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.
Dust off the lederhosen and head to Faubourg Brewery for an Oktoberfest celebration. The multi-day festival spans the last weekend of September and the first weekend of October. It will include daily live music, new Oktoberfest beers, a beer stein holding competition, free bounce houses for the kids, and traditional German fare, plus much more.
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.
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 in nearby Crescent Park or dine in-person at their location in the Bywater, which includes a large outdoor patio.
Enjoy Oktoberfest with a German-inspired menu that will change throughout the month of October at Cochon. The menu will feature small plates, German wines by the glass, German-inspired cocktails, and of course, German beer.
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.