7 Oktoberfest celebrations in Delhi and Mumbai

Arushi Sakhuja 
Come October, food enthusiasts around the world eagerly wait to book their flights to visit the highly coveted Oktoberfest (a beer and food festival in Germany) celebrations in German. After two long years, Oktoberfest is back, and if you can’t make your way to Germany, it’s time to get into the celebratory spirit in your city. From specially curate menus to the right brew, here are the restaurants in Delhi and Mumbai that are celebrating Oktoberfest.
Independence Brewing Company
Photo Courtesy: Independence Brewing Company
Photo Courtesy: Independence Brewing Company
It’s not only about food and beer, Independence Brewing Company goes above and beyond with special Oktoberfest preparations. The menu offers traditional dishes like Reibekuchen und Spargel (potato pancakes with asparagus); German Maultaschen (stuffed pasta with rocket and pear salad); German stout lamb stew; grilled pork sausage platter; tenderloin roulade and German carrot cake. Adding to the fun are a range of beers, including three new German beers, the Marzen ‘Munich Mischief;’ NEIPA ‘Maverick;’ and the FGS Syndicate Saison; as well as California Fanboi; and Brews Wayne. And that’s not all going beyond, IBC  will also offer fun, beer-drinking games such as Beer Ludo, other beer-themed board games, and Oktoberfest-themed décor. 
When: On till October 21
Where: Independence Brewing Company, Powai
Ground Floor, Ventura Building, Unit 1, Central Ave, Hiranandani Gardens
Tel: +91 91569 92337
Where: Independence Brewing Company, Versova 
Shop 1, 2, 3 Akshay Villa, Jayaprakash Narayan Road, Seven Bungalows, Andheri West
Tel: +91 91561 82337
Boss Burgers Brews + BBQs
Photo Courtesy: Boss Burgers Brews + BBQs
Photo Courtesy: Boss Burgers Brews + BBQs
Oktoberfest is less about the food but more about the ambience and Boss Burgers Brew + BBQs bring you just that. From brews to food and high energy, the Oktoberfest celebrations here brings together games, decor and music inspired by the original festival in Germany. Some of the indulgent treats include beer mac cakes, mac and cheese dumplings with spiced green apple compote, schnitzel- crumbed fried chicken with mustard cream, sauerkraut and fries, Salchipapa- baked sausage and fries topped with fried egg and currywurst sauce and Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte – German Black Forest Cake.
Date: September 17-October 3
Address: Boss Burgers Brews + BBQs, Godrej One, Vikhroli East
JW Marriott Juhu 
Photo Courtesy: JW Marriott Juhu
Photo Courtesy: JW Marriott Juhu
Be it freshly brewed beer, bratwurst, pretzel, or sauerkraut, JW Marriott in Juhu offers a special selection of handpicked German goods. The specially curated menu features an array of traditional Bavarian street-style signatures including pretzels (with coarse mustard, sauerkraut, obatzda dip), classic German potato salad, kartoffelsuppe (Chicken zucchini and potato soup), braised sticky baby pork ribs, chicken schnitzel, maultaschen, spatzele and more. Enjoy them with a side of brews including Hopper Wit Pint, Hopper Blond Pint, Brewdog Punk IPA, Erdinger Dunkel, Erdinger Weissbier, and Singha. Whether you wish to indulge in a lavish Sunday brunch or a laid-back weekday brunch, JW has you covered. 
Oktoberfest at Reflections
When: September 16- October 3
Timings: 2:00 pm to 1:00 am
Gateway Brewing Co.
Photo Courtesy: Gateway Brewing Co.
Rock it like the Germans this Oktoberfest. Bringing a flavour of Munchen to the city of Mumbai, Gateway Brewing Co in Colaba has curated a vast gamut of beers from Germany. The menu consists of Bomberg a smoked modelled after the smoked lagers of Bamberg, Germany that gives a smoky taste to the Indian palette. Festbier, which is a Munich Helles style that is consumed in large quantities in Munich during Oktoberfest and the White Zen & Doppelgänger available in 1 litre Steins available for purchase. Whether you wish to make your way to the taproom or simply order in, the choice is yours! 
To order, website link: https://shop.gatewaybrewery.com 
Venue of Taproom: Ground Godrej Unit No. 3, G Block Rd, Bandra Kurla Complex, East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
Shop Address: Shop no. 1, Ram Nimi Building, Mandlik Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400001Contact – 9930239169
Date: Starting October 1
Hyatt Regency, Delhi 

If you are an avid beer drinker, you would know there’s no better time to raise a glass than Oktoberfest. Make your way to Hyatt Regency Delhi and keep the beers flowing. From pretzels to freshly grilled sausages, it’s time to give into indulgence in this serene outdoor setting.
When: September 17- October 4 | 6 PM
For more information, please call +91 98184 77234
The Beer Cafe

Bring out your bier hats and get sipping on Bavarian brews at The Beer Cafe. With germans taking over the taps for Oktoberfest, choose from an array of beers and authentic German delicacies. Giving each dish a twist of its own, the flavours will surely delight your palate.
When: September 17-October 31
Where: All outlets
TOAST Oktoberfest Edition – Delhi

TOAST is coming to the capital with a special Oktoberfest edition of Toast. Featuring a menu replete with a variety of beers, food for every palette and a whole lot of fun. A two-day celebration it’s about to get really Toasty in the city!
When: October 8 & 9 | 3 PM onwards
Where: DLF Avenue Saket, Delhi
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