Hofbräuhaus München

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3.64/5
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5,427 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 155
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: n/a
Taps: 4
Bottles: 1
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Platzl 9
München, 80331
Germany
phone: +49 89 290136-100

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hofbraeuhausmuc

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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 83
Photo of Sixpoint
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

The bierhalle that sounds like a football stadium....

Photo of BigBadBeerSnob
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

The food is amazing but the beer is overpriced, as expected for a "tourist trap."

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.9/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

this place is always packed. only had time for 1 the original . great nostalgia!!

Photo of almostjay
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

If you're in Munich, you have to go right? Just go.

Photo of timontheroad
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Visited this place a few times over the years, amazing how it hasn't changed! The atmosphere is outstanding, with oompah bands playing and everyone just really enjoying themselves. The beer is great and food as well. So much culture, even if it a bit of a tourist trap. A must see if you are in Munich!

Photo of ricp215
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Been there twice and had a great time. Music, friendly strangers and great beer.

Photo of srletend
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Large touristy beer hall. But, you have to visit at least once...

Photo of Idrankitall
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Visited in 2007 while touring Europe. This brewery had the traditional beer hall style. Very old Germany and Bavaria nostalgia, it was great to go for the experience. There are tables with names above them, DO NOT sit at these tables you will not be served and may be asked to leave. These tables are reserved for regulars, please be polite and sit at the other tables.

Luckily we knew this going in and had a great time. Nice atmosphere, good beer, and low prices seeing as you get a liter of beer.

Photo of utfiero
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

It's been years since I visited the Hofbräuhaus in Munich. This is a must see beer dream for any beer aficionado.

The atmosphere is fantastic and ancient. The beer selection is very good for a German brewery/restaurant. A must eat dish is Haxen- braised pork shank with remnants of seared skin; it's fantastic.

Expect to be seated with strangers at long tables. It's part of the unique experience in Germany.

Photo of Wobbly
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%

For the overall experience, this world famous beer hall deserves a perfect score. My score (4.85) is balancing their many excellent beers and very good food, as well as service (friendly but swift). For anyone lucky enough to visit Munich, this is a must.

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

The history, the beer, the food, the music, the most renowned German Beer Hall probably in the entire country of Germany is The Hofbrauhaus. This place is dream. Prices are a little high but you don't need to drink much to get have a good time here. The only negative side to this place is that it is full of tourists. Lowenbrau or Spaten are the better choices if you want to avoid that scene but nonetheless this place is great.

Photo of MarkoNm
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

A great place to visit while in Munich. It has that real Bavarian feel. The place is packed full of people, especially during the football game night. It’s a must do in Munich to treat yourself to a 1l glass of beer together with some typcial Bavarian cuisine. Awesome.

Photo of -N8
3.15/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

Photo of MaillardRx
4.48/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A staple of beer lore. You cannot go to Munich and not stop by the Hofbrauhaus. It only takes one or two litres to get the juices flowing. The sounds of Bavarian music, coupled with traditional Bavarian waitresses made for an incredible atmosphere.

The food was good, but only a fair value for the price. You're obviously paying for more than just the food. The beers are actually reasonably priced, or at least what I was expecting to pay.

Overall, this place is great, and I fully intend to return each time I visit Munich--if I am ever so lucky.

Photo of BeerBeerBeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 5

One of the best places in Munich.

This place is amazing, the service is super fast (20-40 seconds and the beer is on your table), the atmosphere is amazing (along with traditional music that played occasionally), I ordered potatoes too, and they were superb!

No words to explain this place, maybe videos will help...

If you're in Munich - You MUST try this place (I've been there almost 3 hours straight)

Photo of Quindar
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

I lived in Munich for 5 years. This is THE Münchener Bierhalle. Hofbräu is not the best of the six München Helles lagers*, nor is the Hofbräuhaus the most authentic**, but it has carved out a wonderful place between touristy and legitimate that no other place has.

Yes, there are tourists there. There are also locals in droves. The locale is close to Marienplatz but you'll have to venture north into Schwabing for the newer, cooler Munich.

