The Irish Village announces Hopfest and Oktoberfest 2019

Two special festivals set to arrive at Dubai’s best pub next month

The Irish Village announces Hopfest and Oktoberfest 2019

A monumental set of hops festivals are coming to Dubai’s The Irish Village (which is, incidentally, our Pub of the Year), so as the summer season starts to wind down, you have something to look forward to as the winter season rolls back in.

It begins with the return of Hopfest, the long-running hops festival at the city’s legendary Irish pub, which comes back to town on Thursday September 12 and running through Friday September 13. The event, traditionally known for its lively atmosphere, live music and tonnes of hops, is going to be offering 80 different varieties of the drink across the weekend, but is promising something for everyone, including mixed drinks pop-up bars and a specialist juniper bar.

There will be live music again, and as the festival celebrates its 15th birthday, you’ll be able to get four drinks for Dhs175, or ten for Dhs350. Doors open at 6pm on Thursday, and noon on Friday.

Meanwhile, the following weekend will see the pub run a four-night Oktoberfest celebration, so raise a glass for what the bar is calling “a small piece of Germany” coming to Dubai from Wednesday September 18 through until Saturday 21. There’s going to be loads of German hops on offer, a German DJ, a massive German Oktoberfest Band, and presumably loads of other German stuff that’ll have you yelling “prost!” in no time.

Doors open at 7pm, and it’s bound to be massive, so don’t miss out.
Hopsfest 2019: Dhs175 (four drinks), Dhs350 (ten drinks). Sep 12-13.
Oktoberfest 2019: Prices vary. Sep 18-21. The Irish Village, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud (04 282 4750).

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