Oktoberfest, which has now become a global festival, originated in the city of Munich or München in Bavaria, Germany in 1810. The festival goes on for 16 days culminating on the first Sunday of October. It all started with the celebrations associated with a royal wedding and the trend has carried on for more than 200 years, with a few misses in between due to epidemics and war.
Oktoberfest is now celebrated all over the world in some form or the other; the festivities are mainly centred around consumption of large quantities of Beer. And with India getting more restro-bars and beer culture coming in, the restaurants have got beer on their menus to start celebrating Oktoberfest.
The pioneer was Bengaluru, where Kingfisher started this in 2005. In fact, unlike Munich, where the festivities got preponed to mid-September for want of better weather, in India, October brings some relief from summer and so the beer binges continue all October, or so we believe was the case last year.
And Gurgaon being the hub of world population and expats, has given a higher share to these chains which are serving Beer at their outlets. Some of the restaurants which are offering unlimited beer to set the festive tone are The Beer Cafe, 7 Degree Brauhas, Brewer Street and Anya Hotels & Resorts amongst others.
The Beer Cafe 19th September– 31st October, 2015 The Beer Café has the largest collection of authentic German brews under one roof for the much-awaited annual Oktoberfest! Don’t worry if you can’t make it to Munich, because the beer chain is bringing festivities from the Schottenhamel tent, right here to your neighbourhood. It’s going to be an entertaining month with great offers on buckets of authentic German beers, beer flight (sliders), special food menu, cheerful Bavarian tunes and props for fun photo ops, so you can capture the beery moments! What’s more? Place an order when the special tunes are playing and you’re in for a cool surprise! Complete the beering experience by indulging in the heartiest German grub with sumptuous pork and chicken sausage platters. Pair your favourite pints with delectable Chicken Nuremberg or German styled smoked cheese sausages and garlic Krakauer. With Oktobrewfest revelries taking place across all the outlets, we have a list of delicious beers you must try-
7 degrees Brauhaus This is an authentic German micro brewery. Visit this place to enjoy fabulous German food; German music and performances by polka dancers. They surely bring Bavarian culture to Gurgaon successfully.
Anya Hotels & Resorts The best 5-star facility of the Golf Course Road is all set to celebrate Oktoberfest at YIBE with 3 weeks of fun along with food, live music and guest DJs.
2 DJ nights: 19th September: DJ Smitz and 26th September: DJ Sameer Zaine They have also thrown in a special 20% discount at The Amaltas Spa by L’Occitane. Book & avail 20% discount on room rates as well. The fun is just beginning! Brewer Street
The cafe is serving an Oktoberfest Special Sunday Brunch at Rs 399 plus taxes per person.