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Augustiner-Keller

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89
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21 Reviews
Reviews: 21
Visits: 35
rAvg: 3.91
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Arnulfstraße 52
München, 80335
Germany
phone: +49 89 594393

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Reviews: 21 | Visits: 35
Photo of ELS
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Visited the outside Biergarten while on business in Germany. I never drank Augustiner beer before but the locals who took me said this is the most popular beer in Munich. It was the summer, so we sat outside on a beautiful day and ordered liters of their Helles Lagers. Wow! Best lager I've ever had! The beer was so smooth and drinkable I finished the liter in a matter of minutes. There is nothing better than drinking great beer in a high energy outside venue where everybody is just enjoying life. I tried to get their Helles Lager in the US but they only sell Edellstaff and Maximater. Both are good beers but their fresh Helles is the best! (653 characters)

Photo of innominat
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I visited 2 times once on a slow afternoon for lunch and 2nd on a busy night. It a nice place for a quiet lunch but at 7pm or later on a June weekday the place was mobbed with people. It can be hard to get a table, we were in the self service area.
For lunch I have Nurnberg wursts which where decent and reasonably nice. (321 characters)

Photo of Evan47
2.89/5  rDev -26.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3

This place was "ok", this being said i got there late and it was cold so no one was there really. The beer is whatever, Augustiner is kind of weak compared to the other german beers. I would have enjoyed it more if the place was crowded. It was strange seeing a sea of empty benches and imagining the mayhem that would occur if those benches were full... I wanted that mayhem.... my parents went to the inside part and said it was the best place ever.... but I can only vouch for what i experienced (498 characters)

Photo of VaterRoss
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This ended up being my favorite place to drink in Munich during my trip. Location is nice, just enough out of the downtown to miss the worst of the masses. Very nice outdoor area that even features a projector for soccer games, can get quite crowded and rowdy during nice weather and big games. Didn't go to the indoor area as the weather was awesome. Standard Munich beer selection and standard Munich tourist prices. Standard beer garden self serve. Food was slightly better than the hofbrau and slightly cheaper.

My favorite of the beer gardens. (549 characters)

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Some friends and I stopped in here after having spent a few days at the Oktoberfest. Ive had their brews in the US and knew they were close by to where we were staying. A small uphill walk, with trees overhanging it to the front door. This appeared to look like a traditional German restaurant. We were seated in the room to the left, where we found out was a huge bonus. It was wooden clad, sort of dim, with lots of tables packed tightly, almost looking like a hunting lodge. Before we even sat down we heard and saw what seemed to be a party going on. Accordians, singing, swaying, clapping. The whole room was into it. We recieved our litres promptly and soon joined in the festivities. There were people from all different countries, all there having the best time. The food was outstanding and had the home-made taste. Baskets of warm soft pretzels served with obatzda cheese spread and many litres of beer to follow. Their Marzen was crisp, and sweet and ever so easy to drink. We stayed for a couple of hours enjoying the great beer, delicious food, and amazing atmosphere. Ill never forget this stop. (1,109 characters)

Photo of mryuk
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

stopped here during a work trip to germany last week and was very glad I did. very typical german brauhaus with good beer. the restaurant takes up almost an entire block since there is a hug outdoor area. sadly since it is winter nothing was happening outside but I can imagine what the summer and octoberfest must be like.

as you enter the brauhaus there are three smaller rooms in the front and a huge room in the back. we went to the large room in the back at about 5:30 with almost no one there and by 7:00 it was packed. beer was good although as expected there were only 3 or 4 beers and the food was fairly good as well.

overall i would definitely recommend it if you are in munich. (691 characters)

Photo of seanyfo
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Headed here after visiting the very busy Braustuben, on the evening of 02/10/2010, in search of some urban paradise relaxation.

The main feature of this place is obviously the biergarten with round tables and seating aplenty underneath the chestnut trees.

There are 2 service areas, as you walk in toward the lefthand side, there are chickens and masses of edelstoff being dispensed and a larger self service area ahead on the other side of the biergarten next to the restuarant building. This area serves a lot more food and some other bottled beer offerings if memory serves. We made do with a huge pretzel which i think is the best i have ever had in Munchen! Shame they were not serving the Marzen from the wood, only the Edelstoff

Even in the dark of the evening underneath the spotlights in the cool October evening, it was till plenty busy with revellers but easy enough to find a free table. I can just imagine this place being the perfect spot on a Sunday afternoon, bringing some food and enjoying a mass!

Didnt look into the restaurant building so cant comment on that. Only prob i had, was the toilet was so far away, and after a few mass, its definitely an issue but it is a huge biergarten!

