Oct 17, 2019

It’s that time of the year again when we (yes, me), beer-enthusiasts can shamelessly celebrate a festival of our favorite drink. But before we let ourselves splurge on a pint (or more) of beer, let’s get to know some facts about Oktoberfest. 

What is now a 16-day celebration of unlimited beer in Munich, Germany, started more than 200 years ago as a wedding celebration. The original ceremony was done to honor the marriage of Prince Ludwig from Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on Oct. 12, 1810. It was a festival of drinking, feasting, and horse races that was a recurring celebration then, and eventually became an annual event. 

In Germany, they celebrate the festival through public drinking and feasting with built-up tents listening to traditional Bavarian music along with a selection of fine Munich breweries.

With beer as a regular part of our celebrations, it’s no surprise that we’ve also learned to adopt this annual tradition. To celebrate this year’s Oktoberfest, here is a round-up of some places where you can party:


Photo courtesy of Tiendesitas

Get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest at Tiendesitas in Beerfest Manila. It’s a two-day event from Oct. 18-19 that will feature beer selections from 50 different breweries in collaboration between Ortigas Malls and the Philippine Craft Beer Community. 

Makati Diamond Residences

Photo courtesy of Makati Diamond Residences

Bring your drinking buddies in Alfred at the Makati Diamond Residences. Enjoy a variety of unlimited ice-cold beer and pair it with finger food options from meat, seafood, to flatbread. It’s available on Oct. 18 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for P1,500 per person. 

Solaire Resort and Casino

Share an authentic Oktoberfest experience with the German Club Oktoberfest Manila celebrated at Solaire Resort and Casino. The 81st celebration indulges people to enjoy an unlimited flow of Weihenstephaner Beer together with the Bavarian Sound Express and other raffle prizes. The beer festival will be a three-day event on Oct. 17-19. 

Marco Polo Ortigas

Drink with your friends at Marco Polo as they bring Oktoberfest at VU’s Sky Bar and Lounge. Have a half-litter of Paulaner draft beer with their German sausage platter for P999 where they also have craft Munich beer for only P340. Celebrate their offers on Sept. 27- Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. until 12 a.m.

San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer and Music Festival

As one of the biggest annual events in the country, San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer and Music Festival cater to a month of celebration with free-flowing beer and a series of good music. It’s happening from Aug. 23 to Oct. 26 every Friday and Saturday, across select areas in Manila and some other provinces. 


Header photo courtesy of Free-Photos from Pixabay 

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