Drink, dine and tap to German music at Oktoberfest in Mumbai restaurants
Guzzle beer, tuck into schnitzel and dance to the tunes of a German band. Here's your armchair escape to Munich's popular Oktoberfest
For schnitzel and burgers
While traditionally made with veal, schnitzel, the popular German breaded cutlet, is now offered in pork and chicken versions. Haven't tried it yet? Bite into Crumbfried Schnitzel, available in pork, chicken and cottage cheese, on the Oktoberfest menu curated by chef Siddharth Kashyap. Also on offer is the mighty Double Kraut Double Cheese Double Tenderloin Burger (inset) starring buff patty. Wash it down with a range of Beerita, a hybrid of beer and margarita. These include Blonde Bombshell (in pic) laced with mango and jalapeno or Beach Please with orange marmalade. If you're on a budget, opt for a Mini Bratwurst Platter with craft beer at '999.
Till October 4, 12 pm to 1 am
At The Boston Butt, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda. Call 69470000
For beer cocktails and frankfurters
What's Oktoberfest without beer and hearty German fare? Savour German Sausages, Frankfurters (in pic), Chicken Schnitzel, German Broth and Pork Ribs. Pair them with beer cocktails like Moscow Mule (vodka, lime, beer), Dark and Stormy (rum and ginger geer), and Nuclear Bomb (shandy with a twist). The cocktails are priced at Rs. 299, but you can also order a bucket with four beers (two domestic and two imported)
For Rs 999.
Till September 30 Time 12 pm to 1 am At Toast – Bistro & Bar, T24 Residency, Church Road, Marol, Andheri East. Call 7045902799
For cheap beer and stout chicken wings
Not all of us can afford to fly to Munich for Oktoberfest, but the team at Bar Bar have got us covered. With international and domestic beers available at wholesale prices, you can drink without worrying about breaking the bank. Sip on Corona, Stella Artois, Brody's and more at Rs. 479 a pint, and get six pints of Kingfisher Premium at R499. Also, enjoy a special beer-inspired food menu created by chef Paul Kinny, which includes Crunchy Beer Tacos, Stout Chicken Wings and Beer Braised Ribs.
Time 3 pm to 11.30 pm At First floor, Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla.
For a slice of Munich
Dance to the tunes of the official Oktoberfest band Die Kirchdorfer, which has been playing live at the Munich Oktoberfest since 1994. They'll be flown down by The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce as part of the German Days in Mumbai celebrations. Get a 500ml Gateway craft beer voucher on entry.
On October 4, 6 and 7
Time 6 pm onwards At RWITC, Mahalaxmi Race Course.
Log on to townscript.com ENTRY '1,000 (per day)
For a challenge
At Burn – Kitchen and Malt Room, if you chug a litre of beer (Rs 699) in one go, you can avail unlimited beer on the house. Pair your drink with comfort dishes like Cheese Cigars, Pan Fried Fish, Curried Chicken Tenders, Breaded Sweet Potatoes with Chives Sour Cream, and an assortment of pizzas.
Till October 3 Time 9 am to 2.30 am
At Building No 19, Pinnacle Corporate Park, next to Trade Centre, BKC.
For sausages and German bread
If you love pork, order the Grilled Pork Curl Sausages with braided German bread or Honey Roast Ham layered served on a bed of garlic-spiked mashed potatoes and glazed with cranberry sauce. You can also try a variety of Hot Dogs, including Chicken Frankfurters. Tank up on Fish In A Bowl, a heady concoction of beer, tequila, triple sec and sour mix. Avail of offers on draught beer ('99 per pint) and craft beer ('599 for 660ml).
Till October 15 (offers from 4 pm to 7 pm)
At British Brewing Company outlets in Lower Parel, Andheri East, Goregaon East, Vashi and Thane.
The first Oktoberfest was celebrated from October 12 to 17 in 1810. However, in the later years, it was moved to September owing to more pleasant weather conditions. This year's festivities in Germany began on September 16, and will end on October 4.
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