October 9th, 2017
October is a month of foliage, frights, and our favorite, finely crafted beer. Oktoberfests are here and Philadelphia is thoroughly embracing this originally German tradition. If you are a beer fan, consider these events a must. They are a great opportunity to sample both local and international brews that you might not have run into otherwise. You could even find your new favorite beer! Known for seasonal and small batch selections, these festivals have a huge selection and often other entertainment options as well. Whether you are looking to taste or get turnt, these local Oktoberfests will be a great time. Here are a few awesome ones happening not too far from your Edgewater apartment.
Blocktoberfest- On October 14th, head down to South Street for a celebration of all things beer. Blocktoberfest will feature brewers from all over the country at this pay-as-you-go style all-ages event. Other features include vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, and activities for kids. All proceeds from beer go directly back into revitalizing the community and local schools.
SkyGarten Oktoberfest- SkyGarten hosts their very own Oktoberfest celebration from their breathtaking rooftop bar area, 51 floors up. One of the coolest parts of this space is that it is so close to home you can totally see Edgewater from the bar’s western edge. Their menu is packed with delicious German specialties, but the real excitement of this event comes from a daily competition game called “The Liter Lift”, where participant have to drink beer without bending their elbows or spilling their drinks.
IHP Oktoberfest- If you are looking for a really authentic experience true to Bavarian tradition grab a ticket to Oktoberfest at the International House Philadelphia. Prepare to dine on traditional German cuisine, sample authentic German brews, listen to Old World polka music, and dance the evening away. Attendees are encouraged to wear their lederhosen.
South Street, Between Broad Street and 18th Street
1717 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103