Don your lederhosen and grab a tankard of beer; here’s the best of Oktoberfest 2015
It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for October to come around so we can have a big Bavarian bash! Oktoberfest is a festival that originated to celebrate the marriage of German nobles, and now it has become synonymous with brews. So in light of the world’s largest celebration of beer, let’s raise a stein to all the spots that are indulging in lagers, pretzels and sausages in Singers. Prost!
How many of you girls can actually remember what went down at last year’s Oktoberfest? Because we’re such good drinkers, we remember our epic evening and won’t want to miss out on the fun this year too! Held at the beautiful harbour front area of Marina at Keppel Bay, this exciting extravaganza will feature eight German beers on offer, German food, the Hofbrauhaus band from Munich – trust us, the yodelling queen is really something and beer pong! This is the place to be to take in the celebrations in all its glory. Get your tickets here!
OktoberFest Asia 2015, Marina at Keppy Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382, www.oktoberfestasia.com
The Oktoberfest celebrations at RedDot BrewHouse has kicked off in full swing since September. The event has been going on for a few years now so let’s just say that the organisers know more than a few things about bratwurst and beer by now. Enjoy an evening of hearty German buffet, live music try your arm hand at arm wrestling and speed drinking! Highlights on the menu include the Oktoberfest Grilled Platter, with a choice of either grilled mackerel or crispy pork knuckle and beer brined pork belly. Then wash it all down with a pint of Vienna and Marzen. Ahhh… this is the good life indeed.
RedDot Brewhouse @ Dempsey Road, 25A Dempsey Road, #01-01, Singapore 247691, (+65) 6475 0500 and RedDot BrewHouse @ Boat Quay, 33/34 Boat Quat, Singapore 049823, (+65) 6635 4500, www.reddotbrewhouse.com.sg
Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Cafe
Want to be part of the Oktoberfest season without all the loud banter and crowd? Then hit up this cosy spot that’s reminiscent of the woods in Germany. Dig into some Swabian cuisine and order exclusive imported beers with a slice of Black Forest cake to finish off your meal. And for $88++, you can enjoy free flow of food, soft drinks, juices, wine and beers.
Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Cafe , 9 Bras Basah Road, #01-01, Rendezvous Hotel Gallery, Singapore 189559, (+65) 6336 8675, www.scafe.com.sg
SQUE Rotisserie and Alehouse
If you’re after the real deal, SQUE Rotisserie and Alehouse is a tried-and-true favourite. This spot has some big plans for Germany’s favourite festival and it comes in the form of a celebratory platter. Serving up their signature spring chicken, pork belly, prawn paste chicken wings, bratwurst sausage, smoked spicy sausage and merguex sausage for just $98! This platter also comes with two pints of German draft beer or three bottles of German beer.
SQUE Rotisserie and Alehouse, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central, #01-70 Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817, (+65) 6222 1887, www.sque.com.sg
Looking for a low-key wayalternative to dine and have some beers? Picotin Express is the perfect place then. We’d choose to dine al fresco to nosh on traditional German fare with a view of the waters at Sentosa Cove. Bring your significant other for a nice little German treat of Picotin Express’ Sausage Platter, Honey Glazed Spring Chicken or a classic Pork Knuckle topped with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. We’ll see you there!
Picotin Express at Sentosa Cove, #01-06, 31 Ocean Way Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375, (+65) 6438 4747, www.picotin.com.sg
A Thai resto that serves up a mix of modern local cuisine and German beer? For all you sceptics, listen up because everything Tawandang Microbrewery is selling, we’re buying! Tawandang was the first restaurant to bring the “East Meets West” concept to Thailand and when the franchise hit Singapore it was a success! Everyone was flocking over to their delicious fusion dishes and drinks. And specially for Oktoberfest, Tawandang will be brewing a Lychee brew, exclusively available this whole month. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get your drink on!
Tawandang Microbrewery, Block 26 Dempsey Road, #01-01, Singapore 249686, (+65) 6476 6742, www.tawandang.com
Oktoberfest at Wavehouse Sentosa
In its fifth year running, the Wavehouse at Sentosa is back to toast you with some traditional German foods and a live band that plays authentic Bavaria Music and serves up some wicked German beer. Hang out by the beach with your best girls and dance the night away!
Wavehouse Sentosa, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099007, (+65) www.facebook.com/wavehousesentosa