Where to taste the best German brews


In its 200-year history, Oktoberfest has become the largest beer festival in the world with approximately 6 million visitors trooping to Munich, Germany each year. In 2014 alone, it was estimated that 6.3 million visitors drank 6.5 million liters of beer.


If you’re in Manila and you wish to say “Prost!” with family and friends, fret no more as The Manila Times lists spots where you can get your fix of Oktoberfest.

Enjoy well-loved beer at Diamond Hotel’s selected bar and lounges

Enjoy well-loved beer at Diamond Hotel’s selected bar and lounges

@Diamond Hotel
In celebration of Oktoberfest, Diamond Hotel Philippines has prepared options to enjoy well-loved beer at the selected bar and lounges for the whole month of October. At the Lobby Lounge, unlimited glasses of San Miguel Pale Pilsen await guests. Fancy a drink at the Sky Lounge on the 27th floor, a bucket of imported and local beers awaits with live band entertainment starting at 8:30 p.m. For those looking for a place to chill in a relaxing poolside ambiance, the Pool Bar offers an Imported Beer Buffet. For inquiries call 528-3000.

Pair chicken inasal sausage with beer

Pair chicken inasal sausage with beer

@Resorts World Manila
Resorts World Manila’s (RWM) casual sports bar and hip watering hole Franks offers the “Cheers and Beers” promo until October 31 to celebrate this year’s Oktoberfest. Join the worldwide fest with a platter of chicken inasal sausage, pretzel, and sauerkraut served with a choice of German-brewed Paulaner Dunkel or Weissbier for only P370. For more information, visit www.rwmanila.com 908-8833.

@Vivere Hotel & Resorts
Celebrate Oktoberfest with The Nest Dining in the Sky’s special beer flight. Enjoy a selection of three local craft beers paired with spicy chicken fingers. For more information, visit www.viverehotel.com.ph or call 771-7777.

Enjoy a game of beer pong

Enjoy a game of beer pong

@Holiday Inn Manila Galleria
Oktoberfest is now on full blast at Holiday Inn’s Bar One with bevy of beers and a feast of Bavarian snacks coupled with games and entertainment until October 4. Pair ice cold beer with generous serving of snacks like German pork knuckles, Hungarian hotdogs with Sauerkraut, garlic roasted chicken and grilled bratwurst. Moreover, barkadas can have the opportunity to enjoy 50 percent discount by joining Bar One’s Beer Pong, Beer Bong and 100 shots games. Winning teams have the opportunity to win an overnight stay for two at Holiday Inn Manila Galleria. For more information, contact +63 633-7111.

@Brotzeit German bar
Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant brings the legendary Oktoberfest celebration closer to home. Enjoy Oktoberfest classics like Käsespätzle, Würstl, or the infamous Sauerkraut. There is also the Brotzeit’s exclusive Oktoberfest Platter containing crispy oven-roasted pork knuckles, sausage selection, honey Bavarian pork ribs, and two sides of choosing. All these go well with the full-bodied happy seasonal lager Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier. For more information, call 631-1489.

@Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Celebrate in a full-on Munich Oktoberfest experience at Cucina and Vu’s Sky Lounge of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. From October 5 to 11, indulge in Bavarian treats such as Pork Knuckles and a variety of German Sausages and pair them with Paulaner, a Bavarian style wheat beer and one of the very few beers that is permitted to exhibit at Munich’s legendary Oktoberfest. The festivities continue for the whole month of October at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge overlooking the amusing view of the metro from the 45th floor. For information call 720-7720 or email manila@marcopolohotels.com.


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