Oktoberfest Returns To Manchester - The Mitre Hotel Manchester
The Mitre, 1-3 Cathedral Gates, Manchester, M3 1SW
The Mitre Hotel Manchester

Oktoberfest Returns To Manchester

 For 5 days in October the people of Manchester dig out their Lederhosen and their Dirndl and celebrate the best that Bavaria has to offer.

 This year’s Oktoberfest event is set to be the biggest one yet. We have a month to wait until the German Christmas Market makes its way to Manchester once again, and celebrating Oktoberfest is a great warm up event for the Christmas season.

 If you’re heading to the city to enjoy a slice of Bavarian life this month, here’s everything you need to know:


 Oktoberfest will be held in the centre of Manchester at Albert Square. The square will be transformed into a truly classic Oktoberfest experience with a tent, band stand and an outdoor beer garden with a capacity of 1,200 people.


 This year’s Oktoberfest runs from Thursday the 18th to Sunday the 22nd, times are as stated:

Wednesday 18/10 | 17:00-23:00
Thursday 19/10 | 17:00-23:00
Friday 20/10 | 17:00-00:00
Sat Afternoon 21/10 | 12:00-17:00
Sat Evening 21/10 | 18:00-00:00
Sunday 22/10 | 12:30-19:30

 Unless you book a ticket that guarantees you a table it is best to get their as early as possible as seating is first come first served, and if last year is anything to go by, seats run out fast!



 The beer on offer this year is a famous special brewed Bavarian beer 5% ABV and a digestif buy valium bitter called Underberg. If you’re not a beer fan, don’t worry, there are ciders, wine and soft drinks available.

To help soak up all that ale – a selection of hearty German foods including Brezels (German Pretzels), Bratwurst (sausage) and Schnitzels (breaded pork cutlet) will be on offer as well.

 Beer is served in the famous plastic Steins so you don’t have to worry about getting over excited with your toasts.


 The music at Oktoberfest is the main event. You and your friends can dance the night away, arm-in-arm as the Oompa band plays their brassy covers of famous tracks, as well as the catchy pop schlager songs for you to sing along to. When the bands in full swing even the shyest singers find themselves up on the benches in knee-slapping song with the rest of them.


 Oktoberfest is a great event to spend with a group of friends, there are also special corporate rates to make for a unique work outing. Mitre Hotel Manchester provides a great spot to stay for a trip to Oktoberfest this year, just a 10-minute walk from Albert square you can enjoy all the Beer Bavaria has to offer without worrying about a long trip home. 

The Mitre Hotel - News & Offers

Stay up to date with our latest promotions and stories

Book direct to receive this exclusive offer

Planning a trip to Manchester? If you are looking for accommodation then look no further than The Mitre Hotel. We have a range of fantastic…

Read More

Outdoor and Indoor seating available

We have a beautiful outdoor seating area here at The Mitre which winds round the outside of the building. With stunning views of the Cathedral…

Read More
The Mitre

Join us for Happy Hour at The Mitre

Enjoy a range of exciting offers here at The Mitre with our amazing Happy Hour deals. Whether you are having a catch up with friends…

Read More
Manchester City Breaks

Manchester Sightseeing Tour

Visiting Manchester? Manchester is a massive cultural hub of the North of England known internationally for the genesis of the industrial revolution, right at the…

Read More
Book now