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Weisses Bräuhaus

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.39%
Taps: 7
Bottles: 8
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

Tal 7
München, 80331
Germany
phone: +49 89 2901380

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @schneiderweisse

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Photo of nriech
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Easy to find location just off the main square. There are about 15 tables outside on the sidewalk, plenty inside(make sure you walk past the kitchen as theres a whole other area of tables).

Nice atmosphere, clean, open kitchen. Service is typical for the area and the servers arent keen on speaking English. There is an English menu so ask for it and order by number. They are older and surly so be as nice as possible. CASH ONLY

The pork knuckle was the best Ive had, ever. Perfectly moist and tender inside with a crisp skin. Potato pancakes were good. Salad with entree is great.

Had the Aventinus on tap both nights. Correct glassware and good pours. There were maybe 4 other wheat type beers on tap and a few more bottled.

This is a must stop in Munich.

nriech, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of dbalsock
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

dbalsock, Jun 08, 2009
Photo of deac83
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

deac83, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of tconboy
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

tconboy, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of nocheinsbitte
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

nocheinsbitte, Jan 16, 2008
Photo of JohnfromDublin
4.2/5  rDev -3%

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.
Great spot.

JohnfromDublin, Dec 13, 2007
Photo of Domingo
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

Domingo, May 31, 2007
Photo of JohnW
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%

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!

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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.
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JohnW
B'ham UK April 2007

JohnW, Apr 16, 2007
Photo of andythejerk
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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).

andythejerk, Sep 28, 2006
Photo of Derek
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

Derek, Apr 09, 2006
Photo of logisnews
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

logisnews, Mar 26, 2006
Photo of jlafayet
3.8/5  rDev -12.2%

This is probably my favorite haunt in Munich, mostly because of the Schneider beer selection. I probably make a trip there once or twice a month and I remember the trip home at least half as many times. The place is easily accessible for the tourist crowd, sitting just a block or so east of Marienplatz and although it is not a tourist trap like Hofbräuhaus, it does see a lot of tourists and tourists will feel perfectly at home here amidst the regular locals who frequent it.

The wait staff is famous for its rudeness, but I've found that to be an over-exaggeration and if you are agreeable to the waitresses, chances are that they will be agreeable to you as well (a rabid adherence to "the customer is always right" mentality, however, will of course not go unpunished). Many of them do speak some English and the ones that don't are usually reasonably patient and understanding if you are fumbling to get your point across.

The menu comes in both German and English versions, with the English version missing most of the more daring local offerings that probably would only sicken most English speakers anyway, if they saw it spelled out (if you're looking at the German menu, be wary of the middle column on the righthand page).

Other than that, the food is quite delicious in a can't-miss Bavarian sort of way, although some of the Augustiner bierhalles are better and it does tend to be a touch on the pricey side.

The beer is, of course, absolutely fantastic, as this is the cradle of Schneider & Sohn. A great starter here is the Schneider Weisse Original, or simply "weissbier" if you please.

You should definitely not miss the Aventinus, if you don't mind a little starkbier in your hefeweizen, as this is, in my opinion, one of the best beers in the world and it would be tragic to miss out on it on a trip through Munich.

Also served is the Aventinus Eisbock (although only in .3L bottles), weighing in at an intimidating 12% ABV, a true liquid fist, and perhaps a bit beyond the Schneider sweet spot that is the regular Aventinus.

If, for some reason, you've had it with the weissbiers (heaven forbid!), you can try the Tegernseer Helles, which is brewed at the Tegernsee monastery an hour or so south of Munich in the foothills of the Alps. Delicious, but otherwise no relation to Schneider & Sohn, which focusses upon the weissbiers.

Finally, note the little memorabilia section in the back of the drinks menu, if you want to buy a Schneider glass, mirror, or Schaafkopfen card set for home. And if that's not enough, you can even order a real Bavarian "Maibaum" for 21,000 euros!

jlafayet, Mar 18, 2006
Photo of UncleJimbo
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%

I stopped in this place on a Sunday morning during Oktoberfest. It was an easy walk from my hotel near the main train station. The place was busy, but I found a seat at a table. There was a small, Bavarian band at the front of the first floor, near the entrance, and they were quite enjoyable. The decor is pretty typical of a Bavarian restaurant/pub with a lot of wood and with shared seating at tables. There was an upstairs section, but I didn't venture up there to check it out. The staff was dressed in traditional clothing, which is not surprising, but I was struck by how many of the customers were wearing traditional Bavarian outfits -- was this because of Oktoberfest, or do Müncheners always dress this way on Sundays?

