Chug On - Oktoberfest In Chandigarh Is Happening!

By Muskaan Nagrath
4.8 min read

Little did I know that apart from dealing in some really serious business, Germany is known for its famous “Beer Festival- the Oktoberfest”. Although Germans have quite a lot (well) occupied the car domain and same with the leather products, they have invented the largest beer festival which is celebrated and welcomed most of the time. 

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And why not… When you are getting to drink not just pints but giant stein of beer (Gala time for beer lovers….

But what is this Oktoberfest? Why misspelled October? And why it’s a festival? You need to know all this.

What Is Oktoberfest 

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Oktoberfest is a traditional German Fall festival which was celebrated in honor of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. For five full days, the burghers of Munich were invited to eat, drink and be merry, and enjoy parades involving kettle drums and music, shooting displays and a horse race around a meadow on the edge of town. Such a good time was had by all that it was decided to stage the race (and the accompanying indulgences) every year. 

 Why the letter “K” instead of “C” in Oktoberfest 

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The ones who have learned German would in an instant answer this. But the ones like me who don’t even know the a,b,c,d,e….of the language do get curious as to are we mis-spelling or what. Here’s the answer. The month “October” is spelled “Oktober” in German. So simple isn’t it… (even I was surprised that’s it?) And that’s right. Also, there is no capital “F” because the event title is all one word. 

 Why it’s a festival 

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Ironically, Oktoberfest never meant beer indulgence. It was a dry fest and mostly synonym to a celebration for poor to enjoy the wedding of the Prince and Princess. It started off with the royal horse races which were then replaced by the beer vendors.

Soon the beer acclaimed fame as it was the pure Munich beer in large one-litre glasses or famously known as Masskrugs which in turn are the sovereigns Oktoberfest Beer Mugs…(People try to sneak them out since where do you get such beautiful glasses) Today around 6 million people throng Munich and celebrate the biggest Folk Festival. 

Where in Chandigarh you can taste Munich… 

Malt & Co. 

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Few places manage to live out the with changing times. These dynamic times can pull anybody’s nerves when it comes to fulfilling the need of the hour. Malt & Co., the first microbrewery to own the liquor license is one of kind in the Tricity. The microbrewery is decked up with new beer flavors like Dark Knight rider, Don’t panic lemonade etc. and exotic snacks like Jalapeno pretzels, Fungi mushroom to gobble on. Take your company and be a part of Oktoberfest near you. 

 Dates- Oktober 1- Oktober 31 

Address- The Piccadilly Hotel, Himalaya Marg, Sector 22B, Chandigarh 

Timings- 7 AM- 12 Midnight 

Call- 095692 78596 

 Xtreme Sports Bar and Grill 

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The newbie in the town has banged on everybody’s mind Xtremely and got them grilling and craving for the place. Oktoberfest means more than booze and you can paint the “Old Style Oktoberfest” in front of you by moving into this hype place. Amuse yourself with 1+1 beer offer and the delectable cuisines. Plus you can get your hands on the various games like Air hockey, Foosball, TT etc. So this Oktoberfest bookmark Xtreme Sports Bar & Grill for some amazing time. 

 Address- SCO 1086-87, sector 22B, Chandigarh 

Timings- 10 AM - 1 AM 

Call- 98780 46707 

 The Brew Master, Mohali 

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Walk into brew up the Oktober month in this enchanting microbrewery- The Brew Master. Awarded Best Bar and Pub by Times Food & Nightlife 2017, Brew Master, masters on the brewed beer. On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday they pitch 1+1 offer on beer and on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday they’ve got 2+1 on beer to allure your love for beer. Team it up with the food options (Mexican, Italian and Oriental dishes)  

Dates- Oktober 1- Oktober 16 

Address- SCO 5-6 top floor, Phase 5, Sector 59, Mohali 

Timings- 12 Noon - 1 AM 

Call- 84370 72000 

Hops n Grains The Microbrewery, Panchkula 

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Another microbrewery celebrating the German festival is your top favorite - HnG. American Corn Lager, Peach Beer, Chocolate Oats Ale, are some of the interesting options that you can hop on. Bang with your gang at happy hours from 12 PM to 5 PM and guzzle these beers down that throat. Quickly add this bar on your list and get calling all your beer lover friends.

Dates- Oktober 3- Oktober 9

Address- SCO 358, Sector 9, Panchkula

Timings- Noon to Midnight

Call- 0172 402 6666

The Great Bear Kitchen Microbrewery

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TGB brings the Bavarian beers at your end to celebrate this huge beer festival. The hall pops up with life to make you have the fun time during this festival. Whoop up the spicy variant of beer-Hefeweizen, the fruity hopper Red Rice Beer and the wheaty beaty Weiss beer. Make way for this mighty bear around the corner.

Dates- Oktober 3- Oktober 9

Address- SCO 32, Sector 26, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh

Timings- Noon to Midnight

Call- 85588 02630

Loaded with other options of beer, there are few other fish in the sea. You can try Kingdom of Beer at sector 26, Ministry Of Bar Exchange at sector 26, Beer Cafe at Elante Mall, Torgauer BrewPub at VR Punjab Mall and Brew Estate at sector 26. Seems like Chandigarh is the mecca for beer lovers… beer it up…

You have got another reason to have good times and be a part of Oktoberfest madness…. 
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