By: Cherylene Chan
October’s managed to creep up on us (it’s always doing that) and this can only mean one thing. Oh yes, it’s the glorious street party that is Clarke Quay’s Oktoberfest. The rowdiest party in Singapore is back in action for the fifth year in a row from 10-11 October – not long to wait at all. Sprouting up at Central Fountain Square, Clarke Quay’s Oktoberfest is a festive ode to all-things German and sees merry-makers clinking pints of beer and tucking into hearty German food.
In an attempt to maintain an air of sobriety (good luck with that), several German-themed food and Erdinger Beer Kiosks will be stationed under the festival canopy. Take your pick of mouth-watering dishes from Clarke Quay’s tenants, including Alegro’s German sausage platter, The Pump Room’s crispy pork knuckles and Fern & Kiwi’s braised pork belly mini burgers. Of course, Erdinger beers will be flowing freely to complement the meaty meals.
While everyone’s eating and drinking their hearts out, a spread of entertainment will kick up the atmosphere a few notches. With MTV VJ Max Loong playing host, both evenings will see dancing waitresses, Oom-pah music and rock/pop by local band In Control. In between sets, revellers can have a crack at offbeat stage games for a chance to nab fantastic prizes.
If you’re able to stretch your limbs after all those sausages, wander over to the carnival booths to play games like beer cap tossing and bottle hooping. With some swift moves (and a little luck), you could take home Erdinger memorabilia or Clarke Quay F&B vouchers.
If you miss the festive vibes after Oktoberfest weekend draws to a close, Clarke Quay tenants Pint & Curries and Mad For Garlic carry on the celebrations with brilliant deals. Enjoy Pint & Curries’ Chicken Tikka and half pint for $15, or a Chicken Briyani and a full pint for $19. Over at Mad For Garlic, any main course ordered will also get a free ham & sausage pizza. Feast on!
Ready to pack away those pints? Clarke Quay Oktoberfest goes down from 7-10pm on 10th and 11th October in Central Fountain Square. For more information, visit Clarke Quay’s website.