Beer, Bratwurst & Bavaria: It's Time To Celebrate Oktoberfest Like The Germans

Ahalya posted on 21 September

The festive season may be approaching, but we have another reason to cheer, as the next few weeks are all about beer! As the the city that has bragging rights over having the most number of microbreweries in the country, you can bet that any establishment that serves beer is bringing out the big guns when it comes to their signature brews and then some! If you plan on pub hopping just to try the beers of the season, here’s a list to give you a head start on that planning. 

Red Rhino

Sure it’s slightly further away from civilisation than most other breweries in town, but their menu (food and drink) is extensive as it’s yummy! They’re launching Oktoberfest celebrations with our own Best Kept Secret (for the uninitiated, that’s a band, not an actual secret) bringing in some good music, cheer and great beer! 

When: September 22 onward.

Breweries

Uptown Square, 4th Floor, Near Alliance 10 Downing Villas, Hoskote Road, Seegehalli, Whitefield, Bengaluru

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Three Dots And A Dash

Don’t be surprised to see a non-brewery on the list (they still serve beers, y’all), as they’ve curated a Bavarian inspired menu to go with whatever brand of beer you prefer. From warm Eintoff Soup to their potato salad (also warm - perfect for the weather we’re having), they’re bringing the German gastronomic experience to town. Sausage fans can try their Saute curry wurst chicken sausage layyonaise, which is quite a mouthful we know, just like (hopefully) how stuffed you’ll be by the end of your visit. 

When: September 21 to October 3

Bars

840/1, 100 Feet Road, Metro Pillar 56-57, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Yellow Submarine

The Beatle’s themed brewery knows its stuff whether it comes to beer or celebrations, and has brewed the perfect beer themed celebration with authentic German brews and a curated Oktoberfest food and cocktail menu. Apart from their 6 standard brews on tap, find favourites like Marzen and Hefeweizen with pretzels or roast chicken. They’ve taken it up a notch and also will host drinking games and a tour of the brewery on weekends during the festival. 

When: September 22 to October 7

Breweries

SRK Towers, 4th Floor, 448, Big Bazaar Building, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru

Toit

Classic Bangalore meets Classic Germany at  Toit’s curated Oktoberfest menu. While we know them for their Tintin brew and pizza(s), Oktoberfest brings with it Lager to guzzle along with German fare including (but not restricted to) schnitzel, sausage (by the platter!) with sauerkraut too! Ooh, plus Curry Wurst and beef rouladen with German potato salad. Naturally it has to be washed down with some authentic beer and this time, it is in the form of a special Oktoberfest Lager. Then apple strudel to finish the meal nicely! 

When: September 25 onwards

Breweries

298, Metro Pillar 62, Near KFC Restaurant, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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The Spice Terrace

The Spice Terrace knows its clientelle, as it's offering unlimited beer for three hours at INR 750 (truly happy hours if you ask us) if you visit any time between 1 and 7 pm! Choose from their curated beers of Abbey Blond, Abbey Dark Abbey Triple and, Belgian White (or have them all, it's Happy Hours for Oktoberfest!), and enjoy them with a snacks from a menu curated for the month!

When: September 24 to October 24

Fine Dining

JW Marriott, 24/1, Vittal Mallya Road, Lavelle Road, Bengaluru

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Bangalore Brew Works

Celebrating Oktoberfest till the end of October, Bangalore Brew Works has (in addition to their usual brews) brewed Marzen for the occasion. While guzzling that down, enjoy some Hofbräu Oktoberfest Pretzel, some classic offerings from the Bavarian Sausage Platter, or keep it simple and hearty with the Wiesn Roast Chicken. 

When: September 21 to October 31

Breweries

Prestige Towers, 10th Level, 99/100, Residency Road, Bengaluru

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Rural Blues

The German and Greek Experience in one spot? Head to Rural Blues (maybe make it a date night) for a beery happy Oktoberfest. With the classics like Pretzels, Chicken Frankfurts, Bradwurst, and Apple Sauerkraut among others, chow down on something from their curated menu while enjoying some chilled Giest or Simba beers by the pitcher or bucket (respectively) on offer till the first week of October.  

