Oktoberfest pt. 2 – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest

Last time in the Biergarten Blog, we gave a rundown of the history of Oktoberfest. Long story short, what started as a royal wedding reception has grown exponentially into an annual international party.

We also learned that Oktoberfest moved from being celebrated in October to accommodate the number of people who attend. That’s right…the party got SO big that it needed better weather and lighting in order to keep it going. Now that’s a party with some pull!

This month, we dive into what makes our Oktoberfest in Pittsburgh so important to us. Keep reading to find out how the Steel City celebrates our favorite holiday. For more on Oktoberfest and where to find the best bier, visit us today!

Party at Our Haus

It’s our humble opinion that we here at Hofbräuhaus throw the best Oktoberfest around. We love it so much, that we take two weekends to celebrate!

One of our favorite ways to ring in Oktoberfest is with authentic German music. We have brought in the very talented Steve Grkman, The Grkman Duo, and The Alpen Glow Trio to supply the tunes. Here is our entertainment schedule for Oktoberfest.

Bier Hall

Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest hat and bierFriday, September 17th and 24th

  • Steve Grkman: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Grkman Duo: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 18th and 24th

  • Steve Grkman: 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Grkman Duo: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Alpen Glow Trio: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Biergarten Strolling (weather permitting)

Friday, September 17th and 24th

  • Steve Grkman 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 18th and 25th

  • Steve Grkman 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The fun doesn’t stop at great music!

We proudly present the official dish of Oktoberfest, the Grillhendl. This favorite is sure to leave your tummy happy and full. The dish consists of a half chicken roasted in Oktoberfest style. The method gives the chicken a crispy outer coating and juicy, flavorful meat inside. Sides include fried cabbage and German potato salad.

We tend to get a little bit excited about our monthly Bier offerings. However, our Oktoberfest Lager is one of our best of the year. It has a kick to it, that is, from the light hint of hops in this brew. It’s perfect for Oktoberfest and the cooler weather that goes with the Fall season.

Happy Oktoberfest From Hofbräuhaus!

The true spirit of Oktoberfest is one of community and culture. It is a festival born out of the need to celebrate a union. It would then morph into an international phenomenon that brings together millions of people every year throughout the next two centuries.

Currently, Oktoberfest is celebrated throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Every country, of course, will put its spin on the celebration. What remains the same, though, is the fun, bier, and community.

We invite you to our Biergarten and hall to unwind and enjoy a fun experience no matter who you are. Yes, of course, The Chicken Dance and some lederhosen are encouraged.

Prost (cheers) to you and Oktoberfest!