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Five Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in LA

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? If you don’t understand, that’s okay. Beer is pronounced the same in English as it is in German (Bier) and there will be plenty of opportunities to practice saying it this month. Here are some of our favorite places around town to have “gute” times in October. Plus, it’s not all Schnitzel and Bratwurst. For our partying herbivores, we’ve also got you covered with an Oktoberfest Event that’s serving up German, plant-based fare.

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Put on your Lederhosen and get your Stein ready for the LA Oktoberfest, traditional Foods, Beers, and our beer maidens serving brews; lively tunes and leading sing-along’s of old time drinking songs.

October 21-23

1600 Rosecrans Avenue | Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

laoktoberfest.com

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Vegan Oktoberfest is a beer festival, a food festival, and a traditional Oktoberfest celebration all rolled into one! This year’s event will feature unlimited pours of over 50 different beers and ciders, fantastic German themed vegan food, live entertainment, and contests. Hosted at LA Center Studios.

October 16

450 S. Bixel Street | Los Angeles, CA 90017

veganoktoberfest.com

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Alpine Village is the home of the oldest and longest running Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California.Traditional Bavarian fun is supplied by Oom-Pah-Pah party bands. Fill your belly with traditional German fare, and your thirst quenched by delicious German beers brewed by Warsteiner. Join the fun in Torrance for an authentic-yet-modern Oktoberfest!

September 9 – October 29 + Sunday Family Days September 11 – October 23

833 W Torrance Blvd. | Torrance, CA 90502

alpinevillagecenter.com/oktoberfest

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Bavarian music. Beer. Authentic German food. Beer. Chicken Dance. Beer. Games and prizes. Beer. Oktoberfest brings a drop of Germany to Los Angeles at Fairplex, home of the L.A. County Fair. In celebration of Bavarian culture and a nod to the world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest at Fairplex provides all the excitement, and German tradition that Los Angeles can offer.

Fridays + Saturdays, October 7-29

1101 W. McKinley Avenue | Pomona, CA 91768

fairplex.com/events/oktoberfest

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Every Friday and Saturday night Wirtshaus will have Oktoberfest festivities with live music, Dirndl and Lederhosen, Steinholding contests and free giveaways.

Fridays + Saturdays, throughout October

345 N La Brea Ave | Los Angeles, CA, 90036

wirtshausla.com

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Oktoberfest the Musical – An Almost True Story in Westwood

This is a musical comedy to be enjoyed year-round, filled with spectacular songs, ranging from spirited Oom-Pah-Pah polkas, jazzy burlesque numbers, and delicate love duets to Broadway show-stoppers.

August 26 – November 27

The Crest Theater: 1262 Westwood Blvd | Los Angeles, California 90024

oktoberfestthemusical.com