Small Beer Tents at Munich’s Oktoberfest (Part 2)

We’ve only touched upon the small beer tents at Oktoberfest, so hopefully you read Part 1 of the Small Beer Tents at Munich’s Oktoberfest. If so, have you decided on a small tent yet? If not, let’s look at the remaining small beer tents at Munich’s Oktoberfest 2013 because the world’s greatest beer festival starts September 21.

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Gloeckle Wirt
This is the one of the smallest Oktoberfest tents with less than 100 seats making it very cozy. The walls and ceiling nicely decorated with old instruments, cooking utensils, mugs and paintings.

Since it’s a small tent, you’ll get great service and an authentic Oktoberfest experience. Meal choices range from typical Bavarian fare such Schweinshaxn (grilled pork) to Obatzda (a cheese specialty).

The Gloeckle Wirt tent is located north of the Schottenhamel tent on Wirtsbudenstrasse (See letter E on Oktoberfest small tent map).

  • Seats: 98
  • Beer: Spaten & Franziskaner Weissbier
  • Muisc: Kapelle Schubiduo
  • Website: http://gloeckle-wirt.de/index.html

Heimer’s Roasted Duck and Chicken

This Oktoberfest tent is very popular among the locals. It’s a relatively quiet tent since there is no live band. The house specialty is the roasted duck which is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside and is served with potato-dumplings and Blaukraut (cooked red cabbage that has a deep blue hue).

To find Heimer’s follow the savory scent or walk to the Hacker-Pschorr tent and you’ll see it right in front (See letter D on Oktoberfest small tent map).

  • Seats: 320
  • Beer: Paulaner
  • Website: www.heimer-entenbraterei.de

Heinz Wurst- Und Huehnerbraterei

Since 1906, the tent has been a Wiesn staple proudly specializing in authentic Oktoberfest traditions. They offer sausage and chicken dishes you can also buy to-go and offer vegetarian options.

Just follow your nose or find the tent in front of Hacker tent (See letter F on Oktoberfest small tent map).

Hochreiters Haxnbraterei

Traditional, relaxed, and personal–all reasons regulars keep coming back to Hochreiter’s. This tent specializes in Haxn (roasted pork knuckle or ham hock). Sounds like soul food to me!

Hochreiters Haxnbraterei tent is on Wirtsbudenstrasse between Poschner and Wildmoser tents (See letter Bon Oktoberfest small tent map).

  • Seats: 300
  • Beer: Franziskaner, Loewenbrau
  • Music: Die Derbys
  • Website: http://www.haxenbraterei.com/

Poschners Huehner-Und Entenbraterei

Ah, there’s nothing like Poschner’s famous roasted chicken and duck. The small tent has been serving Grandpa’s recipe for four generations. The nice thing about this tent is that you are guided to your table just like in a real restaurant, so no need to elbow your way through the crowds.

Poschner’s is located between the Hacker and Hofbraeu tents at 115 Wirtsbudenstrasse (See letter C on Oktoberfest small tent map).

  • Seats: 350
  • Beer: Hacker-Pschorr
  • Website: www.poschners.de

Schiebl’s Kaffeehaferl

With seating for about 100, Schiebl’s comfy coffee-house tent is a nice place for the entire family. It’s also favored among sweet lovers and those longing for an Irish Coffee.

The tent is next to Ammer tent, opposite Hofbraeu on Wirtsbudenstrasse (See letter L on Oktoberfest small tent map).

  • Seats: 100
  • Beer: None, wine and spirits
  • Contact: 49 (0)89 448 44 62

It’s not a tent, but sort of bar resembling a giant Bundt cake, hence the German name Guglhupf. The tent Bundt cake is a slow-moving carousel and is open a bit longer than the beer tents. Aside from drinks, guests can order classic raisins, nuts, or plum cakes, as well as savory ones with olives or salmon.

To find the tent, see letter O on Oktoberfest small tent map.

  • Seats: 60
  • Beer: No beer, only  wine, spirits, and long drinks
  • Website: www.wiesnguglhupf.de

Wildmoser Huehnerbraterei

When the chicken crosses the road it heads toward this tent. The small tent has been adopted and popularized by the Munich locals. They specialize in all sorts of poultry dishes and have lively entertainment too.

The tent can be found in front of the Hofbraeu Festzelt (See letter A on Oktoberfest small tent map).

  • Seats: 320
  • Beer: Hacker-Pschorr
  • Music: Die Alpen-Casanovas
  • Website: www.huehner-und-entenbraterei-wildmoser.de

Wildstuben

This is the one of the newest tent at Oktoberfest and since the opening in 2009, people have been admiring the game-inspired decor, dishes like roasted wild boar, venison, rabbit, as well as typical Oktoberfest cooking.

Wildstuben is away from most of the tents, so you’ll need to walk south on Strasse 3 and turn left on Schaustellerstrasse (See letter R on Oktoberfest small tent map).

  • Seats: 200
  • Music: Die Oberallgäuer, Zündstoff, Alpenstarkstrom, Peters – Almhüttenrebellen
  • Website: http://www.wildstuben.de/

Wirtshaus im Schichtl

Since the opening in 1869, Wirtshaus im Schichtl has held on to traditions such as daily executions (not real ones of course, or are they?). Stand out front and watch the Barker work the crowds or go inside for a small fee to see the show. You can order food as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Wirtshaus im Schichtl is also far from most the large and small tents. You’ll need to walk south on Strasse 3 and turn left on Schaustellerstrasse, go past Strasse 2 and it’s on the right (See letter S on Oktoberfest small tent map).

  • Seats: 120 and plenty of room in front
  • Music: Zipfi Zapfi
  • Website: http://www.schichtl.by/wirtshaus.htm (German)

Zum Stiftl

This is another tent famous for traditional duck and roasted chicken dishes, cozy atmosphere, and daily entertainment. If you can’t get enough of their chicken, take some home by ordering from the busy takeaway window.

You’ll find the Zum Stiftl tent outside the Loewenbraeu tent at the south end of Wirtsbudenstrasse (See letterJ on Oktoberfest small tent map).

  • Seats: 440
  • Beer: Paulaner
  • Contact: +49 (0)89 72 01 64 28

Burtschers Bratwursthuettn

Great food. Great beer. Awesome atmosphere. What more could you ask for? How about daily specials and ½ meter (19.6 inches) long brats? This is another great tent to meet close friends and family for beer, brats, and more.

Burtschers Bratwursthuettn is on Wirtsbudenstrasse between Strasse 3 and Strasse 4 (See letter T on Oktoberfest small tent map).

Metzgerstubn

The newest tent at Oktoberfest is taking its 100-year tradition as one of Munich’s finest butchers to the Wiesn. This is the place to go for a traditional Bavarian meal consisting of Weisswurst (veal sausage), sweet mustard, and a pretzel. Get there early because there is an unwritten law in Bavaria that the Weisswurst must not be after the noon church bells ring. Aside from enjoying a typical Bavarian breakfast, the Metzgerstubn offers a variety of local favorites such as Muenchner Leberkaes (liver meat loaf) freshly prepared and baked on the premises.

Metzgerstubn is at the end of Wirtsbudenstrasse before Strasse 1 (See letter U on Oktoberfest small tent map).

Wow, that about covers all small tents at Oktoberfest and hopefully you can make up your mind and visit one or all of them. But wait, there are the large beer tents too!

Have a great time in Munich at Oktoberfest 2013 and don’t forget to plan early for Oktoberfest 2014 scheduled from Saturday, September 20 until Sunday, October 5, 2014.