Bust out some lederhosen and dirndls and get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest at these party bars, pop-up beer halls and German restaurants this Oktoberfest season.
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Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Sydney
On Saturday September 22 this beer hall in the Rocks will transform into an Oktoberfest party. It all kicks off with the official keg tap at noon, which will be followed by a colourful street parade of costumed performers, live oompah bands, a sausage eating competition and costume competitions.
Among the many Oktoberfest celebrations dotted throughout the Rocks, this corner pub is set to host a three-day celebration from Friday October 12 to Sunday October 14. The corner of Cumberland and Gloucester Street will come alive with Australian craft beer festivities, with more than 30 different Australian breweries on show, plus gourmet food stalls, meet-the-brewer sessions and live entertainment.
This Rocks pub will be dishing out a a slice of German-heritage during this year’s Oktoberfest celebrations. Endeavour Tap Rooms will be serving up a German-style menu all throughout October, including smoked German bratwurst with sauerkraut and mustard and kolsch ales.
This Glebe Point Road beer haus will be celebrating Oktoberfest every day from September 22 with pork knuckles, pork rolls and special one-off beers. The German restaurant is one of the few long-standing independent Bavarian restaurants in Sydney, so expect well seasoned pork, traditional beers and German hospitality.