For you revellers out there who just can’t get enough, there are plenty of places you can check out where you can party on after 10pm once the bars at Oktoberfest close. But be aware that Oktoberfest goers are not welcomed everywhere with open arms.
There are often places with signs reading, ‘Hier nicht mit Tracht’ (No Tracht allowed). It may seem strange to you and your mates, but Oktoberfest is a special traditional fashion occasion for Munich locals. They don’t run around in lederhosen all year.
Also, if you do plan on having after-parties, it’s a good idea to show up to your after-party bar or club before the bar closes at Oktoberfest unless you want to wait in line forever.
Below is a rundown of some cool places to keep the party going in Munich.
This bar is a really good option if you want to continue your Oktoberfest evening. They have good rock music, good beer, good schnapps and a real Bavarian bar atmosphere. Plus you’re welcome to rock up in Tracht. Located at Rupperstraβe 28, it’s about a 10-minute walk from the Bavaria statue.
This bar is one of the coolest spots in Munich. It features Czech beer, excellent spirits, radio plays on the bathroom speakers and a very relaxed party atmosphere. It’s located at Dreimühlenstraβe 28.
You can easily get to this bar, just a short 10 to 15 minute walk from the Oktoberfest exit on Mozartstraβe. The bar serves the finest cocktails, fresh beer and casual RnB sounds. It makes for a good nightcap after your Oktoberfest visit. It’s located on Pestalozzistrasse 22.
Located in the Old Congress Hall right next to Theresienwiese is the Wiesnclub. This club is Tracht-friendly, features Oktoberfest hits, cheerful people and a fun mood. Doors open at 9pm.
‘Almdudler After Oktoberfest Party’
From September 19 to October 4, this event provides a fun and happy atmosphere in Munich’s Löwenbräukeller with no closing time. It features DJs, cult band Barfuss and a unique beer-tent atmosphere. It also has three different clubbing areas: a large dance floor, a relaxed outside terrace and cosy ‘Turmstüberl’ (‘Tower-room’). Tickets must be booked and they cost €10. The Löwenbräukeller is located on Nymphenburger Strasse 2, and is either 30 minutes by foot, 10 minutes by taxi or just one station by public transport.
If you want a classy end to your Oktoberfest, this classic cocktail bar is the place to go. It has a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere and the professional staff prepare high-quality drinks with fresh fruit and first-class spirits. It’s located at Baaderstraβe 68.
Where to Avoid
Try to stay away from the lower-class dive bars (mostly run-down) around the main train station. These often include a terrible atmosphere and your fun evening can have a dismal end if you visit.