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Oktoberfest hits Melbourne all year round at Munich Brauhaus

Words by: Miss SL and Geoff Ferres
Photography by: Miss SL

PROST! This is a common phrase that every Aussie who’s been to Germany has heard. It means cheers and is said with a chink of a 1litre beer, an arm around a mates shoulder and a slight sway in your seat.

Every year thousands of Aussies travel to Munich to experience the infamous Oktoberfest, where there are huge pop-up beer tents, rides and treats to be had. Munich Brauhaus is the latest German beer hall to open its doors with a true Oktoberfest festival feel.

She says:
“What an amazing venue! You walk in to casual bar space covered in natural wood – a wall covered in logs and tree-trunk tables. It’s an immediately relaxing space. Then you turn the corner and BOOM! You’re in a massive beer hall with a stage and its own huge bar and upstairs dining.

In terms of food, the charcuterie board is an amazing way to start the meal. It has a delicious variety of meats, pickled vegetables and a hint of salad to get your stomach lined for beers and mains! The mains themselves are great as well. I had the salmon, which was nice and light given that I was having a one litre glass of house-made brew to accompany it.

During mains the host and band got started up and traditional German drinking songs really got the atmosphere going! It really was like being in an Oktoberfest tent! Schnapps shots and mini Jaeger bombs were a highlight experience as well – a very fun way to spend an evening!”

He says:

“After a hectic day of work I was primed for some Bavarian escapism and, immediately, Munich Brauhaus delivered with a flurry of lederhosen, dirndls and timber-clad surfaces in all directions. Grasping a much needed stein of wheat beer I plonked myself on one of the many wooden beer hall tables and enjoyed the delightfully eclectic interior design – my particular favourites were the horizontally mounted moose and black and white retro photos of some seriously sturdy old-school german barmaids. Awesome.

Moving from the bar hall to the dining hall we found a large but welcoming communal space that continued the timber-intensive theme and introduced clean, homely and slightly rustic table settings. Thus had come the time to feast – from charcuterie to pork knuckle and apple strudle, Munich Brauhaus’ kitchens turned out delicious, hearty and deeply satisfying fare. Following (more than a little) over indulgence I’d recommend a schnapps digestive or two, apres-ski style, which are stocked in a wide range of flavours and a great way to close out a brilliant meal in the Brauhaus!”

The Modern Connoisseur dined as a guest of Munich Brauhaus. All opinions and views are true and honest to the contributor’s experience. 

45 South Wharf Dr
South Wharf VIC 3006

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