The world’s biggest beer festival lands in Singapore with plenty of events and parties - here’s a toast to Oktoberfest!
Eat, drink and dance to your heart’s content as Oktoberfest 2023 lands in Singapore. Clink glasses to the annual German festival across September and October, as the revelry spotlights beer and Bavarian culture. Even if you’re not into boozy merrymaking, there’s always the lively atmosphere, meaty sausages and carnival vibes to enjoy. Here’s everything you need to know about Oktoberfest in Singapore.
Where to celebrate Oktoberfest 2023 in Singapore
1. Paulaner Brauhaus
The German microbrewery and restaurant welcomes one and all for daily merriment to mark Oktoberfest. Swing by with your beer buddies all dressed in your best traditional outfits (lederhosen and dirndl) to immerse yourself fully in the festivities. From Tuesdays to Sundays, 6pm to 8pm, you’ll swig free-flow beer brews (from $40++ per pax). But don’t forget to load up on the chef’s specials first: dig into grilled duck, pork ribs and more. Oh, and mark your cals – there’ll be a live band from Germany performing from 12 to 22 October, as well as DJ Days and FaBeat on 22 and 23 September.
Paulaner Brauhaus, from now till 31 October 2023; #01-01, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596
Grab your drinking buddies for a sky-high shindig elevated by free-flow Erdinger. Come hungry, because the hearty Asado Platter ($230, for two to three pax) will line your stomach nicely before the beers start pouring in. You’ll feast on veal and pork weisswurst, pork Nuernberger bratwurst, BBQ pork ribs, pork knuckle, apple sauerkraut, braised red cabbage with bacon, and truffle potato salad.
1-Atico, 1 – 30 October 2023; #55-01, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
3. The Alkaff Mansion
For festive vibes, hit up this historic mansion surrounded by greenery for sausage platters, crispy pork knuckle dishes and pretzels paired with Erdinger pints ($25++ for two). You’ll celebrate with live music, Oktoberfest games, beer holding and drinking competitions, pretzel wall displays and more.
The Alkaff Mansion, 1 – 15 October 2023; 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
4. Swiss Club
For a family-friendly affair, snap up tickets to the Swiss Club’s Oktoberfest celebrations. Get your groove on as the 10-piece Musikkapelle Partenkirchen big brass band returns with a mix of rock hits, pop melodies and traditional Bavarian folk tunes. Look out for the appearance of a special guest act too! Plus, there’ll be games, magic shows, indulgent feasts, the traditional tapping of the barrel ceremony, and non-stop drinking fun.
Swiss Club, 27 September – 1 October 2023, tickets from $45 for adults; 36 Swiss Club Road, Singapore 288139
5. Frieda Beer Garden & German Restaurant
Take a spot in the restaurant’s Beer Garden for a casual Oktoberfest dining experience and soak in the vibes with live music on the evenings of 22 and 29 September, as well as 6 October. Munch on pork knuckle, veal schnitzel, sausages, char-grilled chicken, potato salad and sauerkraut alongside bottomless beers. Next, try out the festive games or throw on a traditional Bavarian costume for a chance to win prizes, and tuck into the generous Biergarten Frieda Platter ($188++ for two).
Frieda Beer Garden & German Restaurant, 22 September – 15 October 2023; 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
6. 1-Altitude Coast
Make your way to the rooftop day club in Sentosa for sunset sights, waterfront views, chill vibes and poolside lounging all day long. With a party playlist pumping you up, you’ll be chugging Erdinger brews while nibbling on light bites from the Oktoberfest menu.
1-Altitude Coast, 26 September – 26 October 2023, 11am – 11pm; #07-01, The Outpost Hotel, 10 Artillery Avenue, Sentosa, Singapore 099951
Every year at Oktoberfest, Brotzeit never fails to pull out all the stops. Head to the VivoCity outlet for brunch on 1 October, the Westgate location for a celebratory evening on 6 October, and loads more. Expect a dizzying array of good food – from breaded meatloaf and white sausages to pork knuckles and smoked trout. The Oktoberfest platter, which feeds four to six, will stuff you silly with roasted pork chop, crispy pork belly, potato salad and the like. Make the most of your dining experience with a 3-litre mini-keg of Erdinger!
Brotzeit, from now till 29 October 2023; multiple locations including VivoCity and Westgate
8. Park Bäckerei
The newly launched Tanjong Pagar hotspot is Singapore’s first German pretzel bakery, doling out hand-shaped Swabian-style goodies, sandwiches, German sausages and salads. As a nod to the festivities, its Oktoberfest Package ($88) is packed with six plain pretzels, two of each sausage type (Thuringer snail sausage, Nurnberger sausage and smoked bratwurst), and apple sauerkraut. It’s available for delivery and takeaway, so go ahead and elevate your dinner gatherings.
Park Bäckerei, 15 September – 29 October 2023; #01-41/42/52/53, Icon Village, 12 Gopeng Street, Singapore 078877
Toast to good times at the world’s highest urban microbrewery with its house-brewed Festbier. The Marzen lager, crafted in Oktoberfest style, is available for regular free-flow and happy hour packages. Pair your drink with beer brezen, Australian veal schnitzel, crispy pork knuckle, whole grilled rainbow trout, and brut beer and apple strudel.
Level33, every weekend from 30 September – 29 October 2023, 12pm – 2.30pm; #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018981
10. Yin at The Riverhouse
Round up your drinking buddies for special Oktoberfest platters all through the month. For tables of two to three, the $78++ option comes with snail sausage, honey and sundried tomato sausage, pork rack, and fried chips. If you’re with a bigger group, the $108++ pick offers more meaty mains like BBQ pork ribs and roasted beef sirloin. Tap on the Erdinger promos to enjoy pints from $15++ and 2.5-litre towers from $68++.
Yin at The Riverhouse, 26 September – 26 October 2023; #01-02, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179020
11. Wine Connection
Vino for Oktoberfest? Wine not! Shop German wine bottles for 25% off and complement your sips with the German sausage platter ($29) at the bistro. Each order comes with chicken snail sausage, weisswurst, nurnberger, bratwurst, sauerkraut and beer gravy.
Wine Connection, 25 September – 8 October 2023; multiple locations including VivoCity and Tanglin Mall
Have a beery good time at these Oktoberfest 2023 parties in Singapore!