After the disappointed that was the Paulaner tent, we decided to move on to a more reliable brewer. Spaten was one of the first beers I bought after turning 21 and it didn't disappoint then. I hoped the Ochsenbraterei would continue this trend, and so long as they served me a beer in a 1 liter mug, they wouldn't. Again this tent seats close to 6000 people, and it also serves up several different ox dishes (as is implied by the tent's name). Walking in at 9:30am I could see the tent was already starting to fill up. A good sign.
|Spaten Tent at 9:30am on a Tuesday|
|Spaten tent detail|
-beer maids are not official workers of the tents. They work for tips, and if they drop a mug, it comes out of their pocket
-These talented ladies can carry 10 one-liter mugs at a time to roudy Oktoberfest patrons
-The Hacker-Pschorr tent has the most lively atmosphere in the evening.
-Due to rampant theft of the glass mugs, bags may be searched in and out of the tents. They may be purchased for 5 euros however.
And I'm sure there were others that I can't remember at the moment. After an hour or so with Spaten we decided it would be best to take a short break...
Spaten's Tent Rating: 7/10 beer steins. Rating would probably be higher if it wasn't 10am and I had eaten the ox. They served me a beer, that's all I coud ask for
to be continued...