Oktoberfest Hong Kong

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    Everyone likes a sausage party and the best Beerfest in town
    Where should you go to celebrate Oktoberfest in Hong Kong

    when you can’t leave for Bavaria? Oktoberfest is one of the most famous beer fests in the world where more than five million people descend on Munich to guzzle beer, dirndls and oompah bands. Whether you want to enjoy a quiet beer, pub food or the real big ass party, never fear its all here in Hong Kong too.
    Biergarten German Pub and Restaurant is usually just a German pub but from now until the end of October, with homemade traditional German fare to complement the venue’s easygoing atmosphere. Start with the Bavarian style O’Bazda, a delicious Camembert cheese melted with onion slices on hearty rye bread.
    The low key approach to this festival maybe missing what Oktoberfest really stands for, which is getting wasted as signature debauchery but nevertheless if you are so over that stage and just want somewhere nice to enjoy a beer with friends alike then the Tin Tin Bar and the Pool bar in the Hyatt Regency Shatin might be the choice for you. The venue takes a classier approach to the festival so you won’t be cramped with rowdy teenagers smashing glass around you, the Pool bar offers alfresco dining and the Tin Tin bar offers live music. The menu includes dishes like Blackforest Ham and smoked beef as well as a variety of different sausages. For the beer enthusiasts the Erdinger beer is brewed especially for Oktoberfest.
    If you want to hang out with German expats then go to the InterContinental Grand Stanford because its celebrating Oktoberfest with Sausagefest. For the whole month, the bar is offering a promotion that includes two Beck’s beers and one sausage platter for just $200.
    Through the merry month, the Dickens Bar down in the basement of the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay is the place to be for a warm cozy setting serving genuine German cuisine. There are also range of German beers on offer including but not limited to Paulaner Nartrub and Maissels Weise Dark.
    Did you know that a highlight of the orginal Oktoberfest was a horse race with meter wide pretzels and plenty of college worthy drinking games? Neither did I till I read the Wikipedia page.
    Yet nothing beats the biggest party at the Erdinger Oktoberfest, following the success last year at Happy Valley Racecourse, you can enjoy three days overflowing with Erdinger wheat beer and delicious German food, not to mention traditional dishes like Schweinshaxe (Roasted pork Knuckle). To mark the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, Erdinger will be giving out memorabilia mugs to the first 200 people who attend their Oktoberfest. The traditional keg ritual will also be performed to mark the start of the event and there’s also never ending flow of entertainment including the Flying Sausages band, who are being flown out all the way from Munchen. HK$120 on Thursday 28th October, HK$190 on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th. Starts 6pm till 11:30pm each night. Ticket includes a free beer to all.
    The longest running Oktoberfest party in Hong Kong must be the Bierfest at the Marco Polo Hotel. With the harbour as the backdrop the stage is set for three weeks of traditional German fun and games. For a dose of traditional music, the Notenhoblers have been brought out from Munich for this event. Of course there is pork knuckle, Nurnberger sausages accompanied by various melt in mouth potato dishes such as potato gratin or Spaetzli. Runs from October 23 to November 13.

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