Oktoberfest Celebrations in Metro Detroit

By: Katie Goncalves | September 5, 2023
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Oktoberfest season is upon us once again and it’s time to celebrate! This year, Oktoberfest runs from September 16 through October 3 and is primarily known for drinking, food, and merriment. You won’t need a passport to travel all the way to Germany as there are plenty of local breweries planning their own celebrations for this festive occasion. So grab your dirndl and lederhosen and head to these Metro Detroit Oktoberfest celebrations.


237 Jos Campau, Detroit

1175 Lakepointe Street, Grosse Pointe Park

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A staple of the local beer scene for over two decades, Atwater Brewery is a go-to spot for consistently amazing craft beer. Katy McBrady, Atwater Brewery President, says, “We look forward to kicking off another Oktoberfest season at Atwater and are excited to have our GABF award winning Bloktoberfest at the center of the show. True to style, this brew is the perfect accompaniment to all of your Fall festivities. We invite you to raise a pint with us and celebrate the season. We are having Oktoberfest themed events at both Atwater in the Park and Detroit. Stein hoisting, keg lifting, live music, Oktoberfest themed menu items, etc. A block party at Atwater in the Park on September 30th and a party at our Detroit Tap House on September 23.” 


30955 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak

57695 Van Dyke Ave, Washington

Brown Iron Brewhouse is a brewery that is passionate about excellent beer and high-quality smoked meats. This year, they will be celebrating Oktoberfest starting September 15 through October 1 at both locations. They will have a variety of German food specials on the menu as well as more than 25 German beers on tap.


20085 Goddard Road, Taylor

Bierkeller Tavern & Eatery is an American bar and restaurant with German flair. Each year they celebrate Oktoberfest with German food and beer, live music, and so much more.


3050 Union Lake Road, Commerce Charter Township

Kickstand Brewing Company is celebrating Oktoberfest on September 16 this year from 12-10pm. They will have a beer tent, food, live music, games, stein racing, and barrel rolling all day long outside of their Commerce location. Their inaugural event last year was a great success so they decided to do it all over again!


601 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth

If you’re looking for a truly authentic Oktoberfest, take the short drive to Michigan’s Little Bavaria for the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest. This year, the festival is happening from September 14-17 and is filled with tons of events, music, and food.