The TOPS at SPAR Bierfest is Back!

TOPS at SPAR BIERFEST is back! And this year it is bringing loyal Bierfestarians more of everything that they have come to know, and love, about South Africa’s biggest, annual, national, Oktoberfest festival of fun, food, frauelins and of course – three specially brewed Bavarian beers! Bierfest will be taking place in Durban at Suncoast from the 19th – 21st of September.

The TOPS at SPAR Bierfest, in association with Dryver, Good Fellas, Jiguja, Jagermeister and Tsogo Sun brings together the time-honoured arts of dining, drinking and dancing, all within the traditional setting of a giant Brauhaus marquee, bringing South Africans a taste of historical Munich Oktoberfest, right here on home soil.


From the moment one enters the Brauhaus, the senses are assailed by a rich mixture of traditional Bavarian oompah music (played live by a seven-piece band throughout the day), beautifully coloured décor, the aroma of Bavarian cuisine and of course – our freshly brewed Biers – made but once a year for the occassion. Founding partner South African Breweries have once more called upon their Master Brewers to craft three special, limited edition Bavarian-styled biers just for Bierfest. The ever-popular Royal Bavaria Oktoberfest Bier, the traditional Krystal Weiss Protea Edelweiss and the speciality dark ale – the King Ludwig Munich Dunkel will all be making their appearance at Bierfest once again. Master Brewers will be located onsite for tasting and beer education at Bierfest’s Braumeister Ecke – a.k.a Brewmasters’ Corner.


Frauleins in traditional attire will once again greet you with smiles as you are escorted to your pre-booked table and thereafter ensuring that your Bierfest experience is nothing short of magical.

More than just a beer festival, Bierfest places great care and consideration in its meal choices for hungry Bierfestarians! Once again, the Bierfest menu caters to all tastes, from the succulent eisbeins to healthy vegetarian options and delectable platters (available only on a pre-book basis). Pre-Order your Bierfest food platter online and your Fraulein will deliver it directly to your table!

As in previous years, Bierfest is a cash-free event. All food and drink purchases at the festival are made using Bierfest “Crowns.” Crowns are available in denominations of R25 and are sold in packs of five (non-refundable).

From the moment you are seated until the moment your tired legs take you to one of the numerous awaiting taxi, shuttle and chauffeur service options available, Bierfest is the one event you will attend this year that will have you longing to be back next year too! Value for money, and every moment an entertainment extravaganza, Bierfest will rock you!


Says Mark Robinson, TOPS at SPAR Group Liquor Manager and headline sponsor, “TOPS at SPAR is immensely proud to once again be headline sponsor at the TOPS at SPAR Bierfest. This festival is synonymous to the values of TOPS at SPAR and visitors can expect to be captivated by the experience from the minute they walk in the venue. TOPS at SPAR are heavily invested in the education of responsible drinking and will be promoting this at the festival.”

ARA #DrinkSmart Program presented by Redline, Bierfest’s responsible consumption program, offers visitors a number of alternative transport options. Spearheaded by TOPS at SPAR’s groundbreaking mobile phone app DRYVER, with support from Good Fella’s, Uber, Redline Breathalysers and JIGUJA detox drink, #DrinkSmart provides Bierfest patrons with a range of safe and affordable choices to drink responsibly and get home safely. Rehydration stations and a Designated Driver Rewards Program, Good Fellas memberships and preferred rates with Mozzie Cabs and UBER has seen Bierfest’s #DrinkSmart initiative be officially endorsed by the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (the ARA). Visit for more info.


Ticketing Information

Bierfest offers revellers four different ticket options, specially designed to suit everybody’s budget and requirements:
• Ze Braumeister! R906.30 per person. Includes: premium traditional Bavarian Meal, Dedicated Fraulein to your table, Complimentary Premium bar (Limited), Complimentary can of JIGUJA Detox Drink, VIP reserved seating, Premium costume accessories, ze complimentary 1L Bierfest stein (1 per person), Parking, Glamcam Photo.
• Ze Brauhaus! Only R450.30 per person. Includes: Traditional Bavarian Meal, Complimentary Bar (Limited), Complimentary can of JIGUJA Detox Drink, Costume accessories, Glamcam Photo.
• Über Bier Hall Ticket: Only R195 per person includes 1 x 500ml bier, a can of Jiguja, a dress-up item and more.
• Standard Bier Hall Ticket: only R125 per person includes entrance to the event, along with a complimentary bier tasting.

All tickets can be booked through the Bierfest website or through Bierfest’s Facebook page; SABierfest.

The event is not open to anyone under the age of 18.

For more details and bookings, go to


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Tag your friends on Facebook to stand a chance of winning a VIP table for you and 5 friends.
  2. Competition opens on 26 August 2014 and closes at midday on 12 September 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 12 September 2014. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner/s will be notified via facebook and are required to confirm receipt within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  5. By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions you agree to receive emails from Durbanite and its partners.
  6. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  7. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport may be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
  8. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  9. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.

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