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Prost! 8 Ways to Still Celebrate Oktoberfest in Tulsa

When the news hit, it was devastating. Linde Oktoberfest enthusiasts around the country mourned the cancellation of the Tulsa festival that has become revered as one of the best in the nation. Steins were taken off of the shelves to be filled with tears instead of beer. Lederhosen returned to the back of the closet to be replaced by the constrictive garments of a collared worker. 

Whether you’re aware that Oktoberfest is traditionally celebrated from September to only the first Sunday in October, or you just love putting away steins of beer with your friends as accordions shred away to a jovial tune, we’ve come up with 8 ways that you can still celebrate your beloved bavarian holiday that will have you exclaiming “Prost!” throughout the month of October.

Grab a Stein at Pub W’s Stein Night

Oct. 1st

What better way to kick off the first day of October than to enjoy a stein of COOP’s Oktoberfest brew? Combining Munich malt, Bavarian hops and a traditional German yeast, this is the perfect pairing with the comfort food that Pub W. has to offer.

Rock away the night at The Ridge Oktoberfest

Oct. 2nd, 6pm-9pm

The Ranch House Restaurant at Forest Ridge Golf Club in Broken Arrow will ditch their menu of Southern Comfort food for one Friday night in favor of Schnitzel, brats, pretzels, sauerkraut, German potatoes, cheese noodles, and more! Doctor’s Orders will serenade you with a variety of cover tunes on the outdoor patio. Find out more on their Facebook event page.

Gorge gluten-free at NEFF Brewing’s Oktoberfest on The Dock

Oct. 3rd-4th, 11am-12am

Where else can you enjoy traditional German food sans gluten? What’s more, if you’re feeling confident, dust off your best Lederhosen or Dirndl for the fashion contest for this festive occasion that will take place on NEFF Brewing’s large covered patio. More details can be found on their Facebook event page.

CeleBRAT at Siegi’s Oktoberfest Bier Dinner

Oct. 14th, 6pm (Reservations Required)

This may be your first time seeing Siegi’s Sausage Factory on this list, but it certainly won’t be the last, and that’s because Siegi’s is where sausages become celeBRATies. Reservations are required to avoid large KRAUTS of people, so everyone can celeBRAT safely. You may hate puns, but you’re guaranteed to love the authentic food and biers from Austria and Germany being served at this dining experience.

Party at Welltown Brewing’s Oktoberfest

Oct. 23rd-24th, 4pm-12am (21+, Limited Occupancy)

Beer from multiple Oklahoma breweries, Siegi’s German grub, local live music, axe throwing, and suggestively-named Oktoberfest games galore, you’ll have two opportunities to catch this momentous occasion! A $20 ticket gets you a beer ticket and a mask, while a $50 ticket will get you all that plus a food ticket and VIP access to Welltown’s rooftop patio with a view of the Tulsa skyline. Find out more through their Facebook event page.

Oktoberfest at Inner Circle Vodka Bar

Oct. 23rd-25th, 3:30pm-1am (Reservations Required)

We know what you’re thinking…Oktoberfest? At a vodka bar? Inner Circle gets it right, though. They’ve even committed to making their Oktoberfest like that of a traditional Munich experience, where guests will sit at reserved (socially-distanced) tables in the largest patio in downtown Tulsa. 32 oz. steins, great food, local music, polka music, and last-but-not-least, chicken dances will complete the experience. And yes, you get to stand on the table for the chicken dance. More information can be found on their Facebook event page.

Tune in for the Linde Oktoberfest Prost of Tulsa (Virtual)

Oct. 23rd

For those sorely missing their pilgrimage to the beloved Linde Oktoberfest in the River Parks this year, you should still prost to this! Celebrate Oktoberfest from home by tuning in for a full day of virtual festivities, including the ceremonial tapping of the keg, musical performances, behind-the-scenes interviews on the history of Oktoberfest and how it’s all done in Tulsa, and much more. Read about all of the details on Linde Oktoberfest’s website.

October at Jane’s Delicatessen

October (all of it)

In case you can’t make it to any of these events (or you just really love Oktoberfest), you can celebrate it every day at Jane’s Delicatessen for the entire month of October. That means boots (yes, boots) of Renaissance Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest brew, specialty German food, and Bavarian brunch are all ripe for the taking! Definitely don’t forget to stop in sometime between October 10th and October 17th, as the entire staff of Jane’s will be dressed in classic German garb.

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