From bratwurst, pork knuckles and schnitzel, to lots of German beer and lager, here are the best parties to celebrate the annual Bavarian festival
If there’s one thing the Germans get right every year, it’s this boozy celebration of bratwurst, beer and Bavarian vibes. Oktoberfest is right on our doorstep, and we know you’re just itching to put on your lederhosen and paint the town red. But where are the best Oktoberfest parties, you ask? Keep on reading.
Let your hair down at this Oktoberfest street party
Dress yourself in dirndls and lederhosens, and revel in a hedonistic night of free-flow beers, authentic Bavarian buffets, and German music at Oktoberfest Asia, a pop-up marquee party along Tan Quee Lan Street.
Oktoberfest promo: Choose from German beers like Schneider Weisse, Paulaner Bräuhaus, and Weihenstephan, and help yourself to a delectable menu of gourmet Bavarian favourites like pork knuckles with mashed potatoes and bratwurst.
For more information on Oktoberfest Asia 2016, do refer to the website here
Switch up your pizzas for German nosh at Picotin Express
Picotin Express’ forte is their tasty selection of toasty pizzas and delish European mains, but that isn’t stopping them from joining the Oktoberfest fun!
Oktoberfest promo: Pair your beer with their mains of pork knuckle with roasted onion, sauerkraut, and sautéed potatoes ($30+), beer-glazed pork belly ($28+), and pork chop with watercress and onion rings ($30+).
Picotin Express, 60 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286966, p. 6877 1191. Happening from 30 September to 9 October.
Keeping it traditional at Brotzeit
Mention traditional German cuisine in Singapore, and Brozeit is one veteran establishment that comes to mind immediately. Specialising in casual German dining, it’s no wonder they know how to celebrate Oktoberfest the right way – with lots of dancing, live entertainment, and jugs of kegged beers!
Oktoberfest promo: Get a taste of their robust Spatenbräu Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen ($15 for 0.5L), and dig into their Meter-Wurst ($$38) and Oktoberfest Platter ($128), a meat lover’s dream of beer-infused honey ribs, oven-roasted pork knuckles, and bratwurst.
Brotzeit, #01-149, VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, , Singapore 098585, p. 6272 8815. Happening from 29 September to 2 October.
Get your shopping and swigs in one spot
Savouring an ice-cold beer sounds like just the reward we need after lugging our shopping bags all over the place, and that’s why Erdinger’s pop-up beer gardens at these three local shopping malls has got us in a tizzy. Head down to Suntec City, Clarke Quay Central, and the Star Vista to ring in this revelry.
Oktoberfest promo: Treat yourself to their special Erdinger Oktoberfest Brew, which is available only during the celebrations, and try out their special tasting menus. Join in the street party at the beer gardens and oompah along to the German brass band too!
For more information on these pop-up beer gardens, do refer to the details here
Drink on the go with the BARcycle
Drinking on the go is a huge no-no, but we’ll make an exception with Erdinger’s BARcycle. Hop onto this novel mobile beer bar as it makes its way around Suntec City (23rd-24th Sept), Clarke Quay Central (7th Oct), and Biopolis (14th Oct) .
Oktoberfest promo: Prost (that’s toast in German) with your friends on this complimentary ride, and sample Erdinger’s selection of fine German lager such as Alkoholfrei, Dunkel, Weissbier, as well as their limited Oktoberfest beer.
For more information on the event, do refer to the details here
Go all alternative at Resort World Sentosa
Forget about traditional cuisine; the chefs at this high-end chain of hotels are serving up a delish buffet of gourmet bratwurst for the discerning party-goers.
Oktoberfest promo: Tuck into food prepped by RWS’ top four celebrity restaurants: Forest will serve five spice pork sausages; Osia Steak & Grill cooks up Byron Bay Berkshire pork garlic sausages; Curate’s packing duck and foie gras sausages; and Fratelli, Salsiccia Italian sausages.. Not convinced? Check out our full feature.
Resort World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269, p. 6577 8888
Enjoy a month-long Bavarian bash along the riverfront
Even renowned chef, Emmanuel Stroobant, is joining the Oktoberfest celebrations! Two of his restaurants, Brussels Sprouts and sQue Alehouse, are switching it up with month-long menus of German delights.
Oktoberfest promo: At Brussels Sprouts, its signature mussels won’t be the only delicacies up for sharing. For this festive month, dig into a platter ($38+) of soft pretzel with Obatzda Bavarian cheese dip, braised bratwurst with spicy beer mustard, and black forest ham with potato salad. While at sQue, it’s a heavy-duty porcine party with an Oktoberfest platter ($69+) of slow-roasted pork belly, sQue pork knuckles, and barbecued pork ribs.
Brussels Sprouts,#01-12 The Pier @ Robertson, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239013, p. 6887 4344
sQue Rotisserie and Alehouse, #01-70 The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817, p. 6222 1887. Happening from 1 October to 31 October.