Cheers to Oktoberfest in Pasadena

September 22, 2023 | Posted in Things To Do

Shake off your finest lederhosen, polish your stein, and keep Oktoberfest going in Pasadena. Here are all the ways to celebrate sipping cold brewskies this October.

1. Craftoberfest at the Rose Bowl

Craftoberfest returns to the greens at the Rose Bowl Stadium on October 21 with over 50 Southern Californian craft breweries to pay homage to Germany’s “Volksfest.” Bring your own pretzel necklaces and enjoy unlimited pours of craft beers with your Bratwurst while enjoying the musical stylings of Festmeister Hans und Die Sauerkrauts.

2. Squawktoberfest at Wild Parrot Brewing

Wild Parrot Brewing Co. is paying homage to the Pasadena parrots that roam the skies this Oktoberfest season with Squawktoberfest on October 7 and 8. The event features an Oktoberfest beer release, a stein holding contest, a sausage and pretzel eating contest, prizes for costumes, and a big sense of community.

3. Oktoberfest at Lucky Baldwins Pub

From October 6 through October 30, Lucky Baldwins Pub will be celebrating with Oktoberfest style beers and special programming. Delirium is arriving at this English pub on Wednesday, October 25 for a special Oktoberfest celebration with events and giveaways! There's also bangers and mash, Irish bacon, and over 60 beers on tap.

4. Just drink beer in Pasadena

Pasadena loves to drink beer and the selection of local watering holes and pubs make it easy to celebrate Oktoberfest, whichever month you think you're in. Head to the Stone Brewing Tap Room near the Del Mar Station to taste the goods before grabbing a pizza at the Luggage Room to quell the munchies. For big pretzels, roasted artichoke, and a huge list of brews, including IPAs, Congregation Ale House on Raymond and Del Mar is awaiting your presence.

Celebrate Latin culture with Martin Quinones at Cerveceria del Pueblo, where the beers are made with ingredients that bring you closer to the flavors of Colombia. Want something not very German, but still very much focused on beer? Dive into Korean drinking culture at Urban Pocha in Old Pasadena, and don't forget to try their Korean fried chicken.