Get your fill of German beer, sausages and pork knuckles!
Now that we’re nearly into the final quarter of the year, that means Oktoberfest is approaching! Said to have originated as a celebratory event to mark the the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen, citizens of Munich were invited to attend the feasting and the celebrations ended with a horse race.
Along the way, the event eventually evolved into the much beloved Oktoberfest — the world’s largest beer festival. Check out our top picks to celebrate this beer-y joyous occasion. Eat, drink and be merry. Prost!
Did someone say free-flow beer? You’ll find all that and then some more at Oktoberfest 2019 Asia, which takes place at a brand new location along the Singapore River, in an air-conditioned festival-styled marquee. In addition to free-flow beers from Bavarian, German and local breweries, festival-goers will also get to enjoy live music from true Munchen band Rock Oompahs and a special Oktoberfest Buffet Menu.
Paulaner Bräuhaus, the first authentic German microbrewery and restaurant in SG re-opened in 2017 after an extensive renovation. The family-style dining establishment will be celebrating the traditional Oktoberfest from September 25 to October 27 with various highlights, such as freshly brewed Oktoberfest beer by the microbrewery, special curated Oktoberfest menus with generous platters and live bands flown in from Germany. If you’re there on a Wednesday, look out for the special-keg breaking ceremony!
Book your tickets here.
For a chic Oktoberfest celebration, LeVeL33 is the place to go. Located at the Marina Bay Financial Centre, it is the world’s highest urban microbrewery — and the view is gorgeous. This Oktoberfest, they are offering, on tap, an easy-drinking Festbier that they’ve specially brewed for October – it will be available till the tap runs dry. Do also try the grilled quail with stout glaze and delectable steaks from Australia and Argentina, served with caramelised stout onion puree and mustard espuma.
Treat yourself to a sumptuous Oktoberfest barbecue spread at Pan Pacific Singapore while basking in a relaxing poolside ambience. Knock back some beer and groove to the tune of upbeat music. Food highlights include Schweinebraten (roast pork), Schnitzel (crumbed chicken), assorted Würstl with Sauerkraut (Veal Bratwurst / Nurnberger / Bockwurst) and Räucherforelle (smoked trout with almond butter) and a tempting spread of desserts. The barbecue buffet spread is available from 20 September to 26 October 2019 (on Friday and Saturday only).
Book now via https://panpacific.co/2lRKlri
Raise a toast and dig in to a hearty Oktoberfest meal at Swisshotel Merchant Court, Singapore‘s poolside restaurant, Blue Potato. Indulge in Honey Bavarian Baby Pork Ribs, Crispy Oven-Roasted Pork Knuckle, Snail Sausage and Nurnberger, Breaded Camembert and more! The Oktoberfest Specials are available from September 16 to October 13, 2019.
By Xie Huiqun & Hazel Vincent De Paul / Updated by Muneerah Bee, September 2019
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