Get in on the Oktoberfun

In Munich, Oktoberfest is a 16-day fete where more than six million people gather to drink fine beers, dance to modern and traditional Bavarian music, and nosh on schweinsbraten. Your local bar’s celebration is decidedly less authentic, seeing that plastic cups, the same ol’ beer, and a sign that reads “Oktoberfest” could never duplicate the party held on the Theresienwiese. But from this Thursday through Sunday, German outpost Hofbräu Miami will bring the real deal to Bayfront Park (100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). “We’re going for the same atmosphere you get in Munich — the same music, the original Oktoberfest beer served in steins, and everything,” says Hofbräu owner Sasha Perisic.

You just might fall in love with the concept of putting your lips to ice-cold mugs of frothy goodness while grooving to a German brass band. Whether you visit the outdoor beer garden or stay inside the tent, we’re thinking that evenings on your couch with a Natty Ice will pale in comparison. The alcohol will flow for $15 — hundreds of dollars less than a plane ticket on Priceline. Visit
Sun., Oct. 26, 2008


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