Ammer Hühner-und Entenbratere

Ammer Hühner-und Entenbratere, also known as “The Ammer Zelt, has a rich history, claiming the title of the world’s first Hendlbraterei (chicken and duck roastery). Established in 1885, it’s been a famous Oktoberfest smaller tent for five generations under the ownership of the Schmidbauer family. 
Here, you can enjoy Oktoberfest’s finest crispy roasted chicken and duck, crispy on the outside and juicy within, alongside the Augustiner beer in a rustic setting. They also offer delicacies like “Kitzler” (sweet desserts) and vegan options. With huge popularity, the tent attracts both locals and international visitors. 
The Ammer Zelt features Bavarian decor elements, wooden benches,  and a family-friendly atmosphere. As the evening progresses, the atmosphere shifts to accommodate a more adult crowd with live pub music from Erik & Otto and later, the band Saustoi, ensuring the tent vibrates with energy till closing.

Operating Hours 

Weekdays: 10 am-11:30 pm (Tents often reach total capacity by 3 pm; Last call for orders at 10:15 pm)

Saturday & Sunday: 9 am-11:30 pm (Expect lines as early as 6 am; Last call for orders at 10:15 pm)

Essential Guidelines for Visitors 

  • Location & Accessibility: Situated in the heart of the Oktoberfest grounds, this small beer tent is easily accessible via Munich’s public transport network, including U-Bahn, S-Bahn, and bus services. 
  • Family Hours: Mornings and early afternoons are ideal for families, providing a more relaxed atmosphere for children.
  • Payment Method: Don’t forget to bring cash, as Ammer does not accept card payments. 
  • Getting In: Prior reservations are highly recommended. Remember, no seat means no service, and once the tent reaches capacity, entry is paused until space becomes available again.
  • Dress Code: While traditional Oktoberfest dresses like dirndl and Lederhosen are encouraged, you can wear anything you choose. 

Ammer Hühner-und Entenbratere Menu 

Ammer’s menu includes their famous organic, roasted chicken and duck, but caters to various dietary needs. They offer regional specialties, vegetarian/vegan options, and classic side dishes. 

  • Bavarian Pretzels: Classic and freshly baked, served with sweet mustard.
  • Soup of the Day: A rotating selection based on seasonal ingredients.
  • Organic Roast Chicken: Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, seasoned with traditional herbs.
  • Grilled Duck: Served with potato dumplings and red cabbage, featuring a rich, savory sauce.
  • Vegetarian Delight: A hearty platter of seasonal vegetables served with a savory dip.
  • Vegan Option: A creative and satisfying dish designed to delight, made with locally sourced ingredients.
  • Potato Salad: Traditional Bavarian style with a vinegar-based dressing.
  • Cucumber Salad: Fresh and light, the perfect complement to the main course. 
  • Sauerkraut: Fermented cabbage, a classic German side dish.
  • Desserts: Apple Strudel served with vanilla sauce and a Bavarian cream served with berry compote. 
  • Bavarian Cream: A smooth, creamy dessert flavored with vanilla and served with berry compote.
  • Beverages: The tent serves Augustiner beer and a wide selection of other Oktoberfest beers. Non-alcoholic options, including soft drinks, water, and traditional Bavarian lemonades.

Seat and Table Reservation

The Ammer tent hosts 465 indoor seats while 472 seats are outside. Reservations at this small beer tent are highly sought after and typically fill up between 6 to 12 months in advance. However, in line with Oktoberfest’s tradition, Ammer reserves a portion of its tables for walk-in guests.  You must arrive at 5-6 AM to get these seats, especially on weekends.