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Friday, September 28, 2018

Oktoberfest comes to Mumbai

Here’s what’s happening in Mumbai.

The world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest, has been making its presence felt in Mumbai these last few years. In Germany, it is held annually in Munich and is a 16-18 day folk festival, with more than six million people globally turning up for the good times. Oktoberfest goes back to the year 1810 and is an important part of Bavarian culture.

Kaitlyn's Beer Garden, Bandra

Kaitlyn celebrates Oktoberfest up to October 10. Introducing a new concept to this year’s Oktoberfest, Kaitlyn’s offers a hands-on experience of a Live BBQ at your table priced at Rs 1499. The menu consists of specials like Pork belly bruschetta, Pork ribs, Malai broccoli, a BBQ platter paired with freshly brewed beers on tap like Apple Cider, Flying Pig, Bira White and Blonde and Stouts.

Where 201-202, Khan House, Hill Road, Bandra West

When Up to October 10, 12 pm to 1.30 am

Contact 022 33956191

Gateway Taproom

Gateway Brewing Co’s craft beers are set to shake things up with two specially designed variants Bomberg—a smoked beer inspired by the smoked beers of Bamberg in Germany and Oktoberfest, a toasty, caramel lager made with locally sourced Munich and Vienna malts. On offer will also be their German style in-house beers like the White Zen and Doppelganger along with other favourites like Side Car, apple cider and Citra IPA, Valencia Orange Wheat. The menu includes Käsespätzle, Mushroom Stroganoff, Half Roast Chicken, Curry Wurst along with the special Oktoberfest all-day breakfast offering. Gateway Taproom strongly recommends its Roasted Bavarian Pork Knuckle: crispy skin on the outside and juicy meat. There’s also a German version of pasta called Käsespätzle, and much more to choose from. Relish these to authentic German music.

When Upto October 14, 12pm- 1:30am

Where Ground Godrej BKC Building Unit No. 3, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex


Novotel imagica Khopoli

With German beer, food and thumpingly energetic live karaoke, the event has been carefully crafted to bring in the spirit of Germany right here. The festival kicked off from September 22.  

Bavarian delicacies crafted by Executive Sous Chef Lokesh include dishes such as Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, Pretzel, Schnitzel, Rostbraten and more. The hotel has curated an entire range of cocktails with beer, for the not-so-big-on-beer crowd at a special rate of Rs 499 plus taxes.

Where Nitro Bar, Novotel Imagica Khopoli

When Upto October 7, 12:00 pm – 11.00 pm

Price and offering Beer bucket at Rs 945 plus taxes for five Kingfisher pints.

145 Kalaghoda and Bandra

Check out authentic beers such as Hopper Witbier Pint, Hopper Blonde, Thirsty Simona Happy by thirsty, paired with scrumptious food such as Beer Fondue. 145, the café and bar, celebrates Oktoberfest at Kalaghoda and Bandra till October 15.

The offers include (a) Special pints -Hopper Witbier 330 ml at Rs 351, Hopper Blonde 330ml Rs 351, Thirsty Simona 330ml Rs 450 (b) 3 pint bucket – Kingfisher Ultra 330ml at Rs 495, Happy by Thirsty 500ml at Rs 750 (c) 5 pint bucket offer - Hopper Witbier 330 ml at Rs 1500, Hopper Blonde 330ml Rs 1500, Thirsty Simona 330ml Rs 1999.

When Upto October 15

Contact Kalaghoda 4039 6638, Bandra 62339595

Glocal Junction

Glocal Junction offers a special curated menu with exotic beer concoctions. Indulge in starters along with a chilled beer bucket for Rs 2599 (six bottles comprising international brands.)

Try the Grilled German Sausages, Hot Dog, Sausage Fry with Soy, Spaghetti with chicken sausage accompanied by beer-infused cocktails like Beer Thyme Slider, Variyali Blood Beer, Beer Mojito, Beer Smackers and Ginger Orange Fizz.

When Ongoing

Where Glocal Junction, Worli: Ground Floor, Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Opposite Nehru Planetarium;

Glocal Junction, Andheri:  Plot No 57, Ground & 1st Floor, Morya, Bluemoon Building, New Link Road, Andheri West, 

Timing 12 p.m. - 1.00 a.m.

