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3.98/5 rDev -8.3%
A nice standard decour with wooden tables and animal skulls, but nothing out of the ordinary.. although it did look like they had an upstairs that was closed when I visited. The beer and the food was all decent, but nothing extraordinary except for perhaps the aventinus eisbock... which I didn´t have but remember from the past as being fantastic. Their selection of beers was focused on wheat styles, but they had a great dunkel and helles. I had the pork roast for food and it was a good roast, but not great, while my partner had a fish dish that I thought was superb and would go well with any of the weizen´s on tap.
06-08-2009 12:27:35 | More by dbalsock
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
Limited time in Munich, so we made a reservation via the German version of OpenTable (had to register on the German site) for dinner.
Got off the plane at 4pm and made our 8pm reservation and they had our table waiting.
Had the Schneider Weisse Weizenhell and Aventinus Weizen Eisbock (maybe my favorite beer while in Munich only wish I could have found more).
The food was good (had the Aventinus beer roast), the service was great considering it was packed on a Friday night and the atmosphere was what you'd expect.
06-02-2009 04:27:55 | More by deac83
4.7/5 rDev +8.3%
This place was a real treat! Easily the finest establishment I visited while in Munich. A decent sized beer hall with a selection of elite beer products and great food. The roasted pork leg with the gravy and potato dumplings was phenomenal, and their selection of fine fresh beer was unlike any beer drinking experience I had experienced! The Aventinus products here were a thing of beauty, and the fresh house weiss was remarkable. Highly recommended. If you go to Munich, you must go here. It will be worth it.
01-20-2009 20:12:57 | More by tconboy
4.68/5 rDev +7.8%
This is a REAL German Bier Hall! I have been there a few times over the years and it never disappoints. Due to it's location on Tal Strasse, it is great to sit outside, have a few Schneider Weisses (or Aventinus), a high-quality Bavarian meal, and people watch. It is also a good place to sit and plan your attack for Munich.
The restaurant: the wait staff can be a bit temperamental, but they are quick, answer your questions, and never make mistakes. The menu is in many different languages so it is easy to order for most everyone. The outside seats are great, but if it is cold (or raining) the inside rooms are quintessential Bavarian; with animals, long tables, and music.
Finally, the bier: I may be biased, but Schneider, along with hacker-Pschorr, are my favorite beers so all the choices are top notch. The Aventinus is one of the best beers in the world and the Icebock is a unique beer that is well worth the try.
Overall, if you are in Munich, you need to go to the Weisses Brauhaus for a wonderful Bavarian experience.
01-16-2008 05:42:24 | More by nocheinsbitte
4.2/5 rDev -3.2%
The highlight of my recent long weekend in Munich (Dec 2007) was our visit to this place. It is located just past the Isartor, coming from Marienplatz. It has everything going for it; location, the building, atmosphere, staff, beers, quality of food, prices etc.
It is a long hall, with entrances at either end and narrowing at the centre to accomodate the area for the kitchen and taps. Upstairs is another smaller area, seemed to be reserved at night for diners.
My first beer was an Aventinus weizenstarkbier, probably already one of my favourite beers. But to drink it from the tap at the Brauhaus makes it more special. Served in its classic glass (I bought one for 2.52 to bring home), it was a delight.
I knew I could not stay drinking that for the night, so I switched to the very nice Helles for the rest of the night. They serve food up until quite late (at least after 10pm), so if and when you need sustenance, there is no problem. We shared a cheese plate, and later had substantial snacks (a main course meal, really) and stayed for a few hours.
12-13-2007 19:42:49 | More by JohnfromDublin
4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
This is a fun and convenient spot that's only a block from Marienplatz and 2-3 from the Hofbrauhaus.
There's a large indoor area with 3 large rooms capable of seating a few hundred people. When weather permits (I was there in May), there are roughly 15-20 outdoor tables, too.
The menu is massive and contains everything from the usual pork knuckles, white sausage, and pretzels to organ meat and Bavarian delicacies. We just snacked on potato pancakes and desserts, but the food we did have was excellent.
What about the beers? There's actually a pretty stellar selection. They have the normal Schneider Weiss, Helles Weiss, Kristal Weiss, as well as both Aventinus items. I didn't order any, but I noticed they also had 2-3 rotating Bavarian lagers and an alcohol-free, too.
Since Schneider doesn't make any lagers, the pils, helles, dunkel, etc. offerings were from other breweries...some fairly well known, and others more obscure. When I was there they had Tegernsee Spezial and a pils from a pretty small northern German brewery.
Like a few other spots in the area, they also have the own excellent house schnapps, too.
There's nothing quite like a fresh Aventinus! That's the item I keep going back to, but keep in mind that it's more potent than it seems.
Service was great. My German's rough at best, but they have all of their menus in 6 different languages and I can confirm the staff speaks English and Spanish with no issues.
If you're in the area, you need to stop in for a beer and a snack!
