Oktoberfest 2011 starts early in Alameda.
The Speisekammer at 2424 Lincoln Avenue (at Park Street) is already celebrating the festival today, Sunday, September 11, and will continue to do so for the next three Sundays (September 18, September 25 and October 2).
In addition to beer (of course), there is music and dancing with the Golden Gate Bavarian Dance Club.
There is also a jumpy house and other activities for kids,not to mention German food, which the restaurant is known for.
The music, dancing and fun takes place from 12 to 7 p.m., and there is no cover charge.
The crowd builds up pretty fast, especially if the weather is nice — like today, so guests are advised to arrive early if they’d like their own outdoor table.