I managed to get there just before noon, and so they were willing to serve me weisswurst, which was quite tasty. Of course the Schneider weizen biers are served, including Aventinus, but being first thing Sunday, I stuck with Original Weissbier and Hell Weissbier, which were excellent with bread and sausages.

Service was pretty typical, and they do offer a menu in English, though I am not sure that everything on the regular (German) menu was listed on the English version. The prices were reasonable.

Overall, definitely recommended for a visit!

Last visit: 2005-9-25

UncleJimbo, Dec 21, 2005
Photo of mobyfann
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%

I met up with a few of the international students and ate here with a group of locals Muencheners...

The atmosphere is classic Munich. Large tables in which small groups share an experience, very old feel finish to it. Paintings are decked out everywhere, there is two stories in this brewhaus and a small outdoor seating area.

I consider this high quality since part of the meal price is paying for the experience. The waitresses and waiters are in their conservative German gear and the waitress was real friendly when I said "ein Aventinus bitte" a bit off. It was my third week! I beleive the 500mL on-tap beer was under 4EUR which is great. I got a small-to-medium size meal and it was roughly 7EUR.

The staff in Munich as most parts of Germany serve the customer right. They are not dependant on tips over here and they just want the people to enjoy their time in their house. We did, over two hours and we had a classic memory in Munich.

The selection was any Sch.-Weisse product but the selection on the Spiesekarte was a little bit smaller than other brewhauses I've been to in the country. It still features most of the classic German or Bavarian classics.

The food was pretty good, not the best German, but it isn't a restaurant first and beer service second, which I can accept, but my meal and everyone else said the food was good, thus a 4.0.

I consider this a great value because this is one of the best places to spend a couple hours with a group of friends or talk to your neighbors and talk about whatever, the Bavarian culture in Munich is made by the friendly people here. That is why I love this city.

mobyfann, Jul 19, 2005
Photo of ipogios
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%

The best and most traditional brew house and beer garden i've visited when I was in Munich. The atmosphere was very cousy, traditional and waiters(and even some people) were dressed traditionally. I enjoyed my Schnitzel(which was by the way the biggest Schnitzel i ever saw) with a Schneider Weisse Hefe-Weizen beer. I was very delighted to try this "fresh" hefe-weizen beer. The Schneider Weisse from the brew house can't be compared with the bottle version of this beer. The bottle(still a good beer) doesn't even reach one-half of the taste and quality of the brew house. Don't say you've been in Munich if you haven't visited the Schneider Weisse brew house.

ipogios, Oct 03, 2004
Photo of elmocoso
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%

Came here for a morning drink and ended up staying for lunch. The place was packed and we had to go upstairs, through the kitchen and into a large back room that was almost full with people. By the time we ordered it was jam packed and i suppose they were turning people away. This made the atmostphere good, but the service bad. I felt bad for the lady. She was the only one assigned to our room annd she was running her ass off, it was still over an hour before we got our food. THe good news is that it gave us more time to enjoy the beer, which was darn good. I cant say much more, but i suppose this place would be great durring a less busy time.

elmocoso, Jul 20, 2004
Photo of PatandDavid
4.2/5  rDev -3%

I can't believe I forgot to review this place!!

Anyway...this place was within a five minute walk of our hotel room, which meant of course: check-in, throw bags in room, ask hotel clerk to point us the way, and away we go. We went here several times.

Lovely typical German bierhall, as in: dark wood everywhere. The front room seemed to be of locals primarily drinking. It also looked as though they had rooms upstairs. We went out back, which was more dining, family oriented. Of course that meant we got to walk past the bierman, pouring all those delicious biers!!

We were seated, knew to avoid the breadbaskets (thanks Longstaff!), and were given both German and English menus. I stuck with the German one, David used the English one. Beers were ordered, and Aventinus for David, a Donau Pils for me. The food was good, all your German favorites. The only thing I would have to say is that the waitress didn't appreciate me trying to order something different than was on the menu...David's sausage meal came with sauerkraut, but he wanted the rotkohl...on our first visit, I gave up trying to change the waitress' mind. Basically, they didn't think that the red cabbage 'went' with that meal he was ordering. By the time we had come in for the third or fourth time, I finally convinced them (auf deutsch), that while they had lovely tradiitons and dishes, all my husband wanted was an extra side of the red cabbage...and everything was fine.