EDIT: I find the food to be pretty good here, too. Lots of options, and they do a good job with staples like pork knuckles, dumplings, and sourbraten. I also noticed that if they're crowded, there's a massive seating area upstairs, too. Some of it's reserved, but there are open tables up there at times. I find the best option to be the patio when possible, but if it's rainy, grab one of the high top tables across from the bar/kitchen.
05-31-2007 15:32:27 | More by Domingo
United Kingdom (England)
4.45/5 rDev +2.5%
As far as I am concerned, this is one of the top places in central Munich to eat and drink! Seating outside in fine weather, and several rooms downstairs and upstairs too. If it looks busy inside as you walk in, keep going right to the rear where there are other rooms, and upstairs too. Typical dark wood panelling, larger tables and wooden floors, but attractive decor and stained glass windows. Good service, and an English menu available. Food menu has specials for the day as well as the regular, and large choice, something to please everyone. Separate beer menu has terrific list of Schneider beers, possible the best beers in Munich, with the Weiss beers, Dunkel Weiss, Aventinus beers are all outstanding, and on our visit Aventinus Eisbock at 12% in 33cl bottles was available...and amazing!!! Have never seen that beer anywhere else, and was labelled for 2006 and a serial number.
We had two visits here, and really enjoyed it both times, the food was very good, service was usually good, even when very busy.
Great atmosphere, lively, but easy and good natured, though being on the main tourist trail very busy with visitors as well as locals from early till late.
An essential visit when in Munich, though can spoil you for other lesser beers!
UPDATE May 2009
This is still my top place for Munich Beer Bars and food. It can be very busy and thus difficult to get a seat in the evening, so can be pot luck. Check the back rooms too! However we always managed to find a spot for two, sharing a larger table with others. The food is excellent and we eat here twice, the service always good, and the food possibly the best value in Munich. It goes without saying the beers are excellent, and the Tegensee Hell is also very good and not seen it elsewhere. The Schneider Weiss beers and Aventinus were all on tap - though you can order Aventinus in the bottle too if prefered. English Menu is available.
B'ham UK April 2007
04-16-2007 10:48:32 | More by JohnW
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
Holy Scheisse, this place was awesome. I mean really. One of the few times I have been unable to finish a meal due to its size, in spite of the fact that it was sooo delicious I would have gladly eaten three of them (suckling pig, Sauerkraut, pretzels). The suckling pig was so so so good, I can't even tell you, and after living in Germany for several years, the best Sauerkraut I have EVER had.
I loved our waitress, she was a grumpy but very prompt and attentive old lady, who seemed put off by a couple of young guys at first, but for some reason her temperament was endearing to me. Oh wait, I know the reason: damn good beer! Aventinus on draft. Yup. Aventinus has a glass with a big bulbous top on it, that helped it build a head that climbed over the edge in a perfect foamy white mountain by almost 2 inches (don't believe me? I have pictures!) We also tried the Aventinus Eisbock, which came in bottles labeled "limitierte Abfüllung" (limited bottling) and each bottle stamped with the bottle number. Good and strong (but I preferred the regular Aventinus). The table was beautifully spread and the place probably had the best Bavarian atmosphere and crowd of any place we visited. I don't care if you have to skip the Hofbrauhaus, DO NOT go to Munich without visiting this place (it's about a one minute walk from the old city center).
09-28-2006 20:13:09 | More by andythejerk
British Columbia (Canada)
3.95/5 rDev -9%
My wife & I tried to get in here on a saturday night. Apparantly the young crowd likes to eat here, before heading over the hofbrau hous. So... they tried to sit us upstairs at a table for 4 (but there were already 3 people at the table!). We left, but we did go back when it wasn't nearly as busy.
We ate in the Aventinus room, which was pretty cool. Food was typical Bavarian, which I was starting to get a little tired of. I some greasy pork that was literally layers of meat and fat... it looked like a layer cake! I cut away the fat, but I swear I could still feel my arteries clogging. :D
The fresh Schneider beer was great.
04-09-2006 22:04:30 | More by Derek
4.03/5 rDev -7.1%
My wife and I went in there yesterday after finding the place listed on a no-smoking website... I love beer but my wife has asthma. The place was pretty crowded and like everywhere else the smoke was pretty thick, we retreated to the well-marked no-smoking area upstairs, and despite the basic physics of smoke (it rises... up the stairs... to guess where...) we had a good time. The food was quite good, and you got a lot of it... there were so many things I wanted to choose from -- the english menu was quite comprehensive and explicit... they were serving some very interesting animal parts. Seriously there were some things I wanted to try, but I whimped out and got the sausage platter which was awesome.
The beers were great, the had the regular hefewizen as well as the Kristal one. As other posters have mentioned, it's easy to get to, and all in all it's well worth the trip.
03-26-2006 07:38:55 | More by logisnews
Weisses Bräuhaus in München, Germany
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