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Weisses Bräuhaus

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BA SCORE
96
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 DoubleJ
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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.

Photo of morebeergood
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

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.

Photo of Bierman9
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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!!

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

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 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

Photo of crossovert
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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.

Photo of JohnW
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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

Photo of Domingo
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 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.

Photo of Longstaff
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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.

Photo of Rayek
4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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.

Photo of millelacsmark
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of elmocoso
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

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.

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JohnfromDublin
4.2/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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.

Photo of PatandDavid
4.2/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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

Photo of dbalsock
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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.

Photo of Derek
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

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.

Photo of nriech
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

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.

Photo of Hobbz
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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).

Photo of Augustiner719
3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

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.

Photo of Schwab
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I think this is my favorite in Munich (not counting beer gardens). There are a few beer halls I haven't tried yet (Augustiner, Spatenhaus and Der Pschorr), but other than that, this is a must see! Lots of locals who enjoy one of the different Weissbier types and eat great local food. They also stick to the tradition and serve Weisswuerstl only until noon! Very good service, great beer, outstanding food and super atmosphere. Not a tourist trap at all, especially compared to the Hofbrauhaus around the corner. Weisses is also around the corner from the "Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum."

Photo of Spacegrass
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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.

Photo of nocheinsbitte
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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.

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of deac83
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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.

Photo of clarknova
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Weisses Bräuhaus in München, Germany
96 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.