Food & Drink: London Oktoberfest Beer Festival this October

Barvaria’s most famous beer festival is coming to London with a two-week party full of authentic beer, food and music from the German region.

Taking place across three London venues, the popular festival is in its 14th year run by the Octoberfest pub in Fulham which is where this year’s festivities will kick off on September 13.

With more than 1,000,000 litres of beer sold since the first London Oktoberfest event in 2004, this festival is where live brass bands combine with a selection of over 60 authentic German beers and an extensive, mouth-watering menu of traditional Bavarian cuisine.

In Brixton, Brixtoberfest is back again and has been up scaled due to popular demand at Pop Brixton!

There are now two weekends, October 11-12 and 18-19, of Bavarian beer filled frivolity that you can take part in.

London Oktoberfest Beer Festival

Pop Brixton is transformed into an open air Beer Tent and invites all comers to don their finest Bavarian garb -Lederhosen or Dirndl – and enjoy a unique experience in which you are guaranteed to be standing on your chair and singing along by the end of the evening.

Peckham is also getting in on the act this year with an equally distinctive venue where the Germanic-style fun is being at Peckham Levels on October 25-26.

The converted car park holds 1,200 people who will all be rocking to the Bavarian tunes and enjoying boutique Munich beers that whole weekend long.

Lawrence Timberland, operations manager at Octoberfest pub, said: “We want the experience to be as authentic as possible. The owners of Octoberfest pub went to the real Oktoberfest in Bavaria and fell in love with and wanted to bring that experience back to London.

“We always get people who have been to the real Oktoberfest and Germans saying that it brings back memories of the experience for them – we take pride in it being as authentic as possible.

“There will be an Oompah band which is a traditional Bavarian brass band playing authentic music.

“The food is sourced straight from Bavaria and one thing we have on offer is vegetarian food, people often think there’s not vegetarian food but we have it available.

As well as the other classic Bavarian food like Bratwurst and Schnitzel.

“By the end of the night everyone is up in their seat dancing.”

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