Published September 18, 2012
10,000 Square Feet of Germany in Midtown
When you hear “Okt...,” your ears perk up.
You know what’s coming.
And it’s good.
And here it is...
Don your finest lederhosen for Oktoberfest NYC 2012
, a patch of beer-soaked Midtown land stretching
as far as the eye can see and celebrating Germany’s greatest cultural contribution, starting
There’s a lot of potential here. You just need to dive into the fray and tap it. It’s 10,000 square feet
of everything you love about Germany... and some other stuff. Beer: yes. Oh God yes. Various würstl and
pretzels: affirmative. The musical stylings of Bavarian sensations Edelweiss Oompah: you know it.
Massive crowds and “high-quality souvenirs”: well, yeah, those too. But you’re going to press on and
hope for a Hasselhoff sighting.
It goes without saying that you’re coming in a group. Preferably a group of friends ready to say “ja”
while crashing mugs together. You’ve got options. You can just throw yourself on the mercy of the masses
and move around the festival. A stein here and a round of Jäger shot-ski shots there (yes, shots taken in a
group, from a ski).
Or you can reserve a table, a waitress and a package of beer/foodstuffs ahead of time. You’ll get several
German beers, a waitress in culturally accurate costume and an air of civility.
Which is key in any fest situation.
Oktoberfest NYC 2012
1 Penn Plaza
(at 33rd St and 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10119