Hofbräuhaus München

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91
Reviews:
82
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179
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4.07
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Hofbräuhaus MünchenHofbräuhaus München
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Platzl 9
München, 80331
Germany

+49 89 290136-100 | map
www.hofbraeuhaus.de

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Reviews by JohnfromDublin:
Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

On a long weekend visit to Munich (December 2007), I deliberately avoided this place over the Sat/Sun and visited on a Monday at about 6pm. I was expecting something very touristy and overpriced. The reality was somewhat different.

The place itself is enormous; a cruciform shape with the band stage at the centre. Wooden tables (when you can get one!), and tables with tablecloths tend to be "Stammtisch" reserved for locals, unless the waiter sits you at one.
The Sandra Bullock lookalike waitress in Bavarian costume treated is with a degree of disdain at first. I did notice that when she saw that we were staying for more than one drink, she improved considerably in demeanour. I can't say that I blame them for attitude; the numbers of Japanese tourists who tramp through here, take photos and videos, and never even buy a beer. Okay, some do, but I saw some ask this pretzel waitress to pose for them (which she did), and then they shook her hand and left. Not even a euro tip!

I confess that we were sucked into its atmosphere. A couple of litres of their drinkable beer, and the will to leave decreases. And when the band play that fanfare, you are encouraged to stand and sing the toast "ein prossit, ein prossit, der gemutlicht keit" and then slam the stiens together and have a slug!

And at €6.60 per litre, it's one of the best "tourist" things you can do; music and waitress service included. I suppose they make a good profit on their pretzels (€3.20) must be €3 profit.

As so many have said; this place is somewhere is a must visit. Just do so when it is quieter than the mania of weekend nights. I will be back, and I never thought i would say so. Nice to be proved wrong!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jvgoor3786
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of khutch39
4.86/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Dallas0469
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of beerimthere
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

A must if you are in Munchen, music, food, beer with great atmosphere.

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Photo of chitowntink
3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

Photo of Sparky44
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.03/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of MadScientist
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

A must see destination for beer lovers traveling through Munich if at the least to enjoy the fresh beer and see this vast beer hall. Great beer, good service and descent food.

It shouldn't be too surprising that you'll only find Hofbräu beer being served here and a fairly standard menu of German pub food. The service was courteous but like much of Bavaria, don't wait for a server to stop over you'll have to let him know you thirsty or hungry.

There are three floors with group seating, an oompah band with a slightly raucous party crowd on the first, at let post Oktoberfest. The second floor has a quieter table service where you can sit with just your party. The third floor was all reserved seating for large tour bus sized parties.

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Photo of DSWeller
4.15/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of barleywin
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Kyyyyyy
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This place is crazy. I went in the week leading up to Oktoberfest so my opinion may be skewed by a lot of things. First off, come in and sit anywhere. All community seating and no-one minds a friend, right? Secondly, look for the pretzel lady. €4 (ish) later, start looking over the menu for some awesome food and beer. They have different language menus available, ask for one if you need one! Seevice was terri le, but it was busy and like I said, during the lead-in to oktoberfest.. They had an awesome band and the vibe was great!

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Photo of JamesLeung
4.88/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Scamboogery
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Barracudas
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

In the heart of Munich, this is why you come to this city. Dark wood, old world ambience. Oompah band in lederhosen cranking out the singing songs. Didn't eat anything , just come here for the bier and the atmosphere. Touristy? Yes. But, I don't live in Munich so I must be a tourist!

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Photo of Crainjd
3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 5

Loved the atmosphere when we walked out in. Just what I was expecting from a traditional German beer hall. Very busy but we were welcomed when we asked to sit with two other men at one of the tables. It took awhile to get someone to take our beer order. Even longer to get our food order in. The giant pretzels were outstanding and the bratwurst and sauerkraut was out of this world. They had a band playing traditional German music and there were groups of patrons singing along with the band. Overall a terrific experience for an American.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.58/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Kind of a must-go place in Munich, but the dream is better than the reality. Super crowded most of the time, so expect to wander around for a while or sit upstairs in one of the off-the-beaten-path areas of the place to get a seat. Beer is not great and is a little more expensive than other places. If you are in college, go for it. If you are visiting with your family, you might want to avoid the crowd and noise (or just walk through to check it out, but eat/drink elsewhere).

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Photo of Silchenkov
4.69/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Rihup
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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Hofbräuhaus München in München, Germany
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