For the unaware, Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival tracing back to its origin to Munich, Germany. The German festival is now a worldwide phenomenon that runs from the end of September into the first week of October. The festivities usually center around enjoying flowing pints of locally brewed fresh beer and pairing it with a line-up of traditional or fusion treats. When it comes to joining a party, Delhi is always a step ahead and with so many good breweries, So believe us when we say you don’t have to go to Germany to experience the fanfare because we have curated an ironclad list of the finest breweries, lounges, and bars in Delhi NCR where you can indulge in Oktoberfest festivities in style.
It’s time to dig out those dirndls and lederhosen to celebrate Germany’s biggest festival with Hyatt Regency Delhi. To keep the beer and celebrations flowing, Hyatt Regency is all set to bring to you the spirit of Oktoberfest from From 17th September – 4th October, 20222; 6 PM onwards with chilled German beers, exciting activities, local dishes like Currywurst and Schnitzel, buzzing music, and a warm Munich welcome the Bierschenke way.
Other must-haves: Muhammara, Shish Touk, Batata Harra, Falafel, Chicken Shawarma, Baklava, and Warm Dates Cake.
Cost for two: ₹ 3000
It would be a crime not to mention this legendary place when we talk about beer. As the name suggests, Ministry of Beer is a sought-after bar in Delhi that serves every possible brand of beer and also has its own microbrewery. Popular as one of the most aesthetically pleasing bars in the city, MOB is truly a haven for beer lovers. MOB's in-house microbrewery offers five different brews to choose from- Mango Beer, Belgian Blonde Beer, Coffee Beer, German Wheat Beer, and Indian Pale Ale. Indeed an idyllic place to ring in Oktoberfest festivities!
Other must-haves: Chicken Sausages, Fish & Chips, Baked Nachos, Pull Apart Garlic Bread, Old Monk Tandoori Raan, Thai Herb Cigar Rolls, and Beer Mississippi Mud Cake.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
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Michigan Taps, a zany place of its own, on the Ground floor of Global Foyer Mall, Golf Course Road, offers the taste of brewed beers and a wholesome menu of global cuisines. The impressive bar is equipped with the Best Brewed Beer in town on tap. The 'it' spot in Delhi NCR, Michigan Taps is definitely the place for you if freshly brewed microbrewery beer and a lineup of delicious global grub are two main prerequisites on your Oktoberfest celebration agenda!
Other must-haves: Baltimore Zoo Beer Cocktail, Crispy Chicken Nuggets, Grilled Butterfly Shrimp with Lemon Butter Sauce, Dijon Fish & Chips, Cottage Cheese Steak, and Mezze Platter.
Cost for two: ₹ 1300
The highlight of The Irish House is its zest for celebrating events like Oktoberfest. Going the whole nine yards, this year The Irish House is all set to welcome Oktoberfest festivities with Irish House’s themed décor, chilled beer, and a special food menu replete with traditional German snacks centered around the celebration.
Other must-haves: German Chicken/Pork Sausages, Veggie Fritters, Fish & Chips, Chicken & Beer Waffles, Cheese Burst Bulbs, Onion Rings, and Cajun Sweet Potato Fries.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Besides their dreamy decor, full bar menu & exemplary food curation, they are also widely popular for their fresh house brew that features four exceptional beers: Witty Guy Weissbier (A pale refreshing German Wheat Beer), Moves like Lager ( crispy, creamy, and clean, this is light gold in color and super-refreshing and thirst-quenching), Dark Stout Rises (this velvety beer is a fine blend of coffee and chocolate, and has a well-roasted finish), Experimental Brew (as experimental as its name, this one is perfect when you want to sample something different).
Other must-haves: Charcoal Dahi ke Kabab, Chole Bhature Tacos, Botanist Dates Julep, Veg Mezze Platter, and Asparagus Tempura Roll.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Soi 7's menu is Pan Asian and the pub boasts of its own microbrewery that offers exceptional Wheat, Brooklyn, Amber, and Dark Beer. Also known for its attractive decor palette, Soi 7 also has a beautiful rooftop seating that is just perfect for this lovely weather we've been having. Included in India's Biggest Oktoberfest hosting lineup, Soi 7 is all set to immerse patrons in the spirit of the celebration by offering its stellar Darl Lager straight from their master brewer's paradise from 17th September onwards.
Other must-haves: Yakitori Fish, Ginger Chicken Dumplings, Prawns Salt & Pepper, and Thai Green Curry.
Cost for two: ₹ 2700
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Connaught Clubhouse serves a contemporary gastronomic experience with the nostalgic charm of 'Dilli' with its stellar multicuisine menu. Beer enthusiasts should definitely add Connaught Clubhouse to their Oktoberfest agenda as this place is quite popular for its home-brewed German craft beers (Chocolate Stout, Belgian Wheat, Lager, and Blonde)
Other must-haves: Signature Chicken Changezi, Slow Cooked Egyptian Pork Belly and Tom Yum Prawns
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.
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