15 for another NYC Oktoberfest celebration this month! September 15th will be the first of three weekends where Watermark Bar will host their annual Oktoberfest festival. Enjoy a pint or stein with a breathtaking view of the Brooklyn Bridge. There will be plenty of games, music and of course food to enjoy! You can find more details about the festival and how to get tickets on their website.