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Here's Everything You Need To Know As Oktoberfest Returns To Dublin

By James Fenton

September 13, 2018 at 2:24pm


It's that time of year again folks. Litre glasses of beer, authentic German food and Bavarian brass bands are returning to Dublin as Oktoberfest sets up camp on George's Dock once again.

If you've been before you'll know that the craic does be ninety as the beer flows around the IFSC but if you've yet to have the pleasure, we've got you covered. Here's everything you need to know about Oktoberfest Dublin 2018.

What's it all about?

Glad you asked. Beer, beer and even more beer.

Think traditional German costumes, massive barrels of beer and endless frankfurters.

You'll get to sample the best of German food including Bratwurst, Roasted Potatoes, Leberkäs, Haxn, Sauerkraut, Burgundian Ham, Crepes, Candy, Pretzels and more.

Sounds 'sehr gut'. Where's it on?

Dublin's Docklands is the place to be this September. Georges Dock on the banks of the Liffey will be transformed into a mini Germany complete with traditional costumes, giant beers and more.

Shite, can't make it this weekend. Maybe next year.

Not so fast, Buster. Oktoberfest merely starts on Friday September 14. It will be held every day until Saturday October 6 (except Mondays).

Unreal. What's the damage?

No damage. As always, everything will be perfect working order.

Ehhh... okay. How much is admission?

It all really depends on when you go. Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are free and Thursdays are €8 after 6pm. Fridays and Saturdays cost €10 but that includes a free Germanic meal voucher.

Will it be fairly jammers?

Any event on this scale in Dublin is always going to attract a crowd. However, there is an option to book a table via the Oktoberfest website.

I've got a mate who's not really a fan of beer...

Not to worry. Wine, soft drinks and Prosecco will also be on sale.

T'riffic. What time can we rock down there?

As mentioned, Oktoberfest won't be open on Mondays.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays have opening hours of 12pm to 11.30pm. Fridays and Saturdays will operate from between 12pm and 4pm, before a one hour closing break, then again from 5pm to 11.30pm.

Sundays are slightly different with opening hours of 12.30pm to 4pm and then 5pm until 10.30pm.

Excellent. Anything else we need to know?

If there is, you can find all the answers right here. PROST!

(all pics: @OktoberfestDublin)

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