Nothing celebrates German beer quite like Oktoberfest and your place to celebrate in Las Vegas is at the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. From our celebrity keg tapper, to authentic mouthwatering Bavarian dishes, and star of the show Oktoberfestbier, imported directly from Munich. This is the closest experience to being at the Hofbräu-Festzelt.
The tradition of Oktoberfest started in 1810 when Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates. Horse races in the presence of the Royal Family marked the close of the event that was celebrated as a festival for the whole of Bavaria. The decision to repeat the horse races in the subsequent year gave rise to the tradition of the Oktoberfest. In 1960 the horse racing ended, and the festival we now know as Oktoberfest gave rise. This is still remembered today by the Oide Wiesn. Only beer conforming to the Reinheitsgebot, and brewed within the city limits of Munich, can be served at the Munich Oktoberfest.
Since 1955, the marquee of Hofbräu Munich is at the Oktoberfest and quickly became the meeting place for all fans of Bavarian beer culture. The Hofbräu-Festzelt is one of the largest beer tents. The tent has an area of 5,084 m² and 4,460 seats (plus 1,436 on the balcony) and 1,000 non-seating tables only inside. The outside area measures 2,000 m² with 3,022 additional seats. The current tent was built in 1972. The tent needs three months to be erected every year. During the 16-day-long festivities of Oktoberfest 2004, there was a total consumption of 500,000 liters beer and 70,000 whole roast chickens.
But this isn’t just any beer. This is a beverage brewed from pure water, the best quality malt and perfect hops, following the tradition of the Reinheitsgebot. Brewed exclusively by Hofbräu München, Oktoberfestbier is a full-bodied lager known for its clean, crisp edge and ability to get any party started. Here’s our favorite part; it’s 6.3% abv.
Can’t make it to Munich for Oktoberfest? No worries. You can still enjoy the flavor behind the celebration. We import Oktoberfestbier from the same batches that are made for the infamous Oktoberfest tent, you can party on knowing you’re drinking the same beer as they are drinking at Oktoberfest in Germany.