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How To Celebrate Oktoberfest

By Grace Noles
5th Oct 2017

How To Celebrate Oktoberfest

October means a few things: Halloween. The start of better weather. The realisation that it’s beginning to get uncomfortably close to Christmas....but arguably the most exciting thing to celebrate this month is the German festival of Oktoberfest! 

Think beer, dancing, bratwurst, parades, beer, costumes, giant pretzels, gingerbread, beer, fair rides, live music, and also beer. Like a LOT of beer, guys! 

So, this all sounds like fun, how can us Aucklanders get amongst it, you ask? Here are the best ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in Auckland!

1. Celebrate Oktoberfest in the CBD at The Shakespeare. For only $12 you recieve entry and a stein glass as a momento of the night…even though everything else may be a little hazy. 
When: Saturday 7th October 
For more details, click here! 

2. To combat any FOMO you’re feeling about missing the Munich partying, swing by The Chamberlain for your very own little slice of Germany situated in the heart of Auckland! Live music, 14 types of beers and delicious food? Check, check, anddddd check! 
When: Various dates
For more details, click here! 

3. Get into the swing of things with some old fashioned drinking games! Whether your game of choice is a saucy round of Never Have I Ever or a classic beer pong tournament, games are sure to get everyone in the Oktoberfest spirit! Here are the top 10 Oktoberfest drinking games! 

4. Chuck on your Bavarian costumes and head down to Blacksalt Bar and Eatery in New Lynn to celebrate Oktobefest out West. With festivities kicking off at 11:30 and going right through til the early morning’ there will be plenty to do—and drink! 
When: Saturday 14 October 
For more details, click here! 

5. Oktoberfest: Sunday Sessions are hitting Chapel Bar and Bistro! Fresh pretzels, spot prizes, sweet tunes, and a sausage dog race (!!!!). What a better way to spend your Oktoberfest than watching sausage dogs compete for the number one title! Seriously?!?
When: 22nd and 29th October 
For more details, click here! 

6. If you’re not a heavy beer drinker but still want to check out what Oktoberfest is all about, head to Wise Cicada for their Kombucha-style, kid-friendly celebrations. With a vegan barbeque and paella all round, Wise Cicada will be full of good vibes for the whole family. 
When: Sunday 8th October 
For more details, click here! 

7. For something a little more lowkey, host your own Oktoberfest at home. Grab some mates, grab some locally-brewed beers, and fire up the ol’ BBQ for some hom cooked sausages! Don’t forget—no costume, no entry!

Image Credit: Photographer

And to get right in the spirit, this German Bakery Is Serving Up The Best Pretzels In Auckland!

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