Manchester Welcomes Oktoberfest

Meanwhile, the team at Net Sixty Six SEO Towers yearn to wear lederhosen and carry beer steins in Albert Square

Oktoberfest food and drink image by Timolina.
Traditional German food and drink: thanks to Manchester’s Oktoberfest, traditional Bavarian delights are a short bus, train, or tram ride away to Albert Square. Image by Timolina (via Shutterstock).

Only days after the Heroes Parade, Net Sixty Six are once at the heart of all the action in Manchester. Since Wednesday, some of our team have fancied donning the lederhosen, schunkeln, and imbibing some of Munich’s finest exports. Yes, after the triumphant success of the Heroes Parade which took part in Manchester City Centre earlier this week, another event is coming to our home city.

Hot on the heels from where Team GB held their celebrations, Albert Square is now host to the annual Oktoberfest event. This happy occasion opened on Wednesday 19 October and is on till the 23 October 2016. It has a special atmosphere with a family-friendly experience, and an insight into Bavarian-style culture.

The Oktoberfest is a ticket only event features many delights to sample, including Bavarian food and drink like Bratwurst, Schnitzel and Pretzels, and a wide selection of German beers. This is coupled with entertaining music to enjoy and appropriate outfits worn, such as Lederhosen and Dirndl.

The tent can accommodate up to 2,000 people with a giant outdoor beer garden. Great if you can brave the wet and cold weather we have had up to now!

You can take a place on one of the long benches within the tent and enjoy authentic German beer and food. All of which is served up by waiters and waitresses who look the part in their native outfits. Whether you are there as an individual or looking to book a table for eight people, it is best to book early. As this event is highly popular, it is best to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Opening Times:

Manchester’s Oktoberfest event is open during the following times:

  • Wednesday 19 October/Thursday 20 October: 1600 – 2300;
  • Friday 21 October: 1700 – 2330;
  • Saturday 22 October: 1300 – 2330;
  • Sunday 23 October: 1230 – 1930.

Tickets are available to book online at but keep this in mind: it is for people aged 18 or above. Except on Sundays where families are welcome. The event has been running since 2014 and is great fun for thousands of visitors to the city.

Things to look out for at Oktoberfest:

  • Limited edition beers to enjoy.
  • Samples of free food to taste (‘free’ and ‘food’, now you’re talking!).
  • People wearing Lederhosen and Dirndl.

You can find where the event is from the map below. The tent is close to the Albert Memorial.

Being so close to Albert Square, there’s half a chance you might bump into one of the Net Sixty Six SEO team. We are hoping to visit at some stage, so we might see you there. If the weather stays as cold as it is, we shan’t be going to Oktoberfest in lederhosen. If you’re going, the event should be as easy to get to as eins, zwei, drei, super.

Albert Square, Manchester
Hive of activity: Albert Square in Manchester, which has played host to the Heroes Parade, and at this time of writing, hosting its third Oktoberfest. That’s before we have the Christmas lights switch-on and the Christmas Markets.

Net Sixty Six SEO, 20 October 2016.