Large beer garden located in the middle of a park not far from central Munich. Objectively, there’s certainly things you could complain about - the service is curt, prices are higher than average, tourists abound. However, despite this, I really enjoyed my visit. This place channeled a very comfortable, relaxed vibe. The Sunday afternoon crowd was mostly families and groups of friends congregating for picnics and a few liters of helles. Beer and food is self service. As far as I could tell, there were only two Hofbrau beers available (helles and hefeweizen). Overall, I really enjoyed the ambiance here. My experience was certainly helped by the perfect weather and good company. Still, this is a very good option if you want to spend a lazy afternoon in pleasant surroundings.
We came here the first time on 16.04.2016. A beer garden surrounding a large Chinese Tower, defintely a unique location. The Chinese pagoda was built in 1792 for the grand opening of the English Garden. Typical for Bavarian beer gardens, beers (Hofbräuhaus) and food are self serviced. Mainly due to the pagoda a great beer place and a must visit.
In summer this is propably one of the most relaxing places in Munich to have a beer and some traditional food. No service, just self-service. There is a traditional brass band playing from time to time. Although it is always crowded and they only have pretty boring Hofbräu beer, I still always enjoy my stay. Not recommended as a place for good beer, but as a place for enjoying the Munich summer in a classic beer garden.
JK (378) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | July 31, 2013| Updated February 6, 2014
Visited April, 2013. Huge biergarten near the Chinese pavilion. Tremendous number of people. Only one beer available that day, a helles. But combined with the atmosphere under the trees, the music, the friendly crowd, it was a great time. Recommended for the experience, if not for any particular beer.
Really big Biergarten in Englischer Garten. It’s an expensive self service place. You take what you wish from the desk of the bar and go through counter and pay. Then you take it at a free table, if you can find one. Only a few Hofbräu beers available but the food was decent. A band was playing some german oompah tunes at the Chinesischer Turm. Basically it’s a huge tourist trap but still quite ok because of the ambiance.