In Germany, Oktoberfest—the traditional beer festival—is celebrated in September and ends early in October. But in America, the celebration, which typically involves drinking beer and eating traditional Bavarian delicacies, lasts throughout the month. Put your own twist on the annual fall tradition by visiting a local brewery or feasting at one of the area’s German restaurants.
, in Edgewater, . The restaurant features traditional German fare, beer and live music including alpenhorn and accordion performances and German drinking songs.
, Annapolis, has a special Oktoberfest menu. The family-owned West Annapolis eatery specializes in German cuisine.
Blob’s Park, in Jessup, claims to be home to America’s first Oktoberfest. It features a huge beer list, traditional polka bands and a menu that includes both German specialties and good, old American bar food.
, is not German, but its Mad Bishop Oktoberfest style lager is currently on tap at its Arundel Mills and locations.
, at the , features a special German-inspired Oktoberfest menu and its seasonal FestBier through Oct. 23.