Oktoberfest – Where to Prost!

Patrick Fore


If you order three beers this Oktoberfest, make sure you’re using your fingers in the German three! You never know, it’s good luck and can save a life.

Grab your friends, put on your Dirndl and Lederhose, then ride-share to an Oktoberfest near you! Or even make a trip to the mountains for it! The best thing about this season is the beer – and the worst thing might be the hangover, so plan now. There are different kinds of celebrations, so which one is right for you? Some have events, games, and music. But they all have beers to keep the party going — so cheers to friends, good luck, and the Oktoberfest season.

Where to Raise Your Glass

Whether you’re in Orange County, Los Angeles, in between, or even want to go away for the weekend – there’s someone for you to have a pint! In the Bavarian spirit, everyone welcomes you to grab a glass and celebrate the 1800’s Munich tradition.

Oktoberfest at Big Bear Lake

(Weekends) September 7 – November 2
Various Hours
Big Bear Lake Convention Center
42900 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Maybe you need a little vacation. Or you love getting chocolate wasted in the mountains! Hey, we’re not here to judge. But now you have a fun place to get started. The Oktoberfest at The Big Bear Lake Convention Center has got you covered. Rent a lodge, buy a ticket, and register for their competitive drinking games. If you went to college, now is your Beer Pong time to shine. 

Bluetoberfest at Common Space Brewery

September 29
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

3411 W. El Segundo Hawthorne, CA 90250

Maybe you bleed blue; maybe you happen to be in the heart of Los Angeles. Either way, take a drive to Common Space Brewery tomorrow for Bluetoberfest. Enjoy the Dodger-Dog-Like food truck, the Dodger ticket give-away, and of course your drinks! All ages are welcome at this party. 

Old World Oktoberfest

(Every Saturday and Sunday) September 29 – November 3
Various Hours
7561 Center Ave. #49 Huntington Beach, CA 92647

You might find yourself by the beach and in the middle of the southland. Great! You have all season to visit the Old World Oktoberfest. Based on their name alone, you have to know that they’re in the spirit of tradition! Come one, come all – because this is one you don’t want to miss. Their live music, beer, and bratwursts are enough to bring you in any day – but now you have a good reason. Did we mention they have Sunday wiener dog races? Don’t worry; those sausages aren’t on the menu!

Octoberfest Newport Beach

(Every Saturday and Sunday) September 29 – October 21
Noon – 8 PM

Newport Dunes

So you’ve made your way down to Orange County. What a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean! All that’s missing is a beer. Wait, they have those here – perfect! So we’ll see you at the Octoberfest in Newport Beach. Check out their event schedule, because there’s so much on it! If you don’t want to stay the night in Newport, they even have a Lyft rideshare code. So now you have no reason not to join the fun. 


Wonderful! Now you know a shortlist of Oktoberfest locations you can go tomorrow, or anytime this Oktoberfest season. Can you go to them all? If you do, rideshare and don’t get too crazy out there, you have all month!

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