Oktoberfest activities, from brunch buffets to beer releases and keg rolls, are happening all around Tampa Bay over the next few weeks. Get your lederhosen dry cleaned, make sure your drinking tolerance is high and save up some coins to ensure a kick-ass Oktoberfest experience.
Anyway, it’s time to throw down in honor of Oktoberfest, and here’s where you can do it.
Oktoberfest Eggs & Kegs #75 7venth Sun Brewery is hosting an Oktoberfest-style buffet brunch with LOKO Cuisine. The five self-serve courses include wild boar, pork, cranberry, and sweet stout bratwurst with freshly fermented kraut and spicy mustard. One beer or wine is included with the meal. Ginger Beard Coffee is supplying nitro infused coffee and tea. Sept. 15. 6809 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa. $34. Lokocuisine.com.
Oktoberfest Freakshake Bake’n Babes is back at it again with another themed Freakshake running from September 21- September 30 (let us not forget about the Lizzo masterpiece that the legend herself ordered). This time the shake is all about Oktoberfest. Each shake purchased comes with a free ticket to the Oktoberfest in Curtis Hixon Park happening October 11-13. The Hall on Franklin, 1701 N. Franklin Street, Tampa. bakenbabes.com.
Coppertail Oktoberfest Coppertail Brewing Company is going all in for its Bavarian celebration. The 2019 Coppertail Oktoberfest Märzen is on tap along with other German-styles. Limited, branded liter mugs are up for grabs for $20 and come with a free first fill plus discounted draft refills. The kitchen has a German-inspired menu and the brewery will be blasting tunes by a traditional Oompah band. Don’t get too hammered, or you’ll miss out on competing in a stein hoist and a keg roll. Sept. 21. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 2601 E. 2nd Ave., Ybor City. coppertailbrewing.com.
Pint and Brew Pumpkin Bash! The Pint and Brew pub's Tampa location is throwing a bash loaded up with pumpkin and Oktoberfest style beers. Free, bring money for brews. Oct. 5. 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. 200 N. Tampa St., Tampa. thepintandbrew.com.
Locale Market Head over the Sundial to take part in Oktoberfest at Locale Market. The market bar is set to host four taps with locally-brewed fall beers. For $20, guests get two tickets to exchange for two “über pours” of their choice in a complimentary Locale Market beer stein. The Surf and Turf station is serving German-inspired favorites like auerbraten, spaetzle, braised cabbage, and a latke bar. St. Denis Oktoberfest Band will be performing live in the Sundial Courtyard from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 5. Noon-8 p.m. 179 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg. LocaleMarket.TockTix.com
10th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa Get ready for a lederhosen overload. The waterfront Oktoberfest celebration is set to host an insane amount of booze, live music and dancing as well as games like keg stacking, tug-o-war, and a Brat Toss (which surprisingly enough doesn’t involve a child). Free admission for first responders as well active and retired military. Oct.11 through Oct. 13. $8-$20 weekend pass. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa. oktoberfesttampa.com.
4th Annual Big Storm Oktoberfest If you purchase a stein glass ($40 for half-liter, $50 for liter glass) at the door, you’re in for unlimited refills of Big Storm’s five Oktoberfest series beers. The brewery is also serving up a German and an American food menu, and games and live music by DJ IronMike and Dominick Butler. Oct. 19.11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free, bring money for booze. Big Storm Brewing Co., 12707 49th St. N., Clearwater. bigstormbrewery.com.
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