Top 10 U.S. cities to celebrate Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest began Sept. 19 in Munich and six million people are expected to travel to Germany for the 16-day event. If international travel isn’t in your near future, here are the top 10 U.S. cities to celebrate Oktoberfest according to vacation rental site,  See the website for details on what makes each city great for Oktoberfest, as well as places to celebrate in each location.

  1. San Francisco
  2. Cincinnati
  3. Leavenworth, WA
  4. La Cross, WI
  5. Mt. Angel, OR
  6. Las Vegas
  7. Chicago
  8. Denver
  9. New Ulm, MN
  10. Tulsa, OK

Still can’t make a trip happen? Here are two ways to celebrate Oktoberfest right here in Atlanta:

YEAH! BURGER: Celebrate Oktoberfest at YEAH! BURGER with free beer every Thursday night in October. The restaurant has partnered with local breweries for free beer tastings and education every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. This Thursday the featured brewery is Creature Comforts Brewing Company, followed by Three Taverns Craft Beers on Oct. 15, Monday Night Brewing on Oct. 22 and Wild Heaven Craft Beers on Oct. 29. This free beer event is valid at both YEAH! BURGER locations: 1017 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta; and 1168 Howell Mill Rd., Ste. E, Atlanta.


Big Kahuna:  Enjoy Kahunafest in honor of Oktoberfest all month-long at this SoCal inspired dining outpost. Offers include $5 drafts of Goose Island Beer Company’s Oktoberfest and Jekyll Brewing’s Oktoberfest on draft along with $4 Jagermeister shots. You can also enjoy food specials such as $2 savory Bratwurst Tacos and Goose Island Beer Cheese Dip and Pretzels. For more information, call 404-343-0409, or visit Big Kahuna online at Big Kahuna, 303 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta.

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