Watch: We discover the Bavarian brilliance of Oktoberfest at Albert’s Schloss

Albert’s Schloss Oktoberfest is in its final days ending on October 3 as the Bavarian Bier Palace prepares for its biggest season with a new winter drinks and food menu
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Albert’s Schloss in Birmingham city centre will be concluding their Oktoberfest 2023 events this weekend and everyone is invited to join in for the final days of celebration of German heritage - with beer and good times. 

Oktoberfest may have started in Munich in the 1800s but it has become a global festival to party like the Bavarians do during mid-September to early October annually. 

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The spectacular Oktoberfest festivities at Albert’s Schloss in Birmingham is not just about the food and beer - for which the bier palace, cook haus and bakery is already popular - but also features some magnificent live entertainment.

We visited Albert’s Schloss on Thursday (September 28) and it was buzzing - complete with a roaring fire and welcoming banter - and it was only 5.30pm. 

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Albert’s Schloss Cook Haus & Bier Palace

Our group of five was seated in a comfy booth by the window, also giving us a good view of the stage - where live music started soon after. 

The massive venue, with a ski lodge style room upstairs, is a sight to behold with something for everyone. Not only does it have comfy seating for small groups, but also large tables to share across the floor and the bar area is even more lively. 

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If you are not sure which beer to order you can ask for samples as well. We ordered the ‘Spaten Oktoberfest’, traditionally the first bier barrel tapped in Germany, opened by the Mayor of Munich every year, and ‘Hacker-Pschorr’ or ‘Bavarian Heaven’, which has a unique taste created by the variety of Bavarian barleys.

They have several other options like Hofbräu Oktoberfest - the strongest of Albert’s Oktoberfest biers - and the refreshing Lowenbrau Volbier. However, if beer is not your choice of drink, they have a great range of beverages including a small-batch bourbon whiskey produced in Kentucky, US, Maker’s Mark, or shots of artisan schnapps, as well as cocktails for every occasion.

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Albert’s Schloss bar

Albert’s Schloss’ in-house bakery and kitchen serves up indulgent alpine dishes all day long including traditional European dishes such as Tyrolean schnitzel, Spatzle and Fondue with a modern Schloss Twist.

Previously, we have shared how incredible their breakfast is and their Cook Haus menu didn’t disappoint either. We began with small bites of meatballs with Cambozola cheese, honey roast pork belly, and a platter of bread which was served with whipped malted butter - and it included some amazing beetroot and goats cheese bread. The juicy meatballs and the crackling pork belly were also quickly demolished by your BirminghamWorld editorial team. 

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Just when we thought ‘this is as good as it gets’, our hosts served up some more amazing dishes for mains - all while guests across the venue continued to enjoy the tunes played by the house band. 

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Paprika Chicken

From Schloss classics like Paprikash Chicken to their beer hall menu of Currywurst plate and Black Forest Chicken Burger and more - the food didn’t linger long on our plates. 

Whether you are pescatarian, vegetarian, or vegan - there is a great selection of dishes to choose from at the bar and restaurant at Paradise in Chamberlain Square. 

And for dessert, there’s a great variety to pick from like ice cream, gateau, doughnuts and trifle. However we decided to choose some after dinner drinks and were treated to Bear Trap Irish coffees and Chocolate Orange martinis - both drinks had a healthy dose of sweetness balanced with the bitter taste - making it a perfect balance after a meal.

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Albert’s Schloss - Oktoberfest
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However, this wasn’t the end of our night because the amazing live cabaret performances began soon after. Thursday nights are cabaret nights at the bar with performers putting on dazzling dance displays coupled with great music. However, if that’s not your jam, they have outdoor seating to enjoy the autumn air. 

The venue is at the forefront of amazing food, drinks and entertainment in one place in Birmingham and while Oktoberfest ends soon, Albert’s Schloss are heading into their biggest season with a new seasonal drinks and food menu launching on October 3, as well as Christmas - which is sure to be another experience to remember.   

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