20 Best Cities To Get Your Drink On For Oktoberfest

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20 Best Cities for Oktoberfest Celebrations, Get Your Drink On!

WalletHub just released their list of the 20 best cities in the US to celebrate Oktoberfest.  So get your beer mugs ready and let’s take a look.

Top 20

These were ranked based on 24 key metrics.  You can find all of the info at the bottom of their article.  The most important areas were tradition, cost, and safety/accessibility.

1 New York, NY 11 Pittsburgh, PA
2 Portland, OR 12 Sacramento, CA
3 Cincinnati, OH 13 Columbus, OH
4 San Francisco, CA 14 Boise, ID
5 Chicago, IL 15 St. Louis, MO
6 Philadelphia, PA 16 Madison, WI
7 Denver, CO 17 Milwaukee, WI
8 Miami, FL 18 Scottsdale, AZ
9 Seattle, WA 19 Lincoln, NE
10 Orlando, FL 20 Tampa, FL


You can also check how the major city near you ranks on their interactive map.  They chart the 100 most populated cities in the US and rank them.

I have been to Oktoberfest in Cincinnati before and it was a good time.  Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.

If you are in Michigan be sure to check out Frankenmuth. The whole town is German themed and they have the largest Christmas store in the world if that is your thing.

Oktoberfest Fun Facts

  • $5,000: Estimated cost for an American to attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
  • 1.98 Million: Gallons of beer consumed during Oktoberfest.
  • 700,000: Number of whole roast chickens eaten, plus 60,000 sausages and 59,000 pork knuckles.
  • $1.53 Billion: Oktoberfest’s annual economic impact on Munich.
  • $67,306: Median annual income for German-American households ($57,617 for all households).


If you love Oktoberfest activities but can’t get to Germany to celebrate then these are your next best options.


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