Header photo: Oktoberfest dinner buffet with Chef Peter Find at W Hong Kong

Here are Foodie’s recommendations of the top spots for the best (or wurst) Oktoberfest festivities this year, transporting us from the 852 to a beer tent in Bavaria.

BaseHall Oktoberfest

BaseHall Oktoberfest

For one night only, BaseHall 01 is set to be transformed once again into a vibrant Bavarian beer tent complete with a traditional keg-tapping opening ceremony, stein-holding competition and mouth-watering German-inspired snacks by the food hall’s diverse range of vendors, from Return of Lemak’s potato pancakes with sambal mayo to Smoke & Barrel’s smoked wurst with sauerkraut. A live DJ and oompah band will be on hand with classic Munich bierhall tunes, and local brewery Young Master will be brewing their exclusive Festbier, crafted specially to toast to the occasion.

Where: LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central

When: 7 October 2023, from 6pm (keg-tapping ceremony at 7pm)

How much: HK$220/person (includes entry + 1 Festbier)

For reservations: book online

Central Market Oktoberfest

Central Market Oktoberfest

This grand Oktoberfest event at Central Market is headlined by premier German folk band Die Notenhobler, marking their return to the 852 after five long years. For 19 fun-filled days this month, the heritage building’s open courtyard will be transformed into a vibrant beer garden where authentic German brews (by Löwenbräu and Beck’s) and grub (like pork knuckle, Nuremberg sausage platters and apple strudel) await. And what’s Oktoberfest without games? Stein-holding and beer-drinking contests, giant Jenga and a balloon-pumping challenge will keep revellers on their toes.

Where: Oasis, G/F, Central Market, 93 Queen’s Road Central and 80 Des Voeux Road Central, Central

When: 13–31 October 2023 (Sunday–Thursday, 6–10pm; Friday–Saturday, 6pm–midnight), with Die Notenhobler performances nightly from 7–9pm

How much: entry ticket – HK$160/person (includes a Central Market Oktoberfest Tyrolean hat, 500ml draught beer and souvenir mug); entry combo – HK$300/person (includes a Central Market Oktoberfest Tyrolean hat or souvenir mug, HK$150 main dish and 500ml draught beer)

For reservations: book online

CulinArt 1862 x Heimat 4-hands Oktoberfest dinners by Stanley Wong + Peter Find

CulinArt 1862 x Heimat Oktoberfest dinners

German-born chefs Stanley Wong of CulinArt 1862 and Peter Find of Heimat are coming together for a six-course dinner menu celebrating their German heritage with refined Oktoberfest fare. Highlights include an elevated version of German street-food fave currywurst, spätzle with raclette and bacon jam, wild boar ragout with venison loin, apple red cabbage and schupfnudeln and Kaiserschmarrn, a dessert pancake served here with pear compote and vanilla ice cream. Instead of wine pairings, diners can expect a selection of fine German beers. And for the first session at CulinArt 1862, guests are encouraged to dress in traditional German gear for the chance to win a bottle of Philippe Prié champagne.

Where: CulinArt 1862 – 1/F, Chinachem Leighton Plaza, 29 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay; Heimat – 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central

When: 13–14 October 2023 (CulinArt 1862 on the 13th; Heimat on the 14th – both from 6pm)

How much: HK$1,080/person

For reservations: book CulinArt 1862 online; book Heimat online

Erdinger x Dockyard Oktoberfest

Erdinger x Dockyard Oktoberfest

You have four weekends to make a trip over to Kerry Hotel for this immersive Oktoberfest celebration at Dockyard. You’ll have the chance to down traditional German wheat beers by Erdinger alongside a variety of German bites like currywurst and schnitzel. The digital beer passport is a great way to get the most out of the brews on offer; you can either buy six brewskies and get one free or buy 10 and get two free.

