Oktoberfest 2023: 8 Best Spots For Beer Across 4 Indian Cities

As September sets in, the world's beer lovers prepare for the event of the year…Oktoberfest! Falling between 16 September and 3 October 2023, Oktoberfest is an extravaganza of beer, food and good times. And while the thrill of Munich’s beer tents might be a world away for Indian aficionados, the spirit of Oktoberfest is alive and well at many bars and breweries across India’s metropolises. 

From microbreweries in quaint corners to rooftop bars with panoramic city views, we've curated a list of the 8 best spots where you can indulge in the finest craft beers. Whether you're a seasoned beer connoisseur or just looking to enjoy the Oktoberfest spirit, embark on a beer-centric journey through Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Chennai, for an unforgettable experience.

Delhi NCR

1. Connaught Clubhouse

Savour your beer sessions with live music at the Connaught Clubhouse, nestled in Connaught Place – Delhi's exclusive destination for live German beer. This establishment draws inspiration from Germany and operates as a Torgauer microbrewery and boasts some interesting rice beers. It stands as an ideal rendezvous for beer aficionados. The Connaught Clubhouse promises a dining escapade imbued with the enchanting nostalgia of Delhi.

Address: Ground Floor, 54, Tolstoy Ln, Atul Grove Road, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Timings: 12 pm - 1 am

Cost for two: ₹3,000 for two people (approx.)

2. Effingut:

Effingut has earned its reputation for outstanding beer and a fervent commitment to experimentation. With an impressive selection of 16 distinct beers on tap, Effingut offers a diverse menu featuring the finest culinary creations. The establishment presents a tantalising array of Indian, Oriental, and Continental dishes, all crafted from authentic ingredients, enhanced with an Effingut twist. Each of their legendary craft beers undergoes a meticulous brewing process, utilising ingredients meticulously sourced from around the world to guarantee an authentic experience.

Address: Ground Floor, GF 10, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110017

Timings: 12 pm - 11 pm

Cost for two: ₹3,000 for two people (approx.)


3. BYG Brewski:

When it comes to outstanding breweries in India, BYG Brewski in Hennur is always considered among the top 10. Spanning a staggering 3 acres, this brewery not only offers a diverse range of in-house craft beers but also a complete visual and culinary experience. With features like a koi pond and picturesque nooks, BYG Brewski is a visual delight. They serve various beer styles, including wheat beer, ales, IPAs, and more, it's a place where time seems to slip away unnoticed.

Address: SOUTHERN ASIA BIBLE COLLEGE, Byrathi Village, 22, Hennur Bagalur Main Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560077

Timings: 12 pm - 1 am

Cost for two: ₹2,600 for two people (approx.)

4. Geist Brewing Co. OMR:

For those seeking beer innovation in Bangalore, Geist Brewing Co. is a strong contender. This beer garden specialises in crafting fresh seasonal and craft beers, allowing them to mature gracefully in barrels. Located on Old Madras Road, Geist Brewing Co. offers a relaxed atmosphere within its 10,000 sq ft space. Guests can enjoy a variety of unique brews, such as Uncle Dunkel, the Witty Wit, German Lager, and Geist Kamacitra, which are exclusively available at Geist. They also offer a selection of samplers for the curious beer enthusiast.

Address: Address: No. 23/3, 21st KM Stone, Old Madras Road, Nimbekaipura, Bidarahalli, Hobli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560049

Timings: 12 pm - 12 am

Cost for two: ₹1,800 for two people (approx.)


5. Doolally Taproom

One of the OG breweries in India, Doolally made a name for itself back in Pune in 2015 and then made the trip down to Mumbai to share their excellent brews. Their taprooms are known for the laid-back ambience (which are also pet-friendly!), their shelves of books and board games to keep you entertained and of course, freshly-brewed beers inspired by local ingredients. While they always have something new to explore, their Hefeweizen and the Belgian Wit are fan favourites. 

Address: Multilink House, 3rd Rd, Khar, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052

Timings: 10 am - 1:30 am, 7 am - 1:30 am (Saturday and Sunday)

Cost for two: ₹1,800 for two people (approx.)

6. Osteria

With a rustic charm of a rural Italian bar Osteria exudes a cosy and welcoming ambience, graced by soft, warm lighting and an effortlessly relaxed atmosphere. The outdoor seating area, in particular, captivates with its rustic wooden tables and greenery that whisks you away from the Bombay bustle. Sample craft beers fresh from the tap along with international bar bites and savour a laid back evening out. 

Address: Ground Level, Dreamworks, C18, Dalia Estate, Off New Link Rd, near Fun Cinemas, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053

Timings: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Cost for two: ₹2,000 for two people (approx.)


7. Bike & Barrel

Looking for the atmosphere of an Irish Pub, then Bike & Barrel should be on your list. Inspired by (no surprise here) motorbikes, this is the perfect blend of gritty and comfortable. If you’re looking to spend a lazy sunday with friends, this understated spot with all your favourite beers on tap is a must try.

Address: The Residency Towers Chennai, 115, Sir Thyagaraya Rd, Parthasarathi Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017

Timings: 12 pm - 2 am

Cost for two: ₹3,000 for two people (approx.)

8. Dank Restobar

Dank, known for its progressive approach to the F&B scene, has gained popularity for its weekly Sunday Brunches. The menu curated by Chef Saby Gorai features internationally inspired bites to enjoy while you sip your way through their extensive beer selection. Spread across three floors, it's one of India's largest bars, complete with a dedicated private party area so you can take the night even further.

Address: TOWER-B, 117, Sir Thyagaraya Rd, Drivers Colony, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017

Timings: 12 pm - 11 pm

Cost for two: ₹1,800 for two people (approx.)