Oktoberfest at Helmers’

10/23/2008 Update:

Oktoberfest may officially be over – but the beer promotions continue over at Helmers’ (11th and Wash).

Tonight’s promo is Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale. $4 mugs – and loads of giveaways! 8-10pm.


See older updates after the jump…

10/16/2008 Update:

Seems like Oktoberfest is coming to an end this week (I think?) at Helmers’ (11th and Wash)!

Tis’ the season!

hofbrau-beer-hoboken-helmers.jpgYet another Oktoberfest extravaganza at Helmer’s spotlighting Hofbrau from Munich on Thursday 10/16 from 7:00 pm till 11:00 pm.

Hofbrau is only one of the two last state-owned breweries in Munich and is home to the world-famous Hofbräuhaus. Over two million people alone go to the Hofbräuhaus during Oktoberfest, which traditionally runs during the last two weeks in September to commemorate the wedding of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Everyone has heard the story behind it by now.

Nevertheless, Helmers’ will host the Hofbräuhaus Oktoberfest on tap, have some great raffles (das boot?) plus plenty of good times to go along with the great German food that Helmers’ is known for.


The way I’ve seen some Hoboken residents drink, we might as well call the entire year “Yearfest.”

Naturally, Helmers’ (11th and Washington) must honor the German tradition of Oktoberfest!

For the next three Thursdays, they’ll have beer specials (like a 28oz Boot of Beer for $5 bucks) – giveaways (t-shirts & other marketing trinkets) – and I think something about football tickets.

Swing by and show your support for a long-standing tradition in Hoboken.


Of course Oscar had to get in the picture once again.


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I had a really great time two weeks ago when I went. The bartender on the Thursday night was very friendly and my friend and I got to take our mugs home with some other promo gifts.


No fest when the tax bills are received and you have to pay them or receive higher rents. Mayor Roberts has been the boss for 7 years…don’t believe that the council did it 😈

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hoboken celebrates st patrick’s day on the first saturday in March… what’s your point? the people don’t seem to mind.


So what you people are saying is anything goes. Authentic and Tradition don’t mean a thing.

So an Irish Pub could celebrate St. Patricks day on March 22nd.

Well, in the future when you go to Helmers and they raise their already exhorbitant prices, lighten up and relax! They were just trying to get you in there before.


[quote comment=”110013″]Funny how they claim to be an “Authentic German Restaurant” and want to honor the German tradition of Oktoberfest but they can’t even get the dates of Oktoberfest correct.

Traditional Munich Oktoberfest for the year 2008 begins on September 20th and ends on October 5th. It takes place during the 16 days before the first Sunday in October.

If you are going to do something “Authentic and Traditional”, do it on the correct dates. There’s no excuse…[/quote]

sept 25 is the first thursday after the 20th. what’s the big deal? so they want to have a reason to bring people to the bar and they do it throughout the month of october. jeez. relax!