As many are aware, Germany’s famous (slightly infamous) beer festival known as Oktoberfest actually takes place in September. Headquartered in Munich, the massive festival spans over the course of weeks, involving hearty food, traditional music, and copious amounts of tasty German beer. Here in Houston, you can experience the joy of Oktoberfest all year long at King Bier Haus in The Heights.
King Bier Haus in The Heights is a gorgeous indoor and outdoor beer garden punctuated with twinkly lights, luscious accents, and woodland furniture in the heart of Houston’s hottest neighborhoods. This also one of the few places in town that you can find top notch German beer and cuisine. Here, you can fill your flagons from any number of lagers, weissbiers, hefeweizens, and dunkels.
So as not to drink on an empty stomach, the restaurant offers a range of German, Austrian, and American cuisine – using recipes up to a century old. Their appetizers alone are enough to trigger your salivary glands; choose from Bavarian Fried Pickles, Gourmet Deviled Eggs, Pulled Pork Stuff Jalapeños, Crawfish Étouffée Balls, Giant Beer Pretzels, Sausage Samplers, and more.
But that’s merely the beginning, King’s Bier Haus offers a range of salads, soups – see the Hungarian Goulash Soup – sandwiches and burgers – including a Schnitzel Sandwich and King’s Reuben Sandwich – pizzas, smoked wings, schnitzels, and gourmet (and exotic) sausages and hotdogs. Their specialty specialties include the Oma’s Waygu Meatloaf, Cajun Schnitzel, Oktoberfest Chicken (Gluten Free), and Drunken Chicken.
If the sheer number of options gives you a FOMO-tinged ordering anxiety, the restaurant offers a variety of mixed plates such as the featured Taste of Germany dish with chicken or pork schnitzel, bratwurst, Mesquite smoked chicken, sauerkraut, barbecue pulled pork, pretzel sticks, apple horseradish, and more.
Every October, the bier haus hosts a spectacular three-day Oktoberfest celebration:
“A cultural celebration honoring and supporting the preservation of our large German/ eastern European community traditions and heritage,” the beer garden writes on its website. “King’s is bringing back the 10th Annual Oktoberfest celebration to Houston for one amazing weekend every October annually to maintain awareness and preservation of the diversity of the City of Houston.”
Oktoberfest at King’s Bier Haus takes place from October 14 – 16 with massive tents, live German music, exclusive themed beers, competitions, and much more. Find tickets here.