Best Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest In OC

September 25, 2014 5:00 AM

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Oktoberfest is a great celebration that allows everyone – regardless of their heritage – to party like a German. With great beer, great food, music to get you dancing and a kid-friendly atmosphere, there’s no reason not to celebrate Oktoberfest. If you want to party (or at least eat) like a German this fall, here are some of the best places for your Oktoberfest celebration.
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The Phoenix Club
1340 S. Sanderson Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 563-4166
www.thephoenixclub.com
Date: Held weekends from Sept. 19 through Oct. 26

The Phoenix Club has everything you could want in an Oktoberfest celebration. Of course, you’ll find great German beer and food, including homemade pretzels and bratwurst. But you’ll also find a very festive setting with live music designed to get you dancing. In fact, polka lessons are part of the celebration here. The Phoenix Club also has a bounce house so you can bring the whole family. The crowd here is only interested in having a good time, and The Phoenix Club makes it easy to do just that. Celebrate Oktoberfest every weekend from September 19 to October 26.

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Old World Village
7561 Center Ave., Suite 49
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 895-8020
www.oldworld.ws
Date: Sept. 14 – Nov. 2, 2014

Everything about Oktoberfest at Old World Village is big. You’ll find a big beer garden served in big mugs (by beautiful women), and a big crowd. This event is now in its 36th year, and “The Herbmeister” Herb Schwarz has been the MC for most of those years. He is a character that adds great local color to the event. This is a great event for the whole family, especially on Sundays. Every Sunday during Oktoberfest here is Kinderfest with lots of activities for kids.

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Tustin Brewing Company
13011 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 665-2337
www.tustinbrewery.com

Tustin Brewing Company has one of the essential components of the celebration: an Oktoberfest beer. Every September, you’ll find the Oktoberfest lager here. It is the best-selling seasonal beer made here and it sells out every year. Make sure you get there early in the month so you can enjoy this fine brew before it’s gone for another year.

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Jagerhaus
2525 E. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 520-9500
www.jagerhaus.net

You won’t find any bands or dancing here, but you will find lots of great German food and beer. Jagerhaus is one of the only German restaurants in Orange County and you can get a great meal here without having to worry about parking or fighting crowds. This place has a variety of schnitzel dishes. You can get it made with turkey, veal or pork. Also try the potato pancakes with applesauce. No matter what you order here, you won’t leave hungry.

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Mattern Sausage & Deli
4327 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 639-3550
www.facebook.com/MatternSausageMeats

If you’re planning to have an Oktoberfest celebration at your home, Mattern Sausage and Deli is the place to visit. Here you’ll find a deli case loaded with every kind of sausage you can think of (and probably some you’ve never considered). It also has an impressive array of meats, breads and cheeses that you and your guests will love.

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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.
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