Old World Village Huntington Beach

Old World German Bar & Restaurant

The Old World German Restaurant in Huntington Beach offered 500 of their visiting guests a Free dinner in honor of German Unity Day and Oktoberfest Thursday.

The celebration was in honor of the 27th Anniversary of the reunification of the Federal Republic and the Democratic Republic of Germany commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989—marking the end of the Cold War and Germany’s reunification the following year.

October 3 is the official holiday celebrated in Germany, but in the midst of Oktoberfest, Old World added the German Unity celebrations to its Oct 5, Thursday night festivities with a Free dinner to the first 500 guests.

The evenings celebration ran from 7 until 10 with guests enjoying imported German beers, food, pastries, a German Oom-Pah-Pah band, dancing,

Stein Contest

Beer Stein competition.

German slap dancing, a performance by Beach City Cloggers, beer stein competitions and an entertaining Village People performance of “Y-M-C-A” by the band members.

Lovely waitresses dressed in German costume offered trays of six dollar Jagermeister shots and eight dollar Vodka shooters to guests.

Councilman Michael Harper paid a quick visit presenting a certificate to The Old World Restaurant in honor of its 40 years of service in the City of Huntington Beach.

Vodka Shooters

Vodka Shooters Strawberry and Blueberry

Dressed in Lederhosen—a particular German folk costume of men’s shorts is the Austrian born MC of Old World, Herb the Festmeister, better known as The Herbmeister. Energizing the evenings celebration at the Old World Restaurant and its Oktoberfest events since 1983.  With his Oktoberfest victory cheer, “Zicke-Zacke, Zicke-Zacke, Hoi-Hoi-Hoi!” (equivalent to Hip-Hip-Hooray!)

More American fare than German fare—the Free dinners consisted a choice of two main dishes; chicken or meatloaf with a side of mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes with gravy and rye bread.

Old World Restaurant offers authentic German delicacies such as; sauerkraut, bratwurst, sauerbraten, potato pancakes, schnitzel and apple strudel at their regular price.

Voted for the “Best Bratwurst” in California, Old World Village and Restaurant opened in 1978 and has claimed to be the original Oktoberfest in Orange County.

The Old World Village and German Restaurant is located at 7561 Center Avenue in Huntington Beach, CA 92647.   You can visit their website for more information and future events at: www.oldworld.ws.

Men's beer stein contest.

Men’s beer stein competition.

Women's Beer Stein Contest

Women’s Beer Stein Competition.


Bearded Stein holder.

Stein holder sporting a fake beard.

Emcee Herbmeister

The Herbmeister


Beach City Cloggers.