Fall has many celebrations but perhaps one of the most fun is Oktoberfest. This year you can attend Fremont’s Oktoberfest which also happens to be Seattle’s largest beer festival. While there are typically dozens of big Oktoberfest parties and events, it’s obviously a little different this time around. Luckily, you can celebrate beers, pretzels, and lederhosen on a smaller scale year-round at anyone of these German restaurants in Seattle. Here are 9 of the best.

Rhein Haus

 

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A classic loved by Seattleites and sports fans alike, Rhein Haus is a great spot to grab pretzels, sausage, and of course beer. You can simply eat and drink, watch a game or even play on one of the restaurants Bocce courts.

Hours: Monday–Thursday 4 pm-close, Friday & Saturday 4 pm–2 am, Sunday 12 pm-close
Where: 912 12th Ave

Altstadt Bierhalle & Brathaus

 

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This Northwest-inspired German Bierhalle & Brathaus downtown is a great spot to grab brews and of course German eats. Feast on pretzels, meats, and more while simply enjoy your food or watching a game.

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 3 pm-11 pm
Where: 209 1st Avenue South

Prost!

 

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This Phinney Ridge spot claims to be Seattle’s, OG German pub. They’ve been at it for almost two decades and definitely know a thing or two about German beer and cuisine. So swing by, grab a stool or share a table and raise a glass with them.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 3 pm-10 pm, Friday 3 pm-12 am, Saturday 1 pm-12 am, Sunday 1 pm-10 pm
Where: 7311 Greenwood Ave N

Die Bierstube

 

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For those of you living in northeast Seattle, Die Bierstube is your spot! They have fifteen German biers on tap which taste great with menu items like a curried bockwurst or tangy sauerkraut. Dig in!

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 3 pm-10 pm, Friday 3 pm-1 am, Saturday 1 pm-1 am, Sunday 1 pm-10 pm
Where: 6106 Roosevelt Way NE

Kaffeeklatsch Seattle

 

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Now, this spot is unique in that it’s not a place to grab brews. Rather it centers on a unique German tradition that involves women gathering to share coffee in homes when it was illegal for them to gather in public coffeehouses in the 1990s. So if you’re looking to celebrate sans alcohol, be sure to head in and grab a cup of joe and a tasty pastry.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8 am- 4 pm
Where: 12513 Lake City Way NE

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Brouwer’s Cafe

 

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So this spot is technically Belgian-inspired but we’re going to throw it in because why not. Brouwers has 64 craft beers on draft, a selection of over 400 bottles from both the US and abroad, an exceptional selection of Scotch and American Whisk(e)ys, and a full-service bar, and Belgian-inspired cuisine.

Hours: Wednesday-Friday 4 pm-10 pm, Saturday 12 pm–10 pm, Sunday 12 pm-8 pm
Where: 400 N 35th St

George’s Sausage and Delicatessen


While technically a Polish spot, George’s offers all sorts of European specialty foods. It’s a deli-style shop where you can grab generously portioned sandwiches, Polish meats, and more for your own take-home celebration.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm, Saturday 10 am-3 pm
Where: 907 Madison St

Queen Anne Beer Hall

If you’re looking for an authentic beer hall experience then it’s time to head over to Queen Anne. You can enjoy local brews as well as beers from around the world and unique cocktails made with in-house prepared syrups and shrubs. Not to mention classic beer hall eats.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 am-12 am, Friday 11:30 am-2 am, Saturday 11 am-2 am, Sunday 11 am-12 am
Where: 203 W Thomas St

Sebi’s Bistro

 

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Sebi’s is also technically a Polish bistro but they do have a German section of their menu so you know we had to include them. Some of the tasty items you can grab include chicken schnitzel, blood sausage, and dumplings. Of course, you can also grab beers and spirits.

Hours: Monday & Tuesday 5 pm-9 pm, Thursday-Saturday 5 pm-9 pm
Where: 3242 Eastlake Ave E

There you have it, folks, there are plenty of German restaurants in Seattle where you can get your Oktoberfest on year-round. We hope that you get out there and treat yourself. Please be sure to follow all posted restaurant rules and of course be respectful.