Love drinking? Like a good party? Then you definitely don’t want to miss the upcoming Oktoberfest festival! From freshly brewed beer and delicious German food to authentic Bavarian live music, here’s a taste of what you can look forward to at some of our favourite restaurants and bars.
From 25 September to 27 October, celebrate the world’s most famous beer festival with hearty German grub and beer at Singapore’s one and only authentic Bavarian micro-brewery. Paulaner Bräuhaus is hosting its very own Oktoberfest festival party; doors open at 6pm and tickets are priced at $80 per person, which includes admission, food and live music. Book now!
Freshly brewed on-site, the original Paulaner Oktoberfest beer is made according to a traditional Oktoberfest beer recipe. The punchy brew boasts a distinctive taste with aromatic notes of malt, followed by a tinge of sweetness. There’s also a menu of festive three-course Bavarian sharing platters to look forward to, including treats like crispy pork knuckle and chicken schnitzel. Dance along to modern and traditional Bavarian beats and originals by two live bands, specially flown in from Germany just for the celebration. The first of these bands, Happy Hour, will be playing from 25 to 29 September, while Ems Perlen take the stage from 9 to 13 October. Get your beer booklet ($140) early, which entitles you to 12 drinks!
Did you know?
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 celebration begins in the third weekend of September and ends on the first Sunday of October.
From 10 to 13 October 2019, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is going all out with its first Oktoberfest celebration (6pm to 11pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 12pm to 4pm on Sunday). Taking place in the Capitol Singapore’s Outdoor Plaza, the four-day outdoor extravaganza promises a true volksfest experience, complete with Paulaner’s special Oktoberfest Bier, a free-flow of authentic German delicacies, live performances, beer karaoke, and traditional games and dancing. There’s also a lucky draw with great prizes to be won.
Tickets are $70 each (including free-flow food and one welcome beer or a glass of wine) and can be purchased on Eventbrite. (Early-bird tickets are $59 if you purchase by 30 September!) Expat Living readers can enjoy a 25 percent discount with a minimum purchase of four tickets when using the code “EXPATLIVING25” on Eventbrite.
Psst – We’re giving away a pair of tickets (worth $140) to Oktoberfest by Kempinski! Enter here for your chance to win! (But, hurry – this competition ends 2 October)
Pan Pacific Singapore
From 20 September to 26 October, every Friday and Saturday evening, Pan Pacific’s Poolside BBQ is getting an Oktoberfest update! Highlights include German classics like schnitzel, assorted würstl with sauerkraut and schweinebraten (roast pork). On top of that, enjoy barbecue favourites like char-grilled Worcestershire-and-mustard-marinated beef flank steak. End your meal with sweet picks like black forest cake and apple strudel. What’s more, you can wash it all down with the range of Erdinger beers (from $12 a glass), available from 16 September.
The buffet is priced at $78 per adult and $39 per child.
From 1 to 16 October, RedDot Brewhouse is throwing an Oktoberfest party at its Dempsey (25A Dempsey Road #01-01) and Boat Quay (33/34 Boat Quay) outlets. Say cheers with traditional Märzen and Vienna beer, and indulge in German treats like crispy pork knuckle, pork schnitzel and sausage platters. There’ll also be folk music, traditional costumes and unique German-themed décor to complete the celebration!
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