Ein Prosit! Ein Prosit! Der Gemütlichkeit (A toast, a toast to cheer and good times)! Words that resonate from the famous Oktoberfest theme song, this anthem takes guests and gourmands in joyful renditions with the celebration of the annual and much-awaited beer festival. On the 6th and 7th of October 2017, German Club Manila will be celebrating the 79th Oktoberfest at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
Now on its 8th year at Sofitel, the most authentic German beer festival in the Philippines will be held at Sofitel’s expansive Harbor Garden Tent. Paying homage to time-honored Bavarian customs, the marquee will be transformed into a traditional biergärten for the most authentic staging of Oktoberfest in the country.
With each evening hosting more than 2,000 guests, the event will showcase a grand feast of sumptuous Bavarian specialties featuring roasted pork knuckles, roasted calf, laugen rolls, grilled German sausages and mouthwatering pastries with unlimited ice-cold San Miguel beer.
An exciting evening awaits guests as musical entertainment featuring musical entertainment by The Bavarian Sound Express flying in from Germany to regale participants with traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest music and international hits. A fun-filled program is lined up featuring the annual beer-drinking contest and raffle draw with a grand prize that takes the winner to their destination of choice in Germany. For a truly authentic Bavarian celebration, women don colorful dirndls while men sport the traditional lederhosen as they partake in one of the biggest international gatherings in Manila.
An evening featuring a bountiful feast, engaging Bavarian traditions, and exciting prizes are in store for this year’s 79th German Club Oktoberfest!
The 79th German Club Oktoberfest is made possible in partnership with San Miguel Brewery, Etihad Airways, DB Schenker, BBR Rail Automation, Ravenol Motoröl, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Allied Metals, Isla LPG, Megaworld, Delsan Office Systems, BDO, Yeung Marine Holdings, Zoi’s Meatown, ELT’s Enterprise and Wico Kavino. Media partners include: 2nd Avenue, ANC, BusinessWorld, CNN Philippines, CT, Esquiremag.ph, ETC, Fox International Channels, Jack TV, MegaMan, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Rogue and TravelNow.
For more information on ticket sales and the featured raffle, please call the German Club Manila at +632 894 2899 or email at [email protected].
Following an evening of gastronomic indulgence and live musical entertainment, Oktoberfest guests may book a weekend getaway at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila for a relaxing urban retreat. Featured room rates start at Php6,000nett per night. For inquiries and room reservation, kindly call Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila at +63 2 551 5555 or email at [email protected].
German Club Manila
The GERMAN CLUB, Manila was founded under the name CASINO UNION on the initiative of Otto Franz von Möllendorff, who served as German consul in Manila from 1886 until 1896.
The CASINO UNION was primarily a social club, offering recreation and pleasant diversion to its members in a well-appointed clubhouse by the Pasig River, at 209 General Solano Street in San Miguel, an elegant suburb of Manila, where wealthy merchants, diplomats and government officials resided.
On January 16th, 1906 the Union changed its name and was officially recorded as DEUTSCHER KLUB (German Club). Although closed from 1919 – 20 and 1945 – 48, the Club thus celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006.
In 1979, after occupying various locations around Old Manila, the Club purchased its own site at the penthouse of the Eurovilla II building in Legaspi Village, Makati City.
The premises have been continually renovated and refurnished over the years, providing a perfect venue for fine dining and many special events as well as spontaneous get-togethers of members and their guests.
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