The tent has an area of 5.084 m² and 4.460 seats (plus 1.436 on the balkony) and 1,000 non-seating tables only inside. The outside area measures 2,000 m² with 3.022 seats.
The brewery Hofbräuhaus is active here since 1955. The current tent was built in 1972. The tent needs three months to be built. During the Oktoberfest 2004 (16 days), there was a consumption 500,000 litres of beer and 70,000 chicken. At good weather conditions, guests are also able to sit outside.