As the end of September approaches, millions of people around the world are getting ready to attend Oktoberfest, an annual festival in Munich, Germany.
The Munich Oktoberfest justly lays claim to being the world’s largest folk festival (yes, it’s not just about drinking beer).
Over the past decade, it has attracted an average of around six million visitors a year, who between them consume almost seven million liters of beer.
In addition to eating, drinking, and dancing, visitors can enjoy colourful parades, a variety of fairground rides, and for those, not themselves in traditional Bavarian gear, admire those that are.
The German festival is now a worldwide phenomenon celebrating Bavarian culture and flowing pints of beer.
Here are a few fun facts about Oktoberfest
The festival makes the city of Munich $1.43 billion in tourism money.
There are 38 different beer tents, and some can fit as many as 11,000 people.
1.98 million gallons of beer are consumed during the 16-day festival.
Over 510,000 whole roast chickens and 60,000 sausages are eaten.
As we do have a reputation for liking to party and consuming in the odd alcoholic beverage or three, here are some places in Pattaya for you to enjoy Oktoberfest.
ALEXA BEACH CLUB
21st SEP – 31st OCT 2019 from 5PM – 10PM
Alexa Beach Pattaya Oktoberfest celebrates German heritage through exceptional music, tasty food and refreshing beer in a chilled-out beachside environment.
Experiencing the sunset in the evening from a beachfront cabana or from the restaurant’s sunset terrace or one of their four bars, all of this while enjoying ice-cold draft beer.
HAVANA BAR HOLIDAY INN
22 SEP – 2 NOV 2019
Holiday Inn Pattaya invites you to come and enjoy live music and the perfect combination of special authentic cuisine including:
Brie Cheddar Apple and Beer Soup, Pretzel & Dips all with draft beer from Germany and much more.
Special Selected Menu
Oktoberfest 1/2 Roasted Chicken – THB 460net
Frikkadel German Meat Balls – THB 390net
Brie Cheddar Apple & Beer Soup – THB 190net
Chicken Jager Schnitzel THB 460net
Pretzel & Dip – THB 280net
Sloane’s Premium Bratwurst – THB 480net
INFINITI RESTAURANT INTERCONTINENTAL RESORT
21 SEP – 6 OCT 2019
Oktoberfest has already started at Infiniti!
Try their special menu from Chef Mitt with imported German beer available. 21 SEP – 6 OCT 2019
And also Central Festival Pattaya are getting in on the act!