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#TapThatKeg: Celebrate Oktoberfest At These Hotels

Aasha posted on 24 September

Beer, beer, and more beer, what’s not to like about Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival? An annual celebration in Munich, Germany, this 16-day party sees over 6 million people every year who consume 1.5 million gallons of beer, loads of sausage and spit-roasted chickens during the two-week extravaganza (September 22 - October 7). And you don’t have to go to Germany to celebrate! Here are some of the hotels where you can get a taste of Oktoberfest. 

Chug, chug, chug!

Hyatt Regency

Dive in the Bratwurst and Bavaria during the seventh season of Oktoberfest in The Arena, 365 A.S at Hyatt Regency. Following tradition, the festival will begin with breaking the beer barrel (it’s a sight to see). Expect German brews paired with Bavarian delights and a specially curated menu that contains Pretzel Roasted, Bratwurst, and barrels of German beer, starting INR 1,499. This Oktoberfest menu will be available during dinner time only. 

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365 A.S. - Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency, 365, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai

The Hilton

This year, cry the German cheer at Vintage Bank, where you can feast on the best of Bavarian cuisine like Sauerkraut, Pretzel Rolls, Beer Braised Grills, and Schnitzels. You can pick from five kinds of pork and chicken including Smoked Cheese Sausage, Skinless Smoked Chicken Hot Dog, and a Mixed German Platter. You can relish this feast anytime between 7pm and 11pm. Okay, but what about the beer? There will be 12 varieties of beer on offer so, drink up! There are beer activities as well! You can participate in the Glug-Glug Race, where you have to gulp a Kingfisher Draught 500 ml glass in one sip (they had us at 'beer').  And for ladies only, there's Beer Fishing, where you need to pick up as many beer bottles as you can!

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Vintage Bank - Hilton Chennai

Hilton, 124/1, JN Salai, Guindy, Chennai

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The Residency Towers

It will be raining beer at Bike & Barrel, The Residency Towers, where you can drink all you want (literally, it’s unlimited!) from 12pm to 12am. You can get a bucket of four beers and french fries for INR 999. The Oktoberfest menu includes Tower Beer – 3000 ml accompanied by a vegetarian / non-vegetarian platter starting at INR 2,500. You can also get your fave pitcher beer with a choice of Murgh Angara / Fish Finger / Chicken Basket priced at INR 1,300. 

There’s another combo where you can get three beers and a sausage of your choice from Chicken Schnitzels/Corn Dogs/Devilled Sausages starting INR 999. And if you’re there before 9pm, you can indulge in unlimited beer for INR 1,500.

Pubs

The Residency Towers, 115, Pondy Bazaar, Sir Thyagaraya Road, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai

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Park Hyatt

Try out some exotic dishes like Nuremberg sausages with sour cabbage, potato soup with Frankfurter sausage and aromatic oil, Bavarian burger with heavenly tender pulled pork and pommery mustard sauce, potato rosti with salmon and avocado, and Munich white sausages. Relish these dishes at The Flying Elephant, from 6pm onwards. They also have some mouth-watering desserts like apple strudel with vanilla sauce and Bavarian pancake with raisins and cherry. All this with international beers like Edelweiss, Tsingtao, Schneider Weisse, Stella, Corona, Leffe, Bavaria. They also have non-alcoholic beer and the good old domestic choices like Kingfisher Draught & Kingfisher Pint.

They also have a bunch of beverage offers! You can get unlimited Draught Kingfisher beer for INR 1,200 (from 6pm to 1am). There’s also a Kingfishers Pint 1+1 offer priced at INR 350, and beer cocktails! Hurrah!

Bars

Park Hyatt, 39, Velachery Road, Guindy, Chennai

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