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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

What to Do: Celebrate Oktoberfest

Any beer restaurant worth its suds is currently marking the occasion of Oktoberfest. Beer guzzlers have countless options, from the upmarket to the downright democratic.

Tinkoff microbrewery restaurant is holding its third Tinkoffest Annual All-Russian Festival of Live Beer from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6. On the program are numerous prizes and gifts, live bands, a wide variety of dishes prepared especially for the festival and the specially brewed autumn seasonal beer Zolotaya Osen or "Golden Autumn."

Kolbasoff is offering not just one Oktoberfest beer, as at most establishments celebrating the festival, but four festival brews -- Paulaner-Oktoberfest, Lowenbrau-Oktoberfest, Hacker-Pschorr-Oktoberfest and Hofbrauhaus-Oktoberfest.

Piv&ko restaurants are presenting not just games, competitions, prizes and Lowenbrau-Oktoberfest beer, but also a special Oktoberfest offer. Every day until 6 p.m., 400 rubles buys a 1-kilogram mixed plate of pork ribs, sausages, chicken wings, fries and sauerkraut plus a mug of beer. From 6 p.m., the mixed plate costs 500 rubles.

The beer restaurants Bavarius, Durdin, Vremya Yest, Beer Market and Probka have syndicated their efforts to provide not only plenty of beery fun, but nearly identical lotteries. Every patron who before Oct. 6, tallies up a bill of 5,000 rubles or more receives a coupon to enter a lottery to be held Oct. 6 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. The prizes at each establishment vary, but include a quad bike and liquid crystal televisions.

Tinkoff: 11 Protochny Per., 777-3300, M. Smolenskaya.

Kolbasoff: See www.kolbasoff.ru for addresses.

Piv&ko: 28 Ul. Narodnogo Opolcheniya, korpus 1, (499) 946-9272, M. Sokol; 5a Flotskaya Ul., 781-2885, M. Rechnoi Vokzal.

Bavarius, Durdin, Vremya Yest, Beer Market and Probka: see www.october-fest.ru for addresses.