Oktoberfest is Here! Discover LA’s Best Beer, Brats & Bretzen Near The Pearl
When you think of Oktoberfest, let’s face it, the first thing that comes to mind is beer – and KTown is home to some of the finest craft beer bars around. But now it’s time to up your gemütlich game – Oktoberfest is here! And we’ve got you covered with LA’s best beer, brats, and bretzen near The Pearl.
345 N La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90036
Okterfest is in full swing at Wirtshaus, a traditional German restaurant and biergarten specializing in authentic German food, freshly tapped beer, over 35 imported German beers, and a schmecken selection of German and Austrian wines. Every Friday and Saturday night until the end of October, get your gemütlich on with music; Dirndl, Lederhosen, and Steinholding contests; and free giveaways. The menu boasts various versions of Schnitzel, Sausages, and of course, Pretzels. The atmosphere at Wirtshaus is fun and laid back. Hang out at the bar or enjoy yourself on one of the long wooden tables inside or the lush outdoors Biergarten.
206 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Established in 2010, Biergarten was Koreatown’s first craft beer bar. Featured on The Food Network’s Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, this hip gastropub offers Korean and German fusion food, along with other great bar food items. Biergarten’s extensive draft and tap list offers a vast selection of beers and ales from Germany, Iceland, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, as well as domestic brands. The eclectic beer-friendly menu includes an assortment of burgers, Bavarian pretzels, tempura fries, panko fried mushrooms, kimchi pancake, kielbasa corn dog, and German platters such as pork schnitzel and wurst.
532 S Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Since opening in 2011, Beer Belly has been the KTown go-to gastropub for craft beer aficionados, garnering them an appearance on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Beer Belly offers 12 rotating taps serving up a fine choice of local brews, and a rotating bottle selection featuring seasonal, domestic and international beers, and the occasional rare bottle from owner Jimmy Han’s personal collection. Nosh on their super-indulgent beer snack: Death by Duck Fries, tossed in duck fat, smoked salt and sweet onion sugar, with crispy duck skin cracklings and duck confit on top, while getting an eyeful of the colorful wall murals by artist Yoshi Takahashi.
833 W Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90502
A little slice of Bavaria in sunny Southern California, Alpine Village was established in 1968 as a destination for shopping, dining and entertainment, and has been the home of the oldest and biggest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California for over 50 years. Traditional Bavarian fun is supplied by Oom Pah Pah party bands, your appetite will sated by traditional German fare, and your thirst quenched by frothy German beers brewed by Paulaner. While you’re there, be sure to visit the Alpine Village Imports Market, featuring a huge array of German foods and interesting alcoholic beverages like Goldschläger, a Swiss cinnamon schnapps with real gold flakes floating inside.
2366 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
You don’t have to wait for Oktoberfest to indulge in great German food! For over 55 years, The Red Lion Tavern has been one of Los Angeles’ most beloved neighborhood taverns. This L.A. landmark continues to serve up traditional German food and a wide selection of German beer in a cozy old world atmosphere. Drop in for Happy Hour Monday through Friday 12pm – 6pm, or enjoy a relaxing Sunday Brunch every weekend from 11am to 3 pm.
Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
CraftoberFest Los Angeles is the premier Oktoberfest celebration of the season! With over 20 carefully curated craft breweries from the Southern California area, this food and drink festival will provide each guest with a delicious experience influenced by the world’s largest “Volksfest” (beer festival) in Germany. First-class restaurants will serve traditional and fan favorite foods influenced by this internationally loved holiday. Don’t miss out on your chance to spend the day on The Greens at the Rose Bowl Stadium, while delighting in some of the best beer and food Los Angeles has to offer.