The best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Hong Kong

It’s time for steins and barrels of beer. Discover where to celebrate Oktoberfest this year
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There might not be a huge German expat population in Hong Kong, but we sure love our beer in this city, meaning there are a good few Oktoberfest parties to be had. In fact, there's plenty of things to do in October with Halloween just around the corner, too.

The best Oktoberfest parties in Hong Kong

Restaurants, German

Beerliner

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At Beerliner’s five locations across Kowloon, celebrate Oktoberfest with a special ‘Oktobeerfest’ platter – a meat mountain consisting of hanger steak, honey-beer roasted chicken, roasted pork knuckle and spicy pork sausages, all served with beetroot sauerkraut and potato wedges. Beer wise, you can choose the exclusive Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Brew, mild Müncher Hell, the wheaty and sweet Weisse or the creamy and caramel Müncher Kellerbier. If you really can’t decide, the beer flight offers a 280ml glass of four beers for $200 (or $138 when bought with the platter). Prost! Until 31 October.

Things to do

Happy Valley Racecourse

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Never ones to miss an excuse for a party, Happy Valley are celebrating Oktoberfest with a German beer fest every Happy Wednesday. In the beer garden, German beers such as Lowenbrau, Acrobrau Urfass, Paulaner, Erdinger Weissbier, and Erdinger Dunkel are available. If you’re feeling peckish, order classics like roasted pork knuckle with sauerkraut and bratwurst with sauerkraut and mustard or if you just fancy a snack, you can get a pretzel with obatzda dip. There’s also live music, a stein hoisting challenge and a beer pong challenge to keep you entertained throughout the night. And of course, there’s horse racing. October 11, 18 and 25.

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Bars and pubs

King Ludwig Beerhall

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With various locations across Hong Kong, there’s something for everyone at each King Ludwig venue. There’s a family-friendly beerfest happening on the first two weekends of October at the Hang Shui Kiu beerhall including a beer drinking contest and beer shuffling —there’s even a kid’s drinking contest. Grab a Beer Passport and redeem ten 500ml beers for $500 at any King Ludwig location from now to the end of November. Beers on offer include Arcobrau, Erdinger (obvs), Franziskarner and Lowenbrau. For food, there’s a range of platters, most notably the Mighty Meat which will fill up three or four meat lovers with pork knuckle, striploin, french roast chicken, veal sausages, potato cakes and sauerkraut. Throughout all venues are the authentic German sounds of Gehrenbergspatzen – try saying that after ten steins! Until the end of Oct. 

Hotels

Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel

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On their sixth-floor outdoor terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour, the Marco Polo Hotel throws Hong Kong’s biggest German beer festival. You can sink down beers from Erdinger Weissbier and Dunkel and Fischer’s Helles to a specially brewed Erdinger Oktoberfest beer in limited supply – so you’ll be lucky to grab a stein of this one before it’s gone. Line your stomach with roasted pork knuckle, bratwurst, apple strudel and more. There’s great live music courtesy of Die Notenhobler Band, a traditional oompah band wearing original Oberkrainer outfits provides, drinking competitions and traditional games such as the alphorn-blowing contest and even chicken dance. The fest promises to be a stein-swilling, pork-munching knees-up with a harbour view! Oct 20-Nov 11, 6pm-11pm. Tickets from $160. 

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