The beer-fueled holiday Oktoberfest is here, and we are here for German food, drinks, rich culture, and ethnic vibes. After all, how often do we see Washington turn into a smaller version of Munich, where the festival began? 

Most of the festivities in Washington start in late September and run through early October. Just like every year, local restaurants, breweries, and beer gardens have gotten into the spirit of Oktoberfest with themed menus, Bavarian brunches, amber-hued beer, competitions, and more. Have a look at the best of the places you should not miss out on.

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The Wharf
760 Maine Avenue Southwest, Washington DC, 20024
Kick off your Oktoberfest celebrations this Friday evening at The Wharf with their Polka on the Pier event. They will host free Polka Dancing lessons on Transit Pier where you can learn the moves of authentic German dances.
Keep the company of ice-cold Sam Adams Octoberfest beer with you to dance the night away.
45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling VA, 20166
It’s Sterling's 11th annual Oktoberfest this year, and you can expect a blast of fun! The Sweetwater Tavern Oktoberfest will begin on Oct 1 at 1 pm and go on until 5 pm.
You can enjoy live music, delicious food, and great beer, including their award-winning Octoberfest Lager. Their menu includes exquisite BBQ Pulled Pork, traditional Bratwurst with all the fixins, beer hall classic soft pretzel with mustard, and more.

True Respite's Oktoberfest!

on Friday, 30 Sep, 2022 3:00 PM
at True Respite Brewing Company
7301 Calhoun Pl #600, Derwood, MD 20855
Attending Interested

If you are yet to make plans for Friday, let True Respite's Oktoberfest event be your pick. The festivities will begin on Sep 30 at 3 pm and go on until 10 pm. They will serve German-themed food from Flipside Gastro and Lederhosen" Märzen. 1L steins will be your beer provider. You can count on the live music from the Chesapeake Brass Authority Quintet for the evening highlight.

Oktoberfest At The Squirrel

on Saturday, 1 Oct, 2022 5:00 PM
at The Squirrel
10382 Willard Way, Fairfax, VA 22030
Attending Interested

The Squirrel is hosting Oktoberfest for the 3rd time. Their event - Chubby Squirrel Brewing - for this year looks promising. The doors will open at 5 pm on Oct 1 and close at 1 am on Oct 2. Looks like your weekend is sorted! You will get to enjoy special mugs, beer releases, live music, and delicious authentic German food.