Brunch menu

Looking for a boozy brunch? Hop over to The Bar Stock Exchange (TBSE) to enjoy their all-week long enticing brunch set menu at Rs 500 plus taxes at their newest quirky, bright and airy CBD Belapur outlet. Meat lovers can choose an appetiser from an assorted list, including Chinese-styled crispy and spicy Chicken Chilli, Sriracha Chicken Satay with Garlic Sauce, Chicken Croquettes and Batter fried Fish and Chips with Tartare Sauce. Main courses include light options such as Spicy Tandoori Chicken Pizza, Chicken Kheema Paratha, and heavier dishes such as Chicken China Box or Chicken Biryani Bowl. The range for vegetarians is wide as well. End with some ice cream. Mocktails include Tangy Mojito and Virgin Pinacolada and if you want alcohol, there’s Beer and Sangria.

The Bar Stock Exchange (TBSE) is a fun concept that allows customers to trade in alcohol and spirits, with prices starting from as low as retail prices. The drink prices change based on real time demand.

What All Week Brunch – Monday to Friday

Where The Bar Stock Exchange, Thapar Complex, 51, Belapur, Sector 15, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai

When 12 p.m – 3.30 p.m.

Price Rs 500/- ++

Contact  +912226462041, +919170391703

Well dressed salads

The Quarter offers fresh, made-from-scratch warm and cold salads, with fresh ingredients and meat, fish and veggie options. The salads have  a mix of heartily dressed greens — big pieces of kale, butter lettuce, little spicy pockets of arugula — offering flavour and texture.

Where All four spaces at The Quarter, Royal Opera House, Mathew Rd, Opera House, Girgaon.

When 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Contact 83291 10638

Detox meal

Visit The Clearing House at Ballard Estate this weekend for their second healthy detox brunch on Saturday, September 29.  The Clearing House and RAW Pressery have collaboratively created a brunch menu that innovatively incorporates the brand’s juices into a wide range of gluten-free brunch dishes. These include salads like Radicchio with Asian Pears, with walnuts and cranberries and a berry banana dressing made using RAW’s ‘Life’ smoothie (strawberry, blueberry, banana, pineapple); dim sums such as Steamed Edamame in a broth made from RAW’s ‘Lean’ smoothie (kiwi, kale, apple, mint and cucumber). In the dessert section, Pastry Chef Husna Jumani has used RAW’s newest offering – cacao almond milk, to create Almond Chocolate Pudding with fresh berries and jaggery coconut crumble. Guests who prefer something lighter can try Orange Sorbet made from RAW’s Valencia orange juice. If you need a tipple, sample a skinny cocktail made with RAW’s juices.

Where The Clearing House, 13-15 Calicut Street, Ballard Estate

When September 29, between 12 - 4 pm

Contact 022 2268 3030/ 2265 7007

Celebrate tea

Bandra's newly launched friendly Victorian themed neighbourhood tea and dessert bar, Tasse de Thé, offers a selection of tea frappes, lattes and desserts at just Rs 101. Choose from Minty Matcha or Orange Chocolatine; the caffeine-free Rooibus Blush or the instant mood enhancer: the Very Matcha frappe or Jiten Sheth’s (India’s first certified tea blender) pick, the Blueberry latte.

Where Rose Minar, 87, Chapel Rd, Mount Mary, Bandra West,

When Till September 30, 11am to 11pm

Price Rs 101


Fund-raising programs

National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) has started a Fund Raising Drive in support of Kerala and is having concerts  featuring Kailash Kher and Kailasa and  Samapravaaha, a dance confluence’ by eminent classical dancers.Support a worthy cause by attending!

Where Jamshed Bhabha auditorium, NCPA

When Friday, 28, 7pm and 30 September 6 pm

Book online or the box office at Nariman Point


Celebrate FRI’DAZE with Ankytrixx, Avantika Bakshi, Daniella and Third Eye’s progressive house sounds  as they spin some of the best songs and  techno beats. Shouldn't be a miss out!

Where Playboy Club Mumbai, Birla Centurion, Gate, 2, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli

When Friday, September 28, 10pm onwards

Price Rs 3,000 couple / stag, Rs 1,000 female full cover

Mystical Kabir

Enjoy a folk fusion band presenting the poetry of  Kabir in an  evening full of music and great offers on food. Kabir Cafe Live has performed all over the country,enthralling audiences.

Check out the offers from Urban Tadka, Pop Tate’s, Pizza Hut, Mad Over Donuts, Wow Momo, KFC and Italian Cube among others .

Where KORUM Mall, Thane

When Saturday,  September 29, 7.00 pm onwards

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