Craft Beer Week comes to a close this Sunday, which means that it is time for New York's Oktoberfest celebrations to begin in earnest. Sure the real Oktoberfest in Munich has actually been going on since the 17th and barely kisses the month of October (it ends the 3rd) but so what? There's lots of German-style drinking to be done here in the Big Apple.

And what with us living in a golden age of NYC beer gardens, this looks to be a pretty good year to get into the spirit of celebrating the marriage between Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hilburghausen. While you've got lots of options, here are five where you shouldn't be surprised to find us prosting with the rest of 'em:

Hofbräu Bierhaus: The Oktoberfest package running at this surprisingly authentic bierhaus ain't cheap ($70 per person!) but again, the place really does feel like you are drinking in a tent in Munich. And for your money you can reserve a spot at one of the beer hall's two seatings (noon and 6 p.m., through October 5) and are entitled to two beer tickets and one food ticket. While you drink and eat you can enjoy the polka and waltz-tastic musical stylings of Alipine Squeeze and the Polka Brothers. Reserve your spots here.

Radegast Hall & Biergarten: There is always a bit of Oktoberfest going at this Williamsburg biergarten, but through October 6th there is a little extra, think special Oktoberfest menu items and brews served along their usual excellent selection of German brews. Plus there will be free live music and a pig roast from 4-8 p.m. tomorrow and October 1.

Zum Schneider: From tomorrow, September 24, through October 9th this Alphabet City biergarten is getting its Oktoberfest on with steins of authentic Oktoberfest beers, the occasional dirndls and lederhosen, and lots of live music. Tomorrow the first keg gets tapped at 11 a.m., but after that the fun starts daily at 1 p.m. on weekends and 5 p.m. on weekdays 5 p.m. (and after, or before, we recommend getting a bit of Austrian food mixed in at Edi & The Wolf across the street!).

Studio Square: This two-year-old, mother of all beer gardens in LIC is once again hosting an Oktoberfest bonanza on October 1st and 2nd. Tickets are $65 but with that you get six hours of access to authentic Oktoberfest beers (i.e. brewed in Munich city limits) along with unlimited access to food stations loaded up with German fare including schnitzels, wursts, and the beloved potato salad that is Kartoffelsalat. Also, if you'll want to stick around past 6 p.m. since no less than the Roots' Questlove will be performing. Tickets are available here.

Loreley Williamsburg: For its second Oktoberfest in Brooklyn this Williamsburg favorite is offering four Oktoberfest brews through October 2 in addition to their already great German menu. Marty Markowitz approves!