It’s October, and while Brooklyn may be thousands of miles away from Germany, we can still make like they do in Munich and celebrate Oktoberfest by enjoying some of the borough’s finest, locally crafted beers.
The DUMBO bid is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration from Friday, October 6 to Saturday, October 7 under the Manhattan Bridge Archway which will transformed into a “traditional German ‘beer hall’ with plenty of DUMBO flair.” There will be DJs, live music, arts and crafts, pretzels, bratwurst, and of course, beer.
Learn more at the DUMBO bid website.
Seeking more suds? See our list below of five new breweries and taprooms in Brooklyn. Prost!
Five Boroughs Brewing Co., 215 47th Street, Sunset Park
Five Boroughs’ 2,500-square-foot taproom is located at the front of their Sunset Park brewery which opened in August. The venue offers 16 taps serving Five Borough’s four core beers—IPA, pilsner, gose, and hoppy lager. There’s also a stage for upcoming concerts and shows.
Six Point Brewery, 40 Van Dyke Street, Red Hook
On September 30, Sixpoint Brewery opened its doors to the public with an event selling small batch brews to patrons who ordered in advance using a new app, Sixpoint Beer Finder.
Users who download the app and set up an account will receive emails announcing the release of a beer. Once they receive the notification, they can purchase six-packs. They can then head out to Sixpoint’s Red Hook brewery (on select dates) to pick up their beer and hang out with the team.
The app also allows users to locate Sixpoint beers at bars, restaurants, and stores. Sixpoint is looking to open a “full-fledged tap room” in early 2018, so stay tuned.
Randolph Beer DUMBO, 82 Prospect Street, DUMBO
A new brewery, restaurant, and bar by the owners of Randolph Beer in Williamsburg and NoLita. The new location will be the group’s largest at 5,500 square feet and will showcase the work of local Brooklyn artists. Along with a selection of suds from the team’s favorite breweries, beers brewed on-site will also be available.
Opening soon! Randolph DUMBO’s September 28 scheduled opening date had to be postponed due to a fire alarm issue in the building. Check @randolphbeer for updates.
Circa Brewing Co, 141 Lawrence Street, Downtown Brooklyn
The owner of Clinton Hill fave, Putnam’s Pub and Cooker (419 Myrtle Ave), opened this massive new beer hall in Downtown Brooklyn in July. At 6,000 square feet, the venue seats 250 diners indoors with additional outdoor seating for 30. The brewery/restaurant serves a dozen house-made brews, cocktails, and wood-fired pizzas.
Bad Seed Taproom, 585 Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights
The purveyors of hard cider crafted from 100% fresh pressed apples from upstate New York are opening a taproom in Brooklyn! With a scheduled opening date of October 20, the new space will feature 20 taps of craft beverages. In the meantime, you can pick up cans and bottles of their ciders at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket on Saturdays.