Here's Your Plan For Tonight – Oktoberfest
Consider your Saturday night sorted
It's Saturday and you still haven't made plans for the evening, it's not that there's nothing to do but there's too much you could do.
We're going to make things a little easier for you by telling you how you should spend your night: go to Oktoberfest. Now let us convince you.
The German festival has been coming to Dublin for seven years now and has grown in popularity every year, and this year's festivities kicked off just last Thursday.
At the festival you can enjoy the house band Mostlandstürmer, who play traditional German tunes (or ‘oompah music’), with a few classics thrown in for good measure. They also love to finish the night with a rendition of The Beatles’ 'Hey Jude'.
The band and the DJ tend to be pretty playful with the audience, so don't be surprised if you or your mates get challenged to a Jodel contest on stage, or to do a ‘Fliegerlied’ dance, or to show how strong you are by carrying several steins of beer.
Of course, it wouldn't be Oktoberfest without great beer, so there's icecold German Erdinger 'Fischer’s Hell' and 'Weizenbier' (wheatbeer) on tap for you to enjoy.
There's also a German wine bar, if beer isn't your thing, and there's a coffee bar for those of you who want to enjoy the atmosphere without boozing.
You can also indulge in German delicacies like Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, and of course, Schmalzkuchen.
Entry to Oktoberfest is free, by the way, and it will continue for another 16 days and nights. You can find it at George’s Dock in the IFSC Docklands.