With Oktoberfest celebrations in full swing across the Southland, you may be wondering what are some of the best spots to dine and enjoy German favorites? From sausage to giant pretzels, and of course, German beer, here are some top choices to feed the best festivals and feasts.
541 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Dates: October 10 – October 11, 2015
Modern Austrian cuisine is the keynote at BierBeisel Imbiss, a hip store-front enclave inside the Spring Arcade Building in DTLA’s historic core. Chef Bernhard Maringer will be hosting two full days of authentic Oktoberfest eats from gourmet sausages to German and Austrian beer, giant pretzels, spaetzle, and knoedels on October 10th and 11th this year. Traditional, lederhosen-wearing dancers and other live entertainment, a 10 oz. beer, pretzels, and a BierBeisel Oktoberfest shirt are included in the $30 ticket price of admission.
8740 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Dates: October 14, 2015
An all-you-can-eat Oktoberfest buffet is the main attraction at this airy, modern Westside dining spot. Chalet Edelweiss offers Swiss-German dining delights such as white sausages, beef patties Frikadellen, Saurebraten, traditional whole pork shank, and spatzle with cheese and grilled onions for $28, starting at 6 pm. Additionally, throughout the month, enjoy on-going Oktoberfest treats as a part of the regular menu, including a giant Bavarian pretzel and Cheese-Beer soup made with Erdinger beer.
345 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dates: Friday & Saturday through October 31, 2015
Every weekend this mid-city beer-centric dining spot features live German music, Oktoberfest decorations, giveaways and contests. Traditional drindl and lederhosen attire make the scene even more festive, with dining options such as wiener schnitzel, potato pancakes, and vegetarian sausage as well as the carnivore-driven variety. The daily Oktoberfest fun runs until 11pm.
2807 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Dates: Through October 31st, 2015
This beachy-keen beer and wine garden in Santa Monica has a modern-industrial vibe and a ½ liter Spaten Oktoberfest discounted for $5 for the festivities. Menu items include crispy cauliflower and lamb and pork meatballs. A spacious outdoor patio makes the eclectic scene even more fun.
625 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Dates: Sundays through October 25, 2015
Wurstkuche, the sleek and modern beer and sausage purveyor in DTLA and Venice, arguably offers Oktoberfest-fare all year ‘round. But through October, Sunday afternoons at the Venice locale will become even more celebratory with live German music, large pretzels, and even beer ice cream sandwiches.
1301 Manhattan Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Dates: October 8, 9 & 18, 2015
Modern, spacious, and just a few blocks from the Pacific, Abigaile is a brewery and organically-sourced new-American restaurant offering Oktoberfest-inspired dishes throughout the month. On October 8th, a 5-course, beer-paired German dinner includes sausages, smoked trout, sauerbraten and onion spatzle, or stop by on October 9th where a meet-up with the brewery’s new head brewer and $4 pints throughout the evening will be offered. On October 18, Brewtopia takes over for an all-day fest which includes beer, BBQ, schnitzel, and potato salad with a roof-top ocean view. Ticket prices are just $35.
The Red Lion Tavern
2366 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Dates: Through October 18, 2015
Since 1959, The Red Lion Tavern has provided a German-chalet type setting for its biergarten, serving up traditional German eats and a wide selection of German beers. This cozy spot celebrates Oktoberfest by offering keepsake-steins: $15 empty, or $20 filled. With beer choices like Spaten lager, Warsteiner Dunkel dark lager, and Kostritzer Schwarbier black beer, filled seems like an excellent option.