Prost! Ok­to­ber­fest hits Hong Kong

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Oc­to­ber’s rolling in, which means the start of Hong Kong’s fleet­ing fall—but more im­por­tantly, moun­tains of pork knuckle, loads of live Ger­man bands and rivers of beer. This year’s Ok­to­ber­fest starts way ear­lier than the month it­self on Sep 17, so throw on those leder­ho­sen and PROST! By Sophia Lam Beer­liner Ger­man Bar & Restau­rant The thought­ful folks at Beer­liner are of­fer­ing au­then­tic Ger­man grub paired with three ex­clu­sive brews from Mu­nich’s Hacker- Pschorr brew­ery—try the weisse beer’s faint bit­ter note and ba­nana sweet­ness, which draws out the roasted aro­mas of the sig­na­ture roasted suck­ling pig. If you’re look­ing for a full Ger­man culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ence, go for the Ok­to­ber­fest Plat­ter ($248)— Pork fil­let wrapped in crispy pork belly, slathered in a dark beer sauce. Sep 17-Oct 31. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Shop 05, Level 13, Lang­ham Place, Mong Kok, 2972-0078, beer­liner.com.hk

King Lud­wig Beer­hall

King Lud­wig Beer­hall’s Ok­to­ber­fest brings Ger­man band Gehren­bergspatzen (say that three times af­ter a liter of beer) back to town. Beer-lovers can go for a Beer Pass­port ($450) that will take you hop-hop­ping for 10 beers all over around town. Drink till you can’t hold any­more at the daily beer drink­ing con­tests—if you make it to the fi­nal round (Oct 10, 2-4pm, Wan Chai branch), you might even win two round-trip tick­ets to Aus­tralia! Lit­tle ones can join in the fun too, with fam­ily-friendly Fun­tas­tic Beer Car­ni­val and a but­ter-beer drink­ing con­test on week­ends. Sep 16-Oct 10. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Prost by King Lud­wig, Shop 3013A&B, 3/F, Mi­ra­mar Shop­ping Cen­tre, 132 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. king­par­rot.com Marco Polo Hongkong Ho­tel Run­ning now for 25 years and count­ing, the Marco Polo Ger­man

Bier­fest is the grand-daddy of all Ger­man cel­e­bra­tions in the city. It’s back this year with a gen­er­ous slice of Ger­many, fea­tur­ing a dizzy­ing lineup of food, mu­sic and ale. Fancy toss­ing back an Erdinger Ok­to­ber­fest beer to Ger­man band Die Noten­hobler’s jaunty trum­pet and ac­cor­dion tunes, while sa­vor­ing a help­ing of Black For­est cherry torte against un­beat­able views of the har­bor? Make it hap­pen. Oct 21-Nov 12, 6-11pm daily. Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Ho­tel, Har­bour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. $160 (Sun-Thu, in­cludes one beer); $280 (Fri-Sat, in­cludes one beer and a Marco Polo Ger­man Bier­fest beer mug). gbfhk.com MGM Ma­cau If these aren’t enough to quench your lager thirst, head to our Sis­ter SAR—where ev­ery­thing looks big­ger and grander—to keep those taps flow­ing. Hav­ing poured more than 96,000 liters of beer over the past seven years, MGM’s Ok­to­ber­fest is back with an 11-day cal­en­dar packed with Bavar­ian fun. The Högl Fun Band is jet­ting in from Mu­nich to light up the evening with folk dances and per­for­mances. Soak up the au­then­tic Ger­man fla­vor with

Spaten, one of Mu­nich’s six of­fi­cial Ok­to­ber­fest brews, un­der the tra­di­tion­ally dec­o­rated beer tents. Oct 13-23, 6pm-mid­night, Oct 22, 11am-3pm. MGM Ma­cau, Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Ma­cau, (+853) 8802-2666. Tick­ets MOP160 from mg­m­macau.com/mgm-ok­to­ber­fest

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