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Where to go in Hong Kong for Oktoberfest 2016

Throw on those lederhosen, squeeze into those dirndls and PROST!

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 September, 2016, 2:10pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:27pm

October’s rolling in, which means the start of Hong Kong’s fleeting fall—but more importantly, mountains of pork knuckle, loads of live German bands and rivers of beer. This year’s Oktoberfest starts way earlier than the month itself on Sep 17, so throw on those lederhosen and PROST!

Beerliner German Bar & Restaurant

The thoughtful folks at Beerliner are offering authentic German grub paired with three exclusive brews from Munich’s Hacker- Pschorr brewery—try the weisse beer’s faint bitter note and banana sweetness, which draws out the roasted aromas of the signature roasted suckling pig. If you’re looking for a full German culinary experience, go for the Oktoberfest Platter ($248)—Pork fillet wrapped in crispy pork belly, slathered in a dark beer sauce.

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King Ludwig Beerhall

Gehrenbergspatzen (say that three times after a liter of beer) back to town. Beer-lovers can go for a Beer Passport ($450) that will take you hop-hopping for 10 beers all over around town. Drink till you can’t hold anymore at the daily beer drinking contests—if you make it to the final round (Oct 10, 2-4pm, Wan Chai branch), you might even win two round-trip tickets to Australia! Little ones can join in the fun too, with family-friendly Funtastic Beer Carnival and a butter-beer drinking contest on weekends. 

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Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel

Running now for 25 years and counting, the Marco Polo German Bierfest is the grand-daddy of all German celebrations in the city. It’s back this year with a generous slice of Germany, featuring a dizzying lineup of food, music and ale. Fancy tossing back an Erdinger Oktoberfest beer to German band Die Notenhobler’s jaunty trumpet and accordion tunes, while savoring a helping of Black Forest cherry torte against unbeatable views of the harbor? Make it happen. 

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MGM Macau

If these aren’t enough to quench your lager thirst, head to our Sister SAR—where everything looks bigger and grander—to keep those taps flowing. Having poured more than 96,000 liters of beer over the past seven years, MGM’s Oktoberfest is back with an 11-day calendar packed with Bavarian fun. The Högl Fun Band is jetting in from Munich to light up the evening with folk dances and performances. Soak up the authentic German flavor with Spaten, one of Munich’s six official Oktoberfest brews, under the traditionally decorated beer tents.

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