If you love Best German Restaurants in St Pete and Clearwater and beer, then Oktoberfest may be your personal Valhalla. Grab a stein and check out these 727 Oktoberfest events from St. Petersburg to Clearwater and beyond featuring special dishes and entertainment.

RESTAURANTS

We just discovered the German Knodle, a terrific place to pick up food and host your backyard Oktoberfest with your favorite growler of pumpkin or German-style lagers from local brewers such as 3 Daughters Brewing, Big Storm and Green Bench. Many of the local breweries how Oktoberfest events as well. 

Berlins Doener: Butchering is a family tradition, so don't miss the different types of wurst, currywurst, pork schnitzel and the yummy traditional specials such as Rouladen, Frikadellen, Jagerschintzel - all washed down with an authentic stein of German beer.

Hofbrauhaus St. Petersburg: This German Biergarten features serves in authentic German costumes, one of the best German beer collections in town and is Oktoberfest Central all month long. Start with the German pretzel with multiple dipping sauces and yodel between courses with the live music and polka dancing.

Sandra's German Restaurant in St. Pete Beach: Quaint and cozy eatery, with some of the best German beer and food in town such as sauerbraten, spaetzel red cabbage, Bavarian meatballs, dumplings and apple strudel.  

EVENTS

The bier boutique : Win the Beer Olympics with your 4-person team Sept. 21 starting at 1 pm in a friendly competition that includes stein holding contests, beer stein race, boat race and king/queen of the keg. Brats, Oktoberfest stew and potato pancakes soothe the savage boar.

German American Society of Pinellas: For 3 weekends, you can party like you are in Berlin under the tent, hoisting German beer, chowing German cuisine, listening to authentic bands and folk dancers. Don't miss the parade and keg tapping ceremony. "Lass uns Bier trinken. Prost!"

Oktoberfest Indian Rocks Beach: How about celebrating at Kolb Park near the beach Oct. 12th from 11 - 7 pm with music, dancing, beer and boisterous bites? There's even keg throwing and stein carrying contests plus a silent auction and fun for the whole family.

Oktoberfest at Locale Market: Sip your favorite fall beers for only $20, you can choose two über drafts in a complimentary Locale Market beer stein. Nibble on German-inspired favorites, including sauerbraten, spaetzle, braised cabbage, a potato pancake bar and more. Enjoy traditional German entertainment from the St. Denis Oktoberfest Band LIVE in the Sundial Courtyard from 1-4 p.m in downtown St. Petersburg. But there's more. On October 7th @ 6pm, continue the Oktoberfest celebrations with a lively beer dinner featuring six unique, German-inspired courses paired to six German-style beers. 

Mastry's Brewing Co: On Sept. 21, enjoy German-style brews and foods in St. Pete Beach, a local favorite watering hole that features trivia, open mic, themed events where everyone knows your name.

St. Pete Beach Oktoberfest: The Corey Avenue renovation is almost done so why not catch up over bratwurst and biggie sized beers Oct. 19 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday till 6 pm. 3 Daughters Brewing's Oktoberfest : On Sept. 29th, celebrate in lederhosen at this WADA favorite. $30 in advance ($35/day of event) gets you a custom 3 Daughters Brewing Stein, 2 drink tickets, food (smoked chicken, sauerkraut, soft pretzel with cider mustard, cheese spaetzli) plus games and live music.

2019 Annual Wheel Haus Oktoberfest: On Sept. 21st come to the Wheel Haus for iconic dishes, biers and the SteinMaster challenge kicking off at noon till the barrels run dry in DTSP. 

For more Oktoberfest events connect with 727area for fun things to do in St. Pete and Clearwater. Best of all? It's free! 

Photo courtesy of Locale Market and Sandra's German Restaurant