BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Grab a pint and celebrate the season as Oktoberfest kicks off in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Festivities at the neighborhood’s craft beer bars will kick off starting on Oct. 8 at The Wilky on Patchen Avenue and Monroe Street, and continuing on Oct. 15 with Bed-Vyne’s fourth annual party.
Beer lovers can listen to polka music, taste several German-style brews on tap, indulge in a pretzel-eating competition or join a costume contest at The Wilky starting at 2 p.m., according to the bar’s event page.
On Oct. 15 from 1 to 8 p.m., Bed-Vyne, which operates a craft beer bar, cocktail lounge and wine shop, takes over a vacant lot on Gates and Bedford avenues for its version of Oktoberfest.
“It’s just a way for everyone to come out during the day, enjoy some good beer, celebrate, network, have some music they can dance to,” said Michael Brooks, partner in the Bed-Vyne brand.
“It’s a nice fall celebration before the weather gets cold.”
Visitors can get down to tunes from a variety of DJs while hanging out by a fire pit or chow down on some BBQ. Local vendors will be on site, serving up offerings including pork, chicken or vegan sausages with cabbage.
There will be 20 kegs with choices including Sam Adams, New Belgium and 21st Amendment, Brooks added.
Tickets cost $20 for five 16-ounce drinks, and wine will also be available.