Oktoberfest in New Orleans means 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 our favorite German fare and festivities below, plus a little lagniappe.

Zony Mash Beer Project 

On September 23, beer aficionados and party enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy a trip to Bavaria without ever leaving town. Oktoberfest at Zony Mash Beer Project features games galore, family fun, the finest German eats this side of the Atlantic, and-of course-beer! Back by popular demand, the Marzen beer, Fest Bier, is making a triumphant return.

Photo courtesy of Faubourg Brewery
Oktoberfest at Faubourg Brewery

Faubourg Brewery

Dust off the lederhosen and head to Faubourg Brewery for an Oktoberfest celebration returning September 23. The festival includes live music, new Oktoberfest beers, a beer stein holding competition, games for the kids, and traditional German fare, plus much more. Want to start the party early? Join Oktoberfest Skate Night on Friday, Sept. 22 from 6-9 p.m. 

Image courtesy of Deutsches Haus

Deutsches Haus

Oktoberfest returns at Deutsches Haus with traditional German food, music, and fun the second, third, and fourth weekends of October. 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.

Paul Broussard

Bratz Y’all

It’s Oktoberfest all year long at Bratz Y’all. Schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, and all your German favorites are waiting for you along with a selection of German beers on tap. Order to-go and take it to eat along the river at Crescent Park or dine in-person at their location in the Bywater, which includes a large outdoor patio.

Justen Williams

Visit a brewery, brew pub, or biergarten

New Orleans has its fair share of breweries, beer pubs, and biergartens, many of which will have special beers and brews for the season. Call before you go and enjoy Oktoberfest this fall in New Orleans.