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I've always wanted to go, but never got around to it. I've read some not-so-great reviews of the two I know about -- Alpine Village in Torrance and Old World in Huntington Beach. Are there ANY good Oktoberfests within driving range of Los Angeles?

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  1. The Swiss Chef in sherman Oaks. New location but the same great chef. Decorated to the nines for the occasion. Find them at www.swisschefusa.com

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    1. re: Hughlipton

      Do they have German beers (on tap)? I didn't see anything about drinks on their website...

      1. re: mdpilam

        I don't know if it is on tap but I do believe they carry beer since the restaurant they bought had a beer and wine license.

        1. re: Hughlipton

          Called yesterday and yes they have Oktoberfest beer. Sorry, I forgot to ask if any was on tap.

    2. Check out the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. They're having festivities every Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoons through the end of the month. German beers on tap (in addition to full bars, if that's your thing), good food and other booths/activities. If you don't like the food selection outside, they've got a couple of restaurants on site as well. The food's not as good as Jagerhaus, but the atmosphere makes up for it. There's also live music and plenty of dancing. I always go at least once a year.

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      Jagerhaus
      2525 E Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92806

      Phoenix Club
      1340 S Sanderson Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806

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      1. re: OCSteve

        2nd this rec for Phoenix Club. The food and beer are good and the atmosphere is fun.

        I went to Old World last year and the food was good, but the lines were long.

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        Phoenix Club
        1340 S Sanderson Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806

        Old World Restaurant
        7561 Center Ave Ste 49, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

        1. re: annapurna7

          Have you ever been to Munich? No lines in the tents but the wait (except for beer) can be interminable. But then again, by the time you get the food you are so wasted on the beer you really just don't care about the wait. What I would give for one more time in the Wiesen.

      2. Chalet Edelweiss... Wonderful pretzels and they serve the BOOT!

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        http://www.chaletedelweiss.us/special...

        --Dommy!

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        Chalet Edelweiss
        8740 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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        1. re: Dommy

          The BOOT! I hurt myself last time I had the boot. I'm getting too old for that s--t.

          I don't think I've ever seen it offered anywhere in SoCal; I've only seen it up north. They sell boots at Phoenix Club; I'm betting they'd be more than happy to fill one up there.

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          Phoenix Club
          1340 S Sanderson Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806