Oktoberfest in Brickell This Weekend: Schnitzel, Shattered Glass and Albert Beer-stein (Photos)

All photos by David Minsky
Oktoberfest in Germany this year wraps up on Tuesday, but the rage officially hit the East Coast Miami style, shattering the autumn apathy with two simultaneous festivals occurring in Brickell this past weekend.

The Brickell Sam Adams Octoberfest, originally slated for Friday and Saturday only, was extended an extra day to Sunday due to the unexpected popularity of the festival, with over 7,000 tickets sold.

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Inside the Pop-Up Bier Garden restaurant
Meanwhile more than 4,400 guests attended the Brickell Bier Garden at Miami Circle, more than three times what was expected. Here the crowd was more traditional with frequent sightings of men in lederhosen and a German polka band. The blue and white lights seen throughout the camp were chosen to represent the colors of the Bavarian flag.

Though the Brickell Sam Adams Octoberfest turned out to be more popular according to number of tickets sold, the Bier Garden was considered more of an upscale event, featuring Michelin-rated chef Wolfgang Ban and his Pop-Up Bier Garden restaurant.

View from inside the Bier Garden VIP tent.
Although there was no pop-up restaurant at the Sam Adams event, the atmosphere was more dynamic:a younger crowd, loud music and free Sam Adams beer samplings until it ran out.

The beer stein is the first thing you saw walking into Brickell Sam Adams Octoberfest

Location Info


Mary Brickell Parking Lot

1001 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: General

Miami Circle

401 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL

Category: General

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Umm... I think that's supposed to be Bavarian flag and not the "barbarian flag."


Having a VIP ticket me and my friend arrived there this Sunday @2:30. And we got in @ 5:pm.(!!!!) And we were first (!!!!) who got in. No free Utopia samplings as was promised on their web site. The holiday was definitely ruined and if next time someone gonna pay me 50 bucks just to go there, I will not accept that offer. My 10 year old son would organize such festival better.


@alexmark You went to the wrong event. The Brickell bier garden's Oktoberfest was a very professional and authentic Oktoberfest organized by Germans with none of that Miami bullshit.


 @alexmark These sort of festivals in Miami always seem to be a disappointment one way or another.   When did all the beer run out?

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