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5 West 37th Street
New York, New York 10018
Beer, bratwurst and bar maids.
Yes my friends, Oktoberfest is upon us again, and it’s the best 16 days of the year where you get to rejoice your true (or honorary) German heritage and over indulge in sausage, schnitzel and sauerkraut.
Celebrate in true Deutsch fashion at the newly opened Reichenbach Hall. This new Midtown spot is an authentic and giant German beer hall that’s filled to the brim with bratwursts, schnitzels, spätzle and Bavarian Pretzels so big you can stick your arms through them and wear ‘em like a sweater. We’re not kidding; those bad boys are huge and weigh in at about two pounds each, which is probably more than you can bench bro.
Obviously you’ll need a giant beer (which we all know is the most important part of Oktoberfest anyway) to wash the giant pretzel down with, and Reichenbach Hall has plenty of it. They have 14 different kinds of German beer on tap that are available in half liters, full liters and two liter boots, and the bar is fully stocked with all the hard alcohol you could ever wish for. Go ahead and order the two liter boot of the Köstritzer Schwarzbier (good luck pronouncing that one), just don’t boot in the boot after eating all that Käse Und Schinken.
So mosey on into Midtown’s own little Munich this October (or all year long), have a slice of ‘strudel and celebrate Oktoberfest in true German fashion. But please, leave your lederhosen at home.
By Stephanie Hartmann
Stephanie Hartmann writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for CBS New York.