16 Bars and Restaurants to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Metro Detroit

It’s about that time of year when Detroiters trade in their shorts, sun dresses, a frozen cocktails for layers and warm comfort food, and with that comes Oktoberfest. The two-week, carbohydrate-filled festival of beer and merriment held each year in Munich since the early 19th century has a presence here in the Motor City. This year, Oktoberfest runs from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3.

Expect beer tents, Bavarian music, warm pretzels, filling spaetzle, bratwurst, lederhosen, stein hoisting competitions, and big ol’ frothy steins of Märzen served in large liter steins. Maerzen is a lager that originated in Bavaria with The medium-to-full bodied Bavarian lager is traditionally served at the Munich Oktoberfest and plenty of breweries around Metro Detroit craft the special brew just for the occasion.

Here are 16 breweries, bars, and restaurants that are hosting Oktoberfest celebrations and serving beer and food menus highlighting German fare in metro Detroit.

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Grade: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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