Oktoberfest at Bierhaus NYC!

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Steuben Parade Pre Party & Parade Day Party

Playboy's Miss Carly Lauren Keg Tapping

Dudes In Dirndls Hosted By Miss Carly Lauren

Kidtoberfest - Oktoberfest Family Brunch

National Bratwurst Eating Contest

View our events page for additional Oktoberfest events!

Want to book an Oktoberfest Party? E-mail us at info@bierhausnyc.com!

Oktoberfest 2016 at
NYC's Oktoberfest Headquarters

Bierhaus NYC – New York City’s headquarters for Oktoberfest 2016 events and festivities.

Bierhaus NYC, a Bavarian-style restaurant and bar conveniently located three blocks from Grand Central Station, is New York City’s Oktoberfest headquarters with live music, world famous Hofbräu bier, authentic German cuisine, and fun for the whole family. Guests are encouraged to don their lederhosen and dirndls and head to Bierhaus NYC to experience Oktoberfest festivities that will continue from Sept. 17th until Oct. 31st.

Oktoberfest celebrations will kick-off at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17thwith the 58th German-American Steuben Parade. The parade will begin at 68th Street and Fifth Avenue and will end at 86th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. The celebrations will continue on at Bierhaus NYC with live music, a ceremonial keg tapping, and a Spanferkel, a traditional German pig roast. Jägermeister will be in attendance giving away free samples of Jägermeister and other fun giveaways!

On Friday, Sept. 30th, Bierhaus NYC will host a Celebrity Keg Tapping with Playboy’s Miss Carly Lauren.

Bierhaus NYC is heating things up this fall with Miss Carly Lauren tapping a Hofbrau Keg in honor of Oktoberfest 2016.In addition to handing out free beers from the keg tapping, Carly will be there to greet fans and take photos. Carly has been featured as Playboy’s Miss October 2013!

Playboy’s Carly Lauren returns to Bierhaus NYC on Saturday Oct. 1st to host a wacky Oktoberfest competition.

Bierhaus NYC will hold their first ever “Dudes In Dirndls” competition on October 1st at 9pm. Bierhaus is looking for men who are interested in dolling up their look in a traditional Bavarian dress, called a dirndl, for a chance to win a cash prize of $300. Playboy’s Miss Carly Lauren is set to host the pageant competition, in which men will show off their best looks on the Bierhaus NYC stage. Carly will be judging contestants based on outfit, creativity, personality, overall appearance, and audience reaction. It will be a night filled with fun, laughter and lots of beer! Any men interested in participating in the “Dudes in Dirndls” competition is asked send an email, including their name and phone number, to marketing@bierhausnyc.com.

Bierhaus NYC will hold a family fun event, Kidtoberfest, on Sunday, Oct 2nd.

Games, coloring, face painting, and live music are all scheduled for Bierhaus NYC’s Kidtoberest Celebration taking place from 1 to 3pm. Enjoy brunch with the family and make sure to bring the little ones, kids under ten eat free!

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Bierhaus NYC will host New York’s only nationally sanctioned Oktoberfest eating championship with the 5th Annual Bierhaus NYC National Oktoberfest Bratwurst Eating Championship. Some of the nation’s most recognized competitive eaters will gather at Bierhaus NYC at 4:00 p.m. to see who will have what it takes to conquer one of the most well known sausages in the world. Last year’s champion, Molly Schuyler, will be back to beat her current world record of 50 bratwursts in eight minutes. Molly has crushed her male competitors the in the past years, and continues to reign as the best of the wurst. Registration is open to all interested participants. Prizes will be awarded as follows: First Place: $750 and a trophy, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $250, Fourth Place: $100. This event will be recognized nationally and will be the biggest event in New York City during Oktoberfest. A live band and an emcee will entertain guests during the event.

Throughout Oktoberfest, live bands will play nightly Tuesday through Saturday at Bierhaus NYC.While enjoying the live music, guests are encouraged to sample traditional soft pretzels imported from Bavaria, slow roasted pork shank served with sauerkraut, and a vast selection of wurst. As for drinks, Bierhaus NYC offers five varieties of Hofbräu bier on tap including the world renowned Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier. Guests can also choose to share a 2-liter ‘boot’ filled with bier or a shotski that consists of 4 shots attached to a wooden ski. Be sure to check out Bierhaus NYC’s event calendar on their website for other fun Oktoberfest events!

Masskrug What? Masskrugstemmen!

“Masskrug” translates to one-liter stein of beer and “stemmen” translates to lift. Masskrugstemmen is a Bavarian feat of strength where contestants hold a one-liter beer stein with one arm, out in front of them and parallel to the floor, for as long as they can. This isn’t your typical drinking game.

So how exactly does this competition work? Well, there are a few rules that must be followed in order to keep your self in the game.

1. A one-liter stein of Hofbräu bier (weighting about five pounds) must be held using one arm, completely stretched out and parallel to the ground. Elbow must be locked, no bending!
2. The stein must be held by the handle.
3. Thumb cannot be on top of the handle.
4.The opposite arm must be straight down by your side, not supporting the body in any way.
5. There is no switching of hands.
6. Any spilling of beer is an automatic disqualification. 

Got it? Now you are ready to compete!

