Germany > Bavaria > Munich
ReAle (38) Rome, Italy | August 29, 2010| Updated February 2, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great ambiance, very good service, good food (bavarian sweet), I loved the big hall... but concerning beer it was not a good experience.
delnoche (19) Alamogordo, New Mexico | August 22, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Ate dinner with the family. A very pleasant, jovial atmosphere. Everyone was seeming to have a good time. We were seated next to the two-man Bavariaran band in the Mozart room(very cool). Wait staff was friendly and rather prompt for how crowded it was. The food was good but nothing to write home about. I had a maß of dunkel which went great with the Venetian Schnitzel and Kartoffeln. Very touristy but very fun too. Like everyone else said, if you’re in Munich, you simply must go... and then go somewhere else.
Mooncattie (60) Markham, Ontario | June 15, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
It’s the Niagara Falls, Las Vegas, and Disneyland of beer. Watch the tour groups shuffle in. Just try and duck the cameras, videocams, etc. Thank the stars that you don’t play in the Hofbrauhaus Brass Band for a living. Don’t mention the War. And then just open yourself to the essential goodness of Hofbrau beer and drink in the atmosphere. There are many better places to drink in Munich, but this is sort of the Mother Ship so get it out of the way, get yer souvenirs, and Get Silly!
delirium11 (27) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | June 7, 2010
58 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Its a tourist spot, but one you should hit if you’re in town. I would just grab a beer and head out. There are many better places in town, so spend your time and your money there. Its just one of those places you have to hit if its your first time and quite possibly your last time in Munich.
Gustav1996 (24) Birmingham, Alabama | March 13, 2010
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
I visited several years ago on a cold, wet night in March. It felt like a tourist trap to me... but a friendly one. Very crowded. The beer was not that good... the food was good but not great. I’m glad I went but would not go back. There are too many other great places to eat and drink in the city.
capoccetta (41) roma, Italy | February 20, 2010| Updated March 1, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
l’ambiente è veramente bello e avvolgente ti trasmette molta passione per la birra.il servizio è discreto e la birra anche se non è la mia preferita del genere tedesco e una buona birra. la storia è sempre bella da bere.
pettibzb (8) Ohio | February 13, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Stopped by while in town for Oktoberfest 2008. Fantastic atmosphere. Ridiculously crowded. I wasn’t even going to try to get a seat--mostly just wanted to check the place out and buy a souvenir at the gift shop. Definitely a cool place, given the history and renown. I’d like to visit Munich again and spend some time dining at the famous bars.
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | January 4, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty insane, and more or less exactly what you’d expect. A monster of a place, seemingly always packed, but people are generally friendly and you can squeeze in wherever there’s space and be guaranteed to meet tourists from all over the world. We met a particularly interesting Russian couple and a local couple who had come because the man had never been before! Service is surprisingly efficient given the chaos and beers surprisingly affordable, though you are forced to order a mass. Unfortunately the beers aren’t any good. Bland as. But you’ve gotta do it. I wanted to stay and drink there all night just for the hell of it but the pull of better beer all over the city was far too strong.
Bart (108) Brussels, Belgium | November 29, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Crowded, only few beers, but a must visit when in Munich, nice athmosphere.
Bibone (14) , Italy | November 25, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Hofbrauhaus is a very historical place and a must to go in Munchen at least once. It is very close - walking distance - to Marienplatz, very downtown Munchen. Downstairs there are enormous tables where sometimes people dance and a band playing traditional German popular (not pop) music. Hofbrauhaus has all the atmosphere of a good tourist trap. The service is a bit slow due to the crowd and the food downstairs is awful. Better food upstairs with a more intimate atmosphere and violins playing.
Drink Hofbrau beer in Hofbrauhaus is a satisfaction.
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