When: September 23 to October 7

Casual Dining

112, Kodathi Gate, Varthur Hobli, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru

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Street Mama

Street Mama's version of Oktoberfest takes you to the lanes of Bavaria for the authentic street fest vibe. Through the  month, their curated menu will be complemented with their themed decor to really invoke those festive feels. With offers on international and domestic beers, feast on some Bratwurst, Currywurst, Maultaschen, and Rouladen Rinder. Vegetarians can try the Kartofeelpuffer among other dishes! It doesn't end there, Fridays will see drinking games to really bring in that festive cheer!

When: September 24 to October 7

Pubs

Garuda Mall, Magrath Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

The Beer Cafe

Of course a place with 'beer' in the name will celebrate Oktoberfest. The Beer Cafe is bringing the German festival to all their outlets and celebrating 'Oktobrewfest' by going past their menu to bring in the celebrations. Themed decor for photo-ops (in case your own memory gets hazy through the night), a curated music playlist to set the mood. Enjoy their extensive beer menu including favourites like Dunkel, Hefeweizen, Pilsners and Wiessbier. Try something new (and exclusive) like Erdinger, Schneider Weisse, Eichbaum, Witty Bro, Aecht, Barre and Flensburger, and enjoy them all served by waiters in costume!

When:  September 24 to October 31

Pubs

33, 80 Feet Main Road, 4th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Courtyard By The Marriott

 While they're not offering anything special to drink, the chefs at the Courtyard have whipped up a curated menu with the best of Bavarian cuisine. Explore the festival through food like Weiswurst, Nurnberge Rostbratwurst and Bockwurst for starters. Oktoberfest signature mains like Smoked trout with Bacon bits mash and sauerkraut, Spätzle  and Pork Schnitzel (with veggies and mushroom). Their desserts include a Black Forest torte (we're sold on this one), and cherry strudel, so if you want a nice, well balanced wholesome meal, check them out.

When: September 24 to October 7

Hotels

2/55, Outer Ring Road, Hebbal, Nagavara, Bengaluru

Windmills Craftworks

One of the best microbreweries in town, the drive to Whitefield should be worth it considering they're brewing up some authentic traditional Marzen and an interesting black Schwarzbier (which is surprisingly sweet) and their Mango Beliner Weisse. Enjoy it with their curated food menu(yes, there's Bratwurst), and some great jazz in the background. 

When: September 25 to October 7


Breweries

331, 5 B Road, EPIP Zone, Next To KTPO, Whitefield, Bengaluru

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The Irish House

Maybe they're Irish, but they're celebrating German tradition (do as the Germans do, hey?) by giving you the liberty of making your own beer bucket with four pints whether you're a fan of Indian brews or International ones. With discounts on their beers on tap, savour it with crowd favourites from their food menu - Pretzels, Spatzle  and Currywurst, or their chicken Schnitzel burger if that's what you're craving. For entertainment, drop in on a Friday to take part in their games and contests to celebrate in true Oktoberfest style.

When: September 26 to October 7

Bars

VR Bengaluru, Shop TF-01A, 3rd Level, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru

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Social

Want to revel in festivities with just some no-fuss food without worrying about what type of beer you want? Head over to Church Street Social's edition of Oktoberfest where they've curated a Oktoberfest themed beer and burgers combo menu. Pair your burger with an Indian or International beer, and walk out in high spirits and a happy belly. Choose from  their 'Death Sauce' flavoured Death Grip Burger, or their Indian inspired recipes like the BAUger and Belly of the Boar. Best part? It's on for a whole month!

When: September 28 to October 28 

Bars

Phoenix Market City, 29, Ground Floor, Whitefield, Bengaluru

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