5 Birmingham Oktoberfest Celebrations For Beer, Bratwurst And A Boogie

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer


Get ready for oompah bands and more at these Birmingham Oktoberfest parties.

Not that we need an excuse to drink copious large glasses of beer, don lederhosen or a dirndl and tuck into a big ole’ bratwurst but the Oktoberfest celebrations taking place this autumn do help. From oompah bands to beer tapping taking place, here’s our guide to some of the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest with a foaming pint of wheat beer at. Prost!

1. Digbeth Oktoberfest at Factory Works

Factory Works are back for their sixth year running and it’s expected to be bigger and better than ever before. As their Digbeth Oktoberfest gets bigger and better every single year, this year’s will be taking place on the 8th and 9th October. As usual, the venue will be decked out with traditional German Oktoberfest décor. Of course they’ll have classic German beers that will definitely be right up your street and if beer isn’t for you, their bars will also be stocked with German gin, German wines and Oktoberfest themed cocktails too. Alongside their drinks offering, Factory Works will have the likes of Yardbirds bringing you traditional German schnitzel, as well as The Bournville Waffle Company creating a menu curated to all things Oktoberfest – think apple strudel waffles & more. Reserved seating is available for groups larger than six (upon request). You can grab your tickets here.

2. Bierkeller

Why go to Germany when Germany can come to you? Celebrate a day of beer-fuelled fun at Birmingham Bierkeller. Don your dirndl or lederhosen and fill your steins to the brim. Enjoy authentic Bavarian food like brats, hog rolls, schnitzel, pretzels, kraut and wursts and plant-based eaters needn’t worry as there will be plenty of veggie friendly options too. Taking place on both 15th and 22nd October, there will be DJs, live music, bands, and so much more that’s bound to get you singing, stomping and dancing the night away from 8pm to 2am. Find your Oktoberfest tickets here.

3. Birdies

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Get ready for bratwursts, pretzels, oompah bands and plenty of keggies from 24th September at Birdies Bar & BBQ in Digbeth. Street food residents, Locked and Loaded, will be serving up a super special Oktoberfest menu featuring bratwurst, currywurst and pretzels with a cheese dip and grain mustard. They’ll even be serving currywurst loaded fries featuring crispy onions, mustard and their own version of a Berliner sauce, and topped with slices of either bratwurst or seitan sausage. Add the sound of Oompah bands and wash all that down with a cold stein and you’ve got quite the party. Birdies Birmingham will be hosting their Oktoberfest sessions on 24th, 25th & 26th September, plus 1st, 2nd & 3rd October. Bookings can be made here.

4. The Old Crown

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Do you like German beer? Good! Because for the ENTIRE month of October you can get your hands on some fine German beer at Birmingham’s oldest pub, The Old Crown, to celebrate Oktoberfest. Plus, there’s nothing quite like a bratwurst to go alongside that pint of yours and luckily Bop Kebabs will be serving up some bratwurst specials too. Looking to enjoy a midweek celebration for Oktoberfest, get yourself down to The Old Crown for Mezze Wednesdays. Beers, kebabs and plenty of bratwurst- what’s not to love? Find out more here.

5. Zumhof Biergarten

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It’s no surprise that this German-inspired establishment in Birmingham would be celebrating with an Oktoberfest party. Zumhof Biergarten is throwing two massive weekend opening parties on 24th and 25th September including keg tapping, free biers, fun games, DJ’s, a sausage eating contest, promenaders, performers and of course vendors Meat Meets Bun, OSO Street Food and Bonehead will be there. Expect sets from a live Oompah Band, reworking your favourite songs from the 90’s and 2000’s, plus they’ll be serving Germany’s biggest Oktoberfest biers including Paulaner, Lowenbrau & Hofbrau, versus three of Birmingham’s best breweries taking over the taps. Tickets are £12 and include an Oktoberfest bier, pretzel and hat on entry, plus if you get your lederhosens and dirndls on, you can bag yourself a bier on das haus! Get your tickets here.

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