Where to drink, feast, and party at Oktoberfest 2012 in Singapore
Thursday, 6 Sep 2012
Not that we actually need a reason to drink and be merry, but Oktoberfest calls for a celebration that’s slightly… grander (read: rowdier).
Here’s our pick of the best party spots, irresistible drink promos, and the best sausage and beer in town.
Willkommen zum Oktoberfest – ein bier, bitte!
Paulaner Brauhaus Singapore
Okay, come on. It’s Oktoberfest – of course you have to celebrate at Singapore’s only German microbrewery! For the experience that cuts closest to the real Oktoberfest, head to Paulaner Brauhaus from Fri 28 Oct to Sat 6 Oct 2012.
Drink al fresco in outdoor tentages to the tunes of a Munich-based German band, Scharivari Sextett, who will be belting both traditional and modern Bavarian tunes as well as Oktoberfest hits.
And what exactly will you be drinking? Uh, only the original Oktoberfest bier! Paulaner Bräuhaus is the only location in Singers where you’ll taste authentic Oktoberfest bier as Paulaner is one of the six Munich breweries allowed to participate in this event. And because this is done the German way, watch out for the showmanship of frauleins, or bier girls, who will be on the floor in their original costumes offering Schnapps shots and gingerbread hearts.
You don’t have to be a Swiss Club member to enjoy Oktoberfest at the Swiss Club. Celebrations start early on Wed, 12 Sep 2012, and go through Sat, 15 Sep 2012 from 7pm till late. There’s also a special family luncheon on Sunday, 16 September 2012 form 10am-4pm. Buy tickets here.
What better way to cool off after a day of furious shopping than to knock back a couple of pints at the quaint Peranakan Place? True Oktoberfest fans will want in on the beer appreciation classes happening Mon 24 Sep and Tue 25 Sep 2012 at 8pm. It’s only 40 people per sesh, plus the beers will be specially flown in from Erding, Germany and feature Alkoholfrei, Champs, Weissbier, Dunkel and Pikantus.
For those who just want a casual introduction to the festivities, you’ll be able to order up an Oktoberfest storm at Peranakan Place from Mon 17 Sep to Sun 14 Oct 2012. Event details here.
Experience Bavaria at Brotzeit with its curated menu featuring a special Oktoberfest Platter (Brotzeit Bierbeisser Bierbeisser and garlic pork sausages, pork chops, pork ribs and their famous pork knuckles) and a giant soft pretezel measuring 26x22cm. Wash that down with the Paulaner Oktoberfestbier and be entertained by Austrian band Murtal Express as well as German band AnTon and the Funny Guys.
Festivities will start from 27 to 30 September at Brotzeit’s 313@Somerset Outlet and will continue from 4 to 7 October at Brotzeit at Raffles City and from 11 to 14 October at the VivoCity outlet.
Wave House Sentosa
Is it ever too early to kick off party season? Wave House evidently doesn’t think so. Feast on an authentic German buffet, which carving station features crispy roasted pork knuckles and a 120kg spit-roasted whole Australian calf. Then there are the barmaids, a Bavarian live band, and a selection of German beer – we’d sound more excited, but the spit-roasted calf kinda blew our minds. Join them this Saturday, 8 Sep 2012, from 6pm at Wave House Sentosa.
Ticketed event: check page details here. $88 Nett: Entry to Oktoberfest + Bavarian Buffet; $108 Nett: Entry to Oktoberfest + Bavarian Buffet + 2 Erdingers
For the first time, OverEasy is participating in the all-important Munich tradition of Oktoberfest. Expect a tankard of Bavarian Erdinger @ $16 nett (€10 as priced in the original Oktoberfest), Crispy Pork Knuckle with sauerkraut and mashed potato and Sausage Platter with sauerkraut and honey mustard sauce. A
personal party keg that holds 40 pints of Heineken can also be pre-ordered. Promotion goes from Mon 24 Sep to Sat 13 Oct 2012.
The Terrace, Sentosa
If you’d rather kick back at Sentosa, head to The Terrace at The Sentosa and load up on Sunday brunch with a German twist. The menu includes Kielbasa and potato soup, pork pelmini soup, Sauerbraten with Sauerkraut, crispy pork knuckles, wheat beer battered fish fry and Bavarian black forest cake. Plus there’s the option of going alkie with free flow Erdinger Weiss, Dunkel, champagne or wine.
Oktoberfest Sunday brunch at The Terrace, 30 Sept, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct and 28 Oct 2012, from 12-3pm. $108++ (non-alcoholic) & $152++ (alcoholic) for adults, $59++ for children below 12.