Where to celebrate Oktoberfest 2021 in Boston

Oktoberfest, that glorious time of year when you celebrate beer by going down mug after mug of this beautiful brewed libation. While the official festivities in Munich, Germany won’t be happening again this fall, there are plenty of places across Boston that are taking over and launching their own Bavarian-inspired bashes. Whether you’re looking to sip on seasonal craft beers or throw a full German feast, here are the best local breweries and restaurants that will be hosting Oktoberfest events over the next month.

Bronwyn: Thu., Sept. 16 — Sat. Oct. 30

Bronwyn channels Germany in a big way every day of the year, so it’s no surprise that this Somerville restaurant is even more so when it comes to Oktoberfest. From Thursday, September 16 through Saturday, October 30, this Union Square restaurant will channel the serious vibes of Munich, with mugs bursting with German beer, special menus featuring authentic Bavarian cuisine and tons of other stuff. Can we get a prost so that?

Trill: Sat Sep 18 & Sun Sep 19

Trillium will rule you unter dem Tisch with its two-day Oktoberfest on September 18-19. While specific routes for each of Trillium’s locations are yet to come, the local brewery has already promised there will be gallons of Wiesnbier, lots of bratwurst and pretzels, and some of that sweet oompah music. So mark these dates on your calendars and get ready to tap into this German tradition in its bunch of taprooms.

Bow Market / Reste Brewing: Sat Sep 18 & Sun Sep 19

Remnant Brewing and Bow Market will have Somerville celebrating this beloved Oktoberfest on September 18-19. In addition to the release of Remnant Brewing’s annual Fest Lager, there will be culinary delights both traditional and modern, as well as the best that Bow Market restaurants have to offer. So whether you grab a seat in Remnant’s bar or the courtyard of Bow Market (which will also include an outdoor beer station, BTW), you can get into that Oktoberfest state of mind.

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Lamplighter: Fri 24 and Sat 25 Sep

Leave him intestine Times fly by at Lamplighter, which will host its annual Oktoberfest celebration on September 24-25. Along with its full roster, the Cambridge Brewery will be serving up its own Oktoberfest Lager, both of which will be served in 16-ounce mugs you get to keep after your day of drinking. These beers will perfectly complement a Bavarian-inspired menu from Brato, with free pours going to the 10 best dressed patrons each day. So be sure to bring out your nicest lederhosen or dirndl for the event.

Night watch: Sat Sep 25 & Sun Sep 26

Get a double dose of Oktoberfest, as Night Shift Brewing has not one, but two beer nights. The local brewery will first host an Oktoberfest in its Everett tasting room on September 25, followed by another in its downtown waterfront on Lovejoy Wharf on September 26. and sausages, and free mugs for the first 50 people to get there. The Everett event will also feature stein outfit competitions for both men and women (Cup champion hopefuls must register to compete in advance).

Distraction brewing company: Sat Sep 25 & Sun Sep 26

Toast zum Wohl with Distraction Brewing Company, as it hosts a two-day Oktoberfest with beer galore. Along with its usual rotating selection of craft beers, Roslindale Brewery will present its special Oktoberfest draft lager beer. And because everyone knows a beer is always better with a brot and a pretzel, the place will also serve Cambridge Urban Hearth sausages topped with homemade sauerkraut, as well as Eastern Standard pretzels for you to dip. in a homemade beer. cheese or mustard, both made with Distraction’s own beers.

The Beehive: Wed Sep 29

In honor of Oktoberfest, The Beehive makes us even better and hosts an Oktoberfeast September 29. The South End Restaurant, known for its live music and hip bohemian vibe, will transform into a Bavarian heaven for the night, offering a menu of German-inspired food and drink. Among the specialties you can expect from Chef Ryan Skeen: Spaetzle with truffled mushrooms; apple cider glazed pork knuckle; bratwurst sauerkraut, crispy pork belly, sauerkraut, potatoes and mustard; and everything from pretzel balls with hot mustard and green onion cream cheese. The food event, which will also feature live polka and beer songs, will run from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., and reservations are strongly encouraged.

Jack's Abby Oktoberfest
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Jack’s Abby: Fri Oct. 1 — Sun. Oct 3

Eins, zwei, drei, g’suffa… To the extravagance of Jack’s Abby’s Oktoberfest. The Framingham Brewery will host German celebrations from Friday October 1 to Sunday October 3. Highlights include: a special menu of Bavarian food, live German music, tankard and keg lifting competitions, and the usual flower wreaths for women to wear on their heads. It will also offer a VIP experience, which will include a brewery tour and tasting with one of its founders, a limited edition ceramic tankard (filled with your first pour) to keep, a lederhosen t-shirt and more. Again.

Harpoon: Fri Oct 1 & Sat Oct 2

Harpoon will bring that Bavarian tented beer garden vibe to the seaport with its 31st annual Oktoberfest celebration on October 1-2. chicken competitions and dances, as well as other activities adjacent to Germany, such as pretzel eating contests. In addition to the human-only party taking place this Friday and Saturday, Harpoon will also be welcoming canine companions on Sunday October 3 for its fur-friendly Dogtoberfest.

Baramor: Thu 21 Oct

We humans shouldn’t have all Spaß– that’s why Baramor will open its dog-friendly patio for a “Barktoberfest”. Meet at Newton Restaurant on October 21 for this charity costume party with Jr’s Paws for a Cause. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Baramor will have menus for dogs and their owners, a number of pop-up vendors who will pedal with pet products, and of course, specialty cocktails that will benefit non-profit fundraising efforts. profit of the organization. There will be a fancy dress contest, the best dressed doggos will receive prizes… so it’s time to find four-legged lederhosen very quickly.

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