Oktoberfest may be the most generous of our nationally celebrated holidays. The official dates are September 17th through October 3rd, and Lex Hotel thinks that’s just fine! You’re invited to check out our recommended beer gardens and drink your way (responsibly) around the city. Der Schwarze Kölner in Brooklyn will set you up with the pilsner or stout of your choice, accompanied by a spread of fine Bavarian appetizers. Andaz Wall Street, located at in the Financial District, is another solid option with more on tap than the average beer hall.
For that authentic biergarten atmosphere look no further than our final two picks. Berg’n in Crown Heights - outfitted with several long picnic tables to accommodate larger groups. And finally the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden - a huge Czech-style garden open all year and covered by massive shady trees above. This is the perfect place to soak up the sun’s rays with friends, perhaps while enjoying some authentic German pretzels, schnitzels and strudels.