Party music and wine is not only provided all day long, but even when the other tents are already closed. The wine tent offers several bars.
While the Weinzelt is not the only large beer tent to offer wine (Armbrustschützenzelt, Käfer, Marstall and Schützenzelt do so as well), it is the only to offer wine instead of Oktoberfest beer. Wine stands have been a part of Oktoberfest since 1885, when a Spanish Bodega first opened. Today’s Weinzelt was established in 1984 by the Sekt-producer Nymphenburger Sekt and was rebuilt in 2005. The Weinzelt is very busy after 9 p.m., when all tables are reserved due to the fact, that it is one of only two tents allowed to open until 12:30 a.m. The rest of the day, however, Weinzelt may offer a rather intimate Oktoberfest experience due to a very remarkable pricing.
The pricy menu features some unusual dishes, even a Thai one, and gears towards the same sort of guests as the Käfer Wienschänke, who are older and wealthier than average. The three bands do not play traditional brass music, but conventional party songs. Also seating is different from the beer tents with the whole central aisle divided into one-table stalls.