Oktoberfest fever has hit London: don’t miss steins, wurst, schnitzel and more! Here are our top picks for foodies and beer lovers, including competitions and free entry to events…

The Brewery Takeover

Get to UBREW’s Oktoberfest tap takeover 3 October. Get your hands on Erdinger, Paulaner, Hacker Pschorr, Lowenbrau and Brooklyn beers throughout the whole month of October or at the takeover event, as well as other German beers. Don’t miss their very own Dunkelweiss beer! Entry is FREE when you order tickets here, or grab their 3 beers for £10 deal. Wearing of lederhosen and yodelling will be encouraged but not compulsory.

UBREW | ubrew.cc | Oktoberfest Tap Takeover October 3rd | Arches 29-30, 24 Old Jamaica Road, SE16 4AW

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The Bavarian Beerhouse

Beer, meat and kraut: welcome to the Bavarian Beerhouse! Enjoy ice cold German beers served in Steins and feast on a selection of Oktoberfest foodie specialties, including pork shanks, sausages, dumplings and more! Don’t miss the Spok-toberfest special (28-31 October) with infectious rhythms from a Bavarian folk band, Zombie-esque waiters and waitresses in a Bavarian Zombieland. The best fancy dress will win a prize. Tickets start at £14.50, including a stein of beer (2 pints). Win a pair of tickets here!

Bavarian Beerhouse | www.bavarian-beerhouse.co.uk | 23 September – 31 October | Tower Hill & Old Street locations

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The Burger

Burger lovers get to Honest Burgers for their Oktoberfest Burger. This Ginger Pig dry-aged beef burger has Black Forest bacon, Bavarian smoked cheddar and sauerkraut topped with currywurst sauce. Try it with a portion of rosemary-salted chips for £11.50. Hurry this is only available till 5 October!

Don’t miss the Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfestbier, from the Hacker-Pschorr brewery, which dates back to the early 1400s. There will be steins in the Kings Cross, Clapham and Liverpool Street branches, along with limited supplies of the 500ml flip-caps in all other branches. The Oktoberfest burger will also be available at Urban Food Fest.

Honest Burgers | www.honestburgers.co.uk | see website for locations 

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The Street Food Party

Pick from 15, yes 15!, street food trucks and stalls, serving traditional German street food at Urban Food Fest’s Oktoberfest. Traditional offerings include the “Deustchland“, a giant hotdog topped with Sauerkraut, the “Lederhosen“, a triple stacked beef & pickle burger, and the “Munich“, pork belly on a soft brioche roll. Be tempted with German twists on other cuisines including the “Goethe“, a Venezuelan arepa filled with German steak and sweet mustard, the “Kafer“, Bavarian cheese Mexican tacos, and the “Hallo“, Vietnamese schnitzel chicken strips and German crispy potatoes.

Party with live music, Munich beers, German wines and a “Dirndl” cocktail of German red berries & Vodka. Anyone in themed Oktoberfest outfits gets a free beer or cocktail!

Urban Food Fest | Midday to midnight, 3 October 2015 |  Euro Car Parks 162 – 167 Shoreditch High Street  E1 6HU

 

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The Beer

Don’t miss Camden Town Brewery’s first Oktoberfest beer. What’s the wurst that could happen, right? The result is a Camden take on a classic – think Hells takes a trip to Munich – malty, with a crisp, clean finish.

From Monday onwards you’ll be able to find the Camden Oktoberfest Lager on tap at various pubs across London.

Camden Town Brewery | www.camdentownbrewery.com | See website for pubs serving the Oktoberfest Beer 

The Oktoberfest Festival

Munich comes to London as Oktoberfest London descends on London’s Tobacco Docks in one epic long weekend! Expect a traditional German beer hall, with Bavarian Oompah bands performing with a pop and rock twist. Herman Ze German will be feeding guests with wurst and schnitzel. The main attraction, beer, of course, will be found in the Paulaner Beer Tent with Paulaner Munich lagers, whilst the Paulaner Beertap will have Paulaner and Hacker Pschorr beers.

Oktoberfest London | www.oktoberfest.london | 8-11 October | Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane E1 2SF

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The Sausage

Oktoberfest isn’t complete without lashings of wurst. If you’re not off to Oktoberfest London, you can still get a taste of the wurst from Herman Ze German at their Charing Cross, Soho and Fitrovia branches. Choose from Bratwurst (pork & veal), Chilli Beef (pork & beef) and Bockwurst (smoky pork), as well as a Veggiewurst, with toppings including sauerkraut, crispy onions and curry-tomato sauce. Or go for Schnitzel with pommes frites, or in a brioche. All wurst are gluten & lactose free!

Herman Ze German | www.hermanzegerman.com | see website for locations

 

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