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4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
I learned a lot during my first few hours in Munich, but most notably was how early Germans started their beer drinking. After getting my feet wet in the city (literally and figuratively) for a few hours, it was time to grab a beer. There are a couple enterences into the restaurant; sit yourself down anywhere there's an empty chair. Even before 10am, there were a lot of people inside eating and drinking, and it helped give the place and uplifting feeling.
Wooden chairs and tables around the restaurant, and there are several different rooms. The kitchen and bar sit in the middle of it, as I sat just a throw from it, along a long wooden high table. A moment later I received a special English menu to look at what beers and what food was available. I smiled; 7 different beers on-tap, from the classic Schneider Weiss, the strong Aventinus (my personal favorite), and even two guest lagers, and an addition four from the bottle. Not only was the beer very good, but the matching glassware added beauty as well. Most 300 ml pours went for €3.00, which helped my wallet as I planned to sample several beers.
Lets not forget about the food. 2 Weisswursts and a pretzel for breakfast...oh dear...I'm in love. After that moment, I had a feeling that I was going to love Munich (and I did).
Variety, quality beer, great food, and atmosphere; Weisses Brauhaus brings those characters to a level which very few in Munich can match. This is one to experience.
05-09-2013 04:50:52 | More by DoubleJ
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
4.58/5 rDev +5.5%
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!!
atmosphere: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
10-19-2002 09:05:28 | More by Bierman9
4.15/5 rDev -4.4%
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
12-21-2005 05:50:27 | More by UncleJimbo
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
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
4.4/5 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
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
01-28-2003 09:27:28 | More by Longstaff
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
A friend and I came here on the recommendation of a fellow BA. It was worth the trip, and the wait to get in.
Weisses is huge. I don't think I ever quite found my way all the way to back of the restaurant. Plus, there's even more seating upstairs, and a patio (with no umbrellas for some reason) out front. Finding a place to sit is simply a matter of looking for a spare seat and asking if you can share a table with someone. It's really quite the social environment.
We were in Munich for Oktoberfest, so the place was packed. Understandably, service was slow at first, but once our waitress got to us, things went pretty quick. The menus (in German) are at the tables to give you time to figure out what you want before the waitstaff gets to you. Because of the crowd, we didn't bother asking for the English version of the menu. Instead, we cobbled together our limited German to figure out what was what and played "point and shoot." I ended up ordering a very heavy roast pork dish that is probably still clogging my arteries, but tasted excellent. My friend grabbed a sausage plate that he said was quite tasty.
We didn't stick around long enough to try a bunch of beers. I had the Schneider Original, and was quite happy with it. If we'd had more time to linger, I would have tried others.
All in all, Weisses is a must see in Munich. I'm really glad I had the opportunity to visit.
09-24-2009 15:36:44 | More by Rayek
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
Weisses Bräuhaus in München, Germany
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