October is a fun month in which you can let your hair down and chill out a bit, what with Oktoberfest and Halloween both making their annual appearances. Sri Lankans generally like fun and alcohol (pretty much like anybody else, I reckon) and although there aren't too many things that Germans and Sri Lankans bond over, beer creates bonds. Or so I've been told, 'cause I wouldn't know... anyway. Moving on.
The Mt. Lavinia Hotel's Oktoberfest event page has pictures and updates of the event, which is where we got that ^ picture from. Meanwhile, we also called nearly all the hotels and half the pubs in Colombo trying to figure out where else Oktoberfest would be celebrated, and found like four (or five) places which have plans.
P.S: If we've missed anything, please let us know in the comments section below.
Date: October 7-11
Time: 6 PM onwards
Cost: Rs. 500 for entry only
Date: October 13-17
Time: 7 PM onwards
Cost: Rs. 2,500 per person
They also promised a beer and BBQ night with a live band and DJs. Sounds like fun.
Date: October 11-25
Time: 5 PM onwards
Price: Depends on what you order
Date: October 29-November 7
Time: 7 PM to midnight (goes on till 1 AM on Fridays and Saturdays)
Cost: Rs. 2,900
Date: October 15-18
Time: 12PM - 3PM, 6PM - Midnight
Price: à la carte menu, so price would vary depending on your order.
Date: October 20-22
Time: 6PM onwards
Price: Special menu with varying prices
Date: 29 October - 01 November
Time: 6PM - Midnight
Price: Rs. 2,000
We tasted every locally brewed and available beer. In the name of science!
Hana Mart, while small, sells a good selection of fun Korean food. Shrimp crackers, ramen, kimchi, biscuits and so on.
Countries that let you in without a fuss with your Lankan passport
Oh Donuts is a food truck that's all about doughnuts.
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