Germany > Bavaria > Munich
3fourths (1270) Boulder, Colorado | June 10, 2008| Updated January 21, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Large building set in the center of a block of other buildings. High ceilinged wooden rooms inside with a medium sized courtyard in the middle, stuffed with tables and umbrellas, but painted and designed very nicely. Beer is, of course, only a 3-4 selections from Augustiner, and their helles was especially disappointing, but I still enjoyed the asparagus soup and of course the look and feel of the place.
Braudog (697) Hampton, Virginia | December 10, 2011
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 9/20
December 2011 - Situated right on the main drag leading to the Marienplatz, this is a vast and sprawling touristy restaurant, complete with a menu in 6 languages. Unfortunately, I’d define it more as a tourist restaurant than a beer destination, although the Augustiner beers were yummy. The food was only so-so -- but at least we could get a table.
Leighton (541) London, England | February 16, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice spot. Big interior rooms with plenty of seating. A modest range of beers. Very friendly staff (something of a marked contrast against the servers from some of the nearby beer hall joints). The beers here aren’t the most complex in the world but they are among the most drinkable. I had a great time here and would recommend a visit.
Theydon_Bois (534) The ’Sham, England | March 16, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Paid many a visit here over the years, most recently Oct’ 09 for Nuttys stag.
Trad beer hall 10 to 15 minutes walk from the HBF with most Augustiner beers availlable.
This place is always busy when I visit, be it lunch or evening.
Have eaten here once and the food was decent but unspectacular.
Service prompt and efficient typical of a Munchen venue - middle aged slightly bossy women!
From memory they close at midnight and are keen to kick you out ASAP!
Well worth stopping by here.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 12, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing place in downtown Munich. The bierhalle side is a nice, typical wooden bar, serving the Lagerbier from gravity cask after 4pm. The restaurant is impressively ornate, with frescoes everywhere. These people take their business seriously! Every waiter said hi as we walked by, even if they weren’t going to be our servers... Almost shocking in Germany. The food is quite good too, so I would come back for a meal. The house brews are stellar, from the world-beating Pils to their textbook Dunkel or Edelstoff Helles. Really, it’s difficult to find something NOT to like here.
fiulijn (500) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 12, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
Real Germanic place, with nice vaults and huge lampadari. Old style. Some beer is fresh and good. Ordinary German pub grub.
Fin (464) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | February 6, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Went here on my last night in Munich. Like someone else has already mentioned it’s split into two halves with food one side, the left side as you view from front of building and food on right. I ate here and had some Bavarian meat fest’ like most other meals I’d had whilst in Munich the portions were quite large and well mostly meat, the Serbian waiter who served us was very funny but for the second time on this trip he’d deceided to add his tip onto the bill and made no bones about doing so. The beer was very good and the atmosphere great as well, easy to find and good for combining food and drink. There is also the Augistiner Keller which is well worth seeking out, maybe 15-20 mins walk from the centre on the tram 16-17 line more drink orientated than food but well worth going for to go to the excellent vaulted cellar bar.
pivnizub (455) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | July 15, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
One onf the few buildings in the center of Munich to survive WW I I undestroyed; a classical, unspoilt Munich beerhall from the end of the 19th century with a small, but nice beergarden in the backyard; very good beer; typical, "handmade", tasty bavarian food. The Hofbräuhaus is not worth a journey, but this Bierhalle.is definitely worth a detour........
NielsenRatings (402) Fort Collins, Colorado | September 4, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Kick ass beer hall in between Karlsplatz and Marienplatz. Sure, it’s full of tourists but the hendl was excellent, the servers weren’t too smug, and the beer is great. Neat place to hit near the Glockenspiel (just don’t be expecting to find a bunch of ticks here)
gnoff (389) Mölndal, Sweden | August 12, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Augustiner Grossgaststätte, mentioned both in "The Beer Drinker’s Guide To Munich (Fifth Edition)" and in "Good Beer Guide Germany". Found it easy enough walking down from the haubtbahnhof and had my first beer in the center of Munich of my travel. Didn’t try eating and left after only two beers when I got a crazy lady next to me, but had I had more time I would have returned later during my week. Rather nice and seemed popular and crowded.
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