Go Deutsch at Oktoberfest celebrations around Houston

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Photo courtesy of King's Biergarten

Celebrate the German way with beer, food, and festive attire during these Houston Oktoberfest celebrations in September and October 2017.

Can’t make it to Munich for Oktoberfest this year? Not to worry.

There are plenty of opportunities for you to drink beer, dress up in your dirndl or lederhosen, eat pretzels, and listen to polka music as area restaurants and bars celebrate Oktoberfest in Houston this fall.

Last Weekend in September

  • Texas Oktoberfest at Good Dog in Montrose | Thursday, September 28 | No Cover – Celebrate everything German when Good Dog in Montrose hosts Alamo Beer, Legal Draft Beer Co, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and Southern Star Brewing Company, who will be competing for best brew. Wear your lederhosen, bring your own stein, and enjoy some German-inspired food specials too. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Karbachtoberfest at Karbach Brewing Co. | Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30 | No Cover – Karbach Brewery hosts four weekends of festivities, a German-inspired menu, beer, and live performances from musical acts including The Tontons, Otis the Destroyer and more. The event repeats the following weekend. 6pm each day.
  • Oktoberfest at Henke & Pillot | Friday, September 29 | No Cover – Celebrate Oktoberfest at Henke & Pillot with specials on drinks and food, German house and club music, and plenty of German beer on draft. 7pm.
  • Houston Oktoberfest at The Water Works | Saturday, September 30 – This craft beer festival brings a German twist, with polka music, German beers and brats, and the annual Oktoberfest Olympiad, featuring games like stein hoisting, brat tossing, and barrel rolling. Advance tickets are $25 for general admission; $100 for VIP tickets. 11am to 6pm.

First Weekend of October

  • Oktoberfest 2017 at Memorial City | Thursday, October 5 | No Cover – Experience a taste of Oktoberfest at Memorial City’s outdoor green space, The Square. Expect an evening of German-themed fun with refreshing sips from Houston’s microbreweries, Saint Arnold and Karbach, while eating Bavarian-style food and dancing to live German folk music. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Karbachtoberfest at Karbach Brewing Co. | Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7 | No Cover – Karbach Brewery hosts four weekends of festivities, a German-inspired menu, beer, and live performances from musical acts including The Tontons, Otis the Destroyer and more. 6pm each day.
  • Oktoberfest at Henke & Pillot | Friday, October 6 | No Cover – The weekly Friday night celebration north of Market Square continues with Oktoberfest specials on drinks and food, German house and club music, and plenty of German beer on draft. 7pm.
  • Oktoberfest 2017 at Saint Arnold Brewing Company | Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 | No Cover – Put on your best dirndl, lederhosen or other Tyrolean duds and head to Saint Arnold’s annual Oktoberfest party. Have some German-inspired food, beer, and join in on the Oktoberfest festivities beginning at 5pm. You could even be crowned King or Queen of Oktoberfest – they’ll have a contest to see who comes outfitted the best. The Brewery opens at 11am each day.
  • King’s Oktoberfest Weekend at King’s Biergarten in Pearland | Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8 – King’s annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Pearland for the sixth year, with more live German music, more biers, more brats and more fun. Activities include a Ceremonial Keg Tapping on Friday evening at 7pm, a bier pong tournament, Bavarian Strongman Competition, and a ticket giveaway to Munich Oktoberfest 2018 on Sunday (must be present to win). For the first time, there will also be a King’s Oktoberfest in Houston at the new King’s BierHaus in the Heights two weeks after this event. Tickets start at $12 (use Promocode Hans for a 50% discount) and VIP tickets loaded with freebies and perks are $99 (use Promocode Early Bird for a 20% discount). Friday 5pm to midnight; Saturday noon to midnight; Sunday noon to 9pm.
  • Oktoberfest Concert at The Houston Choral Society | Saturday, October 7 – The Houston Choral Society begins their 2017 to 2018 concert season with a program that features German composers and includes a variety of sacred works and popular German folk songs for Oktoberfest. Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for seniors; $10 for children under 5. 7:30pm.

Second Weekend of October

  • Oktoberfest at Henke & Pillot | Friday, October 13 | No Cover – The Downtown nightspot throws its final Oktoberfest celebration of the season, with the usual specials on drinks and food, German house and club music, and plenty of Deutsch beer on draft. 7pm.

Third Weekend of October

  • King’s Oktoberfest Weekend at King’s BierHaus in The Heights | Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22 – King’s annual Oktoberfest expands with its first ever celebration inside the Loop. Like the original, King’s new outpost in the Heights will also be filled German music, beers, brats, entertainment, and more fun. Activities include a Ceremonial Keg Tapping on Friday evening at 7pm, a bier pong tournament, Bavarian Strongman Competition, and a ticket giveaway to Munich Oktoberfest 2018 on Sunday (must be present to win). Tickets start at $12 (use Promocode Hans for a 50% discount) and VIP tickets loaded with freebies and perks are $99 (use Promocode Early Bird for a 20% discount). Friday 5pm to midnight; Saturday noon to midnight; Sunday noon to 9pm.
  • Oktoberfest in Beaumont | Saturday, October 21 | No Cover – The City of Beaumont hosts their Oktoberfest event that features a beer garden, food, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family at Rogers Park. Musical acts include the polka band, The Royal Klobasneks as well as Paul Childers and Mayeux and Broussard. 3pm to 8pm.