Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival in the world. Each year some 6 million people flock to Munich to celebrate the 16-day festival by drinking copious amounts of beer and eating a lot of meat and pretzels. Sounds like a real ripper! If you aren’t able to make it to Munich this year, but still want to pay your respects to the Gods of beer, pork and pretzels, we’ve got you covered with the Brisbane's best pubs to celebrate Oktoberfest 2015.
Communal Bar & Eat House
It’s Stein o’clock at Communal Bar & Eat House this Friday 25th from 11am, with the guys putting on one heck of an Oktoberfest celebration. Long timber tables, an abundance of beer on tap and a few German inspired treats to go with their regular menu. Get down there for veal schnitzel with potato rosti, coleslaw, mushroom and sweet paprika sauce or wood roasted bratwurst and cheese kransky with mash, sauerkraut, beer jus and mustard.
Bavarian Bier Cafe
Get your fine German-loving self down to the Bavarian Bier Cafe for a whole bunch of ridiculously fun celebrations including keg tapping, live oompah bands, games and, of course, beer! The festivities run from now right through to 31 October and you can get your teeth on some hearty Bavarian classics like roasted pork knuckle, crispy pork belly, haus-made sausages, huge schnitzels and haus-baked strudels.
Australia’s largest German Festival happens right here at our very own Brisbane Showgrounds. It’s your chance to do the Chicken Dance with reckless abandon and minimal judgement. It’s also your chance to take in stage shows and competitions, watch bell-ringers, leg-slappers and yodellers. There’s ‘keg rolling’, pork knucles, pretzels, an insane amount of other delicious German food and lots and lots of beer. Prost! The celebrations take place on October 9th, 10th, 11th and 16th, 17th and 18th.
Brisbane German Club
Eins… Zwei.. Drei… Bier! We didn’t make that up, that’s the official Oktoberfest slogan of the Brisbane German Club, as depicted on their promotional flyer. Staying true to their roots, the German Club are celebrating on the third weekend of September, laying out the beer soaked carpet this Friday 25th through Sunday 27th. Expect a whole lot of dancing, great food, traditional music and a significant amount of lederhosen.
Black Forest German Restaurant
For a memorable, authentic Oktoberfest in a smaller setting, visit Black Forest German Restaurant in Highgate Hill. Be sure to book a spot between 25th and 31st October, the team will be decked out in their finest dirndl and doing their stretches in preparation for some pretty intense folk dancing. On top of all this, you can get stuck into some amazing traditional food, including a German Grill-Platter and other things that are difficult to pronounce, like: Nuernberger Rostbratwuerstchen. Mmmm Nuernberger.
Stones Corner Hotel
Practice your funky schunkel, you guys, because the Stones Corner Hotel are putting on an epic Oktoberfest street party in their carpark on 31st October. The place is going to be transformed into a schnitzel-loving wonderland, with German food trucks and beer tents rolling in for the occasion. There’s also a Bratwurst eating competition and plenty of beer and pretzels on offer.
All Inn Brewing Co.
If you’re going to celebrate the German holy festival of beer, then you may as well do it a brewery. All Inn Brewing Co. are doing just that, cracking open their doors for one heck of a celebration. On 3rd October the place will come alive with oompah music, the Kraut n’ About food truck, loads of fun games, Dunkelweizen brew and, best of all, free pretzels!
Pumpyard Bar & Brewery
The guys at Pumpyard Bar & Brewery are putting on a humdinger of a party too, setting up a beer tent and introducing two new beers from 4Hearts Brewing Company. As well as this there’s going to be an oompah band, a cash prize for best dressed, roving entertaiment, pretzels and heaps of yummy German food to take your fancy. Get down there between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th October.
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