The Germans do many things well – Christmas markets, castles, cars, and the list goes on. But if there is just one thing that they do undeniably well, it is revelry. The Germans really know how to have fun. Case in point: Oktoberfest.
The largest beer festival in the world needs no introduction and it is unsurprising to find it on the bucket list of most, if not all, lovers of beer. But if a trip to Munich, Germany isn’t yet in the books, revelers may look closer to home for a taste of the epic festival.
Come 1 September, Brotzeit, one of the city’s iconic German restaurant chains, will be rolling out a nearly two-month-long calendar of events throughout its various outlets – Vivocity, Westgate, and Katong.
From an evening Fierabendbierchen (read: cheeky post-work beer) with colleagues to Früschoppen (the German tradition or meeting up at the local watering hole for brunch) with family and friends, there are options that will quench one’s thirst for a stein at any time of the day.
As a hat tip to the main Oktoberfest taking place in Munich, all of Brotzeit’s Oktoberfest events will kick off with a beer barrel-tapping, which is a longstanding tradition of its Munich counterpart. Every year, the German festival’s first barrel is tapped in the Schottenhamel tent accompanied by the cry, “O’zapft is!”, which translates to “It’s tapped!”, marking the very beginning of the festivities.
Cold beer – specially imported Erdinger from Bavaria, no less – accompanied by good food and music is Brotzeit’s recipe for a party to remember. German duo AnTon and Hermann, masters of the accordion and serving up a rousing good time, will be playing a not-to-be-missed three-day show at Brotzeit’s Vivocity outpost from 1 to 3 September. We recommend reserving your seats early for this usually sold-out event.
Additionally, party-goers that further channel the spirit of the festival by donning the traditional Dirndl and Lederhosen at Brotzeit will stand to enjoy a little surprise.
Whether you’re looking to rally your Stammtisch (directly translates to the regular’s table) posse or plan for your next company event, know that Brotzeit is well-versed in feeding and watering a crowd. Its restaurants, located around the island, are designed with parties in mind so one can easily book out a section or even the entire restaurant, depending on the planner’s requirements. They are also all well-equipped with outdoor or semi-alfresco seating that evokes a sense of the classic German biergarten (read: beer garden).
With the ambiance down pat, we move on to sustenance. Brotzeit understands parties, and their menu shows. Their hulking sharing platters are designed to wow any crowd with crispy pork knuckles, piles of premium sausages, roast and fried chicken, and tasty schnitzels accompanied by a generous serving of seafood, fresh salads and sides. Wash all that down with one of their 3-liter party beer kegs of imported German draught beers or award-winning German whiskies, and you have the ingredients for a thumping good time.
The best thing? They do off-site catering as well. This means if you’re planning the party at another venue, be it your office or your own home, Brotzeit can take this all to you.
Get in touch with Brotzeit’s event planners for your next event at email@example.com