Oktoberfest in New Orleans: warm pretzels, chicken schnitzel and beer on tap. Pair that with outdoor dining and beautiful fall weather and it’s a win-win situation for us all. Check out the restaurants below for this year’s Oktoberfest favorites, plus a little lagniappe.
Oktoberfest has arrived at Cochon Butcher. Their extensive menu includes fried sauerkraut, potato pancakes, fried and skewered pork with mustard cream, Bavarian-style soft pretzels and plenty of German beer. Dine in with a reservation or order takeout.
It’s Oktoberfest all year long at Bratz Y’all. Schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut and all your German favorites are waiting for you along with eight German beers on tap. Order takeout, or visit their location in the Bywater which includes a large outdoor patio.
Though traditional Oktoberfest celebrations have been cancelled, you can still visit Deutsches Haus for German food and beer. Located on the banks of Bayou St. John, Deutsches Haus is the ideal spot for watching the sunset in the crisp fall air. Check the website regularly for specials, which often include German meatloaf, red cabbage and brats.
Check out Oktoberfest at Dixie Brewery in New Orleans East. In-house restaurant Fete au Fete is serving up German-inspired grub while Dixie rolls out a line of Oktoberfest beers. Go on a tour of the taproom, and relax on the sprawling outdoor green space. There will be live music on the weekend of October 16-18.
New Orleans has its fair share of breweries, beer pubs and biergartens, many of which are offering curbside pickup for an Oktoberfest feast of your own. Some have even opened their doors to the public for a limited amount of people. Call before you go, and enjoy Oktoberfest this fall in New Orleans.