Posts Tagged ‘pier 48’

Oktoberfest By The Bay is Still Horrible, But It Appears to be Better Than Before – Runs Through Sunday

Friday, September 20th, 2013

If it weren’t for five-star shill Yelpers, this event would be rated 2.5 stars.

However, if you are a fun person, with a group of friends, and you all expect the event to be a big ripoff but you’re going anyway, there’s a chance you might like Oktoberfest By the Bay at Pier 48.

Prices are actually down from a few years back – that’s why I’m saying it appears to be a better event, less of a ripoff.

Good luck!

Septemberfest? Hurray for Oktoberfest by the Bay, Which Will Have Lower Ticket Prices for 2010

Friday, September 10th, 2010

I’m already on the record about my opinion of Oktoberfest by the Bay, that annual joint held at Pier 48 in the SoMA. However, I’m compelled to cheer about that fact that this year’s event (which, for some reason, will go down in September, from the 23rd to the 26th) will have slightly lower ticket pricing.

It’s up to you all to decide: OBTB, Is It Worth It?

(I’ll also note that their Yelp rating is fairly low, despite some fairly obvious five-star shilling from 20% of the Yelpers voting.)

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Anyway, hurray for lower pricing. And check out their coupon/discount deals on the less popular days.

As always, be on the look out for the Jagermeister Jagerettes:

via Augie Schwer

They’ll be sure to have expensive test tubes full of der Jager for sale, assuming they show this year:

Or you can go the cheap route and get pre-loaded before entrance. Your choice:

via YoHandy

See you there! (Maybe.)

Gemutlichkeit Night
Thursday, September 23, 2010 — $25 Admission includes the first beer and a Bratwurst in a bun dinner. We can even reserve tabes for groups of ten or more!Gemutlichkeit Night
 Fabulous Friday!
$10 Off Admission
Friday, September 24, 2010 — Grab your friends and head down after work.Use promo code: oktoberFabulous Oktoberfest Fridays
 German Day Sunday
2-for-1 or 50% Off Tickets
Sunday, September 26, 2010 — Fun for the whole family.Use promo code: funday2-for-1 Oktoberfest Sunday

Oktoberfest By the Bay 2009 Sounds Like a Good Idea, But It’s a Big Ripoff

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I wasn’t sure yesterday (take a gander here to get up to speed) but I am today – Oktoberfest By the Bay has got to be the biggest ripoff of any annual Bay Area event. In short, it’s not for me.

But you, you’re different, you’re special – you’re a high-functioning social butterfly who knows how to party with your upscale friends anytime, anywhere. So you should go, of course. But normal people just might feel ripped off after they pay $35 to go to O-fest Saturday afternoon only to get kicked out at 5:00PM to cool their heels for an hour waiting for the right to pay another $35 to start again at 6:00 PM.

Harry Potter meets the Jager girls in 2005: 

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via Augie Schwer

Let’s read the FAQ for some 411:

“1. Why two completely separate sessions on Saturday?”
Happily, demand has outstripped supply and, for the time being, this is the best way to provide access and an all-around better experience (shorter lines, more seating, etc.). So, we’ll clear the building at 5pm and start over at 6pm with a whole new group of festival goers. Pick the session that works best for you! We anticipate selling out both Saturday sessions.”

Bring a date on Saturday and the whole affair will only cost you $140. Oh yes, bring some extra money for food and beer and Jager and whatnot, of course.  

Here’s a malternative, instead of going to OBTB 2009. You’re cutting out the middleman and saving dough at the same time:

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via YoHandy

All right, see you there! (Not really!)

Who Will Tell You If San Francisco Oktoberfest By The Bay Sucks or Not?

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I can’t tell you how many people I’ve spoken with who were not too pleased with Oktoberfest by the Bay back two years ago when it was $20 a head to get in at Fort Mason. Did the $20 get you anything? Not that I can recall. It gave you the right to get in line to get tokens to get in line to….

Anywho, O-Fest will be down in Pier 48 this year. And because the organizers realize that their Yelp ratings are pretty low and in view of the fact we’re in a recession, ticket prices have risen. Dramatically.

$30 for Friday*
$35 for Saturday Day
$35 for Saturday Night [Are they going to kick people out at 5:00PM? So, $35 +$35 for all day Saturday?]
$30 for Sunday*

Make sure you get your coupons if you want to go.

Oh vell. Will the Jagermeister Girls make it back this year?


I’ll tell you, it seemed like some of the German-speakers in the crowd at Fort Mason were having a good time with their Oompah music, so there’s that. I paid $20 (German Day, 50% off)  for me and mein Fräulein, just so you know.

But who’s going to tell you if  $70-per-couple OktoberFest By the Bay in San Francisco sucks?

The newspapers? Really? Maybe, we’ll see.