Oktoberfest is fast approaching. Find out where to get your beer here in Miami.
1. Society 8 Hospitality’s Oktoberfest
Head to Fort Lauderdale’s Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for a day of festivities and beer-drinking. The park will be transformed into a German village where guests can enjoy German-American comfort food, local brews, live polka performances, and interactive games.
Saturday, Sept. 24 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. at 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
2. Wynwood Brewing Company
At Wynwood Brewing Company, beer fans can enjoy The Wyntoberfest, an Oktoberfest style beer, that will be released on Oct. 1 during a full-fledged Oktoberfest celebration. The event will feature traditional German food by Miami Smokers, Raise the Stein contests with cool prizes, and a specialty Stiglitz brew dry hopped with Citra Hops. Guests are encouraged to dress up in Bavarian clothes to receive happy hour prices all night long.
Saturday, Oct. 1 from 3 p.m. till closing at 565 NW 24th St, Miami
3. Seventh Annual Sam Adams Octoberfest
Enjoy the latest installment of this Miami mainstay complete with an authentic Bavarian Bierhaus, Miss Octoberfest battle, a “Raise the Stein” contest, and sounds from The International Polka Band at this three-day folk festival. The best part: admission is free!
Friday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 from 2 p.m. – 2 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 2 from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 2250 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami
4. 305 Brews
Enjoy a wide array of Octoberfest beers from around Florida, as well as a traditional pretzel station with beer-infused mustard, a German-inspired menu, and more at this midtown hot spot. Admission is free.
Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1 p.m. – closing at 3535 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
5. Pawn Broker
Miami Smokers is taking over Pawn Broker for Oktoberfest, featuring a diverse array of creative German-inspired dishes, beer and shot combinations, and some hop- and beer-inspired craft cocktails.
Thursday, Sept. 29 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. at 121 SE First Street, Miami
6. Octoberfest Miami
Marlins Park will host South Florida’s biggest Octoberfest celebration. Guests can enjoy authentic German food, live music, carnival rides and games, and tons of beer varieties.
Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at 501 Marlins Way, Miami
7. German American Social Club’s Oktoberfest
The GASC of Greater Miami will celebrate its 59th Oktoberfest this year. The longest-running Oktoberfest celebration in Florida, it will offer German beers live German music, German folk dancing, German food, and plenty of activities for kids.
The weekends of October 14-16 and October 21-23 (Fridays from 6 p.m. – midnight, Saturdays from 1 p.m. – midnight, and Sundays from noon – 10 p.m.) at 11919 SW 56th St, Miami.