In addition to the 14 large tents found at the Oktoberfest, there are also the 20 or so smaller tents. Many people find that these smaller tents offer a more old-fashioned but more authentic Oktoberfest feeling that creates the traditional charm of Oktoberfest. The small tents are very diverse and offer many alternatives: wild parties, traditional beer tents, rustic, homey, or contemplative. In the small tents, you can enjoy lovingly prepared Bavarian food in a peaceful atmosphere. And of course, there is refreshing Oktoberfest beer. Often, you’ll be served by the tent hosts themselves.
Oktoberfest Small Festival TentscnbgFebruary 9, 2018
Joseph Ammer e.K. Josef Schmidbauer
Ammers Hühnerbraterei tent is one of the oldest chicken grills tents at the Oktoberfest, making its first appearance in 1885. It is famous for its roasted duck and chicken, which can also be bought on the street in front of the tent. At Ammer’s, organic chicken from the grill and crispy duck taste great with an Augustiner from the barrel. Or perhaps you fancy one of its sweet and liquid palate ticklers: apple strudel with damson sauce and Williams pear brandy. Although poultry is the main dish served here, vegetarians and vegans will also find attractive options on offer. There are 450 seats inside, and 450 outside. The tent closes later than some of the other big tents closing at 11:30pm.
Bodo E. Müller
If you’ve had enough of beer (unlikely that happens), then consider heading to Bodos Cafézelt. During the day the tent serves up coffee and cappuccino in addition to a large range of cakes and other bakery items. Starting at 9.00am on weekends (at 10.00am on weekdays), Bodo’s offers a special Oktoberfest breakfast. The atmosphere in Bodo’s Café tent is rather cosy and family-oriented, where you can enjoy cakes, strudel and various other desserts wit a nice coffee from one of the available collectors’ mugs that you can take home with you. At 5pm the music starts and at 7 p.m. the live-band “Highlights” starts performing and they let you know it’s party-time.
Ralf und Julia Burtscher
After the many years as the ‘Burtscher Bratwursthüttn’ they rebranded themselves as ‘Burtscher Grillhaus’, still at the same place as always on the right next to the ‘Bräurosl’ but instead of hot music, there is now more room for the hot delicacies from the grill. With 82 seats, ‘Burtscher Grillhaus’ is one of the smaller of the Oktoberfest tents. Spaten is the main beer that is served, however Weissbier Franziskaner is also available, in a special, relaxing and family atmosphere. Top quality meat, especially the bratwurst (sausage), from Oxnbratwurst over steak & Oxnfetzn rolls, and even vegetarian & vegan baguettes await you in a colorful range of delicious grilled specialties at economical prices.
FEISINGERS KAS und WEINSTUB’N
Max & Rosemarie Feisinger
Feisingers Kas und Weinstub’n is one of the smallest tents at the Oktoberfest with space for only 100 people inside and 60 people outside in the bier garden. It’s all about cheese and wine at Feisinger’s as well as selling Weißbier from Franziskaner. Oktoberfest delicacies include the popular cheese spaetzle, schupfnudeln (potato noodles) with apple sauerkraut and bacon, raclette and many other cheese specialties, so vegetarians are commonly found here. Most smaller tents tend to be almost reserved, but at least 50% of the seats at Feisingers remain unreserved, and as the tent is relatively unknown, and can be a good place to try if everything else is full.
Peter & Petra Lingnau
The small marquee Fisch-Bäda Wiesnstadl serves fish delicacies from the pan and grill in a rustic setting – prepared by the Michelin-starred chef Christian Loisl. The Fisch-Bäda Wiesnstadl, operating since 1991, is the smallest of the ‘Kleine Wiesnzelte’ with only 133 indoor seats. In keeping with the seafood dishes, the Wiesn tent is lovingly decorated in maritime style with nets, compass and shells everywhere. Open every day from noon to 5 pm, solo entertainer Michael Steyrer plays pop songs, folk music and rock pop. In the evenings, between 6p.m. and 11p.m., the party band FLottn3er will give full throttle with rock songs and rock and pop classics.
If you like something more personal and cozy, then the Glöckle Wirt is the place for you in the smallest tent at the Oktoberfest that has space for only 98 people. However, the owners see this as an advantage, and guarantee a cozy rustic atmosphere paired with atmospheric Gaudi and a true festive menu with Bavarian and international specialties. The walls and ceilings of the tent decorated with antique wind instruments, sleds, kitchen utensils, pitchers and beer steins – up to real oil paintings make this tent an unforgettable feast for the eyes. The Glöckle Wirt serves all the usual Bavarian delicacies which can also be bought on the street in front of the tent, as serve Spaten and Fransizkaner Weißbier.
HEINZ WURST- und HÜHNERBRATEREI
Petra & Alexander Brenner, Herbert Heilmaier
The Heinz Sausage and Chicken Roaster is a family business that is now in its fifth generation. Since 1906, it has promoted itself with the slogan: “Go to Heinz’s for something fine.” Something fine – that includes hearty sausage and poultry specialties, consumed in the traditional atmosphere of the tent. Heinz’ sausage and chicken grill offers a 366 seat restaurant where you can enjoy a Paulaner Oktoberfestbier along with the wurst (sausage), chicken and duck specialties that the Heinz family has prepared here for over 100 years. The tent also offers vegetarian and children’s meals, and a cheaper lunch time menu between 11am and 3pm, Monday through Friday.
