The big Munich Oktoberfest and other large beer-centric gatherings may have been canceled once again, but there are still plenty of smaller scale ways to celebrate Oktoberfest around the Bay Area. Everything is subject to change in the pandemic era, of course, so be sure to double check details and venue-specific COVID health restrictions before you go.

Schroeder’s Oktoberfest Block Party: 3-11 p.m. Sept. 17 and every Friday through the end of October, 240 Front St., San Francisco. Enjoy live music by Department of Rock, beer, sausages, pretzels, a costume contest and beer games. The first beer is free if you come in a dirndl, lederhosen or other Oktoberfest attire. Free admission. Eventbrite:

San Francisco Brewing Co. Oktoberfest: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 18, 3150 Polk St., San Francisco. Enjoy a day of German-inspired bier, traditional volksmusik band, classic hofbrau foods, best dressed contest, yodelling competition, chicken dance off, pretzel pass team event and more. Ticket ($20) includes a German drinking boot to take home. Eventbrite:

Lake Chalet Oktoberfest: 3:30-7 p.m. Sept. 23, The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill, 1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Ticket ($41.30) includes a stein, house-brewed beer and entertainment by a live German band. A la carte menu available. Eventbrite:

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Ludwig’s Oktoberfest: 5-10 p.m. Sept. 25 and Oct. 8, Ludwig’s German Table, 261 N. Second St., San Jose. Featuring a traditional Oktoberfest menu, music, a best dressed contest and a stein holding competition. Ticket price covers entry for six to eight adults ages 21 and up. $120. Eventbrite:

Original Pattern Brewing Co. Oktoberfest: Sept. 25-26, 292 Fourth St., Oakland. Celebrate the release of the annual Festbier lager while enjoying traditional German bites and …read more

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