Sort of had a modern feel to it, with a small bar section where a rowdy crowd was watching a football match, then a restaurant side that was sparsely population, then an outdoor patio area that was full. The beer quality, of course, is excellent, and should be the reason to visit. Fresh Andescher Doppelbock Dunkel from the keg is pure magic, and the helles is respectable as well.
I sneaked in just before closing so admittingly I chopped a Hell bier quickly before they kicked everyone out. Nice outside seating and patio area. Very convenient location and a good stop if you don’t make it out to the monastry.
Fin (1171) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | January 28, 2008
This place was recomended by both the Good Beer Guide to Germany and also a group of thre Germans who we met in the nearby Ratskeller who said it was their favourite beer. The beers which I had were all very good indeed, atmosphere was more like that of an English pub than Barvarian, was busy both on the Thursday night when we went here and almost as busy the following lunchtime. Great location next to the Cathedral (easy to find) and staff were really friendly and by heck do they work hard. Member of staff who served me seemed particularly impressed that I had the Good Beer Guide to Germany and was asking for one of their very difficult to find beers.
Last visited on Monday 16/07/12 around 6pm. Place was fairly busy but we found a table inside.
The place to come for Andechs beers if you don’t have the time/inclination to head out to the monastry.
The manager (seeing me making some notes) came over and ended up chatting for 5 minutes about beer culture etc. Really nice guy and dozens of pictures of him on the staircase and in the basement with heaps of famous people.
Very convenient way to get a fix of the beers if there is no time for the monastery. It’s a nice, traditional, large place with lots of seating options: a sprawling sidewalk patio, a smoker atrium, upstairs and down...Having said that, the am Dom outlet has nothing on the monastery. In fact, the beers were not in great form when we were at am Dom, whereas they were much fresher from the Nurnberg tap!
OK spot - less ornate than most of the other large beer halls in town. The restaurant has a large patio as well as a covered smoking area. The walls are covered in amusing photos of the famous guests who have had a drink here. If the pictures are to be believed, apparently Joseph Ratzinger is a big fan of this place. The beer, as expected, was quite tasty. Prices weren’t bad considering the location. I’d drink here again.
Found this in "Good Beer Guide Germany" by Steve Thomas and made my way there during my third evening in Munich to try some beers. Had four different ones from the tap while talkig to some young Italian ladies that also were enjoying the beers of the place. Did no eat. Very cozy around the church in the sort of "inner yard" feeling.
We came here on 19.12.2015 on a Saturday evening during Christmas market time, therefore extremely busy. They have a smoker area, a kind of tent, outside. Inside very nicely and traditionally decorated also showing pictures from many celebrities, who visited this place. We got a table downstairs only for 15 min. We ordered a Helles and a Dunkles Weissbier, both excellent. Our service (Eastern European lady, not from Munich!) was very friendly. The general rule for restaurants in Munich – avoid the so unfriendly Munich personnel! Overall, although a touristic place, one of the better and more friendly ones in Munich and Andechser beers taste delicious, especially the Weissbiers.
Quite noble Gasthaus, compared to the Hofbräuhaus.... a good place for thosewho want to sample the Andechser beers from the tap. Sometimes the quite rare Andechser Jubiläum (unfiltered) is available here. Good place..............