As the autumn leaves begin to fall and the air carries a hint of festivity, it's time to raise your steins and don your lederhosen because Oktoberfest is here! While Munich might be the traditional epicentre of this beloved German celebration, Mumbai is no stranger to the revelry and merriment that accompanies it. With an array of delightful destinations across the city, Mumbai offers a unique blend of Bavarian flavours, hearty bratwurst, and, of course, copious amounts of beer.
With this piece, we will take you on a journey through Mumbai's best spots to partake in the Oktoberfest festivities. Whether you're a beer connoisseur, a lover of hearty German cuisine, or simply seeking a vibrant atmosphere, Mumbai's Oktoberfest celebrations have something special in store for everyone. So, prepare your taste buds for bratwurst, dust off your dirndl or lederhosen, and join us in exploring the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Mumbai. Prost!
Here are some of the best places to explore Oktoberfest in Mumbai
1. The Burrow
A culinary journey that transports you to Germany, Burrow unveils its Oktoberfest menu, promising a delightful treat for your palate. Amidst cosy wooden tables, vibrant melodies, and an array of beer cocktails, Burrow provides a tranquil escape from the city's hustle and bustle, inviting you to raise your glass and say ‘Prost!’ with every bite.
Crafted by Chef Yashasvi Modi, the menu boasts an array of dishes, blending tradition with a modern twist to celebrate the festival. Commence your gastronomic adventure with the Red Wine Poached Fig Crostini, where plump figs, soaked in luscious red wine, gracefully crown crispy crostini, setting the stage for an extraordinary meal. But there's more to savour! Indulge in the succulent delight of our Frankfurters, complemented by zesty mustard relish, crisp gherkins, and caramelised onions, promising a symphony of flavours that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.
- Food: Zwiebelkuchen, German Bacon Potato Salad, German Meatball Soup, Slow-Cooked Barbecue Pork Ribs, Lemon Garlic Fish
- Drinks: The Burrow Raddler, Dear Mary, Lagoonita, The Baby Guinness Shot, The White
Address: The Burrow, Adani Inspire, G Block BKC, Patthar Nagar, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East | Contact: 02235113057
2. JW Marriott
Prepare for an authentic German experience as JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, the city's premier five-star luxury hotel, embraces the spirit of Oktoberfest from September 16th to October 3rd, 2023.
Oktoberfest embodies the essence of great food, a vibrant atmosphere, and exceptional beer. On October 1st, Lotus Cafe's Oktoberfest Sunday Brunch promises an unforgettable culinary voyage, featuring a lavish selection of traditional German brews paired with an indulgent German feast. Immerse yourself in the festivities as associates don traditional 'Dirndl' dresses and ‘Lederhosen,’ skillfully balancing brimming beer mugs while Bavarian music and culture envelop the ambience.
Meanwhile, at Reflections, the sea-facing lobby lounge and bar, guests can savour a diverse assortment of brews while gazing upon the stunning Arabian Sea sunset. From September 16th to October 3rd, this sea-facing lounge transforms to recreate the Oktoberfest spirit. Delight in mouthwatering sausages, crispy schnitzels, pretzels, and more as you bask in the festive atmosphere.
Must-try: Maultaschen, Braised Sticky Baby Pork Ribs, Chicken Schnitzel, Sailors Sweethearts, Fresh Tilapia, Mushroom, Sauerkraut, Dill and Caper Butter Sauce, Pork Nuremberg Sausages, Chicken Sage Onion Sausage and Pork Meatloaf with Black Pepper, Viennese Apple Strudel, Bundt Cake, Kaiserschmarrn.
Oktoberfest at Lotus Cafe
When: 25th September - 3rd October | Oktoberfest Brunch: 1st October
Timings: Monday to Friday: Dinner 7 pm – 11:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Lunch 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Dinner 7 pm – 11:30 pm
Oktoberfest at Reflections
When: 16th September – 3rd October
Timings: 11 am to 1 am
Embark on a gastronomic voyage to the heart of Bavaria, right here in Mumbai, courtesy of L&S Bistro at InterContinental Marine Drive. Drawing inspiration from the illustrious history of the renowned Bavarian festival, this event guarantees a culinary odyssey brimming with authentic Bavarian flavours, hearty fare, and a jubilant ambience.
L&S Bistro, situated at InterContinental Marine Drive, pays a heartfelt tribute to this cherished tradition through a menu that captures the very essence of Bavarian cuisine. From delectable small plates to substantial main courses and irresistible desserts, the Oktoberfest menu promises a symphony of flavours and textures that will enrapture your taste buds.
This culinary endeavour epitomises L&S Bistro's dedication to delivering an exceptional dining experience, inviting you to revel in the spirit of Bavaria without leaving the vibrant streets of Mumbai.
Must-try: Crispy Potato Pancakes with Broccoli & Emmanuel, Airy Soda Bread Crostini, Crispy Onion Rings, Colcannon Croquettes, Smoked Salmon Crostini, herb-crusted Calamari, Chicken Schnitzel, Kasespatzle Pasta, Eintopf, Sauerbraten, Currywurst, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, Classic German-style trifle.
When: 16th September - 3rd October
Timings: 6 p.m onwards
Address: L&S Bistro, Level 1, Intercontinental 135 Marine Drive, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Rd, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400020 | Contact: 02266399855
4. Woodside Inn
Woodside Inn, celebrated for its culinary ingenuity, is delighted to unveil the eagerly awaited Oktoberfest 2023, scheduled from September 20th to October 8th. This annual spectacle promises to transport patrons to the heart of Bavaria, immersing them in a captivating celebration of German culture, flavours, and authentic brews.
The Oktoberfest 2023 menu at Woodside Inn invites discerning connoisseurs on a captivating journey through the vibrant tapestry of German cuisine. Every dish, whether it's delectable bar nibbles or indulgent desserts, has been painstakingly curated to pay homage to the timeless allure of traditional German flavours.
This culinary experience will undoubtedly be a testament to Woodside Inn's commitment to excellence and innovation, providing guests with an opportunity to savour the essence of Bavaria right at their table.
Food: Nuremberg hot dog, chicken Nuremberg, Lager-braised chicken thighs paired with a fried potato terrine and gipsy sauce, Pork schnitzel with sauce maltaise, pear, and arugula salad. , Bavarian squash burger, Obatzda, currywurst sauce, and sauerkraut in a milk bun, Black Forest Pull Me Up, cherry brandy and melting chocolate.
Drinks: Gold Rush from Gateway Brewing Co., Smooth Criminal by 2 Down Beer Co., Bittersweet Symphony by Rolling Mills Brewery presents the Bittersweet Symphony, Radical Radler, Champagne Supernona from Bombay Duck Brewing.
When: 20th September to 8th October
Timings: 11:30 am to 1:30 am
Bandra - 3/4, Dheeraj Pali Arcade, Dr Ambedkar Road, Pali Naka, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai - 400050 | Contact: 07968158311
Andheri - Shop No.11 & 12, Link Plaza Commercial Complex, Bhau Tatoba Toraskar Marg, Mhada Colony, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400102 | Contact: 09619422492
Colaba - Indian Mercantile Mansion, Wodehouse Road, Opposite Regal Cinema, Colaba Causeway, Colaba, Mumbai - 400039 | Contact: 09321728192