No trip to Munich is complete without a visit.

* Augustiner Helles is the best Munich Helles. Tegernseer is even better though from further south in Bavaria.
** The Löwenbräukeller can't be beat for authenticity and ambience awesomeness.

Photo of bocaoma
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great place, good food, and plenty of freshly brewed beer. At first it seems a bit touristy, but after while you find yourself talking to complete strangers from all over the globe. Don't expect to get off cheap either, but I would gladly invest in the experience again.

Alles Gute

Photo of Jojo850
3.28/5  rDev -21%
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.

Photo of burnstar
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Spent a hot summer evening here during the 2013 heat wave. The atmosphere is amazing- a bit chaotic and packed but also jovial and friendly. If you want to go to a bavarian beer hall then you will find what you're looking for. Lots of tourists- but hey, you're probably one to them so stop whining. The beer is great. Service is good too- better than you'd expect given the chaos inside. Descent selection of their beers- about what you'd expect if you've been to some of other places in Germany. Food was delicious and there was lots of it. Lots of fun for any beer fan.

Photo of dogma33
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

It may be the 'tourist' thing to do in Munich, but it is worth the visit regardless. Very light hearted atmosphere, excellent beer, the food is good. The service was spotty, particularly in the central beer garden. Service on the second floor was better and less crowded.

We sampled several of the menu items, things were good though nothing really jumped out at us as above and beyond. More importantly, the beer is pretty outstanding.

All in all, a very good value and a nice place to relax and take in some very good beer.

Photo of Culture
3/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.4/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Photo of camartin27
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Welcome to Munich! We went in thinking "beer hall" and it was exactly that and more. Great lively Bavarian band, traditional serving maids and German foods. The locals were super friendly and helped us translate the menu and the fun and it was a great time.

Photo of cambabeer
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

You can tell this is a tourist place. None the less, there's a reason why so many people want to come here. From the bavarian live band to the delicious food and bavarian dressed waitresses, you do feel like your in the quintessential beer hall, which I suppose you are. It's great. I was there over the Euro Cup to watch a game with some of my buddies and we had a great time. The stuff is somewhat given the tourist price, but that's to be expected. Their food is to die for. Boiled potatoes and pretzels that will blow your mind. You have to get the big mug of beer and make sure to take pictures. Welcome to Munich!

Photo of DoubleJ
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

With all the fame surrounding the Hofbrauhaus, it isn't just beer lovers who visit this place; it's a tourist destination. As the most stereotypical beer hall in a city that knows beer halls, no wonder it's so popular. It looks big on the outside, and it seems to get bigger once you walk in. There's a gift shop to the right as you enter, a big stage for bands to play traditional Bavarian music (and I got my share during lunchtime), and a sea of tables and benches throughout the first floor. I wouldn't be surprised if you could seat 500 people! If that wasn't enough, there's an enclosed biergarten with at least another 100 capacity, and a second and thrid floor (the top floor reserved as a dining and dance hall). Much of the ground floor was filled with a combination of tourists, FC Bayern, and Barcelona fans (this being gameday of the first leg of the semi-finals), and a few pockets of open tables which I targeted.

4 different beers on-tap (Urbock, Weiss, Dunkel, and Original Helles) plus a bottled non-alcoholic wheat. Despite the attraction of popularity of the place, the prices are reasonable for food and beer (one liter pours are €7.60). It isn't just the beer that they brew themselves, they also have their own butchery which makes their own sausage. No wonder my bockwurst and potato salad were agreeable.

Flagging a server took a little time, but to his credit, he was able to get my liter of beer and bockwurst out in a matter of minutes. But I get the impression that he was rushing me, as I was pay to pay right after getting my order. What if I decide to order another liter? Or maybe this is how they turn tables quickly at the Hofbrauhaus.

Classic beer hall. Classic beer. Classic Munich flare. Everybody should visit this place once in their lifetime.

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Hofbräuhaus München in München, Germany
92 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.