It's been a couple of years since Munich Brauhaus announced plans for their first Brisbane venue — and the two-level Bavarian bierhaus is finally opening its doors. Come May 3, the brews, bratwurst and butter-filled pretzels will be flowing on Stanley Street in South Bank. You'll want to drop by on May 4, however, when they're throwing a huge shindig to celebrate.
From 5pm, it'll be a Friday evening full of German-themed fun. In fact, it'll be enough to make you think Oktoberfest has arrived early. Actually, the whole joint will be done up in Oktoberfest colours, flags and decorations for the entire month. Unlike Christmas, the revelry really is coming twice this year.
A street parade will also weave its way around the parklands from 5pm, starting and ending at Munich Brauhaus, so expect traditional slap dancers, oompah band and acrobats too. At 5.45pm, the traditional keg tap will get the party properly started, followed by live entertainment, games and challenges across both storeys of the venue. And if you want to match your merriment with a huge pork knuckle, one of seven types of schnitzel or an apple strudel — and many a stein, obviously — dinner sittings will take place at 6pm and 8.30pm.