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Oktoberfest celebrations might have ended in Munich on Oct 3 but the parties are still going on here in Singapore, so who are we to not join in? Whether it’s beer, sausages or just the catchy German music that you enjoy, here are eight places where you can party like a true German.
Clarke Quay Oktoberfest
This is THE place to party this weekend, with two nights of German-style feasts, Bavarian music and good ole German beer.
Don’t be a wallflower, take part in games on stage and show off your skills in Mug Pong and Bottle-Cap Toss. Snap a keepsake memory in the instant photobooth and, of course, enjoy jugs of Paulaner Oktoberfest beer.
Don’t worry about lining your tummy before though, as you can indulge in treats such as crispy bratwurst and juicy pork knuckles here. And get into a jolly mood with Oompah band Die Dorf Fest Kapelle, who will perform festival classics and re-invent Top 40s hits with traditional Bavarian instruments.
There will also be Oktoberfest deals at various venues in Clarke Quay, including Harry’s, The Pump Room, VLV Singapore and Privé.
When: 6 & 7 October
Where: Fountain Square, Clarke Quay
Info: Clarke Quay site
Oktoberfest on the beach? Well, why not? Singapore’s most famous party beach goes German this weekend with its Oktoberfest celebrations.
Six beach bars that line the stretch of sandy beaches will be getting into the action, so pop into Coastes, Flame Bar and Mambo Beach Club, amongst others. You can also taste the ‘original’ Oktoberfest beer at Sapphire Pavilion, where there’ll also be a special promotional food menu with dishes such as Traditional Pork Knuckle with Sweet Sour Cabbage and Gourmet Sausage Platter with Sauerkraut, Roasted Potato with Sour Cream.
And don’t miss the games and activities, as you soak in the atmosphere with music performances by The Paulaner Musikanten.
When: 5-8 October
Where: Sapphire Pavilion and participating partner venues on Siloso Beach
Info: Oktoberfest site
Spuds & Aprons
Get high – literally – when you celebrate Oktoberfest here.
This hilltop venue atop Faber Peak Singapore with gorgeous views serves food that’s a good mix of East and West but is going purely German for Oktoberfest.
Book your tickets online and enter a world with free-flow beer and an all-you-can-eat buffet of traditional German favourites like Pork Knuckle with Jus and Roasted Pork with Mustard Crust.
There’ll also be live music and you can also join in a host of fun and games, such as the Beer Holding Competition.
When: 6 & 7, 13 & 14 October
Where: Level 2, Faber Peak Singapore, 109 Mount Faber Road;
Info: Faber Peak page
Oktoberfest Asia 2017
If you’re in the mood to do some (German) dancing in the streets, this is the place to go. The open field next to Tan Quee Lan Street will be decked with a fully air-conditioned festival-style marquee so you won’t have to worry about sweating profusely while you sip jugs of German beer.
Each ticket (from $100) entitles you to a free Oktoberfest Asia 500ml beer stein and free-flow of a choice of beers from 6-11.30pm.
Entertainment will be provided by the Hofbrauhaus Band from Munich and you can also purchase Oktoberfest merchandise and other beverages.
When: 19-21 October
Where: Tan Quee Lan Street
Info: Oktoberfest site
Tuck into the biggest Bavarian feast you can imagine, with dishes such as crispy pork knuckles, rotisserie chicken and a range of sausages including bratwurst, currywurst and weisswurst.
Of course, German beer is a must too and you’ll get to sample one of the most prestigious wheat beers in Germany here – Maisel’s Weisse.
General admission tickets are priced at $29 and includes one 500m stein of beer too. Savourworld is the latest foodie destination that brings together cuisines from all around the world so this could be the perfect opportunity to check it out.
When: 13-15 October
Where: 2 Science Park Drive;
Info: Savourworld site
Enjoy an Oktoberfest menu and beer at all Brotzeit outlets.
Get into the spirit of things with special free-flow packages such as two hours free-flow of Oktoberfest beer for $48 per person or unlimited free-flow of Oktoberfest beer at $88 per person. Your free-flow packages allow you to enjoy Oktoberfest classics for just $12 each so why not try the meatloaf roll or classic Berner sausages with fries?
Other items on the special Oktoberfest menu include Roasted Pork in Dark Beer Sauce, Veal Goulash with Spätzle and German Bread Pudding.
Or gather some friends and order the Oktoberfest platter (for five to six persons), which features oven-roasted pork knuckle, beer-infused Bavarian honey fibs, juicy and tender whole roast chicken, and one metre sausage served with wedges and sauerkraut.
When: Until 15 October
Where: Brotzeit outlets
Info: Brotzeit site
There’s a good mix of food, music and beer here and, no, you don’t have to be a hipster to take part in the celebrations. Buy a bucket (five bottles) of Erdinger beer and redeem exclusive food packages over 5-7 or 12-14 October.
Try the Chilli Salt Spare Ribs & Crispy Roast Pork Platter by CHAR Express, the Shiok Platter by Kush or the Tikka, Satay and Briyani Platter by Chit Chaat Chai.
If you’re only interested in German beer, a bucket of Erdinger is available at just $60 every day during this promotion, plus there are more than 200 rotating beers at Bottle Shop to sample too.
The venue’s resident bands will be getting in on the action too, taking the stage throughout the Oktoberfest celebrations, and you can also take part in exciting Oktoberfest games such as Gelände Quaffing, Stein Hoisting, Nageln and Beer Chug. You’ll just have to pop by to find out what they entail.
When: Until 14 October
Where: 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad @ one-north
Info: Timbre site
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Indulge in hearty Bavarian and Swabian cuisines at Post Bar and The Courtyard at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
Discover a range of delicious sausages, from the classic veal-based white Weisswurst to the familiar Frankfurter. But don’t just stop there; try other dishes such as crisp pork knuckles, pretzels and potato salad, to complete the German experience.
A la carte dishes are priced from $12 each and you can pair them with a pint of Erdinger or a Hefewizen-style beer, a light and fruity wheat ale.
When: Until 12 October
Where: 1 Fullerton Square
Info: Fullerton Hotel’s site