Soak up the Oktoberfest atmosphere in Singapore this year at the beautiful PARKROYAL on Pickering with a number of celebrations that draw inspirations from the classic Bavarian festival for the first time ever. Celebrate this important festival at the Lime Bar or go hard with a Bavarian Feast by the Outdoor Terrace!
Oktoberfest at Lime Bar
Stroll in between 6pm and 9pm from Monday 19 September to Friday 30 September to indulge in, happy hour style, unlimited servings of the German classic beers Erdinger Weissbier and Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel. Or if guests prefer something closer to home, local favourite Tiger Beer is part of the free flow package at LIME Bar on the street level of the hotel for S$68++.
An à la carte snack menu is available to ensure no one has to drink on an empty stomach if they don’t wish to, while groups of four will be treated to a complimentary German food platter with Kartoffel Salad, assorted German sausages, cold cuts and more to complete the Oktoberfest experience at the eco-chic hotel. If enjoying your beers in a more laid back arena while watching the world go by is your thing, LIME Bar will be the perfect choice.
Bavarian Feast by the Outdoor Terrace
The PARKROYAL on Pickering Oktoberfest fun will be ramped up over the final weekend of the festival on Saturday 1 October and Sunday 2 October. For S$128++, guests can enjoy over four hours of a food & drink extravaganza on level five of the hotel, where the serene outdoor terrace is transformed into a carnival-style celebration. Test your strength at the high-striker game booth or capture Instagram-worthy moments with our service staff dressed up in Dirndl uniforms – the way Oktoberfest should be.
In addition to the free flowing Erdinger beers, revellers can look forward to a full Bavarian spread that will leave each guest ‘Germanly’ satisfied in every way possible. Must tries of the buffet include Pretzels, a selection of Sausages, a live station serving Potato Rosti, Spatzle and Knödel, Schweine Haxen – Pork Knuckles, Sauerkraut, Veal and Chicken Schnitzel, Konigsberg Style Meatballs in White Sauce and Baby Caper, and Black Forest Cake.
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