We’ve adopted a fair few traditions from the Germans over the years; Christmas alpine trees, frankfurters and of course Oktoberfest. We love our beer just as much as the Germans and the huge boom in craft beers have meant we are becoming much more interested in the flavour nuances and exciting new breweries. So whether you’re an IPA, stout or even lager lover here are some of the best places to indulge in some lederhosen action…
Bavarian Beer House
This bar is indeed, all year round German-ness but it kicks it up a notch for the ‘fest. Expect traditional ‘heidi’ dress and daily musicians playing alphorns, cowbells and tubas.
London Tower Hill & Old Street, Bristol
Offering over 60 German beers this event was created after the founders went to visit the ‘home land’ in Munich and decided to recreate the frivolity in London.
Standing tickets are £5 and there are various packages available (which can be booked online at firstname.lastname@example.org) starting from £15 per person and if you’re feeling flush, a £475 offer for a 50-litre keg.
Glasgow Oktoburgh Fest
Welcome the chilly air in the Scotish streets of Glasgow as you would do for the welcoming of winter into Deutschland. With traditional beer, food and music. Held in a tent made to hold 2,500 people in Glasgow Green Park, you’ll be kept warm enough to enjoy some ‘oompah’ing and merry spirit.
Entrance is free Wednesday and only £2.5 Thursday and Sunday and £5 on the Friday and £6 on Saturday (you can buy this option on the door). German Beer and food can be purchased. Alternatively, we offer a package with food, beer and seat reservation starting at £13.50.