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9 essential questions you might have about Oktoberfest Dublin
Much beer, many sausages.

OKTOBERFEST HAS MADE its way to Dublin and will open its doors at the IFSC this evening.

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The festival will span 18 days and 18 nights–from the 17th of September to the 4th of Oct–for its eight year celebrating all things German culture. As you probably know, the Oktoberfest is a massive event in Munich, and this one is scheduled to coincide.

All sounds good, how do I get tickets?

It’s free to get in, so you don’t even need a ticket. However, if you’re heading along with a big group and want to reserve some seats, you can say a prayer and email All weekend tables are booked, but you can still grab some for the weekdays.

What’s the damage?

A litre of beer will set you back €12, and .5l for €6.50. Maybe stick to the latter on a school night. You’ll have to pay a fiver deposit for the glass, but can get it back… just a heads up.

I hate beer. Should I still go?

Sure, WHY NOT. They also sell wine, soft drinks and various spirits to keep you in pace with the beer chuggers. Food on offer is all German fare, sauerkraut, bratwurst, leberkas, and haxn. They’re not cheap, but €1 of every €3 food voucher will go to Movember.

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What if I don’t drink?

Did you HEAR about the food? You’ll also be treated to some traditional German ‘Oom-Pah Music’ and the kids are welcome to join you until 7pm. Coffee, soft drinks and non-alcoholic beer can also be lashed into ya.

Pink Tuesdays will be LGBT nights with some food and drinks offers.

Should I wear a costume?

Yes. We say yes. But you don’t have to, of course.

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Why does everyone keep saying PROST?

That’s ‘Cheers’ in German, so you’ve gotta do it every time you drink a beer.

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What’s the queue situation like?

Bad. Really bad. They’ve eased up in recent years but you’d still be doing well to get int here well before the after work crowd.

The early bird gets the worm! No queues for us! chelseywalsh_ chelseywalsh_

Eh… will I get pissed upon?

Not if you get inside a tent, you won’t.

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Just how drunk will everyone be?

Very. Have you SEEN a stein? Drink responsibly etc. Closing time is 12.30am Thursday to Saturday, and 11.30 Monday to Wednesday. You’ll be kicked out at 10.30pm on Sundays so don’t get too comfy.

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