FAQ

Drinks

What kind of beer is served at Oktoberfest?

Specially-brewed Oktoberfest beer in Bavaria, Germany, 5% ABV. It is brewed by Bavaria Festbeer Brewery and transported in a gigantic tank.

Are there other types of drinks besides beer?

Yes! There is cider, wine and soft drinks.

Entertainment

What are the songs to learn before going to Oktoberfest?

Anton aus Tyrol

Cowboy und Indianer (Kom hol das Lasso raus)

Fliegerlied
Ein Prosit der Gemuetlichkeit

Zikke Zakke, Zikke Zakke hey hey hey

Food

What kind of food is served at Oktoberfest?

Traditional Oktoberfest delicacies such as Brezel (twisted-knot bread), Bratwurst (German specialty sausage), Schnitzel (deep-fried breaded pork cutlet), Hendl (chicken), Schweinebraten (German style roast pork).

Is vegetarian food available?

Yes, it is. Please ask our hostesses for more information.

General information

Where is the event held?

This year we have an early ediditon end August in a fantastic Bierhall at 119 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, B5 5SU Brum. (just opposite the Birm Coach station)

What are the opening hours?

29th August to 31st August – Thursday 17-23:00 and Friday 17:00-23:00, Saturday Afternoon 12:00-17:30 and Saturday Evening 18:00-24:00.

What happens at the event?

German music, dancing on the benches, singing along with thousands of revelers and of course wonderful beer!

What is the age limit for Oktoberfest?

18 and above. Children are no allowed at this years event.

Are children not welcome?

This year its an adult only event.

What do I do if my question is not listed?

Call 0208133 2210 or email us. We are here to help you! Info@birmingham-oktoberfest.co.uk

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

No, customers’ own food and drinks can not be brought to the Oktoberfest. However, you can order from the table or buy at the bar.

Is there an ATM at Oktoberfest?

Unfortunately, no. But you can pay by card. We accept all major cards except for American Express.

Is there a cloakroom at Oktoberfest?

Yes, there is a cloakroom at the reception. We charge a small fee of £1 per item.

Can the event be sold out?

Yes, it can so we advise you to book tickets or show up really early on the day to guarantee entry.

Gift Shop

Can I buy tickets at door?

Yes, you can (subject to availability)

Can I rent Lederhosen and Dirndl at the event?

Yes, you can rent at the rate of £29/costume. This is done in the souvenier shop.

Can I buy souvenir Oktoberfest glasses?

Yes, at the souvenier shop

What can I buy from the gift shop?

We have great range of merchandise from clothing (dirndl, lederhosen, socks, hat, etc.) to decorations (flag, display truck, etc.) and souvenirs (glass, mustache, wig, lights etc.)

Tickets

Are there any special deals?

Take a look under the page “Tickets” and you would find our ticket deals. Alternative look at Groupon or Wowcher to find some.

Prices are;

0.5 pint beer £3
Jägermeister Shot £3.5
Bratwurst in Bread £5

How do I pay for my tickets?

You can easy pay with your credit card and book online.

How does it work after I buy tickets online?

An e-ticket will be sent to your email shortly. You have to present the ticket at the event either print it our or show it on the phone to scan the icon.

What do I do if I want to add more people to my tickets?

There are two ways:

1) Book another ticket under the same name and our system will automatically allocate your seats together.

2) send us an email to info@birmingham-oktoberfest.co.uk with the different Order ID´s and we seat you all together. Best to send us this a week before the event.

What do I do if I want to sit with my friends who have different tickets?

You can always lower your seating level, so if you have Oktoberfest package and your friends bavarian tickets you can sit with them no problem. The other way around will not work.

Can the event be sold out?

Yes, it can so we advise you to book tickets or show up really early on the day to guarantee entry.