Want to soak in the fun and excitement of Oktoberfest, the worlds largest beer festival, but can not travel to Munich? Do not worry. Hyderabad’s breweries and pubs have an exciting line-up of specials just for you. Here are our top picks for Oktoberfest celebrations in Hyderabad.
When: 22nd September onwards (08:30 PM to 01:30 AM)
Tre-Forni, the suave restaurant and bar at Park Hyatt Hyderabad, might be better known for its Italian, but the Beerfest has some has lined up gourmet delights from Germany along with a selection of bottled beers for patrons. Specials on offer include Knodel Mushroom and Bread Dumplings, Flammkuchen, Snitzel, Spatzle, Pretzels, Slow-cooked Pork, and Strudel.
When: 22nd September – 7th October
The name Zero40 is a clever nod to the city; 040 is the STD code for Hyderabad. This sprawling brewery boasts of a built-up area of 15,000 sq ft, spread across four levels, segmented into distinctive zones. Oktoberfest revelries in Zero40 will feature special brews of Lager and Marzen beers and German favourites such as Pork Schnitzel, Bratwurst, Pretzels with Beer Cheese, Oven Roasted Chicken, and Strudel. The high-water mark of the 2-week-long celebration will be the Beer Carnival on 29th September (08:30 PM onwards) featuring unlimited beer, pretzel stalls, India’s first shuffleboard, live music, and more for just Rs. 999.
When: 25th September – 7th October
The Hoppery is perhaps the most picturesque brewery in the city. This sister property of Olive Bistro boasts of a charming Mediterranean themed glass house overlooking the secret lake, a dreamy al fresco dining area under the trees, and a rustic upper deck adjacent to the windmill.
The Hoppery is celebrating Oktoberfest with a limited batch of Marzen, the Bavarian strong lager that is traditionally served during Oktoberfest. Highlights in the food selection include Pork Bratwurst, Fried Sausages, Pretzels, Hotdogs and Strudel. Special combo deals and offers will be available through the Oktoberfest.
When: 24th September – 29th September (08:30 PM to 01:30 AM)
Westin is embarking on a weeklong extravaganza that’ll showcase 6 distinctive cuisines at 6 outlets from September 24 to September 29. 'Chef Phanindra' has curated the extensive Oktoberfest special menu at Mix lounge. With over thirty specials, including Scheweinshaxe (Bavarian style Pork knuckles), Sauerbraten (Roasted tenderloin with Sauerkraut), and assorted German Sausages, Mix is the place to be at if you are craving for authentic flavours from Germany. The exquisite and expansive Oktoberfest grub will be accompanied by imported bottled beer.
When: 22nd September to 7th October (07:30 PM onwards)
Unlike others, ITC Kakatiya has woven in the Oktoberfest specials into an all-you-can-eat buffet at Deccan Pavilion. It is a sumptuous fare with some 3 dozen dishes on offer every day. Folksy, rustic, and hearty. Just the kind of food you need to go with the unlimited beer (Kingfisher Draught, Ultra, and Premium).
Pallab De is a techie who arrived in Hyderabad towards the beginning of the decade and fell in love with the city’s vibrant and rich culinary legacy. He has been blogging for over a decade and a half, and, shares his food-related musings under the moniker of ‘Hyderabad Food Guy’.
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