Best Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest In Orange County

September 23, 2015 5:00 AM

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Oktoberfest is a great celebration that allows everyone – regardless of their heritage – to take in the authentic German celebration. 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 enjoy traditional Bavarian fare, tasty beer, live music and more, these are the best places enjoy the popular Fall event.
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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. 25 through Oct. 31, 2015

The Phoenix Club offers everything you could dream about for an Oktoberfest celebration. Offered each weekend starting on September 25th and ending October 31st, every weekend promises a round of different Oktoberfest celebration activities. 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. Some stand out events include military appreciation weekend (Sept 25-27) where active and veterans plus one get in free with a military ID, a huge biergarten with prize shooting and other fun activities for the weekend of October 2-4 and much more. A full schedule can be found on their website along with hours and information.

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Orange County Oktoberfest
Old Town San Clemente
www.oktoberfestorangecounty.com
Date: October 17 & 18, 2015

Looking to enjoy everything from German beer, German chocolate, bratwurst and to live entertainment? Orange County’s Oktoberfest located in Old Town San Clemente has you covered! Put on your best Oktoberfest gear and come on down for a fun two days in October!

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Old World Village
7561 Center Ave., Suite 49
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 895-8020
www.oldworld.ws
Date: Sept. 13 – Nov. 1, 2015

Since 1977, Old World Village Huntington Beach has been the host of Orange County’s Biggest Oktoberfest party. This year promises to be even bigger than previous years too! At this celebration, you’ll find a huge beer garden serving ice old beer in big mugs (by beautiful women), and a big crowd. Celebrating for over 35 years, this a great event for the whole family, especially on Sundays. The event promises authentic German food, imported German Beers, German Bands straight from Germany, an army of shot girls, and other festivities, competitions, games & more.

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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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