The good news; Oktoberfest 2013 is here.
Even better news there are several places where you can celebrate Oktoberfest in Puerto Rico.
Synonymous with Munich, huge beer tents, lederhosen, Schweinebraten, bratwursts, and copious amounts of great German Beer; Oktoberfest is an annual event celebrated around the world.
Here in Puerto Rico, the biggest Oktoberfest takes place at Casa Bavaria near Morovis, but that’s not the only way to celebrate Oktoberfest.
So if you are looking to celebrate Oktoberfest in Puerto Rico; here are some options:
Casa Bavaria October 3 – 20, 2013
Casa Bavaria’s Oktoberfest runs from October 3 – 20, 2013 (Thursdays to Sunday) with live music and of course great German Beer.
Live music starts at 3pm (Thursdays & Fridays) and 12:30pm (Saturday & Sundays).
Casa Bavaria is a very popular restaurant located at 2,105 feet near Morovis, so expect it to be even more popular during Oktoberfest.
Location: Rd 155, Km 38.3 (GPS: 18.283815,-66.401)
You can check Casa Bavaria’s full Oktoberfest Schedule of live music here
Aibonito Beer Garden Oktoberfest – October 19 2013
On a slightly smaller scale, the mountain town of Aibonito will be celebrating Oktoberfest at the Aibonito Beer Garden on Saturday October 19 from 4pm – 10pm...
Admission costs $25 which gives you UNLIMITED tastings of more than 50 artisan beers, a plate of food and live music. Just make sure to bring a designated driver…
The Abonito Beer Garden is a popular spot for artisan beers, so this should be a great place to celebrate Oktoberfest.
Location: PR7722, Km 0.3, Aibonito
You can get more details of the event here
Old Harbor Brewery Oktoberfest – October 3 – 13, 2013
If you are looking for a place to celebrate Oktoberfest in Old San Juan, then head to the Old Harbor Brewery from October 3 – 13. This popular micro brewery will celebrate Oktoberest with live music on Thursdays – Sundays during their 11 day event.
Location: 202 Tizol St, Old San Juan (GPD 18.463989,-66.115375)
Keep an eye on their Facebook page for up to date information on Old Harbor Brewery’s Oktoberfest
Shannan’s Pub – October 5, 2013
Shannan’s Pub in Guaynabo, gets into the Oktoberfest celebrations for the first time this year, with their Oktoberfest on Saturday October 5. Doors open at 12 noon, with live music starting at 6pm.
Shannon’s will be showcasing Weihenstephaner, Hofbräu y Paulaner as well as around 16 other beers on tap.
Location: Calle Acuarela 98, Guaynabo (GPS 18.371322,-66.10839)
More info on their facebook page
Das Alpen Café Oktoberfest – October 5, 2013
The Das Alpen Café in Rincon will be holding their 3rd annual Oktoberfest on Saturday October 5.
Along with German draft beer and food there will be live music by:
Orquesta de Acordeones de Puerto Rico
Star Mix DJ
Das Alpen Café is located in Rincón Plaza South on Rd 115
You can find out more details of their Oktoberfest here
West Beer Festival – October 26, 2013
No an official Oktoberfest event, but the West Beer Festival in Mayaguez on October 26 certainly sounds like a great way to celebrate beer.
The West Beer Festival takes place at Paseo Litoral in Mayguez and will have around 100 beers to sample along with tapas and live music
Cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door and there are also VIP tickets available.
Find out more here
Supermarkets? I know this one sounds a bit strange, but if you can’t make any of the above Oktoberfest celebrations you can always have your own. Most of the supermarkets and some smaller specialty stores will have a selection German beer especially for Oktoberfest.
So why not grab a few bottles and enjoy the annual Oktoberfest…
If you know of any other Oktoberfest Celebrations in Puerto Rico; it would be great if you could share them in the comments below.
Casa Bavaria, Morovis, Thurs-Sun from Oct 3-20
Aibonito Beer Garden, Sat Oct 19
Old harbor Brewery, Old San Juan, Thurs-Sun Oct 3-13
Shannan’s Pub, Guaynabo, Sat Oct 5
Das Alpen Café, rincon, Sat Oct 5
West Beer Festival, Mayaguez, Sat Oct 26