Prepare to oompah at these London Oktoberfest parties.
Expect large glasses of foaming wheat beer, brass bands, lederhosen everywhere and big ole’ bratwursts at these Oktoberfest celebrations. Prost!
1. Signature Brew Taproom, East London
Starting the celebrations early, Signature Brew is bringing an Oktoberfest celebration to its taproom on September 24 and 25. You’ll enjoy the best of local UK food and drink, with bratwursts from the trusty Dingley Dell, a family business specialising in pork produce, and a new Signature Brew: Luftballon Festbier. There will be a brass band playing live, so you can eat, drink and be merry well into the evening.
2. South London Oktoberfest, Brixton
This recurring pop-up at Electric Brixton has roped in comedians, comperes and DJs to get the vibes flowing as much as the pints, so you can expect this Oktoberfest to be a glorious party mashup. There’ll bratwurst and Bavarian beer aplenty on October 2, 16 and 23 – snag yourself a ticket here.
3. Pergola Paddington
From September 18, the famous Pergola rooftop will be transformed into a wunderland of Oompah bands, bratwurst baguettes and overflowing steins for six whole weeks. More so, the Wunderbar will take it to the next level: you can expect gingerbread house building, a ‘Pink’ LGBT+ Oktoberfest party and bottomless “Wunderbrunches” before the excitement wraps up on October 31. Camden Town Brewery have even planned a special collaborative brew for the occasion, and there’s the chance to win free beer for a year. Yes, please.
4. Camden Oktoberfest
The legendary Electric Ballroom will transform into a mighty beer tent once more! For five Saturdays, the lovable venue will be filled with long beerhall tables, staff dressed in Dirndls and Lederhosen, countless wursts, and music from No Limit Street Band and DJ Club De Fromage. Sounds cracking to us! It runs October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 – tickets start from £20, and you can find them here.
5. Vauxtoberfest, Vauxhall
Between October 8–17, celebrate Oktoberfest by visiting some of Vauxhall’s best breweries, bars and boozers on a dedicated Oktoberfest beer trail. You can start at any of the participating venues, which include Mother Kelly’s, Casa Madeira and the Jolly Gardeners to name but a few, and collect stamps at each establishment as you go – after enjoying a pint or two first, of course. Once you complete the set, enter the draw to be in with a chance of winning a prize. Pick up a map at any of the participating venues for the full trail details and more information.
6. Brick Lane Tap Room
Combining the month’s two biggest events, this East End tap room offers a wickedly wonderful, Halloween-themed Oktoberfest celebration. The huge warehouse will play host to Bavarian ghouls and grub between October 29–31, plus live DJs, drag performers and comedy acts. If you fancy a break from the authentic beer, there’ll also be a range of bespoke cocktails to celebrate.
7. Oktoberfest Bottomless Brunch, Victoria
International travel has been a bit of a sore spot this last year or so, but with this bottomless brunch menu, you’ll be transported to Germany in no time. At the Munich Cricket Club, choices include sausages, sauerkraut and schnitzel burgers, washed down with 60 minutes of bottomless steins, Munich-mosas, or soft drinks. Get your ticket for October 16 here.
8. Oktoberfest Clapham
This Southwest London suburb is known for its lively nightlife and its Oktoberfest celebrations are no exception. Nightclub Infernos will be transformed into a Bavarian beer hall every Saturday in October (2, 9, 16 and 23) for an afternoon of steins, bratwurst, live entertainment and games. Get your tickets now for a complimentary stein and bratwurst upon entry.
9. ‘London Oktoberfest’, Canada Water and Ealing
A trio of Bavarian barminess awaits at this three-leg Oktoberfest event. They first welcome beer-seekers in Canada Water (October 1–3 and 7–9), then throw a Halloween-themed event at Walpole Park in Ealing from October 28–31, and wrap things up with a late-autumn knees-up back at Canada Water on November 4–6 and 11–13. Find out more here.
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