Apparently, the new hipster hangout of choice is one of the many nouveaux German Taverns popping up around the City of Angels. Maybe it is the array of beers on tap that draws them. Perhaps it is the delectable selection of wursts. There are several beer halls to choose from: Wurst küche (Downtown and soon to be on the Westside), Wirsthaus (Hollywood), and the mother of them all, ye old Gasthaus, Red Lion (Silverlake). Having sampled all of them, it is safe to say that they are all excellent.
However, if you would like to really immerse yourself in ALL THINGS GERMAN, let me introduce you to Alpine Village.
Alpine Village has held the oldest and largest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California: 43 years of boozing and chosen by USA Today as “one of the best Oktoberfests in the world!” There are buxom broads with armfulls of beer steins filled with German Beer, oom pah pah bands flown in from Germany and German Comfort food just down the 405.
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
September 9 – October 23
Friday: 6PM until 1AM
Saturday: 6PM until 1AM
Sunday: 1PM until 6PM
Friday and Saturday nights are louder and geared for adults;
Sundays are family days with kiddie jumpers, sweet treats and games.
833 W. Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90502