FUN-LOVING Saddleworth folk can now enjoy a Bavarian-style night out right on their doorstop.
The frivolous new Bierkeller venue, opened recently in Oldham town centre, is an authentic Bavarian Bier Hall, complete with Oompah bands and legendary two-pint steins.
Guests can savour nine (that’s nine, not nein!) different draught beers plus a selection of 50 world bottled and craft beers.
Alternatively, there’s a choice of exotic Stein Cocktails, plus a wide range of spirits and wines, and the obligatory Bierkeller snacks such Brockwurst, giant frankfurters, and pretzels.
A £250,000 refurbishment was carried out to create the town’s first ever Bierkeller, with 40 new jobs.
It is located on the ground floor of Tokyo nightclub in Roscoe Street, famed for being the music venue where Inspiral Carpets first formed, where Oasis played their second-ever gig and comedian Peter Kay honed his stand-up skills.
It is run by Tokyo Industries who have 32 bars and nightclubs across the UK, including successful Bierkellers in York, Newcastle and Bradford.
Managing Director of Tokyo Industries Aaron Mellor, from Saddleworth, said: “This venue is really close to my heart as I’m a local lad and Tokyo Oldham was my very first venture.
“I still live round here and wanted to bring some much-needed fun to the area.
“There’s been a real feeling we needed to get some entertainment back in town without having to head into Manchester – something really local for local people.”
Oldham Bierkeller is open every Friday and Saturday with live Oompah Shows from 9:30pm on Saturdays. Revellers can choose from a range of packages to make the most of their night out.
New early openings from 7pm provide a place to wind down for those who work in the town centre, with “Apres Ski” drinks sessions on Fridays. The last Sunday of the month will give local hospitality staff the chance to let their own hair down at Della’s Crazy Quiz nights.
From Friday, February 26, local creative and craftspeople will have chance to showcase their work at a quirky new night market taking place at the Bierkeller from 5pm ‘til midnight. The events are free to attend with stalls free to local independent businesses and feature unique, niche goods including arts and crafts, jewellery, vintage clothing, handmade and continental gifts, street food and entertainment.
Stein Bierkeller will also host a string of Street Food Feasts from 11 March on a monthly basis.
To get involved in any of the events contact firstname.lastname@example.org