Bierhaus NYC’s Masskrugstemmen competition takes place every Thursday at 7PM until the end of August.

The male and female winner from each week will move on to Bierhaus NYC’s final competition. Bierhaus NYC’s male & female finalist will move on to the National Masskrugstemmen Competition in Central Park on September 17th, 2016. The champion of the national competition will win a trip for two to Munich, Germany. 

Don’t forget about the ladies! This is the first year that a women’s Masskrugstemmen competition will be held.
Last year’s national winner was Bierhaus NYC’s finalist. Jim Banko, representing Bierhaus, held his stein for 17 minutes and 11 seconds!

Come out to Bierhaus NYC Thursdays at 7PM to test your strength and enjoy a cold Hofbräu bier after you're finished!


photo credit : http://germanparadenyc.org/

500 Years of the Reinheitsgebot

The text of the 1516 Bavarian law is as follows:

We hereby proclaim and decree, by Authority of our Province, that henceforth in the Duchy of Bavaria, in the country as well as in the cities and marketplaces, the following rules apply to the sale of beer:

From Michaelmas to Georgi, the price for one Mass [Bavarian Liter 1,069] or one Kopf [bowl-shaped container for fluids, not quite one Mass], is not to exceed one Pfennig Munich value, and

From Georgi to Michaelmas, the Mass shall not be sold for more than two Pfennig of the same value, the Kopf not more than three Heller [Heller usually one-half Pfennig].

If this not be adhered to, the punishment stated below shall be administered.

Should any person brew, or otherwise have, other beer than March beer, it is not to be sold any higher than one Pfennig per Mass.

Furthermore, we wish to emphasize that in future in all cities, markets and in the country, the only ingredients used for the brewing of beer must be Barley, Hops and Water. Whosoever knowingly disregards or transgresses upon this ordinance, shall be punished by the Court authorities' confiscating such barrels of beer, without fail.

Should, however, an innkeeper in the country, city or markets buy two or three pails of beer (containing 60 Mass) and sell it again to the common peasantry, he alone shall be permitted to charge one Heller more for the Mass of the Kopf, than mentioned above. Furthermore, should there arise a scarcity and subsequent price increase of the barley (also considering that the times of harvest differ, due to location), WE, the Bavarian Duchy, shall have the right to order curtailments for the good of all concerned.

500 years ago, the Reinheitsgebot aka The Germany Purity Law, was put into place. According to the 1516 Bavarian law, the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were barley, hops, and water. 

Besides the main purpose of brewing only the best quality of beer, another purpose of The German Purity Law was to ensure that bakers would be able to buy rye and wheat for an affordable price. By restricting brewers to barley, it eliminated the competition between bakers and brewers for wheat and rye. This allowed baker's to sell their bread at an affordable price. 

The law also set the price of beer, limited the profits made by innkeepers, and made confiscation the penalty for making impure beer. The Reinheitsgebot is the oldest food regulation in the world. 

On Saturday April, 23rd we celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot. To honor 500 years, Bierhaus NYC will be serving half liters for 500 pennies until 8pm. At 8pm we will be tapping a celebratory keg! 




What's that song? Ein Prosit!

If you've ever been to Bierhaus NYC, you've probably witnessed one of our bands singing a German song as everyone cheerfully raised their steins in the air and sang along. Maybe you picked up on some of the words and tried to join in as well.. but what were you actually singing?

Ein Prosit is the number one song you are guaranteed to hear throughout your trip to Oktoberfest. Every twenty minutes or so, En Prosit is sung throughout the beer tents during Oktoberfest in München, Germany. Luckily, at Bierhaus NYC, we bring Oktoberfest to you. You can join in and sing with us as we proudly hold our steins of Hofbräu bier in the air. Brush up on the lyrics below and impress your friends with your perfect pronunciation the next time you come by for some biers and live music. (Join us for live music Tuesday-Saturday evenings)


Ein Prosit, ein Prosit                                          
Der Gemütlichkeit                                             
Ein Prosit, ein Prosit                                         
Der Gemütlichkeit                                             

Phonetically English:
Ayn Prawseet, Ayn Prawseet
Dare Gae-meet-lich-kite
Ayn Prawseet, Ayn Prawseet
Dare Gae-meet-lich-kite

English Lyrics to Ein Prosit
"A Toast"
A toast, a toast
To cheer and good times
A toast, a toast
To cheer and good times.

Although Gemütlichkeit does not directly translate into English, the best translation is “coziness”or “good cheer”.  Gemütlichkeit is really all about friendliness, belonging and peace of mind, which is exactly what we like to promote here at Bierhaus NYC! 

Sing along with the video below, Prost!

Adult Daycare Brunch

We'll babysit you for the day, just don't get put in time out! Join us for brunch 12-3PM on Saturdays and all day on Sundays. Indulge in our Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar and garnish your drink with all your favorite toppings. Our 100oz Mimosa Towers are perfect for sharing with a table of friends. For $16.95, enjoy any of our brunch entrees paired with a one Mimosa, Bloody Mary or .5l bier.

Play while you drink! Choose from Giant Jenga, Heads up, or Connect4.

Check out our Events page for our upcoming themed Trivia Brunches on Sundays at 1pm.