Best Places to Go in Singapore for Oktoberfest 2012

Their Oktoberfest 2012 celebration stretches longer than the previous editions, kicking off at the Brotzeit 313@Somerset outlet (September 27-30) before moving on to the Raffles City outlet (October 4-7). The merrymaking ends at their VivoCity outlet from October 11-14. On offer are a special Bavarian menu featuring freshly baked giant soft pretzels, as well as their Oktoberfest Platter that’ll have everything that’s hearty (very German) on it— garlic pork sausages, pork chops, as well as Brotzeit’s famous slow-roasted pork knuckles. The seasonal Paulaner Oktoberfestbier will also be available on draft.
Central Fountain Square, Clarke Quay
It’s free and easy but no less fun this Oktoberfest season at Clarke Quay with Erdinger beer booths by the likes of Alegro, Fern & Kiwi and Shiraz, as well as German favorites such as sauerkraut and bratwurst. There’ll also be live performances by local acts LGF, and Brandon & Band, plus games.


From October 5-6 (7pm-midnight), toast to pints of Erdinger while you listen to German songs performed by Summer Oompah!. If you’d rather top 40 hits and modern or alternative rock, bands like Munkee Business and Rumors will also be in attendance. 

Magma German Wine Bistro
From September 22-October 7, try the traditional Beer Pork Roast ($32) or the Bavarian cheese spread with red onion rings & bread ($18). For those on a more liquid diet, celebrate in Germanic style with a special dark OktoberFest Beer ($22 per jug) or the red and fruity cherry beer ($22 per jug). All of this will be accompanied by traditional German Oktoberfest music.
Molly Roffey’s
If you’re around Market Street or the Bras Basah area, be sure to drop by Molly Roffey’s for their sweet Oktoberfest deal: their pork knuckle set plus two pints of Erdinger White for only $52.80. They’ve also got a special Oktoberfest menu available from 4pm onwards, featuring all the sausage favorites.
Oktober Munich Restaurant and Bar
Listen to Bavarian folk music performed by resident band Gilbert & Friends as you down your two-liter Stärker Fresh Beer ($39, comes with complimentary tapas), and participate in their giveaway only on October 6 (6pm-1am). They’re giving away $50 Oktober Munich dining vouchers too from October 14-27, so get drinking!
One of our favorite One Fullerton destinations is participating in Singapore’s Oktoberfest celebrations for the first time (through October 13) with an Erdinger promo ($16 nett), along with menu items like crispy pork knuckle with sauerkraut and mash potato, and even a Sausage Platter. Turn it into a party by pre-ordering their Heineken keg, which holds approximately 40 pints of beer.
Paulaner Brauhaus
If you’re going for strictly authentic, Singapore’s only German microbrewery is probably your best bet. They’ve announced the prep of 6,000 liters of freshly brewed original Oktoberfest beer (sorry—bier) and promise live Bavarian music, as well as a traditional menu (lots of pork, we assume). 
Paulaner Clarke Quay
Don’t confuse this place with the microbrewery—the Oktoberfest celebrations here happen outdoors at the Central Fountain Square at Clarke Quay, and starts 5pm till late. Pay $65 and you get two Paulaner beers plus all-you-can-eat Bavarian grub.
Peranakan Place
From September 17-30, the popular drinking enclave will play host to Erdinger representative Oliver Helbig’s beer appreciation classes.
Swiss Club
Through September 16, the Swiss Club will hold a celebration (the longest running Oktoberfest party in Singapore) that’s as traditional as it gets with a genuine Bavarian set up, authentic German dishes, as well as Erdinger draft beer.
The Terrace
Come hungry to their special Oktoberfest brunch (September 30, October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 28 from 12-3pm, $108++-152++) featuring Kielbasa and potato soup, Sauerbraten with Sauerkraut, crispy pork knuckles, wheat beer battered fish fry, as well as Bavarian black forest cake. Option for fee flow Dunkel, Erdinger Weiss, Champagne or wine is available.