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District Oktoberfest: D.C.’s Official Kickoff to the Best Month of the Year




It’s official! Oktoberfest is in full swing and what better way to have started the celebration than with attending District Oktoberfest. It was the perfect event to get your souse on without letting your wallet run dry. *hiccup*

District Oktoberfest had celebrants checking in at RFD 7th street Sept. 21 & 22 where they could pick up an Erdinger Oktoberfest (my favorite of the day) and a juicy brat with sauerkraut. Once participants downed their first drink it was onto the next 7 places (6 on Sunday), each with a different Oktoberfest beer ready to be had. It’s the perfect way for a newb like me to acclimate oneself to some the area’s hottest bars.

We traveled from RFD to Capitol City Brewing (who ran OUT of their Oktoberfest draft before 2pm), back up to FADO, then Rocket Bar, Penn Social, Iron Horse, Redline, and finally Bar Louie (who was also out) all in the name of charity. District Oktoberfest benefited D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation and Dreams for Kids DC.

Each place had a unique atmosphere ranging from open and classy to dark and quirky. I made a mental note of all the places I’d like to visit again the next time I’m out and about.

Beer choices included Erdinger Oktoberfest, Cap City Brew Oktoberfest, Sam Adams Oktoberfest, Shiner Oktoberfest, Yuengling Oktoberfest, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Leinenkugel Oktoberfest, and Goose Island Oktoberfest.

I did the math, because I’m a nerd like that. Each beer, with the purchase of an Oktoberfest ticket, only cost about $3.67 per 12oz pour. Definitely worth the ticket price.

Missed it this year? Make sure you plan your appearance next year. District Oktoberfest was some of the most fun I’ve had since transplanting into the D.C. area, and I cannot wait to go again!

Rebekah (Editor)

About Rebekah (Editor)

Rebekah spent much of her childhood on the coast of Maine where she cultivated her affinity for local seafood. Her lust for traveling extended beyond her New England borders and so she spent time traveling to Nepal, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and various parts of the U.S. before taking up blogging and spawn rearing as her full time gig. A transplant into the DC Metro Area, she has a newfound enthusiasm for gastronomy, and finding the best indulgences in the District. Rebekah's photographs and writing have been published by various media outlets, however her love of adventure would find her constantly on the go exploring new places and cuisine.


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