Any holiday that is about eating great food and drinking great beer is our kind of event. If you feel the same then check out the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Perth.
Oktoberfest is one of the world’s biggest celebrations of the fine art of beer making (and drinking). In Germany over 7 million litres of beer will be drunk over the 16 days of the festival. In Australia we probably won’t drink that much, but we can certainly try. With your help, obviously.
Feature image: Oktoberfest in the Gardens, Perth
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Oktoberfest parties in Perth
1. Oktoberfest in the Gardens
When: Saturday 7 October 2017
Where: Langley Park, Perth CBD
Beer selection: Weihenstephan, Hofbrau, Paulaner, Spaten, Hundehaus and many more.
For more information: Oktoberfest in the Gardens
Oktoberfest in the Gardens is one of Australia’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations, with massive events taking place in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Highlights in Perth include two massive big top beer halls, sideway alley, silent disco and a commemorative stein and complimentary beer upon arrival.
2. Elmar’s Oktoberfest
When: 14, 21 and 22 October (11am-5pm)
Where: 8731 West Swan Road, Henley Brook
Beer selection: A variety of German beers and Elmar's traditional Märzen Oktoberfest Bier
For more information: Elmar’s Oktoberfest
Elmar's is renowned in the Swan Valley for its parties and German food. It was founded and is still managed by a married German couple who emigrated to Australia in 1987. They brought with them a heap of authentic recipes and will be cranking out great food and beer throughout their national holiday.
Both 14 and 21 October events are 18+ while 22 October is Family Fun Day, boasting kids' activities throughout the day.
3. Belgian Beer Cafe
When: 14 October 2017, 3pm-late
Where: King & Murray Sts Perth
Beer selection: Plenty of beers on tap
For more information: Belgian Beer Cafe
Okay, so it isn’t technically a German restaurant, but Belgium loves its food and beer almost as much as Germany.
In celebration of Oktoberfest the Belgian is hosting an evening of "ompah" complete with sausages, pretzels and games. Entry is $30 which include beer and paddle.
Best Oktoberfest costumes
Bavarian Wench Costume
Bavarian Guy Mens Costume
Miss Oktoberfest Costume
Best Oktoberfest beers to down
Weihenstephan Hefe Weissbier
Lowenbrau Original Beer
Schofferhofer Kristallweizen Beer