The annual two-week event that is Oktoberfest usually draws millions of visitors around the world to Munich, but as with most events in 2020, it’s set to be a little different this year. 

For starters, the festival in Germany is cancelled, which means the copious amounts of beer and festive cheer has to be put on hold in that part of the region. Yet, this doesn’t mean we can’t bring the celebration here.

After all, there’s no better excuse to drink and make merry than a ‘legitimate’ holiday right? A neat number of establishments in Singapore are serving up special Oktoberfest menus for diners, complete with overflowing amounts of beer for good measure. 

So raise your glasses and call out “Prost!” as you feast at these establishments in town. 

(Hero and featured image credit: Brotzeit)


Brotzeit has been bringing the Oktoberfest celebrations to town every year since 2006, and this year is no exception. The festive menu has been updated their new Group Executive Chef Lorenz Raich, who joined the team in August 2020, accompanied by a wealth of culinary experience from famous Michelin-starred restaurants and five-star hotels. Don’t miss out on their Giant Pretzels, a 23-centimetres long and 18-centimetres wide stunner that comes stuffed with pork knuckle or farmer’s sausage. The Roasted Pig Liver is set to be a big hit as well, served with poached apples and mashed potatoes topped with crispy onions.

Brotzeit’s Oktoberfest menu is available at all outlets from now to 25 October 2020.

Crossroads at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Alfresco diner Crossroads is hosting a whole slew of Oktoberfest specials for guests to experience the best of Bavarian culture and cuisine. The Veal Schnitzel with Potato Salad, for instance, is a scrumptious, tender veal that’s been fried to crispy golden-brown perfection and paired beautifully with a serving of tangy German potato salad on the side. Other standouts from the menu include the Crispy Pork Knuckle with Red Wine Braised Red Cabbage and the Grilled Pork Bratwurst with Sauerkraut.

The best part? All pints will be priced at S$10++, all day, all week with any Oktoberfest food item at Crossroads. The Oktoberfest menu is available from now to 11 October 2020.

Frieda at Capitol Kempinski

Frieda is paying homage to its Bavarian roots this year with a free-flow buffet of German grub for Oktoberfest. Besides a welcome pint of beer and delectable treats like the Obazda cheese with Bavarian pretzels and baked meatloaf with mustard, diners can also add a four-hour free-flow beer option for this special occasion. Other promotions include the Oktoberfest Beer for S$11++ per pint, Jagermeister shots for S$8++ per shot/mini bottle and Schnapps for S$10++ per shot.

Frieda’s Oktoberfest specials are available from now to 31 October 2020.

Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore

Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore is hosting a special Bavarian menu featuring various platter options like the Oktoberfest platter, complete with generous servings roasted duck, crispy pork knuckle, roasted chicken and German pork grill sausages served with bread dumpling, mashed potatoes, Sauerkraut and red cabbage. What’s an Oktoberfest meal without some beer? The platter options all come with free flow of specially brewed Oktoberfest beer to keep you merry for hours to come.

Paulaner Bräuhaus’ Oktoberfest feast is ongoing from now to 25 October 2020.

(Image credit: @paulaner_sg via Instagram)

Jocelyn Tan
Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer. She's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.