Food & Bier
What would a German festival be without German beer, bratwursts, sauerkraut, and apple strudel? It would not be very authentic! We pride ourselves on being one of the most authentic Oktoberfests in the United States. To that end, we use German Butchers, Bakers and Beer Makers! So bring your appetite and prepare to feast on German food and enjoy some of the very same beer that the folks in Germany relish.
At the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest all food and beer transactions are done with tickets. We have four ticket windows conveniently located throughout the building and the new Information Booth at the Main Entrance to serve you. All ticket booths accept both cash and credit cards. You can buy beer, wine, food tickets or Burgermeister Bucks that can be used for all German food, Cafe Americana food, both non alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. The Burgermeister Bucks will be sold singly or in books of $60.00. So before you ‘saddle up’ to the bar or feast on that German meal, head to a ticket window and purchase the appropriate tickets! And don’t forget to pre-purchase your Burgermeister Bucks on line before coming to Oktoberfest and walk in and enjoy the party without worrying about getting tickets.
Bitte ein Bier! (Another beer please!)
2013 Bier Offerings (2014 coming “soon”): The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest will proudly be pouring:
- Warsteiner Pilsner (German)
- Warsteiner Dunkel (German/Dark Beer)
- Warsteiner Oktoberfest (German)
- Konig Ludwig Hefeweisen (Bavarian/Weis Bier)
- Spaten (German)
- Spaten Oktoberfest (German)
- Stella Artois (Euro pale lager from Belgium)
- 5L Mini Keg (Warsteiner Pilsner)
- Bud Light
- Michelob Amber Bock (Dark Beer)
- Michelob Ultra
- Shock Top
- Shock Top Lemon Shandy (Lemonade Flavored Beer)
- Shock Top Pumpkin
- Shock Top Rasberry
- Shock Top Honey Crisp Apple Wheat
- Goose Island Honker’s Ale
- Redbridge (Wheat & Gluten free beer)
- Bud Light Limearita & Strawberita
- Monster (Non-Alcoholic)
- Liberty Creek Merlot
- Liberty Creek Chardonnay
- Liberty Creek White Zinfindel
- Liberty Creek Cabernet
O’Doul’s Complimentary Shuttle:
If you’ve had a little too much Oktoberfest fun, leave the driving to us and catch a ride home on the O’Doul’s Shuttle. The complimentary shuttle begins running at 6:00 p.m. every Saturday evening and will take you anywhere in the Big Bear Valley. It’s door-to-door service.
Please note: the O’Doul’s Shuttle is a service to take you home. The shuttle will not stop at another bar and/or retail location.
Again this year, the O’Doul’s Shuttle will also be picking up guests and bringing them to the Oktoberfest on Saturdays, beginning Saturday, September 27th. The shuttle will begin pick-up service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays only and continues to pick-up guests going to Oktoberfest until 6:00 p.m., running approximately every 30 minutes. The pick-up stop is in the Bartlett Parking Lot in the village (Behind the Visitor’s Center). Complete details are in this flyer.
Designated Drivers Program:
As always, we encourage you to have fun and enjoy Oktoberfest, but we ask that you do not drink and drive. ‘Designated Driver Pitstops’ provide unlimited complimentary sodas, coffee, and bottled water during your Oktoberfest visit. Simply let anyone of our Gaudi Truppe (waitresses) or food and beverage staff know that you are the designated driver. They will provide you with an I.D. bracelet.
You’ll find a German feast fit for King Ludwig himself at the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, and when the mountain air stirs up the appetite, we have a variety of speciality items to tempt your taste buds.
German meals include a side of Sauerkraut, a side of German Potato Salad, a pretzel dinner roll and an entree of your choice:
- Polish Sausage
- Oven Baked Chicken Half
- Roast Beef
Schweine Braten Dinner
Pork Roast made the German way, simmered in a variety of vegetables and wine gravy. Served with a bavarian dumplings and sauerkraut.
German Sausage Sandwich
A meal in itself, the German Sausage Sandwich includes choice of Bratwurst, Knockwurst or Polish Sausage on a Pretzel bun with a slice of German dill pickle topped with a healthy portion of sauerkraut.
Made from an old Bavarian recipe, these dumplings come smothered in gravy and are as original as they get.
Served with a creamy warm vanilla sauce, a piece of Apple Strudel makes the perfect dessert.
If a German meal isn’t for you, don’t worry! Check out ‘Cafe Americana’, located at the Outdoor Beer Garden. Cafe Americana features:
Grilled 1/2 lb. Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers
- Veggie Burgers
- Monster Nachos
- Chicken Strips
- Chili Cheese Fries
- Cheese Fries
- Onion Rings
Beer and Snack Food:
- Pickled Eggs
- Pickled Ham Hocks
- German Pickles
While we have limited food available for Vegans and Vegetarians, there are some options available including Veggie Burgers, Potato Dumplings, and Small and Large German Pretzels.
Budenstrasse Festival Treats:
Throughout the Budenstrasse (Avenue of Booths) you’ll find a variety of tasty carnival treats including Roasted Almonds, Italian Ice, Cotton Candy, Kettle Korn, Roasted Corn, and homemade fudge.