Bodos Cafezelt & Cocktail Bar

Founded by the master confectioner Bodo E. Müller in 1933, this small Oktoberfest tent caters to different moods. During the day, the atmosphere is cozy and family-friendly. As the day progressed, Bodos Cafezelt transformed into a vibrant party scene. 

The lights dim, the music gets turned up, and the festive atmosphere takes center stage. Live bands perform classic party tunes to traditional Bavarian music, setting the mood while energizing everyone. It’s the perfect place to mingle, dance, and celebrate the Oktoberfest spirit. 

Bodo’s Cafezelt standout at Munich’s Oktoberfest with its exceptional homemade cakes, desserts, and lively party atmosphere. Unlike other Oktoberfest tents that primarily serve beer, Bodos Cafezelt serves an extensive cocktail selection.  

Operating Hours 

  • Weekdays: 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Essential Guidelines for Visitors 

  • Payment Method: Bodo’s only accepts cash, so be sure to come prepared. Prices are generally above average compared to other Oktoberfest tents.
  • Accessibility: The tent is easily accessible from Munich’s public transport. 
  • Getting In: During the day, it operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are available only for groups in the evening. 
  • Dress Code: There is no strict dress code, but typical Oktoberfest attire (lederhosen for men and dirndls for women) is encouraged.
  • Family Hours: The tent boasts a family-friendly atmosphere till noon. 

Bodos Cafezelt Menu 

  • Signature Kirschwasser Donuts: These donuts are a must-try for their unique flavor and connection to the cafe’s heritage.
  • Breakfast and Brunch Options: Start your day at Oktoberfest with a selection of Bavarian specialties, perfect for pairing with a cup of coffee.
  • Confectionery Food: From cakes and pies to strudels, Bodo’s offers a wide selection of sweet treats.
  • Snacks: For those preferring something less sweet, Bodo’s offers savory options to satisfy your taste buds. 
  • Drinks: Enjoy a wide selection of exotic cocktails and long drinks, celebrating the festive mood of Oktoberfest.

Seat and Table Reservation

Bodo’s Cafézelt has 465 seats inside and a standing area for 108 guests. The tent offers table reservations but with limitations. Reservations are only accepted for groups of six or more and are solely available for the evenings, after 6 PM. 

During the day, entry and seating are on a first-come, first-served basis. This means securing a table, especially for larger groups, can be competitive, so arriving early is highly recommended.