Ahh, at last I have been drinking beer in this world famous pub! A huge tourist trap crowded with people, a Bavarian Oompah band, large souvenir shop and the beer flowing in big 1 litre glasses. I had 50 cl, you do not need bigger... Although it was crowded, the service was efficient. I was sitting in the courtyard beer garden, a nice place! And the beers? Refreshing and good but nothing that challenges your taste buds. But, do we geeks always ned that? (Visited July 7th 2011)
Must stop if your in Munich. Sure its touristy but your probably a tourist so shut up and have fun. huge beer hall, big glasses of Hofbrau to enjoy, decent sausages and fun singing to boot. someone my party smashed a glass from cheersing to hard and they were friendly about helping clean it up and not scolding him. really fun. Proost!
Huge beer hall in Munich. Can get very crowded. I few beers to select from, which is pretty standard for the area. Beer and food are both decent, but not great. Prices are slightly higher than average. It might not be the best place, but it is still a must-see.
sicuramente è il posto più turistico della baveria in fatto di viaggi birrari, sicuramente è il posto in cui mi son trovato meno a mio agio, sembrava di stare in un’immensa trattoria il giorno delle comunioni. il cibo era scadente, le birre, beh l’hb è storia però dirvi che ciò che ho bevuto è degno di nota, quello no.
A decent enough place that was a bit lacking in atmosphere to be honest. Huge place what was probably just over a third full on a Tuesday afternoon. We sat outside & the weather was nice, Mid-May. Service was fast enough since we only opted for standard helles each. The ambience as mentioned wasn’t the best, the selection was about what you’d expect from a Munich beer hall & the price was about average, perhaps slightly more expensive than you’d expect. There are plenty of better, less touristy places to visit in my opinion though.
The famous Staatliches Hofbräuhaus is about 2 blocks I’d say off from the main street Maximilianstraße, 3 from Max-Josef-Platz, and 2 from the Marienplatz so its in a prime location. I sat in the hall where it was pretty packed and raucous.
It was a great atmosphere to watch a show, eat, and most importantly drink. I had a liter of Original and half of the Radler. Both were delicious.
The show was cheesy but somewhat enjoyable, though I didn’t get selected to join the act.
The food was mediocre and the lines to get it were confusing and people were pushy and generally rude trying to get their favorite dish.
The serving staff was pronto on any order of beer I made.
Overall it’s a good stop in Muenchen but next time I’m going to explore one of the other big brewery restaurants including Ayinger’s.