Although the tradition is German, since it’s beer we’re talking about, beer lovers all over the world lap it up with equal gusto! For the uninitiated, Oktoberfest is a 16-day annual fair held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, where visitors enjoy copious amounts of beer and a wide variety of traditional German food. A rough estimate indicates that almost 7 million liters of beer was served over a fortnight in 2007.
As always, Mumbai bars have been gearing up for the festival with an interesting line-up of German menu, beer games and special offers. Here are our top picks:
When: October 4th – 20th
What: The idea is to let you drink more for less. You can have any four pints of International beers for Rs. 1200 and UNLIMITED domestic beer for Rs 600 only! Of course you’ll get to sample German cuisine along with your favourite beer during this period!
When: October 1st- 30th
What: A German food festival, Limited Edition Boot Glasses for sale and an Oktober fest keg are just some of the attractions in the offing!
When: October 3rd, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
What: Nikhil Agarwal is conducting Be–er Man – a Beer Tasting Workshop. Priced at Rs. 995 all inclusive, the workshop lets you enjoy and appreciate 6 pints of international beer (Erdinger, Schneider Weisse, Fuller’s London Porter, Sagres Lager, Estrella Galicial & Aspall Suffolk Cyder). Sign up before 1st Oct and you will earn yourself a free mug craft beer on your next visit.
For details, or to register, contact 022 22875752 / 022 22025525
When: October 1st – 30th
What: Pay less, drink more! In keeping with the spirit of the festival, drink as much as you like without worrying about the bill. Enjoy special rates all this month – 4 Kingfisher Pints at Rs 499 and 9 @ 999/- (all inclusive)!
When: September 27th – October 6th, 7:30 pm onwards in Bandra & October 6th – 13th in Powai
What: Enjoy Beer with Barbeque and loads of contests happening all within a period of ten days. You can also participate in their Ring the Bottle, Wheel of Fortune, Beer Milkha contest and win a case of beer.
When: September 29th – October 10th
What: They’ve got 15 international Beers, cocktail buckets, Bavarian inspired food, drinking games and photobooths!
They’re located beind Shopper Stop, SV Road, Bandra. Contact: 099 20 446633
When: October 1st – 30th
What: Enjoy Beer of the day – a new beer every day at DISCOUNTED prices!
Sample this: Mondays (Kingfisher at Rs. 158), Tuesday (Indus Pride at Rs. 158), Wednesday (Kingfisher Ultra at Rs. 188), Thursday (Budweiser Magnum at Rs. 210), Friday (Miller at Rs. 200) and so on! All prices mentioned are for pints, and are exclusive of taxes.
When: September 15th – October 16th
What: Enjoy German menu – unlimited beer for three hours during this period.
Beers on offer are Kingfisher Premium & Budweiser from the domestic range and Corona from the imported selection.
Any one starter with unlimited beer will set you back by Rs 999+ taxes (for domestic) & 2199+ taxes (for imported beer). You can also play interesting games from Sunday-Thursday such as Flip the coin, 7 up and 7 down, Ring a Bottle & Goal the Hole.
Entry charge for games is Rs 20 and you get two chances!
9. Eighteen The Lounge, Westin, Goregaon
When: September 21 – October 6, 12 Noon till closing
What: Apart from a whole lot of German gourmet delights, the lounge has beer games planned. Check out their discounts on beer buckets too!
When: October 18th, 2 pm- 10 pm
What: An adventurous competition of beer games such as Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Toss the Coin, etc. to start of this unique festival.
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