Eat, drink and clink your pint glasses this October as many restaurants and bars put on a show for Oktoberfest 2023 with special deals, DJs and activities. This annual German festival first began as a wedding celebration on 12 October, 1810 in Munich for the Bavarian crown prince – and it must have been a banger as it’s still happening 200 years later!
While the focus of the festival today is on craft beer and Bavarian culture, if you’re not into booze, there’s always a great atmosphere and the odd sausage to keep you occupied. Here’s where to find a party and a pint this Oktoberfest in Singapore. (Lederhosen shorts and the dirndl dress, optional).
Arguably, the most popular Oktoberfest party happens here. Join the throngs at 160 tables where they’ll be serving three kinds of Erdinger beers plus dishes including potato salad, goulash, pretzel, sausages, and pork knuckle. Their live band (who’ve been playing at Swiss Club’s Oktoberfest event for 23 years), will be keeping the merriment flowing as much as the drinks.
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You know Oktoberfest is going to be a goodie at Brotzeit. This German restaurant hosts celebrations at its Vivocity and Westgate outlets on various dates throughout the month and alongside the booze there’s sausages, pork knuckle, pork belly, sausages, meatloaf and more are on the menu. There’ll also be live brunch stations, games and balloon art for the kids and an oompah band.For those not into beer, Brotzeit also has an Oktoberfest edition German single malt whisky, which is aged in beer barrels.
Various locations, click here for info
CHIJMES & Capitol Singapore
Oktoberfest makes a return to Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES this October with a full-fledged festival complete with beer drinking and exclusive Oktoberfest deals restaurants at the likes of Hopscotch, Holycrab, and Frieda Beer Garden and German Restaurant, as well as The Winery Tapas Bar at CHIJMES. There are also giveaways a-go-go with the chance to win free beer, and fun ahead with the carnival games!
30 Victoria Street,187996. chijmes.com.sg
Sip some smooth Erdinger brews and nibble on light bites from the Oktoberfest men u at 1-Atitude Coast. Guests also get to soak up the Sentosa views from the rooftop day club complete with relaxed vibes and poolside lounging
The Outpost Hotel, 10 Artillery Avenue, Sentosa, Singapore 099951. 1-altitudecoast.sg
Frieda Beer Garden & German Restaurant
Frieda Beer Garden & German Restaurant has a special menu to celebrate Oktoberfest this year. The Biergarten Frieda Platter (S$188++ for two) features free-flow beer and German fare including pork knuckle, veal schnitzel, sausages, and char-grilled chicken, alongside potato salad and sauerkraut. Don’t miss the live band on certain days. PS If you come dressed in Bavarian attire, you might bag a prize!
Until 15 October. Kempinski Hotel, 13 Stamford Rd, 178905. frieda-restaurant.com
If beer’s not your bag, you can still get in on the action. Buy German wine bottles for 25% off and complement your sips with the German sausage platter ($29) at Wine Connection until 8 October. Each order comes with chicken snail sausage, weisswurst, nurnberger, bratwurst, sauerkraut and beer gravy.
Wine Connection, multiple locations
1-Group’s Oktoberfest events go from day to night and include traditional German food to a dance party. Families can visit The Alkaff Mansion, The Summerhouse, and The Garage for the likes of pork knuckle, pretzels, and kid-friendly activities. The Riverhouse, 1-Altico and 1-Arden combine free-flow Erdinger beer, outstanding views, and cool music to add to the festivities.
Level33 have gone all-out by producing their own beer this Oktoberfest! Märzen Lager is a smooth and malty brew much like the Oktoberfest beer style in Munich. Enjoy it with Australian veal schnitzel, stout-laced mustard potato salad, pork knuckle with LeVeL33 Blond Lager vinegar béarnaise, grilled rainbow trout with beer butter sauce, and apple strudel with LeVeL33’s Brut Beer and Tahitian vanilla.
8 Marina Blvd, #33 – 01 Tower 1, 018981. level33.com.sg