Where to pour on the

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ES­CAP­ING TO Mu­nich, Ger­many, where the mother of all Ok­to­ber­fest cel­e­bra­tions takes place each year, may not be the most eco­nom­i­cal or prac­ti­cal way to en­joy pints and brews with your friends. But fear not, New York­ers, the city has an end­less num­ber of fes­ti­vals and par­ties where drink­ing at noon is ac­cept­able and leder­ho­sen are en­cour­aged. Here are a hand­ful of Ok­to­ber­fest fetes worth check­ing out.

BEERGARDEN VOL. II

At North Brook­lyn Farms in Wil­liams­burg, BeerGarden Vol. II will of­fer un­lim­ited beer tast­ings from brew­eries across the city and its sub­urbs for one day only. Sam­ples from LIC Beer Project, Hud­son Val­ley Brew­ery and many more will be on hand.

Un­lim­ited tast­ing tick­ets are $50 per per­son, $75 for VIP tast­ings in­clude early en­try, food and more. Sept. 30, 4 to 9 p.m. at North Brook­lyn Farms, 320 Kent Ave., Brook­lyn. Tick­ets and info on Eventbrite.

DROP IN AT THE WATER­MARK

Ok­to­ber­fest re­turns to Water­mark bar at the South Street Sea­port, com­plete with ful­l­liter steins of beer, games, en­ter­tain­ment and Ger­man fare like brats and pret­zels for three straight week­ends. Ad­mis­sion is free but tick­ets are nec­es­sary.

Sept. 15-17, Sept. 22-24 and Sept. 29-Oct. 2 from noon to mid­night. Pier 15, 78 South St. Visit ok­to­ber-fest.nyc to re­serve a spot.

FOR­EST AV­ENUE

A one-day street fair cel­e­brat­ing Ok­to­ber­fest will bring Ger­man beer hall-style fes­tiv­i­ties to Staten Island’s West Brighton neigh­bor­hood on Oct. 1. The party will in­clude “four blocks of live mu­sic, rides, at­trac­tions and out­door din­ing.” More than 20 restau­rants will set up stands in the street and a pub­lic beer gar­den will be con­structed for of-age guests.

VIP Beer Gar­den tick­ets ($12) get you dis­counted drinks; chil­dren’s VIP tick­ets ($7, also open to adults who don’t want booze) get you front-of-the-line ac­cess to at­trac­tions and un­lim­ited soda and juice. Sun­day Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For­est Ave. from Hart Blvd. to Bard Ave. Visit forestav­enue­bid.com/ok­to­ber­fest for tick­ets and more info.

A glass is filled at the Bronx Brew­ery in Port Mor­ris (above). The Beergarden, hosted by North Brook­lyn Farms, (be­low) fea­tures a wide ar­ray of food and frothy re­fresh­ments.

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