Oktoberfest is a cultural phenomenon in Munich, Bavaria Germany. Don’t worry! You don’t have to travel all the way to Munich to enjoy Oktoberfest. Zum Schneider, a Bavarian Bierhaus and German Restaurant, annually hosts Munich on the East River in New York. This is one of the most authentic celebrations outside of Munich. We enjoyed the festival so much last year that we decided to attend it again this year.
This year marks the 184th Oktoberfest, which runs from September 16 through October 3rd in Munich (September 29 through October 8th at Zum Schneider in NYC). Oktoberfest originally took place in October, but as it grew and the duration was extended, the start date was moved to mid-September. This allows for better weather and a more enjoyable experience for festival attendees.
Upon entry, you’ll be instantly transported to Bavaria.
We highly recommend Reserved Seating inside the tent and purchasing tickets under a group name so that your party can be seated together. You can purchase tickets here.
The tent will be open on:
September 29 through October 8th
24-20 Fdr Drive Service Rd
New York, NY, 10010
General Seating $28
Reserved Seating $38
VIP Seating $100
What To Expect?
At Munich on the East River, expect to see authentic German attire, drink lots of beer, munch on pretzels, listen to live music and dance the night away.
What to Eat and Drink?
German food and libations are a significant part of the Oktoberfest experience.
Steckerlfigsch: Grilled Fish
Obatzda: Bavarian Cheese Spread
Hendl: Roasted Chicken
Haxn: Roasted Pork Shank w/ Gravy
Applestrudel: Apple Strudel
Lebkuchen: Gingerbread Cookies
What To Wear?
Dressing up is part of the fun of Oktoberfest!
Lederhosen: (Lay-der-hose-in) literal translation is “leather pants.” Men wear these trousers, some short and some to the knee, held up by a pair of leather suspenders
Dirndl: (Dern-dull) traditional German dress worn by ladies
Ladyhosen: (Lay-dee-hose-in) leather pants worn by ladies
Afterwards, we crashed our friend Pierre’s rooftop party.
Weekend tickets sell out quickly, so buy them in advance! If you still need convincing, check out our video from last week’s Munich on the East River.
“He was a wise man who invented beer” – Plato