Oktoberfest is one of our favorite times of the year in Texas: the food, the music, the brews—what’s not to like? Luckily, you can get a true taste of Germany without ever leaving the Lone Star State. Pull on your lederhosen and join us as we visit some of the best!
Altstadt Brewery, Fredericksburg
Feast like royalty at a fortress-style brewery in Fredericksburg that exudes the heritage of an old-timey German town. While grabbing one of the 23 different beers brewed at Altstadt, dig into the incredibly decadent chicken schnitzel with roasted mushroom cream and silky mashed potatoes.
King’s BierHaus, Houston
Grab your beer stein because we’re making a stop at King’s BierHaus in Houston. At this authentic German restaurant, it’s Oktoberfest all year long! Considered one of the best German restaurants in America, do not skip on King’s classics, like schnitzel, spaetzle, and strudel, or their daring bratwurst made of rabbit and rattlesnake.
Otto’s German Bistro, Fredericksburg
Hidden just a block off Main Street, Otto’s is one of the area’s most popular restaurants! It features gourmet German food with fresh, locally sourced produce, plus local beers and wines on tap—you’ll get a full, upscale Oktoberfest experience.
Alamo Beer Co., San Antonio
Alamo Beer Co., home to San Antonio’s legendary craft beer, now has its own limited-release seasonal Oktoberfest brew. Don’t miss the hot spot’s four-day festival from Wednesday, October 19th through Sunday, October 23rd. You can celebrate with German-inspired food, live music, beer, and more! Admission is free and it’s fun for the whole family.
At this casual, family-friendly spot, Oktoberfest is in full swing in the heart of downtown Austin. Celebrate like you’re in Munich with a German menu boasting over 200 beers on tap and 20+ homemade sausages, along with live music every weekend on the spacious, open-air patio. Plus, it’s pet-friendly so your furry friends can join in on the fun!