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3.8/5 rDev -12.4%
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!
03-18-2006 17:49:15 | More by jlafayet
3.83/5 rDev -11.8%
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.
07-20-2004 20:56:29 | More by elmocoso
3.83/5 rDev -11.8%
my brothers and i spent last week in munich; two nights were spent here at this joint. the atmosphere here is nice and traditional, with plenty of seating. the first night we went we met some german dudes who we friendly; the server, however, was not. we never saw a menu, as we were there for the beer, so i had no idea what they had as far as selection. we just went with big mugs of original weisse. the second night, we found the english menu, and i'll be damned if they didn't have the best selection of munich's beer halls. they even had hopfen-weisse, which was infinitely better than it was when i first had it in the states. it was fresh, pungent and delicious. after all the helles, dunkles & hefes we'd been drinking, it was awesome to get my hop fix. the server again was very surly, but after we befriended an older local sitting at our table who was a regular, she warmed up to us. he told us most of the servers are like that. the food was also really good. overall, with the exception of the servers, this was a great place to visit, and our favorite of the trip.
03-26-2010 01:03:22 | More by branimal9
3.85/5 rDev -11.3%
Our first day in Munich for Oktoberfest, and we wanted to stop somewhere for a drink before dinner. We just got off our overnight flight a few hours ago, so a wheat beer sounded good. First stop of the night: Weisses Brauhaus. Got a table outside since the weather was so nice and the sun still up. Inside looked cool too, but let's enjoy the evening weather. Ordered up a few original hefes, served in 0.5l glasses. Wow, what a beer to start the trip off with! Amazing. Tasted so much better that any hefe I've had in the States. Tasted like it was brewed two hours ago. Might have been the best tasting beer of the trip. There were a few other beers offered, but I wanted the flagship brew. Our waitress was good at first, but then disappeared, and the other waitress wouldn't help us because we weren't her table. Annoying. But, just the beer alone makes this place a must visit.
10-08-2009 23:05:41 | More by morebeergood
3.88/5 rDev -10.6%
Stopped here on good Friday, the place was still nearly full. I tried going the Friday before and it was so packed we couldn't even sit.
It has a pretty good selection of beers including just about every Schneider beer and about 5 or 6 guest beers.
I tried the Kristal, Blonde, and Eisbock. They were all good. The service was also good. The wurst I had was good though pricey.
All in all this is a great destination just to the east of Marienplatz, it is easy to find right across from McDonald's and Burger King.
04-26-2011 10:05:25 | More by crossovert
3.89/5 rDev -10.4%
I stopped in here on my oktoberfest brewery tour last week in munich.
The location is great as its located right outside the Marienplatz on the corner of 3 streets. There is some nice outside seating, though inside you have the traditional baviarian restaurant/bar theme going on with nice long tables, a few hightops by the bar, and a nice backroom that was great for dinner. I had the Aventinus from the bottle and was given the appropriate glasswares. The bottle looked a little different than what we get in the states but the beer was the same, maybe a bit fresher. Service was typical for munich, with little to no interaction between the waitors and the patrons. The price was about 4 euros per beer depending and they had the whole schneider line up (original, aventinus, eisbock) as well as a few draft lines. Great place to stop in and relax with a weisse beer or two, and really a nice atmosphere to be in.
10-05-2010 14:45:46 | More by Augustiner719
3.93/5 rDev -9.4%
I have been there a couple of times at different times of the year and day and the atmosphere is obviously different at midday (when it is packed) than at night when many people have moved on to bars and clubs.
I f you are lucky to get a seat in the great hall downstairs it is quite a good atmosphere but the rest of the building is like a maze.
The main selling point is the selection of beers including 3 of my all time favourites (Aventinus, Aventinus Eisbock and Hopfenweisse)
Also there are the standard choices and an interesting strong Hefeweizen(6.00%) called "Mein Gruenes" which has higher ABV and more hops than usual - another must try.
The food is hearty and OK.
01-03-2010 17:14:17 | More by DerBayer
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
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
4.03/5 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
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