Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest on LI


It’s time for brews, bratwurst, and lederhosen. And that can only mean one thing. It’s time for Oktoberfest. Here’s where you can celebrate this traditional Bavarian festival on Long Island.

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Black Forest Brew Haus Microbrewery and Restaurant

2015 New Highway, Farmingdale

Friday, October 9 - Sunday, October 11



The Black Forest Brew Haus has an expansive outdoor beer garden and is offering “safe fun for the whole family.” Enjoy traditional German food, costumes, music, and more. 


Bands will be outside, masks required (unless seated at your table), table service only due to NYS regulations. Call or visit the restaurant’s Facebook page for more information.


Plattduetsche Park Beer Hall and Garden

1132 Hempstead Tpke, Franklin Square

Through late October

516- 354-3131


Plattduetsche Biergarten feels like an authentic German beer garden and is one of Long Islander’s go-to places to celebrate Oktoberfest. This year, enjoy a socially distanced twist on the experience. Guests will be seated at tables in areas with room for six to ten guests each. Indulge in traditional German entrees - perhaps a giant pretzel imported from Munich? - and beer and listen to live music. No reservations taken, seating is first-come, first-served. Visit their website, Facebook page, or call the restaurant for details. 


Garden Grill

64 N. Country Rd., Smithtown

Through October 31



Have lunch or dinner in the outdoor beer garden at the Garden Grill in Smithtown. Choose from a special Oktoberfest menu that includes wienerschnitzel, sauerbraten, beef goulash, and more. Bring the kids – there’s a menu just for them, too. Oktoberfest flags and live music (weekends) set a festive mood. Choose from a selection of German beers to accompany your meal. They have heat lamps to keep you comfortable if the air gets a little chilly. Need more info? Check them out on Facebook, visit their website, or give them a call.