NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The German Oktoberfest is making its way to the Hub City this week!
The beer festival originated in 1821 at a royal wedding, and turned into an annual tradition that has spread across the globe. See below for three Oktoberfest celebrations in the city:
THE OLD BAY RESTAURANT
Sunday October 13, 2013 1pm-7pm
61-63 Church Street
Today’s Oktoberfest celebration costs just $15 admission, which includes an authentic German food buffet with live German music from Alpine Express, with ON7 Band and Mad Notes, giveaways, and more.
The Old Bay will have 24 international craft beers available. First draft beer is free
Saturday October 19, 2013 6pm-9pm
126 Suydam Farms Somerset, NJ
(732) 545-9002 ext. 126
The Promise Culinary School, Suydam Farms, and Pale Ales present an evening of local brew and seasonal foods, benefiting Elijah’s Promise.
Tickets cost $50, and are limited to the first 150 people who register.
Several tasting stations will be set up in the greehouse in Suydam Farms. Over ten different brews from Pale Ales Housebrew Club will be paired with dishes prepared by the Promise Culinary School.
For a full list of what will be available to eat and drink, read the menu available online.
MIKE’S COURTSIDE SPORTS BAR AND GRILL
Sunday October 20, 2013 1pm-7pm
1 Elm Row
Mike’s Courtside will be having a block party on Elm Row. The street will be closed off to vehicular traffic.
There is no cover charge for the beer garden.
Local businesses interested in setting up a table at the event can fill out a registration form available. Inquire within. Tables are given out on a first come, first serve basis.
Food and drink handlers must get a permit from the City Clerk’s office. For more information, contact City Clerk Daniel A. Torrisi at (732) 745-5040.
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