Celebrate the Oktoberfestivies at the Munich Brauhaus and The Bavarian
Tuesday, 30 August 2022:
Oktoberfest fans and bier aficionados get ready to burst the buttons off your lederhosen with all the feasting, keg tapping, frolicking and festivities coming your way when Oktoberfest kicks off at Munich Brauhaus in The Rocks and 16 The Bavarian restaurants across NSW.
Munich Brauhaus –Friday 16th September to Sunday 9th October
Munich Brauhaus is renowned for its imported German draught beers, served in traditional glass steins.
Throughout the festivities 10 official Oktoberfest biers are on tap. Traditional keg taps get the beer flowing every weekend and there are 4-litre bier tubes and schnapps tasting paddles for groups. Prost!
Feast German style on the Yodelahihi From Oktoberfest set menu for six people – a smorgasbord of crispy pork knuckle, pork belly, sausages, golden-crumbed schnitzels and a plethora of side dishes ($50 per person). The Feed Me Like The Mayor of Munich platter is available for a minimum of two people and includes a selection of dishes handpicked by the chefs ($55 per person). Did we mention it is all you can eat? Tuck in!
On Friday 16th September a three-day opening party begins with a keg tap at 10pm, followed by a German DJ and live music from 11pm to 12pm. On Saturday 17th September there is a keg tap at midday, followed by a sausage eating competition at 2pm, and an Oktoberfest band and German entertainers from 4pm. Guests can test their strength and stamina, with traditional games and challenges from 6pm. Afterwards, partygoers can bust a few moves (and lederhosen buttons) on the Oktoberfest dancefloor. Those who dress up have a chance to win the Mayor of Munich prize: a famous pork knuckle for free on their next visit.
On Sunday 17th September there will be a whole roast spit pig in the courtyard and a German DJ all day. Entry is free before 1pm, tickets are $10 per person thereafter. An oompah band will play from 12pm to 2pm, followed by an Oktoberfest DJ until 4.30pm. Traditional Oktoberfest dancers will entertain from 3pm. Guests can test their strength and stamina, with traditional games and challenges, such as yodelling and nail hammering.
Celebrate all things beer from Thursday 22nd to Friday 23rd September. Guests can order their beer in a signature Munich Brauhaus 1-litre glass boot and all ten Oktoberfest beers are available at the Happy Hour price of $8 (500ml) and $15 (1-litre) between 4pm and 6pm. There are BBQ Sundays every week until 2nd October. A closing party on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October includes more keg tapping, live music and dancing, as well as a legendary sausage party on Sunday, with sausage platters and epic sausage wheel on a stick.
The Bavarian – Saturday 17th September to Sunday 9th October
Throughout the Oktoberfestivities, all The Bavarian restaurants in NSW will be decked out in full Oktoberfest regalia. Guests are encouraged to dress up Oktoberfest-style to win everything from pork knuckles to bar tabs.
Feast on the OktoberBoss set menu (minimum four people) and the Oktoberfest Mate set menu (minimum of two people) which include pretzels, pork belly, sausages, schnitzels and sides ($49 per person). Guests can add a beverage package and an apple strudel to each set menu for $45 per person and $7 per person, respectively. Eight official Oktoberfest beers are on tap, beer tasting paddles are available and keg taps get the beer flowing at York Street and Manly restaurants every weekend.
On Saturday 16th September an opening party at Manly, York Steet, Castle Hill, Greenhills and Penrith will see a live oompah band playing until 11pm. The two generous set menus replace a la carte dining. Limited-edition $12 pretzels are available from Saturday 17th to Tuesday 23rd September. The line-up includes
- Giant Pretzel Flammkuchen: Bacon, Swiss cheese, cream cheese, sauteed onions
- Giant Pretzel OktoberBoss: Lyoner, Swiss cheese, mustard, pickles
- Giant Pretzel Easy Cheesy: filled with creamy obatzda and parsley
- Giant Doughnut Pretzel: topped with rainbow sprinkles
- Black Forest Doughnut Pretzel
BBQ Sundays are on the Oktoberfest schedule every week at Manly, Penrith, World Square showcasing six.types of sausages.Munich Brauhaus: www.munichbrauhaus.com.au.
The Bavarian: www.thebavarian.com.