A wonderful experience in a true mecca to good beer, a must visit in Munchen, day or night! (1,302 characters)

Photo of Augustiner719
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Went here one day when the fest was too crowded. Really nice authentic biergarten right outside of the fest. A mass was only 6.90 euro which was a good deal considering. Everything is self ordered at the bars where beers were filled. Really nice authentic German family outing was experienced here. Great weather plays a role as it is all outdoors. The biergarten is shaded with chestnut trees and is right outside downtown Munich. Really great place to take I. Your travels over a beer or two. Highly recommended. (514 characters)

Photo of californiakulak
4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I have been to this place on a hand full of occasions including my recent trip to Germany and I really love it. You walk in to this huge beer garden with loads of ancient chesnut trees and you simply gasp. Their are several kiosk food booths where you can choose from chicken, sausage and a few other selections. The highlight, though, is the beer. There is a huge German filling one liter mugs from a barrel.
The beer is wonderful and the food is very good as well. This place is a must see if ever in Munich. It is only a short walk, or tram ride, from the train station. (574 characters)

Photo of Domingo
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Came here based on a few recommendation and definitely wasn't disappointed.
This is a huge biergarten with lots of chestnut trees, hundreds of tables and benches, tons of food options, and a fairly good selection of beers as well.
Given the name, you have a pretty good idea of what beers are served here. Unlike some other Augustiner spots, this location serves up the Edelstoff...which is a nice change of pace and equally as good as the normal helles. In addition, they also have the weiss (which looks like a dunkel weiss, FYI) available, however they're poured from bottles. I don't think Augustiner does draft versions of that beer. The dunkel and helles are both missing, but that's typical for most gartens. It's pretty rare to find an entire line-up. I'm not 100% sure, but I think they might have the bottled pils as well.
Food is available at a series of stands. Pork knuckles, pretzels, obatzda, leberkase, frites, ribs, etc. are all available and the prices aren't too bad.
It's only a few blocks from the central station so if you're only going to be in Munich for a couple of hours, this is easily the best option.
For that matter, even for a weeklong trip - this spot's great just because it's the prototypical biergarten.
Plus, supposedly there's a lot of Bavarian political clout at this spot. People watching can be a lot of fun. (1,349 characters)

Photo of JohnW
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This is a very popular place in good weather for beer and food, both waiter service or self service. As usual in German Beer Gardens, tables with table cloths have waiter service, those without are self service.
We went on a Wednesday evening around 7pm, and it was very busy, but managed to find a table for waiter service OK near the Stube entrance.

Service was good in the area we sat in, and the beer was excellent. In fact, I would say the Augustiner beer tastes better here than in the Grossgaststatte on Neuhauserstrasse, though not sure why that should be.

We really enjoyed our couple of hours here, the food was good and reasonable price for Munich, and the atmosphere was good - lively and friendly without getting too rowdy! Would definately visit again.

Just a 10 minute walk along Arnulfstrasse from the Hauptbahnhof, just past the BR Radio Station Buildings.

JohnW May 2009
B'ham UK (904 characters)

Photo of mattcomstock213
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I was in Munich over the 4th of July in 2006 and watched the World Cup semi-final between Germany and Italy (or was it France?). The place was jammed packed with people and while Germany lost it still got rowdy and fun. I didn't eat food, but the beer was so good I kept staring at it in amazement instead of watching the game. The service was good in spite of all the people. My beer was delivered promptly without fuss. I was a little put off my the 6 euro per mass at the time, but in retrospect it is a deal. Give me a break, I was 19 and backpacking. Either way, I love the place and can't wait to go back. (611 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This place was pretty cool. Frankly when we visited there wasn't a whole lot going on. This is a more subdued experience than Hofbrauhaus, but worth the visit for sure. I did not eat so I cannot comment on the food quality or price. We drank beer, and that was worth it. This is a beer garden settting with indoor and outdoor seating enclosed in a little gated courtyard with lots of foliage cover. We sat outdoors at a patio style table and had a quiet enjoyable experience. The indoors does offer a bit more or a beer hall quality setting as you can imagine. This way, you can choose a more docile, or a bit more rambunctious experience. Decent atmosphere, good beer, recommend the visit. (690 characters)

Photo of dgthompson
4.8/5  rDev +22.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I can't say enough good things about this biergarten. I visited during Oktoberfest 2005 & 2007 and found it to be outstanding both times. The weather was perfect both times which helps. They did not have a band playing which would have been nice (though, to be honest, I was pretty drunk during the 2007 visit and may not have noticed). The place was pretty busy but not overly packed - no problems finding a seat. Beer was great, good food selection. The visitors there were great, met many nice people. It is in a great location, the closest biergarten to the Oktoberfest fairgrounds. You can walk there from the fairgrounds - I'd say it is about a 1.5 mile walk - worth it (also very close to the Hauptbahnhof). I wish they had these in the U.S., I'd be there every weekend. Well worth the visit, can not recomend it enough! (827 characters)

Photo of UpQuark
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

I've been here twice in the last two months. The first visit was during the Starkbierfest and was deep, deep in the keller. This was my second visit to the keller during the Starkbierfest and both visits were similar. Downside about this most recent visit was that our reserved table was to the side near the kitchen. Crappy location away from most of the fun. Augustiner's Starkbier is Maximator and it was tasty enough. (My favorite of this style remains Celebrator, from Ayinger.) It was served in a stoneware stein. I had a schweinshax'n, which was a bit drier than I like it to be, but not bad.

