Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 4,194
Beer Avg: 3.65
Taps: 4 / Bottles: 1
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 113 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
3/5 rDev -27.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$$
This is obviously a must see while in Munchen. Many tourists , food is not good at all. I have been to some smaller beer gardens in Germany that have amazing food. They had entertainment ... very enjoyable. I went with my wife and sister-in-law. We had a good time and i got a steine. Like i said you must go just to say i have been.
07-10-2013 22:26:42 | More by Culture
3.15/5 rDev -23.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$
A fun spot but a bit of a tourist trap. A must on your first visit to Munich, but not so much after that. The food is ok, and there is usually a traditional German band playing. A fun place to people watch, although most of the patrons are out of towers.
A bit of a downer when you find out there are a several HB Haus locations elsewhere in the US etc.
02-10-2014 18:10:02 | More by -N8
3.2/5 rDev -22.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
It is hard to judge the atmosphere here. It is one of those places you have to visit if you have time, but it is also a bit touristy and Disney-esque. In the early afternoon it is pretty nice, by dusk it is getting crowded and filling with drunks, and by dark it has the highest concentration of assholes in Munich.
The service is minimal, especially if you are with a large group and even more so if you are young and male. I can hardly blame them, however, considering how many groups of offensive young American men were there.
The selection consists of the house beers, pretty standard in Bavaria.
The food is kind of expensive and really not that great compared to the more out of the way beerhalls in Munich.
The quality of the beer is where I really have a problem with this place. It is not bad, but it certainly isn't good... and that it hard to accept in Munich. I find that the Helles lacks the clean and refreshing character of some of the other Munich breweries like Augustiner.
All in all, the Hofbrauhaus is a great tourist experiance, but it is a bit lacking in terms of beer halls/ gardens, if only because there are so many superior and less tourist filled ones in other parts of Munich.
01-04-2008 05:22:44 | More by nickfl
3.28/5 rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25 | $$
Everyone has to go once for the experience. Had a liter of Hofbrau Original and a liter of Funnel, and both were fresh, crisp, and delicious. Even in January the service was spotty and slow. My wife and I each ordered weiswurt, but for some reason we only received one order. That being said, the atmosphere of the place was enough to make it worth the visit, and the other diners were warm and friendly as could be. We will certainly return.
08-02-2013 18:34:29 | More by Jojo850
3.35/5 rDev -18.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I had to stop at Hofbrauhaus at least once during my first trip to Munich, despite my premonition that it would be full of tourists, crazy cramped, and loud. I'm happy I did stop here, as it's an experience you must have once based on its fame/infamy, but it was a bit noisy and crowded for my tastes (as expected).
I was with a group of about 6, a mixture of UK guys and Americans. We were lucky to find a table immediately after it was vacated by its former occupants, and there we sat for roughly 1/2 hour before being graced by our waiter. I wanted the schwarz weisse, but dammit if an associate didn't up and order a round of 1L Helles. I drank it dutifully (and it wasn't so bad in its proper environment), and was able to get the schwarz weisse roughly 1 and a half hours later. The service STINKS, I think the German waiter we had didn't like tourists (go figure, he sees them every day at work).
The best attribute is the lovely building that houses this beer hall, the ceiling in particular is really lovely with wood beams and artwork. The oompah music every 45 minutes or so got pretty old, but now I have an inkling of what Oktoberfest must be like.
My final recommendation: Stop here for a quick drink and an early meal, then get out and see some other beer halls with less tourists and better service.
07-13-2007 23:35:58 | More by TurdFurgison
3.38/5 rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Ah, the famous Hofbrauhaus. No stop in Munich would be complete without a visit. Like many visitors, upon entering, your gaze wanders throughout the building, taking in the ambiance, and noticing the liter mugs of beer on every table. Service is spotty - sometimes they're right there, more often it takes time. The beer is excellent - standard for Munich - light, dark, and wheat. I mainly drank the dark and found it to be a tasty brew. The food was decent, but as I found with most food in Munich, nothing to really write home about.
Definitely worth a visit if you're in Munich. It's huge, they have good beer, and it's entertaining to watch all the tourists come in, cameras flashing, and pointing and gawking at people drinking beer by the liter.
08-15-2007 19:07:35 | More by YonderWanderer
3.4/5 rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75 | $$$
Well, you have to do it. But it's overpriced for the food and the beer you get. However, the atmosphere is totally German, despite the abundance of tourists. Be prepared for walking around looking for a table, and possibly sharing one with other folks. It's a good experience overall, but there are definitely better establishments in Germany.
07-09-2013 01:00:22 | More by IchLiebeBier
3.43/5 rDev -16.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
No trip to Munchen by anyone worth their weight in salt would be complete without a stop at the Hofbrauhaus, so I went twice. Huge, loud, touristy, over the top, and I loved it!
On our second stop we had dinner and the food was a little disappointing especially when you compare it to the Chinesischer Turm. The beer was good and the atmosphere was better. We sat at a table with an older couple who lived just outside of Munich. Although their English was poor and our German worse, we had a great time hanging out that evening.
This is not a place to come and expect the very best food or the very best beer but it is a place to take it all in with people from all over the world. Theres nothing quite like it. Dont forget to check out the vomitoriums in the bathroom complete with handles for bracing yourself.
01-16-2007 20:47:03 | More by Caesar1pup
Hofbräuhaus München in München, Germany
92 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.