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Experience Oktoberfest at this Washington DC German Beer Garden

Every September, millions of people from around the world gather in Germany for Oktoberfest, the traditional German festival of beer, German food and music. While most of us will never get to Germany for the big festival, luckily for us here in America there are over 43 millions people with German ancestry – and they brought their beer and delicious cuisine with them. In a melting pot like Washington DC, you can bet we have some great Oktoberfest festivals happening near your 1331 Maryland apartment!

September is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy a festival, and Oktoberfest starts mid-September every year, right when the weather cools down. Head to this local beer garden for a taste of Germany right here in Washington DC.

Just ten minutes away from your 1331 Maryland apartment is Wunder Garden, our local Washington DC German-themed beer garden, and you can bet their favorite and largest event of the year is their annual Oktoberfest. This year’s events will feature four weekends chock-full of German cuisine, live bands, Bavarian games, DJ parties, and of course lots of Bavarian beer!

Washingtonians can enjoy glasses of suds from Bavaria’s oldest breweries, such as Spaten Franziskaner and Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan, as well as the best Oktoberfest brews from local and regional breweries like Devils Backbone, Port City Brewing, Left Hand Brewing Co., and Red Bear Brewing. For those who like to sample, Oktoberfest beer flights will be available with a taste of all the flavors, while one liter steins are available for those already know their German drink of choice.

Much like your favorite college movie “Beerfest”, Bavarian drinking games will be held, party goers are encouraged to wear German costumes, and for our dog owners here at 1331 Maryland, every Sunday will hold a Yappy Hour where you can bring along your pup so he can don his best German costume too!

If you’ve never been to an Oktoberfest, this local and inclusive festival at Wunder Garden is a great one to try out.


Wunder Garten

1101 First Street Northeast

Washington, DC 20002