I went to the New York City Oktoberfest said to be the best outside of Munich, and I was not disappointed

Ian Burke, October 11th 2019

Munich on the East River is known as the most authentic Oktoberfest this side of Bavaria. Organized by the owners of East Village biergarten Zum Schneider, the annual festival takes place by the river at the intersection of East 23rd St. and FDR Drive.

The festival runs from September 27 through October 6, and includes a fully decorated, traditional Oktoberfest tent with original furniture, food and drink tents, and a live band. This year, around 8,000 people walked through the doors over the course of the festival.

I showed up on the last day, at around 2:30 p.m., to see what it was all about.

When you walk in, it feels like you've been transported to southern Germany… (continue on Insider)