DuffMan (339) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | October 5, 2011
Iconoclastic stop in our Oktoberfest odyssey. Fantastic food, decent beer, bad ceiling frescoes. There are other much better stops to be made for a beer geek, but this gets special kudos for being such a world renowned brauhaus. I’m glad we could visit.
Selection is very limited but no different than any other place in germany. Outside the tents of oktoberfest yuou can’t beat the fun of this place. music is awesome the crowd is always fun. Food is amazing. I talked to some old german beer drinkers outside on the patio who told me all these stories about August Busch III as he is a member of their beer club. pretty cool experience all around.
juan13 (41) Bergamo, Italy | September 30, 2011| Updated June 13, 2013
a must see once in life....only for the place.
very crowded, watery lager...try the dunkel.
Visited during Oktoberfest. A tourist trap worth visiting. Walking in is an experience in itself. Tons of chatter to the tune of an Oompah band. Not a very large or inspirational selection of beers, but then again, if you are here for beer geekery, you are completely missing the point of a massive Bavarian beer hall. Have fun, socialize, and appreciate the beer as a very drinkable lubricant to an experience.
Visited during Oktoberfest, not sure how this rating will relate to the HB during the rest of the year - Guessing though that more people here might visit Oktoberfest sometime, I feel I should also write about HB during this time.
Atmosphere is very international and most friendly, easy place to make new friends (if only for the evening). Ambiance is brilliant, and it’s -expectedly- crowded. Service is rather slow but acceptable considering how busy it is. Only a few beers are on the menu now: Dunkel, Hell and weizen.
Food looks rather OK, didn’t eat there though.
Beautiful old building and when looking for Oktoberfest feeling in the centre of the city -or if the tents at the Wiesn are full- this is the place to go to.
A great bar combined with a huge tourist trap. Amazing-looking place with tons of space, lederhosen-clad fellas playing live Bavarian music and German mädchens carrying Maßes of beer. A unique experience with great beer, as long as you manage to ignore the huge crowds of tourists. However, lots of locals also to be found. Great food that fits the beers (try the Schweinehaxe or Bratwurst mit Sauerkraut!) A must-see for someone visiting München.
Well, had to do it, right? Let’s see... There are so many tourists here that it’s hard to hear yourself speak. Cameras are clicking everywhere. An oompah-band is forced to play traditional Bavarian music in the center of the main room (which is quite beautiful though). Food is rather bland. Service was Horrible, completely uninterested, even handing me a hot plate that had obviously been taking right from the kitchen heating board. Ridiculous on all accounts. Thankfully, the beer is not nearly as bad as the service. Their Original is a nice Helles and their Dunkel does its job well too. Didn’t really care for the Weiss and the Sommer though. All in all, with Ayinger Speis und Trank right in front, and Andechser am Dom and Augustiner Bierhalle und Restaurant not far away, I know I will never come back here.
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)