Where to go, what to do for Oktoberfest in Brisbane - Visit Brisbane

Where to go, what to do for Oktoberfest in Brisbane

Giant pretzels, overflowing steins and the chicken dance – Oktoberfest is back! Already? Bigger, better and beerier than ever before, the festival’s a perfect way to unwind across both weekends. Fill your Oktober with pals and pretzels courtesy of this guide. 

If you still need dirndl or lederhosen, try Schnucki on the Southside.

What's On

Oktoberfest at the Showgrounds | 11 - 13 October & 18 - 20 October

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Oktoberfest Brisbane returns to the River City. Experience the atmosphere and spectacle in this mini Bavaria alongside a showcase of Germany’s finest. The two weekend festival hosts the Anzapfen where the city's Lord Mayor taps the first keg and offers the first stein to the Head of State, Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane competition, the Bavarian Strongmen competition and a whole lot of dancing.

Autoshow Oktoberfest at the Showgrounds Sunday 20 October

From 11am to 8pm on the last day of this year’s Oktoberfest Brisbane festival, check out a showcase of vintage, classic or late-model German motorbikes, bikes and trucks. Marvel at the stunning vehicles and chat with the aficionados who keep them running courtesy of this exclusive event celebrating Deutsch engineering.

Where To Go

Oktoberfest at Semi Pro | 14 September

Dust of those lederhosen and get ready to work those arm muscles as you nurse a stein of Semi Pros newly released Marzen. Brat Haus will also be onsite offering a feast of Kransky and saurekraut and there is a prize for the best dressed.

Brisbane German Club | 20 - 22 September

A Brisbane institution known for its huge range of German beers and hefty pork knuckles, Oktoberfest at the German Club will go off with a bang. This is the true German experience in the River City and they know how to do Oktoberfest right. There's something for everyone no matter which side of the river you're on. Expect music, dancing and good times. 

Social members $5, non-members $10 

Munich Brauhaus | The Bavarian | Bavarian Beerhaus | 21 September - 27 October

Bavarian Bier Cafe

Offering a taste of Bavaria throughout Brisbane is Munich Brauhaus (South Bank), The Bavarian (CBD) and Bavarian Beerhaus (Bowen Hills). These venues take the celebration to the next level. Try each of its rotating beers (beer menu here) to wash down an epic Oktoberfeast meal of crispy pork knuckles, warm pretzels or a delicatessen platter. Check out the extensive menu for each venue.

Oktoberfest 2019 Street Party! - South Bank | 21 September

Make sure you book your table for this one, Munich Brauhaus is having an Oktoberfest Street party this year. Entry is free so grab your mates and head on in for some sausage eating contests, stein holding championships and a whole lot of fun. 

Oktoberfest at Hub Brewing | Sunday 6 October 

An afternoon of Oktoberfest fun takes over Hub Brewing, starring German-style beers brewed by the brewers. The Brat Mobile (Brat Haus) food truck will be there to get your German food fix on. 

Oktoberfest Brisbane Night Market | 18 October

Don't miss out on the German funnel cake, pretzels, pork roasts and German sausage on offer at the Rocklea Brisbane Night Market. This family event has live entertainment and children under fifteen can enter for free. 

Oktoberfest at Green Beacon Brewing | Saturday 19 October (TBC)

Green Beacon

Green Beacon is transforming into a German-style beer hall to celebrate its sixth annual Oktoberfest Party. Enjoy an afternoon of all things Oktober with pretzels, schnitzel and wursts. There is a selection of beers available including a hand crafted Gose. The whole shindig is free entry. 

Oktoberfest at Newstead Brewing Co | Saturday 5 October (TBC)

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85 Doggett St closes for the day and a beer hall takes its place for an Oktoberfest celebration that’ll knock your lederhosen off. Six German-inspired beers are brewed not far from your table and the kitchen serves a German a la carte menu for whole of the party. Live entertainment will help you forget you’re in Brisbane (not that there’s any reason to leave.)

$60 tickets include a 500ml stein and four refills, while $90 tickets include the stein, refills and a pork knuckle. 

Brisbane Greeters German Tour, Brisbane City

Brisbane Greeters German Tours

History buffs and explorers will love the Brisbane Greeters’ heritage trail around Nundah, which delves into Brisbane’s surprising and rich German history. Strap on your walking shoes and be guided by a passionate Brisbane local. Best of all, stop for a pretzel or strudel along the way!

Raise your stein