Löwenbräu Keller – Sydney

Löwenbräu Keller in The Rocks, Sydney, has been operating since 1976 and takes its name from one of the 6 Munich breweries represented at Oktoberfest.

The restaurant offers a traditional Munich basement style venue with all of the traditional German food and beer to match.  As you’d expect they have several of the regular Munich and Oktoberfest traditional beers including Löwenbräu, Hofbräu, Paulaner and Spaten.  During Oktoberfest they import some of the special Oktoberfest brews with their stronger taste and higher alcohol content.

lowenbrau1Oktoberfest celebrations are running through to the end of October with set menu’s available in several options from $49-$65 which includes, entree, main and dessert.  Friday and Saturday’s they have Oktoberfest keg tapping nights and live music.

If you’re looking for an Oktoberfest event in Sydney but Oktoberfest In The Gardens doesn’t take your fancy, then this is probably a better option for you.


To see the menu and more info about their special events check out www.lowenbrau.com.au

Adelaide German Club

The German Club in Adelaide is run by the South Australian German Association which was formed in 1886 by German immigrants and their descendants.  Of course is goes without saying that if you’re looking for an Oktoberfest celebration in Adelaide, it doesn’t get much more authentic than theirs.

Hosted over 4 Fridays in October (9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th), the event will be sponsored by a different German beer each week and the opening night will begin with a keg tapping by the Adelaide Lord Mayor.

Entry is $12 at the door and includes an Oktoberfest stein to keep.  Be sure to get there early on the night of your favourite beer!




Beer of the night – Hofbräu
Adelaide German Band
Bund der Bayern Dancers
DJ Herbert
The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese, will be tapping the keg to officially open Oktoberfest.

Beer of the night – Warsteiner
Adelaide German Band
Bund der Bayern Dancers
Party Band “Happy Endings”

Beer of the night – Weihenstephaner
City of Enfield Brass Band
Bund der Bayern Dancers
Party Band “Amplitude”

Beer of the Night: Erdinger
City of Enfield Brass Band
Bund der Bayern Dancers
Party Band “Rushmore”

Oktoberfest Brisbane

The Brisbane Showgrounds plays host to Oktoberfest over two weekends, 9-11th and 16-18th October.  Running since 2008 last years event boasted 37,000 visitors.

oktoberfest-brisbaneA traditional style Oktoberfest event suitable for all ages with Sunday’s being more family orientated, in fact under 18’s receive free entry but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Entertainment consists of bands playing traditional Oktoberfest tunes, yodeling, dancing, rides and games.

Oktoberfest-Beergarden-D6C1_1722-e1To guarantee yourself a table, $700-$900 will reserve you a VIP table with a prime position in the main tent which seats up to 8 people and covers entry for all guests.  Single adult entry will cost you $15-$25 depending on which day you attend and how early you purchase tickets.  Family tickets are also available.

For more event info and to buy tickets go to www.oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au

O’zapft is! Oktoberfest begins in Munich

The 182nd Oktoberfest began a few hours ago with the tapping of the first keg by the mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter and cry of the traditional “O’zapft is” meaning “it’s tapped”.  The Schottenhamel beer tent hosted the Oktoberfest opening ceremony after the morning parade as it does every year.  When it began in 1867, Schottenhamel had only 50 seats but these days seats around 10,000 guests at any one time making it the biggest of the Oktoberfest beer tents.

Oktoberfest In The Gardens

Perth Oktoberfest fans would know about Oktoberfest In The Gardens which has taken place over in the west since 2011.  As the events popularity has grown its organisers now take it on the road to include Melbourne for the first time in 2014 and Sydney also to be included this year.

Oktoberfest2012-1651The dates for this years events are;

  • Perth – Saturday 10th October
  • Melbourne – Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October
  • Sydney – Saturday 31st October

Prices vary between $45-$65 however tickets are almost sold out already!

They have traditional Oktoberfest beers available including Hofbrau, Paulaner and Lowenbrau, along with a few others.  Traditional foods are also available including bratwurst, sauerkraut, park knuckle, curry wurst and pretzels.

Entertainment starts off mostly traditional with brass bands, yodeling and accordions with the DJ’s coming on stage later in the evening with more of a music festival vibe setting in.





Oktoberfest Downunder arrives and Oktoberfest 2015 is almost here

The 182nd Oktoberfest is about to begin in Munich, Germany in less than 24 hours.  On Saturday the 19th of September at 6:45pm Australian Eastern Standard Time to be precise.  For those of use who aren’t lucky enough to be in Germany for the real deal, there’s plenty of events and things to do to experience some of that Oktoberfest feeling.

Oktoberfest Downunder is a place to find information about all things Oktoberfest and German beer culture that you can see, do and taste, right here in Australia.

So let us look upon the hard workers putting in the final touches to the beer tents before over 6 million people descend upon Theresienwiese tomorrow for the 16 day festival.