Munich Beer Tents Should Be On Every Partier’s Bucket List
I LOVE Oktoberfest. You get to drink tons of beers without looking like you have a problem, you jump up on wooden tables and flap your “wings,” lock arms with strangers and start dancing in a circle and sing – at the top of your lungs because it’s so loud nobody can hear you anyway – fun party songs.
The “Ein Prost, “Ein Prost” one is my favorite.
I have been fortunate enough to have been to Munich for Okotoberfest and let me say it should not just on every beer drinker’s bucket list but any partier’s bucket list.
It’s a blast!
The bierhalls are bigger than you can possibly imagine – there’s people as far as the eyes can see, all holding those large mugs of beer – an oompha band providing live non-stop music and a constant chatter that’s blends into conversations with people all over the world.
I met so many friends that I can actually only remember a few of them.
But of course, not everyone can go to Oktoberfest and certainly not every year, so here in the good ‘ol USA nearly every city has an Oktoberfest celebration. The advantage to these over the one in Munich is that they tend to last for nearly two months – mid-September right up until Halloween the end of “Oktober” – so you can go several times.
Here in Los Angeles we have two – three if you count nearby Big Bear – and I love the one at Old World in Huntington Beach.
It’s actually kind of small, at least by beer hall standards, but that’s one of its attributes. It’s not spread out so you can meet and drink with anyone in the place.
There’s also great Oktoberfest celebrations in Milwaukee (of course), Cincinnati and Toronto. And in Sydney, it’s Oktoberfest 365 with this bar in The Rocks.
No matter where you live, get out to an Oktoberfest celebration.