Dieter Hochreiter & Christl Hochreiter
Like its name suggests, Hochreiter Hax’nbraterei specializes in Haxn (roasted Pork knuckle or Ham hock) with over 10,000 of them eaten here during the Oktoberfest. Hochreiter’s Haxn Roaster is not a classic beer tent, but a small restaurant and dining tent that seats up to 300 people, and like most smaller tents is considerably cozier and quieter than the big neighboring tents. The Hochreiter family and the staff always take care that only as many guests can enter as the tent has room for. The menu holds some great dishes for everyone, be it Bavarian food, sweet desserts, vegetarian food or low-fat-dishes. In the evening the party-mood gets boosted by the live band “Die Derbys”
POSCHNER’S HÜHNER-und ENTENBRATEREI
Berni Luff & Thomas Luff
Poschner’s Hühner-und Entenbraterei offers guests a more relaxed and homely environment than larger tents next door. With only 300 seats you can be assured of quick and friendly individual service that you’re not likely to get elsewhere. Like the name suggests—and still using the great-grandfather’s recipe— Poschner’s specializes in chicken and duck meals, and like most of the smaller tents, their dishes can be bought from the street as well as inside the tent. The Bavarian specialties and the Hacker-Pschorr range of beers are served by friendly waitresses and the tables are set with great care, which provides a very comfortable ambiance.
Thomas & Valerie Schiebl
Strudel and various other pastry-dishes, which are typical for Bavaria, will convince you, that Schiebl’s Kaffeehaferl (‘Coffee-pot’) is one of the coziest places for the whole family to spend at the Oktoberfest. Schiebl’s Kaffeehaferl offers its guests homemade cakes and pastries, such as the traditional Apfelstrudel and Dampfnudeln, as well as a big variety of breakfasts and vegetarian dishes. If you’re feeling thirsty there are wine and spirits in addition to the standard coffee and tea. Inside there is a comfortable room with a great Bavarian atmosphere for around 100 people. The tent offers breakfast every day from 9am until midday.
Since 2010 Vinzenzmurr is back on the ‘Wiesn’ with the renovated ‘Metzgerstubn’ restaurant that offers a take away service in addition to providing seating for 130 guests. Vinzenzmurr is one of Munichs most famous butchers that can proudly claim more than one hundred years of tradition. Leberkäs, Weißwurst, and crispy roast pork are just a small part of their large and high-quality meat dish range. The lovingly designed tent is decorated with many historical pieces of from Munich’s butcher history and provides entertainment for their guests with traditional Bavarian live music with a pristine vibe.
Dr. Marc Eisenbarth
A Guglhupf is a German cake, like an English bundt cake, and this slowly moving carousel bar not only serves a variety of Guglhupf cakes, but it is also shaped like one! The Guglhupf offers a wide range of different food choices from breakfast to hearty lunch dishes with meatloaf, ham or salmon and of course Guglhupf. This little tent should not be missed on a visit to the Oktoberfest. In the evening, the Guglhupf turns into a lounge bar offering a wide range of drinks. With alternating lighting and its circular rotation, it offers unique views of the Oktoberfest. The Guglhupf is open until 11.30pm, half an hour later than most other tents.
The Wildstuben attracts numerous connoisseurs and gourmets with its traditional and exquisite game specialties and other Bavarian delicacies that leave nothing to be desired: from the roast wild game, delicious salads to the snack-there is something for every taste. Even vegetarians are spoiled. The tent has 200 seats, which are divided into individually designed and comfortable seating niches. From the 2nd floor you can enjoy a magnificent view over the Oktoberfest. The diverse music program provides for a further mood from musicians Partyräuber, Bayernmän, Wilder South, Oberallgäu Musician, and Alexandra Michaela.
WIRTSHAUS im SCHICHTL
Wirtshaus im Schichtl is one of the oldest tents at the Oktoberfest opening its doors in 1869. Structurally attached directly into the well-known Auf’s’s Schichtl, variety theater the of illusion and curiosities, the tent has room for only 120 people, with seats as well as standing space available. Along with a range of beer, wine and schnapps, the tent sets itself apart from the other tents in that all food served comes from an organic supplier Hermannsdorfer. Real boar delicacies, meat and sausage are on the menu, along with different beers, Prosecco, fine wines and non-alcoholic beverage choices.
Lorenz Stiftl & family
The Zum-Stiftl is a family friendly venue which serves Paulaner Oktoberfestbier and is famous for serving its chicken, turkey and duck dishes in its 440 seat restaurant, in addition to the street stall out front. Carefully decorated and cozy, the Zum-Stiftl is very family friendly and really lets you enjoy your stay. On Tuesdays, there are special offers for children and families. There are also special lunch menus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. which change on a daily basis. Every day from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. solo entertainer Hans Wallner gets the party-mood up, before a two man band takes the stage at 5 p.m. to get the party going.
Zur Bratwurst opened in 2007, as the name Bratwurst (sausage) implies, you can get all kinds of sausages, including Bavarian specialty sausages. You can easily recognize the ‘Zur Bratwurst’ because it’s not really a tent but rather a two storied, timbered house. It offers room for about 170 guests. The typical thing to eat there are ‘Rostbratwürstl’ – fried sausages, which are grilled over an open beech wood fire. Other specialties are bratwurst from oxen or the roast pork. The live band ‘Original Fremdgänger’ and the great Augustiner beer do their part in making the ‘Zur Bratwurst’ a very great place to visit.