A cool ghoul in lederhosen and scary fräulein in traditional Bavarian dresses took to the streets of Edinburgh to mark the opening of the city’s first authentic German Bier Keller just in time for Halloween.

The Frankenstein bar on George IV Bridge has creaked open its basement doors to reveal a traditional German beer cellar where party goers will be able to get into the Oktoberfest spirit 365 days a year.

Open until 1am on weekdays and 3am at weekends there will be DJ music and an Oompah band where Beyoncé will meet Bavaria as they blast out German music with a modern twist. Dancing on the tables will be heartily encouraged by waiting staff all clad in traditional Bavarian dress.

The new 165 square foot Bier Keller, which will show premier league football and rugby, will be a major addition to Edinburgh’s stag and hen party scene as well as catering for birthday celebrations and corporate functions.

There are VIP areas, booths and alcoves available for hire, with seating at traditional long wooden tables for up to 160. Lovers of German beer will be able to enjoy three draught beers served in Steins and an extensive range of bottled beers; also on offer cocktails, schnapps and culinary favourites’ including bratwurst, schnitzel and apple strudel.

All party packages include free entry, reserved premium seating, table service, two pint Haus Stein or half pint Stein cocktails. The £15 Cologne package includes bratwurst, the £20 Frankfurt package includes Schapps and jumbo bockwurst and the £25 Munich package includes a two course Bavarian meal and Schnapps.

This festive season the spirit of German Christmas markets will be brought to life as Frankeinstein’s new Bier Keller will serve up winter treats including roast turkey saddle with cranberry gravy, belly pork with red wine and honey reduction as well as dark chocolate and honeycomb mousse and mince pies. Packages for groups will range from a £10 buffet to a £26.95 three course meal with a half bottle of wine.

Frankenstein Bar manager John McCausland said: “Our new Bier Keller will be the ultimate party destination for stag and hen parties as well as big group events. Our staff know what it takes to throw a great party! We will be bringing a flavour of Bavaria to the capital and are looking forward to welcoming visitors through the doors this Halloween for a freakishly good night out!

Also, this festive season, for those looking for party nights out with a difference, the new Bier Keller will be pulling out all the stops to throw the best Christmas and Hogmanay events in the capital.”

• For more information, visit www.frankensteinedinburgh.co.uk.

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