Mountain View, California is home to a thriving beer culture, with some of the Bay Area's best local breweries right here in town. With fall now underway, Oktoberfest fever is in full swing, as the city preps for beer-focused events all month long. Check out what's happening in and around Mountain View and browse our list of some of our favorite breweries in the area before you visit.
Oktoberfest 2021 Events
26th Annual Oktoberfest in Campbell
Savor two days of German food and drink October 16th and 17th in downtown Campbell. This time-honored celebration a Biersch Garden with live German music, games, dancing, and more.
Ludwig's Oktoberfest 2021
Ludwig's German Table on North 2nd St. in San Jose is celebrating Oktoberfest Friday, October 8thfrom 5 to 10 pm, with a DJ, live music, and a traditional Oktoberfest menu.
Oktoberfest at Sidetrack
This outdoor Biergarten-style event takes place October 1 – 3 at Sidetrack in downtown Pleasanton. The celebration features an outdoor tent, music, and authentic German food.
Oktoberfest 2021 SF Scottish Rite
The San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center celebrates with BBQ, beer, dancing, and an array of Oktoberfest-themed beers and food, Saturday, October 16
District Six in San Francisco presents Oktoberfest Sundaze, featuring live music, beer, food, and more beer on Sunday, October 17
Best Bay Area Breweries
Steins Beer Garden Mountain View
Steins is a great place to unwind with your favorite beer, featuring a mouth-watering menu to pair with local craft brews, including fresh-baked pretzels, burgers, sliders, and chicken nachos.
Barebottle Brewing Company
This popular Bay Area brewing company and tap house features a rotating tap list of handcrafted brews. Enjoy everything from German pilsners to lagers to pale ales, or hazy IPAs.
Faultline Brewing Company
Faultline is more than just a brewery, it's a community. Stop by this must-visit brewhouse which offers its own food menu, plus a rotating list of curated beer, cocktails, and wines.
Off the Rails Brewing Co
With beer crafted by hand and brewed onsite, Off the Rails is one of the most popular breweries near Mountain View. Visit this spot on historic Murphy Avenue in downtown Sunnyvale, CA.
Freewheel Brewing Co
With homegrown beer, live music, and a staff that's incredibly passionate about what they brew, Freewheel is a great spot for beer lovers looking to celebrate the culture of beer in California.
Looking for a place to stay while you check out all the great breweries and Oktoberfest events in the area? Grab a room at our hotel and stay close to these spots and more. Our hospitality team at Hotel Strata can give you even more recommendations on what to explore during your stay. Book now