On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the Grant/Amherst Business Association will be hosting its first ever Oktoberfest. The event is hosted by venues ranging from restaurants to social clubs.
Over the years, Amherst Street (and surrounding Black Rock/Riverside neighborhoods) has been gaining momentum through civic pride and grassroots boosting efforts. Today there is a tight-knit group of businesses and community leaders who do their best to make sure that this part of the city is festive throughout the year. With such a diverse range of participants, this newfound Oktoberfest is sure to be a doozy.
The celebration is set to kick off at 3pm at Artisan Kitchens & Baths at Appliance Associates, with live music by The Skiffel Minstrels. A beer tapping commences at 4pm. From there, just hop on a shuttle and explore a dozen fun-loving venues, as they serve up German food and beer. Keep a lookout for Oompah Bands, cookouts, ethnic costumes and toasting brew-filled steins, throughout the merry festival.
Complimentary shuttle buses will be running between the following venues during the event (see Facebook):
Artisan Kitchen and Bath
200 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY
Amvets Medallion Post 13
25 Review Pl, Buffalo, NY 14207
277 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14207
484 Amherst St Buffalo, NY 14207
226 Condon Ave, Buffalo, NY 14207
Hot Mama’s Canteen
12 Military Road, Buffalo, NY
Military Road Tavern (Dill’s)
362 Military Rd, Buffalo, NY 14207
The Phoenix Restaurant
269 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14207
540 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY
326 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14207
Ukranian-American Civic Center
205 Military Rd, Buffalo, NY 14207
The Unknown Club
44 Saratoga St, Buffalo, NY 14207