Prost to Oktoberfest at Von Elrod’s: A Celebration of Tradition and Great Times


As the leaves turn and the air becomes crisp, it can only mean one thing – Oktoberfest is upon us! This beloved German tradition has transcended its Munich roots to become a global celebration of beer, food, and camaraderie. In the heart of Nashville, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in the Oktoberfest spirit than at Von Elrod’s. Join us as we dive into the history of Oktoberfest and discover why Von Elrod’s is the perfect destination to enjoy this festive occasion.

The History of Oktoberfest:

Oktoberfest has a rich history dating back to 1810 when it all began as a royal wedding celebration in Munich, Germany. Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese, and the citizens of Munich were invited to join in the festivities that included horse races, food, beer, and music. The event was such a hit that it was decided to repeat the celebration annually, and thus, Oktoberfest was born.

Over the years, Oktoberfest evolved into the iconic event we know today. It has grown to become the world’s largest beer festival, attracting millions of visitors from around the globe. Revelers come together to enjoy traditional Bavarian cuisine, live music, and, of course, the finest German beers.

Why Von Elrod’s is the Ultimate Oktoberfest Destination:

Now that you know the history of Oktoberfest, let’s talk about why Von Elrod’s is the perfect place to celebrate this beloved tradition.

Oktoberfest Experience:

At Von Elrod’s, we take Oktoberfest seriously. Our beer selection includes a wide variety of beers, but most importantly, several Oktoberfest and Märzen style beers. Pair your brew with freshly made pretzels or sausages, expertly crafted by our chefs.” Let’s change it to this.. we don’t want to stray too much in “authentic German” because we are not authentic. We are an American German inspired restaurant. – Gracyn

Outdoor Seating:

Nashville’s pleasant fall weather is the ideal backdrop for outdoor Oktoberfest celebrations. Von Elrod’s offers spacious outdoor seating in our beloved beer garden, allowing you to bask in the crisp autumn air while savoring your beer and bratwurst.

Prost-Worthy Beer Selection:

Our extensive beer list features not only German classics but also a rotating selection of seasonal and craft brews. Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or just looking to try something new, you’ll find a drink that suits your taste at Von Elrod’s.


As Oktoberfest approaches, don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the rich history and lively spirit of this world-renowned festival. Von Elrod’s invites you to experience Oktoberfest like never before with a diverse beer selection and a festive atmosphere that captures the essence of Munich’s celebration. Prost to good times, great beer, and memorable moments at Von Elrod’s this Oktoberfest season!