Good food, excellent beer, fun with the waitress...what more could you want on a trip to Munich? Go, you won't be disapointed. pat

PatandDavid, Aug 03, 2003
Photo of Spacegrass
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%

Showed up here before the dinner rush and was very pleased to see Aventinus on tap! Our server didn't know much English but tried very hard to help us, even if it involved bringing other more fluent servers over to help translate. It was fairly calm and laid back here and I liked it. A good place to eat before heading to the Hofbroihaus, just don't have too many Aventinuses! The menu was in all German from what I saw, so I saw the words "uber" and "aventinus" in one thing and pointed at that. It was really good! For dessert I tried an ice cream sorta of thing that comes in an Aventinus glass with Aventinus mixed in I believe. On top was a scattering of fresh fruit. It was okay at first then was hard to stomach by the end because of the beer. It's still neat to have Aventinus ice cream though, so I'd try it at least once!

I was very pleased to see they also had the Aventinus Eisbock. It's in a bottle but the cost here is still $.50 less than what I'd pay at a well priced local beer store. Overall I thought this place was very nice and was glad to have been directed here by other BA members who have reviewed it, otherwise I would have undoubtably skipped over it.

One side note, I was not very impressed with the Schneider Weisse Hefeweizen...or at least what I think was a hefeweizen. Our waitress just sorta pointed at an unfiltered beer from another table and I nodded so that's what I got. It was darker than a usual hefeweizen but not nearly like a dunkel. For me it lacked character and very hard to get the whole thing down. Maybe it would be better as a warm up to the Aventinus...but if I go again I probably won't bother to find out.

Spacegrass, Jun 11, 2003
Photo of bierman2000
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

A truly Teutonic experience. I was there for Starkbierfest (Dopplebocks) and they had Schneider Weisse Aventinus on tap. The glass, the beer, the whole atmosphere was excellent. An old buliding near the Marienplatz that is not hard to find at all and definitely worth seeking out. That was the beer I was seeeking that night so 2 were more than enough at 8% in a large Weizen glass.

bierman2000, Feb 25, 2003
Photo of Longstaff
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%

This place is huge - the front room is big, then you notice that there is a whole other dining room in the back that is even bigger - there's more rooms upstairs? When I was there during Oktoberfest season, the place was packed. We wandered around until one of the servers held up 3 fingers - meaning a table for 3, then we followed her to a table in the back. It would have been nice to read the German menu since it was 3 times the size of the one in English. I stuck to what I know and ordered the Sauerbraten. The food was fantastic and the beer even better. They had their hefe on tap as well as Aventinus. I didn't see any bottled selections - maybe it was on the German menu? Don't bother getting a Berliner Weisse here, it was just their hefe with some disgusting cherry juice on the bottom of the glass-- yuch! But the Aventinus was superb as well as intoxicating. Advice for newbies - don't eat the pretzels or bread, the pretzels were hard, stale, and expensive -they charge you for whatever you eat out of the basket at the end of the meal. This is a great place for some German food and a few beers and I will be back again...someday.

Longstaff, Jan 28, 2003
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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Approximately 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2001... As I took pictures from every angle of my standing glass of Aventinus, I must have looked a nut! And of the touristic variety, I might add. The genuine glass, full with the dark offering, topped with a rather large capping of stiff, unrelenting, off-white foam...

But what could I do? (Yes, I know -- drink the stuff, you fool). But see, this was my right-of-passage, my first trip inside the Weisses Brauhaus and, quite literally, my very first Aventinus. I had been heretofore untouched by the stuff due to quite purposeful, headstrong abstinence: I was having it in its time in the proper location first, or not at all (one of the few beers for which I will be willing to submit myself to such torture)! After years of notice, first reading of it in Mr. Jackson's and other noted authors' books and even seeing bottles here and there tempting my resolve, it was finally for my taking.

A beauty of a place. For its beer, for its atmosphere, for its food (noted for some of the best regional-style morsels around -- and non-regional surprises...a huge menu, though I noticed that the English menu was not quite the size of the German).

Hobbz, Jan 20, 2003
Photo of Bierman9
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%

Oh, does this place say "German Bier Hall"! The main room you enter is cavernous, with lots of arches, pillars, dark wood, old paintings on the walls, etc.... There are back rooms, upstairs rooms....the place is huge! The biers, needless to say, are outstanding. Aventinus on tap? Superb!! They had 4 or so of their own Schneider biers, as well as 3 or 4 bottled guest biers. Service was sharp and helpful, and the food was plentiful and tasty. I don't know why I had never been in here before on my frequent Munchen visits.... Now the secret is out! Prosit!!

overall: 4.58
atmosphere: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

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Bierman9, Oct 19, 2002
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Weisses Bräuhaus in München, Germany
95 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.