Tis the Season to Wiesn

Wellington has it all, with plenty to celebrate in the capital city this October!

Block out Saturday October 8 now as you’d be a Deutsch-bag to say nein to a stein at this year’s Bavarian Bash at Wellington’s go-to Irish pub, Jack Hackett’s. Slap on your lederhosen and get leery as NZ’s most famous Bavarian brass band, Steinbenders, belts out all the bangers.

Harang the hunger pangs and hoe into a quintessentially German Bavarian Board of kransky, bratwurst, wholegrain mustard, chicken schnitzel, twice cooked pork belly, sauerkraut and a warm salted pretzel from the legends at Brezelmania. Prost and wash that down with a 1 litre stein of German-style beer brewed for the occasion by the team at Mean Doses.

Get your Bavarian Board and two steins for $99pp with bookings available at jackhacketts.co.nz/german-night

Meanwhile, if floral décor and platters are more your vibe, pop down to St Johns Bar & Eatery for their Spring Garden Experience where you can relax in your very own private, gram-worthy, floral garden pod with grazing table, sangria or spritz.

You’ll be in foodie heaven starting with oysters natural and shallot vinaigrette, smoked salmon plate, crostini, capers and red onion, chilled poached prawns with remoulade sauce, antipasti of olives, roast peppers, sun dried tomatoes, pickled and fresh vegetables, artisan cheese selection with fresh and dried fruits, grissini and crackers, plus a charcuterie board with rustic breads, pickles, mustard and chutney. For the grand finale, enjoy chocolate dipped strawberries, macarons and lemon curd tartlets.

A great midweek unwind, this decadent experience runs at 5pm or 8pm Monday-Thursday for $69pp, or Friday through Sunday at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm for $79pp. Booking is essential and can be made at stjohnsbar.co.nz/events/spring-garden