Midtown Sacramento Oktoberfest
September 30, 2018
The days of Oktoberfest are fast approaching. This weekend marks the first of many celebrations across the world, but where can you go if you live in the apartments for rent in Sacramento? While California might not be the most Germanic place in the world, Der Biergarten is hoping to change that on the 29th.
Get you lederhosen ready, wet your appetite for schnitzel, and bring an insatiable thirst for beer. Here’s the low-down on the Midtown Sacramento Oktoberfest.
Munich Comes to Sacramento
It’s been three years in the making, but Der Biergarten has finally succeeded in taking over the 24th and K Street block for a party of epic proportions. The company sits on the corner of both streets, extending their Oktoberfest celebration into the streets. Essentially, this will be one big “beer garden” for everyone to enjoy.
Other companies have jumped on the bandwagon as well, staying open for Oktoberfest enthusiasts. While enjoying some delicious German beer selections, you can also enjoy a meal at:
- Tres Hermanas
- The Golden Bear
- Flamingo House
- Cantina Alley
- and Skool
Of course, you can always eat something more traditional from Der Biergarten. Regardless of where you choose to dine, there will be plenty of drinks to go around. German music will fill the air throughout the night as well. The City of Trees Brass Band kick off the event at three, handing over the stage to The Alpenmeisters at six.
Times, Places and Prices
The entire block of 24th and K Street will house the event, which provides plenty of space to let loose and enjoy the festivities. As for times, this event takes place on the 29th of September (this weekend) starting at 3 p.m. The party rages on until 11 p.m. or later.
Parking can be found throughout Midtown Sacramento, but it is limited. Der Biergarten recommends using Uber or riding your bike to the event. You must have a valid ID proving that you are over the age of 21 to enter, and pets are not allowed.
The event is free to enter, but you will need to purchase drink tickets if you want to partake in the fun. You can order them in advance online to spare yourself the hassle of waiting in line. Prices are as follows:
- Each book of five tickets costs $35
- One book with a keepsake Acrylic stein (1/2 liter) is $40.25
- With a one-liter stein, the price in $45.25
- The steins themselves are $5 for the ½ liter and $10 for the liter
- There are also t-shirts available for $20 each
Additional tickets will be available at the event if you happen to run out or the online sale ends. Keep in mind that all purchases are non-refundable. The event operates on cash only, so stop at an ATM on your way there.
The restaurants open during the event are expected to be packed. It’s highly recommended that you make reservations in advance. However, they all state that they will take walk-ins whenever seating is available.
Der Biergarten will feature their usual lite German fare. Schnitzel, Belgie, and old-fashioned hot dogs comprise their menu. They also feature sausages delivered fresh from Morants, the top-rated German butcher in Sacramento. In addition to food, they’ll have their usual 32 beers on draft.
Before making plans, here are few pieces of information to consider:
- There are no pets allowed at this event, even with a leash
- Anyone without a 21 and over ID will be turned away
- Don’t go crazy when buying beer tickets, you can’t refund them
- The event takes place rain or shine. The forecast is 77 degrees and sunny
- Limited parking isn’t the only reason to take an Uber, no one wants a DUI
If you have any questions regarding the event, there are two ways to contact Der Biergarten. You could email them at email@example.com or call them at 916-524-5275. Both methods of contact are listed on their Sacramento 365 event page.
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