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How to celebrate Oktoberfest in Leeds.

Everywhere has a Bierkeller. Here's what makes Oktoberfest special in Leeds, and all the various events going on this beery season.

Oktoberfest, South Bank Depot, 6-8 & 13-15 October

Leeds' main Oktoberfest celebration failed to disappoint last year, so be sure to head down to the South Bank Depot for arguably the most authentic celebration of Oktoberfest in the north of England. You'll feel like you're in Bavaria with genuine German beer served in generous steins and delicious (but yes, overpriced) sausages. Locals usually attend this event, so don't be surprised if you see a few older men around, but with a group of friends and a couple of steins, I hardly think it'll matter.

Oktoberfest, Leeds University Students Union, 18 October

Head to the union for a mere £5 and enjoy a stein or two with your pals. A one-up on the South Bank Depot event due to its cheaper entry fee and convenient location, head to Oktoberfest if you're up for lots of beer drinking but aren't too fussed about authenticity. The union will always be the union - so you'll be hard pushed to pretend you're in a Bavarian beer hall. Fun is still guaranteed though, so don't let that put you off.

Bongo's Bingo do Oktoberfest, South Bank Depot, 12 October

If you go to Leeds, you'll love Bongo's Bingo - usually at Canal Mills on Wednesday nights, it makes bingo fun. Now imagine this iconic night combined with steins and sausages. They've promised an array of genuine Bavarian food and drink on sale alongside some live DJs. Not your typical Oktoberfest celebration by any means, but you're guaranteed a good night.

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