Oktoberfest is a time of bulk beer drinking, getting dressed up in traditional attire and dancing the day (and night if you’re committed) away – it’s Germany’s largest festival and the Gold Coast is getting in on the action too.
Here are five events to raise a stein to celebrate Oktoberfest on the Coast over the next month (from north to south).
Chapter & Verse Bar and Lounge
Enjoy a week of Oktoberfest with a German inspired share plate including kransky, sauerkraut and pork belly, plus a Hoegaarden pitcher. Indulge in all of that while you watch the NRL Grand Final on October 6th. From 12noon until late each day and $39 for two people.
Where: The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Surfers Paradise
Oktoberfeast at Bazaar
Get your leitehosens ready because Oktoberfeast is coming to Bazaar. There’s plenty of reasons to celebrate this hops-fueled week with the best German eats and Bavarian BBQ at Bazaar through the first week of October with authentic cuisine like Schweinebraten, schnitzel, frankfurters and sauerkraut, to name a few.
Where: Bazaar at QT, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
Oktoberfest on the Coast
Experience the best of German culture on October 5th at the biggest Oktoberfest celebration on the Coast. The Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre in Carrara will be completely transformed complete with a giant beer hall, alfresco dining area, multiple stages and of course, all of the tastiest German food and beverages. The German Sausage Hut will provide a mouth-watering selection of German frankfurters with sauerkraut and freshly baked pretzels. It’s all the very best things.
Where: Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, Carrara
Garden Kitchen & Bar
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout October, Oktoberfest will come to life on The Lawn in celebration of German-inspired food, drinks and entertainment. There’ll be live music, colourful performers, costumed entertainers, dancing and yodelling for a thrilling experience. An Oktoberfest themed menu will include warm salted pretzels, Bavarian-style doughnuts, special craft beers available on tap and an exclusive cocktail menu with edible flowers. YUM.
Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach
Steins at the ready. The Bavarian is throwing its biggest and best Oktoberfest bash yet, with six-weeks of traditional feasting, entertaining games and challenges, and quirky paraphernalia. The OktoberBoss menu is on offer and features three delicious courses of signature Bavarian dishes, a one litre stein of beer, a schnapps shot and a limited-edition OktoberBoss show bag. There’s plenty of fun and games happening so pop into your local and get involved.
Where: Level 1 Dining Precinct, 103 Foxwell Rd, Coomera, 2 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach, The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre, Robina, Westfield Coomera