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German frenzy returns to South Wharf

13 Sep 2015

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Get ready to raise your steins as Melbourne’s newest waterside precinct, South Wharf Promenade, comes alive once again in its biggest celebration of Australian and Bavarian cuisine.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Oktoberfest returns to South Wharf Promenade on October 10 and 11 to bring the best of Munich direct to Melbourne for two epic days of pop-up food stalls and roving entertainment.  

Drawing inspiration from the iconic German Oktoberfest, each of South Wharf Promenade’s venues, housed in the lovingly restored cargo sheds, will join the festival, serving food and drinks with a twist of German.

The precinct’s authentic Bavarian venue Munich Brauhaus will perform a traditional keg tapping from 2.30pm and play host to a weekend of Oktoberfest shenanigans including live Oom Pah Pah Bands and Kid’s Oktoberfest.

The venue offers a classic Bavarian menu and serves a range of exclusively imported award-winning Oktoberfest biers.

Punters can sample Oktoberfest Bier Flights for $15 while taking in the true Munich experience inside this 1000-seat bier hall, while a traditional pop-up pretzel stall will operate on the promenade.

The General Assembly will offer craft beer tasters with matching snacks along with pork spit rolls for $10, while Melbourne Public will celebrate with a barbecue offering both a classic “Aussie Dog” and a bratwurst “German Dog”.

The Meat Market and Common Man will service a pop-up bar and outdoor Bier Garden Marquee, while the Boatbuilders Yard will fire up a German-themed barbecue on the Sunday.

However, hold onto your steins … there’s more!

As a lead up to the event, The General Assembly will celebrate Oztoberfest, in an Australian take on the festival from Saturday September 19 to Sunday October 4.

Perched just metres from the Yarra River and with spectacular CBD views, The General Assembly will offer an enticing range of craft beers from all over Australia, as well as some mouth-watering food from its authentic Josper oven.

And there is plenty more to enjoy at South Wharf Promenade throughout spring, with some of the city’s best hospitality talent serving up a diverse range of food and beverage in a distinctly local environment on the south bank of the river.

On the eve of the AFL Grand Final public holiday on October 1, head to Melbourne Public to enjoy Australian music royalty Tex Perkins live with Charlie Owen as they help bring in the long weekend of footy.

As the sunshine starts to reappear over spring, the Meat Market provides the perfect location for a Sunday session with a host of live acoustic artists and DJs, while Charlie Lovett, Common Man and many others provide a relaxing place to enjoy a coffee and meal after a shop at DFO South Wharf.

Few precincts can boast a world-class convention centre, a 5-star hotel, a quality retail centre, a National Trust treasure like the Polly Woodside and some of Melbourne’s best bars and restaurants.

If you are yet to experience the magic on offer at South Wharf, spring is the time to come and do just that. For more information and to see what else is on offer visit

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