It's Sunday and Oktoberfest is over for another year. Friday night was the big Oktoberfest Tour thanks to fine folks at Molson Coors and my new friend Jen. We started out at the Delta Hotel in downtown Kitchener where we met the other contest winners and got our tickets for the nights events. The tour included dinner, big-ass Excursion limos, and tours of four festhallens of the Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest. This was the first year of the contest and everyone was excited about the tour (and drinking).
The first stop was Hubertushaus in Manheim where we had a fantastic authentic German dinner of schnitzel, sausage, saurkraut, and a bunch of other things I can't spell. Dinner was insanely good - I could have eaten ten times as much as I did - but it would have ruined the night. Hubertushaus is a hunting and fishing club and one of the older German clubs in the area.
Next we headed to Schwaben Haus for dancing and drinking. The band had everyone do a German version of a congo line and lots of chicken dancing.
The third stop was Altes Muenchen Haus (Queensmount) for yet more drinking (and shots). This was the only hall i'd been to before. We did a couple of these pre packaged shots where the two ingredients are seperated. It's very strange, but also very good - if you're into chick drinks like that.
Finally, we arrived at the Concorida Club - which is the most coveted of tickets for festhallen. I think it really lived up to the hype - the crowd was up and dancing and drinking and eating. The cool thing about Concorida is that there are different booths setup - you can easily get lost in that place.
It was a great chance to see some halls I would never normally go to - or know even existed. It was also a great chance to consume an ridiculous amount of Molson product - including Canadian and those damn Canadian 6.0 Cold Shots. They are little 10oz cans with 6 percent alcohol per serving and they are like eating M&Ms. Actually, they are like eating Lays - you can't drink just one. You can drink about twelve though.
Here are a couple photos from the night.
And yet more photos - can be found here