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Oktoberfest at Deutsches Haus is a pretty big deal
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Where To Celebrate Oktoberfest in New Orleans

Bust out the lederhosen and brush up on your chicken dance

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Back in 1810 Bavaria, who would have thought that a public celebration of a crown prince marrying a princess would become one of the most famous parties in the world? Oktoberfest is a 16 day festival based in Munich, Germany, but celebrated all over the world. But here we are.

To no one's surprise, a multi-day celebration based on beer and food is quite popular in New Orleans, helped in no small part by the significant German subculture brought by the many immigrants who moved here in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Technically, this year's Oktoberfest ended on October 3, but since the name of the event itself has "Oktober" in it, many places celebrate all October long. And why not? More beer and schnitzel for all.

Please note: These spots are arranged by neighborhood, not by ranking.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ralph's on the Park

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900 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-1000
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Ralph's on the Park chef Chip Flanagan recently went to Germany and has brought what he learned back for Oktoberfest. Served now between October 29, the menu includes dishes like spaezle, beer and cheese soup, schnitzel holstein, and gingerbread trifle.

2. Riccobono's Peppermill

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3524 Severn Ave
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 455-2266
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This Metairie spot will be offering traditional German fare with featured German beers and wines every night this week until Friday, October 14. Dishes include a variety of Schnitzels - Weiner Schnitzel, Jaeger Schnitzel, Schnitzel Holstein, and more.

3. Avenue Pub

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1732 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 586-9243
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The Pub will be pouring a selection of small batch, rare German cask ales throughout the month of October. Find Franconian lagers this Friday (October 14), October 21-22, and October 28, all at 3 p.m.

4. Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest

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415 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70062
(504) 522-8014
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Held at Rivertown in Kenner, the biggest and oldest celebration in town is the Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest, which still runs the next two weekends— October 14-15, and 21-22. On Fridays the fun starts at 4 p.m. and the Saturday start time is 11 a.m. Ends at 11 p.m. both nights. $8 admission charge.

5. Crescent City Brewhouse

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527 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-0571
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CCB owner and German native Wolf Koehler's Red Stallion is a marzen—Oktoberfest—style served all year long. They also have a special Dunkelweizen brewed for the season and variety of food specials to offer.

6. Aline Street Beer Garden

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1517 Aline St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-5774
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Aline Street Beer Garden celebrates Oktoberfest all year round, both in decor/vibe as well as German beer selection.

7. Middendorf's

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30160 Highway 51
Akers, LA 70421
(985) 386-6666
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At this catfish hub, owner and Bavaria native Horst Pfeifer offers Oktoberfest menu specials every Wednesday and Thursday until November 10 with wiener schnitzel, pretzels, German beer, an accordian player and more reasons to make the drive out to this Manchac icon.

8. Café Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar

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300 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 595-3305
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The Swizzle Stick has an Oktoberfest happy hour during October with autumnal beers and snacks like anise apply strudel, sweet potato pancakes, and “Schweinebraten” German pork finger sandwiches in the $3 to $6 range.

9. Windsor Court Hotel

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300 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-6000
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The Grill Room's monthly Uncorked series usually features wine tastings w/ somm Bill Burkhart, but the October 18 class will focus on German-influenced beers. Starts a 6 p.m. $45/person with food tastings for each beer as well.

10. St. James Cheese Company

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636 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Join cheesemongers, cheese lovers, and general merry makers at St. James Cheese Co. downtown on October 20 for German cheese and housemade sausages washed down with beer, German wine, and/or schnapps. Representatives from NOLA Brewing, St. Arnold, Great Raft, Bayou Teche, and Ayenger will be on hand to talk about their beers as well. $50 - get tickets at the St. James website.

1. Ralph's on the Park

900 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Ralph's on the Park chef Chip Flanagan recently went to Germany and has brought what he learned back for Oktoberfest. Served now between October 29, the menu includes dishes like spaezle, beer and cheese soup, schnitzel holstein, and gingerbread trifle.
900 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. Riccobono's Peppermill

3524 Severn Ave, Metairie, LA 70002
This Metairie spot will be offering traditional German fare with featured German beers and wines every night this week until Friday, October 14. Dishes include a variety of Schnitzels - Weiner Schnitzel, Jaeger Schnitzel, Schnitzel Holstein, and more.
3524 Severn Ave
Metairie, LA 70002

3. Avenue Pub

1732 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
The Pub will be pouring a selection of small batch, rare German cask ales throughout the month of October. Find Franconian lagers this Friday (October 14), October 21-22, and October 28, all at 3 p.m.
1732 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest

415 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062
Held at Rivertown in Kenner, the biggest and oldest celebration in town is the Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest, which still runs the next two weekends— October 14-15, and 21-22. On Fridays the fun starts at 4 p.m. and the Saturday start time is 11 a.m. Ends at 11 p.m. both nights. $8 admission charge.
415 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70062

5. Crescent City Brewhouse

527 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130
CCB owner and German native Wolf Koehler's Red Stallion is a marzen—Oktoberfest—style served all year long. They also have a special Dunkelweizen brewed for the season and variety of food specials to offer.
527 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. Aline Street Beer Garden

1517 Aline St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Aline Street Beer Garden celebrates Oktoberfest all year round, both in decor/vibe as well as German beer selection.
1517 Aline St
New Orleans, LA 70115

7. Middendorf's

30160 Highway 51, Akers, LA 70421
At this catfish hub, owner and Bavaria native Horst Pfeifer offers Oktoberfest menu specials every Wednesday and Thursday until November 10 with wiener schnitzel, pretzels, German beer, an accordian player and more reasons to make the drive out to this Manchac icon.
30160 Highway 51
Akers, LA 70421

8. Café Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar

300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The Swizzle Stick has an Oktoberfest happy hour during October with autumnal beers and snacks like anise apply strudel, sweet potato pancakes, and “Schweinebraten” German pork finger sandwiches in the $3 to $6 range.
300 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Windsor Court Hotel

300 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The Grill Room's monthly Uncorked series usually features wine tastings w/ somm Bill Burkhart, but the October 18 class will focus on German-influenced beers. Starts a 6 p.m. $45/person with food tastings for each beer as well.
300 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. St. James Cheese Company

636 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Join cheesemongers, cheese lovers, and general merry makers at St. James Cheese Co. downtown on October 20 for German cheese and housemade sausages washed down with beer, German wine, and/or schnapps. Representatives from NOLA Brewing, St. Arnold, Great Raft, Bayou Teche, and Ayenger will be on hand to talk about their beers as well. $50 - get tickets at the St. James website.
636 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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