King Ludwig’s Biergarten is one of the most lively scenes during Oktoberfest. Musicians serenade the crowds while servers usher steins of beer and light bites to the courtyard picnic tables. After approaching double digits on our Bavarian pretzel count, we feel confident enough to name King Ludwig’s our favorite. That’s largely due to the excellent beer cheese that packs a flavorful punch and speedy service (which comes in handy after a few pints of beer). Plus, the warm pretzel had a good amount of chew, salt, and crunch—which adds up to a perfect excuse to sneak away to the service counter for another pretzel and to readjust your lederhosen.