Oktoberfest may have originated in Munich in Germany, but this annual event has transcended its Bavarian roots to become a global phenomenon. You definitely won’t want to miss the upcoming Oktoberfest 2023 festival in Singapore! From craft beers, delicious food and Oktoberfest-themed specials, here’s a taste of what you can look forward to at some of our favourite restaurants, bars and butchers in Singapore.
Did you know this about Oktoberfest?
The first Oktoberfest festival took place on 12 October 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony Hildburghausen. Back then, the citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. Traditionally, the Oktoberfest celebration begins in the third weekend of September and ends on the first Sunday of October.
Oktoberfest 2023 in Singapore
Get ready for Oktoberfest with Eater’s Market
With October nearing, it can only mean one thing: Oktoberfest is almost here! Food and beer enthusiasts in Singapore can say “prost” to amazing Oktoberfest-themed specials at boutique butcher Eater’s Market in Siglap.
From hearty sausages, flavourful beers, mouth-watering meats and pickles, Eater’s Market is embracing the spirit of this beloved Bavarian tradition. Available in-store or online, the homestyle Oktoberfest bash gives you 10 percent off brews, bites and crafty beers, so you can bring home a taste of Bavaria for less.
Whether you’re planning a bash or just looking to explore the flavours of this iconic celebration, grab your lederhosen or dirndl, raise a stein and dive into these Oktoberfest food and beer specials (all with 10 percent off)!
#1 What’s Oktoberfest without beer? Get 10 percent off any six craft beers from Belgium, UK, Australia and beyond.
#2 Bar bites: From breaded onions rings ($10.10 for 1kg) and mini breaded mozzarella sticks ($22.40 for 1kg), Eater’s Market has a range of delicious appetisers ideal for lining the stomach!
#3 Sizzling sausages: Bratwurst beef sausages ($11.50 for 400g), chorizo pork sausages ($10.40 for 400g) and merlot cracked pepper beef sausages ($11.90 for 400g) are all on the menu. Simply add a dollop of mustard!
#4 No-prep meat feast: All the meaty flavour, none of the faff with these stellar ready-to-cook meats, from chorizo-stuffed porchetta ($47.20 for 700g), to a USA-beef short rib galore platter ($60.20 for 1.3kg) and the St Louis Honey BBQ marinated pork spare rib set ($64.50 for 2.5kg).
#5 Get pickled: Load up on zesty toppings this Oktoberfest, such as sauerkraut ($8.10 for 900g), cucumbers in brine ($8.10 for 650g) and pickled cucumbers with chilli ($8.10 for 650g).
#6 Beef up your BBQ: Shop pinwheel steak with bacon ($16.70 for 300g), tenderloin mignon wrapped with bacon and garlic butter ($14.40 for 200g), chicken mignon wrapped with turkey bacon ($5.85 for 260g) and smoked paprika pork dynamite wrapped with streaky bacon ($12.15 for 300g). Your guests will thank you!
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Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant
Head to this German restaurant from now until 29 October 2023 for an “Oktoberfeast”. With a seasonal menu curated by chef Lorenz Raich. It’s the place to go for a fully-fledged Bavarian Oktoberfest experience in Singapore.
A crowd favourite at Brotzeit is the Oktoberfestplatte. Perfect for four to six people, this platter comes loaded with signature pork knuckle, sausages, roasted pork chips, crispy pork belly, potato salad, sauerkraut and more. Pair it with a three-litre mini keg of Erdinger Oktoberfest beer for an authentic celebration. Imported directly from Erding in Germany, the exclusive and limited-edition wheat beer is Brotzeit’s official Oktoberfest 2023 brew.
Fancy celebrating at home? From mouth-watering pretzels and sizzling sausages, you can order online for home delivery and get traditional German delights and beer delivered straight to your doorstep.
Visit Brotzeit’s website for details of their festive events, including an Oktoberfest brunch at Katong and an Oktoberfest party at Westgate!
Locations at Raffles City, Westgate, Katong and VivoCity
An “Oktoberfeast” at Crossroads Cafe
Craving an ice-cold Erdinger beer with a classic bratwurst sausage platter? You don’t need to travel to the beer halls in Munich to get into the spirit of Germany’s annual beer festival.
Until 31 October, Crossroads Cafe, the buzzing alfresco dining spot located on the street level of Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, will be dishing up an array of hearty Bavarian dishes, German beers, catchy beats and more right here on Orchard Road.
Take your pick from traditional favourites like German Bavarian roast pork, a bratwurst sausage platter with sauerkraut and potato salad, and Jägerschnitzel, a crispy breaded veal chop served with mushroom sauce.
Alongside one of the longest happy hours in Singapore, you can also get great deals on Erdinger beer, with two pints of Weissbier or Dunkel for $32. Whether for a laid-back lunch or late-night bites, Crossroads Café is the perfect place to kick off the food and beer celebrations this Oktoberfest 2023!
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road
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