Hello everybody! It is the month of October and with that Oktoberfest looms over us. For those who do not know what Oktoberfest is, it is the world’s largest funfair that is held in Munich, Germany. The festival was first celebrated when Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. With its culture and festivities, it is no wonder that the Bavarian event is being celebrated all around the globe yearly. Singapore is no exception.
With the backstory out of the way, we can finally talk about the places you can go to for a good Oktoberfest experience right here in Singapore.
1. Oktoberfest Asia 2014
The closest thing you will get to the real fair in Munich. After a successful run last year, Oktoberfest Asia is back to provide Singapore with the atmosphere and experience I can expect from the Oktoberfest in Munich. With its array of authentic Bavarian beers and delicacies, a true blue Munchen band coupled with the decorations, it is like celebrating the original Oktoberfest right here in Singapore.
Oktoberfest Asia is happening 9-10 Oct from 5pm and 11 Oct 2014 from 3pm, at Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382. For more information and tickets, visit their website at http://www.oktoberfestasia.com/
2. Clarke Quay
If you are Singaporean, you would know that Clarke Quay is a place to go to for a party. The whole of Clarke Quay will be organising an Oktoberfest celebration of their own with Erdinger beer, mouth watering German food as well as fun and activities. Party goers would do well not to miss such an occasion. Did I mention that admission is free?
Oktoberfest 2014 at Clarke Quay is happening 10-11 Oct 2014, 7pm-11pm, at Clarke Quay Central, Fountain Square. For more information, visit their website at http://www.clarkequay.com.sg/specials/cq/oktoberfest/
Known as the place of all things German in Singapore, Brotzeit provides you with the option of a more laid back Oktoberfest. They have their usual signature pork knuckles and sausage platters with Oktoberfest beers. There is also much fun to had with beer-related activities and a show band!
Brotzeit Oktobestfest is happening at Brotzeit Vivocity, #01-149 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585, on 9 Oct 7pm-11pm, 10 Oct 7pm-12am, 11 Oct 1pm-12am, 12 Oct 1pm-11pm. For more information, visit their website at http://www.brotzeit.co/promotions-vivo-city.html?&fo=vivocity
4. Tamarind Hill
Prefer a quiet Oktoberfest with intimate conversations over rowdy crowds? Then Tamarind Hill fits the bill. Pig out at Chef Wanthana’s special 5 course Aporkalypse menu which also comes with free flow of Tiger Beer.
Tamarind Hill is happening at 30 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189. Open Mon-Sun 12-3pm, 6.30-10.30pm. – For more information, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TamarindHillSG
5. Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Cafe
For parents who cannot shake their kids off for the night, fear not because there is Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique to cater to your needs. Get into the Oktoberfest mood over there with free flow beer for the adults and free flow soda for the children. Not to mention delicious German food and also a German band for lively music!
Stuttgart Beerfest is happening 2-4 Oct 2014, 6pm-10.30pm, at Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Cafe, #01-01 GSM Building, 141 Middle Road, Singapore 188976. For more information, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sbbscafe
Special Mention: Safra Mount Faber
For a tighter knit and closed event, you can head down to Safra Mount Faber for their Octobeerfest. As it says in the name, you get to enjoy good beer and food along with the performances of local bands and activities there.
Octobeerfest at Safra Mount Faber is happening 10 & 11 Oct 2014, 7pm-11pm. For more information, visit their event page at http://www.eventnook.com/event/octobeerfest/home
Do note that these are but a handful of places celebrating Oktoberfest. For more places that celebrate Oktoberfest, you may refer to the articles below from CityNomads and TheHoneyCombers.
With this I hope all of you would enjoy a very Happy Oktoberfest this year!