Where: 1/F, Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom

When: 6–7, 14, 21, 28 October 2023 (6th, 6–9pm; 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 3–9pm)

How much: HK$350/person for 3-hour free-flow beer; food combo 1 – HK$240 for 1 dish + 1L draught beer; food combo 2 – HK$630 for 1 group sharing dish + 3 1L draught beer

FRITES Oktoberfest

FRITES Oktoberfest

Belgian beer hall FRITES is switching its allegiance to Germany for a third year of Oktoberfest merriment. There are two highly anticipated Oktoberfest events scheduled (one in Central, one in Causeway Bay), with both afternoon and evening sessions on for each. The cost depends on a minimum spend per table, and you’ll be able to indulge in Deutsch delicacies like Bavarian roast chicken, wurst with sauerkraut and pretzel towers, along with FRITES’ regular à-la-carte faves. To wet your whistle, Löwenbräu beer is back on board, available in both steins and barrels. A yodelling contest, stein-pong challenge and beer-downing competition are just a few of the other treats in store.

Where: Causeway Bay – G/F, Park Haven, 38 Haven Street; Central – G/F, Queen’s Road Centre, 152 Queen’s Road Central

When: 14 and 21 October 2023 (Central on the 14th; Causeway Bay on the 21st)

How much: afternoon session – HK$3,000 minimum spend/table of 6; evening session – HK$3,500 minimum spend/table of 6

For reservations: book online

INK Oktoberfest

INK Oktoberfest

German-themed beers and bites, a live band and glorious harbour views are the draws of INK’s al-fresco Oktoberfest experience. Each ticket is inclusive of a wide variety of sharing dishes and two special craft beers by local brewery H.K. Lovecraft – Vienna Amber Lager and King in Yellow Helles. We’re stoked for the array of scrumptious-sounding snacks on offer – homemade pretzels with beer-cheese sauce, potato pancakes with smoked salmon, sour cream and applesauce, currywurst fries, chicken schnitzel and flammkuchen, a traditional German thin-crust “white” pizza topped with onion, smoked lardons, crème fraiche and caraway.

Where: G/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, TST

When: 13 October 2023, 8–10:30pm

How much: HK$480/person

For reservations: book online

Le Méridien Oktoberfest Outdoor Fiesta

Le Méridien Hong Kong, Cyberport Oktoberfest Outdoor Fiesta

Le Méridien is getting in on the Oktoberfest action this year with all-you-can-eat (and drink) al-fresco experience at its bistro and outdoor pool area. There are four packages on – Brew & Beer (entry + pint of beer), Stein & Sunshine (standing three-hour German BBQ buffet with free-flow beer), Drink & Savour (indoor buffet with free-flow beer) and Oktoberfest Extravaganza (buffet, free-flow beer + pool access). Plus, get ready for the live Oktoberfest band, DJ, beer games and more. Click here to see the full buffet menu.

Where: 4/F, Le Méridien Hong Kong, Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport

When: 29 October 2023 (12:30–6pm, with free-flow ending at 3:30pm)

How much: from HK$150/person (20% discount for Marriott Bonvoy members until 20 October)

For reservations: book online

W Hong Kong Oktoberfest dinner buffet with Chef Peter Find

Oktoberfest dinner buffet at W Hong Kong

KITCHEN, W Hong Kong’s all-day-dining eatery, is welcoming renowned German chef Peter Find of modern German restaurant Heimat to headline its Oktoberfest-themed dinner buffet. The spread includes classic German dishes like sauerkraut salad, crispy pork knuckle and German sausages alongside Chef Find’s more contemporary creations such as salt-and-pepper crêpes, braised beef in dark beer and almond-lemon-vanilla fish fillet. When it comes to the free-flow option, it’s German brewskies all the way.

Where: 6/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

When: until 5 October 2023 (daily, 6–9:30pm)

How much: Monday–Thursday – HK$778/adult and HK$458/child; Friday–Sunday, public holiday eves and public holidays – HK$838/adult and HK$498/child; +HK999/adult for free-flow selected champagne, house wine, beer, soft drinks and juices

For reservations: book online

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