German Oktoberfest time at Las Vegas casinos
October 08, 2013 3:00 AM
by H. Scot Krause
The Irish get St. Patrick’s Day. Now it’s German Oktoberfest time!
There’s a variety of events and good German food and beer to celebrate this month at casinos throughout the valley!
Boyd Gaming: Every Wednesday in October for the regular Wednesday dinner buffet price (with your B Connected card) guests can enjoy special German dishes, including bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut, jager snitzel, and beef roladen at The Orleans, Gold Coast, Sam’s Town and Suncoast buffets. Guests over 21 years of age can also get a complimentary German beer.
Golden Nugget: The downtown resort will host an Oktoberfest Pool Party on Saturday, Oct. 19, at The Tank from 1-7 p.m. Admission is free. There will be over 150 different international and American craft beers for sale plus live music, brats, pretzels and more great food.
Silverton: The Seasons Buffet will feature an Oktoberfest menu every Friday from 4-10 p.m. for $19.95 with a Rewards Club Card ($21.95 without). Guests will enjoy German classics at this Oktoberfest feast, including favorites like spätzle, sauerbraten, sauerkraut and apples, and grilled beer sausage. Juniper maple smoked salmon or salt crusted prime rib will be at the carving station. Also available are assorted German pastries, cookies and pie.
Silver Sevens: Oktoberfest Thursdays will be from 4-9 p.m. throughout the month. For $10.99 with A-Play Club Card, the special buffet includes bratwurst with sauerkraut, smoked brisket, apple strudel, and much more. A free Beck’s Beer is included in the price.
LVH: Oktoberfest specials are available in select restaurants and at any casino bar. Slots and table games will allow players to earn drawing tickets for a chance to win free beer. Receive one drawing ticket with a Warsteiner Beer, Bavarian entrée purchase or one drawing ticket after earning $5 in comps from tracked slot or table play. You have a chance to win free beer for a year, free beer for a half year or free beer for a month. The drawing will be held on Oct. 31 at 9:45 p.m. at the player’s club. Winner does not have to be present to win.
Additionally, half-priced authentic German Warsteiner beer will be available at Fortuna and any casino bar. Authentic Bavarian specials will be served with free Warsteiner beer, available inside Paradise Café and at the Superbook Deli.
Fremont Street: The Experience will once again transform itself for the Fifth Annual Oktober FrightFest, combining Oktoberfest and Halloween for the ultimate street party, taking place now through Oct. 31. The festivities include free performances from the popular stage production show “Frank & The Steins,” Viva Vision light and sound shows themed to “Time Warp” and “Monster Mash,” and the Fourth Annual Fall Beer Festival at Golden Nugget.
“Frank & The Steins” will perform on the First Street Stage nightly at 8:10, 9:10 and 10:10 p.m. (dark on Oct. 10, 17 and 24).
Until next week…enjoy Oktoberfesting!
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 18-year resident of Las Vegas. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to: ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.