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Come mid-September and the loud cheers and clinking of beer mugs across the city of Bangalore get much louder, and with good cause. Oktoberfest is an internationally celebrated phenomenon and mid-September to the first week of October is dedicated to it, even in Bangalore. But, if you have missed on all the great stuff that has happened so far, fret not. Here are some places where the celebration is still on and you still have 4 places that you can descend on with your friends.
Time to celebrate all things beer and beautiful! The Park Bangalore is hosting the “Ok To Beer” fest at Aqua and has teamed up with Bira 91 for some interesting beer cocktails and of course good ol' Bira on its own. Besides the wood-fired pizzas, you can choose to have the crumb fried prawns, the classic Wiener schnitzel and the sausages and mayo. There are some interesting packages to avail of like Rs 999 for 5 pints of beer with a 1 pizza and Rs 1799 10 pints of beer with 2 pizzas! That's a steal if you ask me!
Oktoberfest on till 10th October
Address - Aqua - The Park, 14/7, Yellappa Garden, Yellappa Chetty Layout, Sivanchetti Gardens, M.G.Road, Bangalore
Price - Rs 1500 for 2 ++
This is the first Irish brewhouse in the city and this year, it has a lot of interesting activities lined up for Oktoberfest. In the spirit of the festival, it has the Munich Lager on offer, to channel in some of that original German spirit. It also has a dark Bavarian Bock to pay tribute to the Bavarian heritage of the Oktoberfest. Enclosed in glass, Murphy’s brewhouse gives you one of the best views of the city while you are sipping on your beers. It is also home to some great acoustic bands that regale you.
Oktoberfest on till 15th October
Address - Murphy’s Brewhouse, 139/28, The Paul, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur Layout, Krishna Reddy Layout, Amarjyoti Layout, Bengaluru
Price - Rs 1800 for 2 ++
If there is one thing Big Brewsky is famous for, it is doing things king-size. Three floors of dedicated space to lovers of good food and drink. Celebrating Oktoberfest with the Big Brew-fest, there is a lot of interesting things in store for you. While the beers and beer cocktails keep you company, choose from the extensive menu featuring everything from small plates to substantial sharing platters and everything in between. Don’t forget to check up on the various acts that are regularly hosted at Big Brewsky to have entertainment go with that beer.
Oktoberfest on till 17th October
Address - Big Brewsky, Sarjapur Road, Behind MK Retail, Before WIPRO Corporate Office, Kaikondrahalli, Bengaluru
Price - Rs 1500 for 2 ++
Bangalore’s favourite German brewery, its expansive wooden interiors surrounding the large bar and tap area is something I have spent many happy hours around. But of course, they will have an extended Oktoberfest celebration on with their Beer-tiful Oktoberfest. Besides they amazing beers, they also have a superlative menu - On offer is Bacon wrapped German baby potatoes, Chicken Schnitzel with Mushroom and Mustard cream sauce, Grilled German Snail Sausage Burger, Grilled Pork Chops with German Mash and Malt bread. The desserts on offer are Apricot & Apple Strudel and Blueberry Beer Custard.
Oktoberfest on till 16th October
Address - District 6, Pub Brewery & Kitchen, Gateway Campus B, 03,04,06, 26/1 Dr Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram, Rajajinagar, Bangalore
Price - Rs 1400 for 2 ++
Ruth Dsouza Prabhu has been a media professional for 18 years now, across multiple platforms. As a passionate F&B writer, she has interacted personally with internationally renowned names such as Marco Pierre White, Janice Wong, Chef Vivek Singh, Chef Vikas Khanna, Madhur Jaffrey, the late Tarla Dalal and many others for her stories. A highlight has been personal interviews with all three of the celebrity judges on Masterchef Australia. She is on several jury panels of food and beverage awards, is sought after for opinions in the field by publications and has her work published in well-known names such as The Hindu, Firstpost, HuffPost India, Condé Nast Traveller, NatGeo Traveller among many others.