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How to Celebrate Oktoberfest at Home in Austin

Takeout and delivery options from Easy Tiger’s giant Bavarian pretzels to sausages from Banger’s to plenty of Oktoberfest beers from local breweries

Pretzels and beers from Easy Tiger
Pretzels and beers from Easy Tiger
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Even though many of the major Oktoberfest celebrations across the world and state — from Germany to Blanco — are canceled for in-person festivities, there several Austin restaurants and breweries still offering takeout and delivery specials for the multi-day food and drink holiday. From Oktoberfest brews to giant soft pretzels to all sorts of German dishes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at home.

Everything below is divided up by type of offerings, and then listed in alphabetical order. Know of a missing takeout and/or delivery Oktoberfest special in the Austin area? Let Eater know through austin@eater.com.

Food & Beer

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
The downtown restaurant is reopening for Oktoberfest with a special, limited menu that is available for takeout and delivery. Dishes include schnitzel, spaetzle, German potato cakes, soft pretzels, and all sorts of sausages, from currywurst to chicken and apple to weisswurst. To-go Oktoberfest beers will be available as well.
How to Order: Place pickup and delivery orders online.
When to Order: Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, October 11
Address: 79 Rainey Street, Downtown

Easy Tiger
The beer garden is offering several Oktoberfest specials this year, from its Bavarian pretzels to the big party pretzel to Lebkuchen cookie necklaces to the reheatable dinner plate with roast pork, potato pancakes, and sides to the German farmers bread. Drinks-wise, there are to-go drafts of Oktoberfest beers such as Bell’s Brewery to Live Oak. For larger at-home celebrations, Easy offers a grill pack with sausages, buns, and braised cabbage; and the single-serving feast pack for one.
How to Order: Place orders online.
When to Order: Preorders are available now for curbside pickups and deliveries from Saturday, September 26 to Sunday, September 27.
Address: 6406 North I-35 Frontage Road, Linc

The Brewtorium
The brewpub is filling crowlers and growlers of its Oktoberfest beer, the Brewtoberfest, through its pickup program. To round out the order, keep an eye out for Oktoberfest-themed food specials as well, such as the current currywurst with mashed potatoes and the chicken schnitzel sandwich
How to Order: Place orders online.
Address: 6015 Dillard Circle, Highland

Lazarus Brewing Company
The brewpub is dedicating its October to Oktoberfest. There are its Otokberfest beers, the marzen Katie’s Pride and the wiesenberg Big Top; fun beer steins; and food provided by Easy Tiger, such as pretzels and beer cheese and beer brats.
How to Order: Place online orders for Oktoberfest beer crowlers and growlers.
Address: 1902 East Sixth Street, East Austin

Live Oak Brewing Company
The longtime brewery’s Oktoberfest beer offering is the Oaktoberfest, available via its beer drive-thru currently, in the form of six-pack cans. Look out for food specials from on-site German food truck the Black Forest too.
How to Order: Place pickup orders online or in person.
When to Order: Available now
Address: 1615 Crozier Lane, Southeast Austin

The German potato pancakes at Banger’s
The German potato pancakes at Banger’s
Banger’s [Official]

Food

Scholz Garten
The downtown historic beer garden is offering a take-home sausage platter for Oktoberfest. There’s the already-cooked Bring the Party platter for $125 and the heat-at-home Be the Party platter for $100. Each comes with a whopping four pounds of sausages (ranging from bratwurst to pepperwurst), sides, soft pretzels, and dipping mustards.
How to Order: Email orders@scholzgarten
When to Order: 24-hours notice is required for pickups.
Address: 1607 San Jacinto Boulevard, Downtown

Beer

Austin Beerworks
The brewery is currently offering its Oktoberfest beer — the Montecore Oktoberfest — made with what the company describes as floral German hops, via its to-go pickup service. It’s available in six-pack cans.
How to Order: Place pickup orders online.
When to Order: Available now
Address: 3001 Industrial Terrace, North Austin

Draught House Pub & Brewery
Those seeking out a German beer can head to the brewpub, which is selling to-go pints, pitchers, and growlers of the Oktoberfest brew from German brewery Hofbräu München. Pair it with the local offering from Live Oak too.
How to Order: Place pickup orders online.
When to Order: Available now
Address: 4112 Medical Parkway, Rosedale

Oddwood Ales
The East Austin brewpub brewed up a 2020 version of its Oktober Festbier, the Austinerbräu. The beer is available in individual cans, four-pack cans, and cases.
How to Order: Place pickup orders online.
When to Order: Available now
Address: 3108 Manor Road, MLK

Real Ale’s Oktoberfest beer
Real Ale’s Oktoberfest beer
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Real Ale Brewing Company
Even though the Blanco brewery canceled its Oktoberfest festivities, it is still brewing and selling its Oktoberfest beer in six-bottle-pack form via curbside pickups, plus a bright blue themed cap
How to Order: Place orders online.
When to Order: Available now
Address: 231 San Saba Court, Blanco

St. Elmo Brewing Company
The brewery’s Oktoberfest offering is the Schlagen, an oak-aged beer, available in single cans, four-pack cans, and crowlers.
How to Order: Place pickup orders online.
When to Order: Available now
Address: 440 East Saint Elmo Road, East Congress

Update, October 2, 2:12 p.m.: This article, originally published on September 24, has been updated to include more Oktoberfest offerings.

Scholz Garten

1607 San Jacinto Boulevard, , TX 78701 (512) 474-1958 Visit Website

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 386-1656 Visit Website

Live Oak Brewing Company

1615 Crozier Lane, , TX 78617 (512) 385-2299 Visit Website

Oddwood Ales

3108 Manor Road, , TX 78723 (512) 220-0612 Visit Website

Real Ale Brewing Company

231 San Saba Court, , TX 78606 (830) 833-2534 Visit Website

St. Elmo Brewing Company

440 East Saint Elmo Road, , TX 78745 (737) 300-1965 Visit Website

Easy Tiger

1501 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 839-8523 Visit Website

Draught House Pub & Brewery

4112 Medical Parkway, , TX 78756 (512) 452-6258 Visit Website

The Brewtorium

6015 Dillard Circle, , TX 78752 (512) 524-0323 Visit Website

Austin Beerworks

3001 Industrial Terrace, , TX 78758 (512) 821-2494 Visit Website

Lazarus Brewing Co.

1902 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 394-7620 Visit Website

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