I am obsessed with all things pumpkin. I cannot stop cooking it, buying them or drinking pumpkin beer. Clearly, I have issues. In case you too are completely in love with the beautiful orange gourd, check out these pumpkin filled events.
Loreley Restaurant and Biergarten (7 Rivington Street) Loreley’s “45 Days of Oktoberfest” continues with ceremonial Pumpkin Keg Tappings on Thursday, October 19th and Thursday, October 26th at 9 p.m. Guests will enjoy pumpkin beer from individual mini pumpkin kegs plus Oktoberfest specials all day and night. On Saturday, October 21st Loreley is hosting a Das Boot Party, where beer lovers can get their fill from 1-liter ($25, $18 refills) and 2-liter ($40, $30 refills) glass boots, which can be taken home after the party as a souvenir. On October 28th and 31st visit for their Haunted Beer Garden Halloween Party with two happy hours: all day until 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. until late. Costumes welcome! They offer happy hour Monday through Thursday from 12-7 p.m. and additional daily specials like $8 taco platters on Taco Tuesdays from 4-8 p.m.
George Keeley (485 Amsterdam) Want to drink out of your own personal pumpkin? Visit on Saturday, October 14th for The Great Pumpkin Fest starting at 2 p.m. You’ll get to sample pumpkin beers from their twenty six rotating taps while sipping out of a pumpkin. Definitely check their website to see live whats on tap and how much is left. Keeley’s hosts beer events, tap takeovers and a beer club. If craft beer is your thing, make friends with George. The boneless wings ($12) and the burgers ($14) are my favorite foods when enjoying a brew. Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. save $1 off all draft beers. If all isn’t enough, head to the back of the bar and help yourself to free popcorn.
Flatiron Hall (38 West 26th Street) This fall Flatiron is now serving Imperial Pumpkin Ale, a bolder version of their classic Pumpkin Ale. Pair it with Maple Bacon Pumpkin Wontons to experience pumpkin utopia. Discounted drinks are served daily from 4-7 p.m. on twelve rotating taps. The warm giant pretzel ($12.95) is another good choice while enjoying your pumpkin beer. You can even order a beer stein for $17. The actual beer hall is downstairs with tons of picnic tables for groups of any size.