Went back to the beer garden a couple weeks ago- my first such outing of the season. Augustiner is not my favorite beer garden (that changes often, though the all-time winner is probably Paulaner am Nocherberg, if only for proximity's sake). I always get there by traversing the pedestrian bridge over the railways- a very industrial atmosphere. Chestnut trees notwithstanding, they can't fool me. Still, it's not a bad spot. I had two mass of Edelstoff. Nice, though as usual, that has as much to do with the company and the weather as anything else.

Service, selection and value are based on Munich norms. In other words, it's less attentive, a bit more expensive and less diverse than you'd get in the States. (1,314 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I stopped here with a group of 6 for dinner while in Munich on business. This was the recommended stop by a German colleague, and I think he chose wisely. Apparently they use to brew Augustiner here, the copper tops of the brewing vessels are still in place serving only aesthetic functions now.

This place operates as a true Bavarian beer hall, with most seating being picnic table style and tons of rowdy drinkers doing their thing (singing songs, making toasts, and drinking ungodly amounts of beer, niiice).

The beer was good, all Augustiner. The service was a little haughty, and actually quite slow. But the place was busy... it just seemed that customers are a bother sometimes. The food was great, I had several types of grilled meats, perfect with the liters of beer I was downing.

I had a blast, I'm glad we stopped here. (842 characters)

Photo of Bierman9
4.38/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I visited The Keller for the first, and til now only, time about 20 years ago. Overdue for a return, I reckon. Mission accomplished.

Easily found on Arnulfstrasse after a short walk from the tram or S-Bahn stop, you enter up a short hill with the main Stube looming straight ahead. Inside there are numerous different sized rooms, all brimming with Gemütlichkeit, sturdy wooden furniture and old paintings and pictures. Outside, to the left upon approach, is the huge Biergarten. Think big-ass chestnut trees shading hundreds and hundreds of tables. Whoa!. At the immediate left is a bier/food stand. They only had Edelstoff here, though inside the Stube you could get a Pils, Dunkel, Hefeweizen, or a König Ludwig offering. I opted for outside, with an Edelstoff to go with a plate of Brat mit Kraut (which was yummy!). The people serving bier/food at the counter were top-shelf in their assistance and attitude. There was no music playing out here, but it wasn't really needed. The sounds of happy revelers was all that was required. It seemed like the tables nearest the bier/food were for waiter/waittress service (and were all round). Rectangular tables a bit further removed were for self-service quaffing and drinking. Other satellite bier stands also dotted the grounds. Quite a kick-ass place to lax and quaff. I hope it's not another 20 years before my next visit!

Prosit!

overall: 4.38
atmosphere: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $

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Photo of moderndrunkard
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2

11:30 am

It was a slowly sunny April Saturday. Easter Saturday. As the sun just started to peak through the clouds and the leaves on the trees just started to peak through their newly-sprung buds we took a seat outside to the right of the beer hall.

A glance inside the beer hall revealed the usual bavarian decor: wood. Wood tables, wood chairs, wood barrels set up as tables. Many adjoining rooms. Very inviting, welcoming.

The night before had seriously taken its toll, and I wasn't all that excited about drinking at this time of day. But as we do, I soldiered on. I think they just had the helles and the wheat on tap. My two friends got the wheat and I got the helles. It was tasty, for what it was.

We talked to some germans next to us who were attending the soccer game later that day. You could tell that the outside beer garden would be packed in the summer, but now, it was a little too early. Overall, it felt like the perfect place to sit and drink a few on a warm, sunny afternoon in Munich. (1,021 characters)

Photo of phatboy
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

After a LONG 3 block walk from the train station, we stepped up to the keller... it was cold out, -15 C! So the sight of the keller was welcome... snow covered long walk thru the closed beer garden to a bavarian beauty. The left front room was open on this Sunday night, filled with locals. I loved it. It oozed of everything you'd want in a cold weather stube. The helles was excellent... with the characteristic sulfuer that I love in German lager. DMS, but not in the Rolling Rock way. This sulfur is pure stink. Go here, if you don't like this place, reevaluate your relationship with man and beerkind. (606 characters)

Photo of Spacegrass
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 4

This is definitely an escape from the surrounding city, lots of trees and a wall that surrounds it. It is just next to the Hauptbahnhof so location is very accessible. The seating capacity of the garden is 5000 so you know this beer garden is pretty large. The size was a little bit of a problem when I wanted to find a restroom but hey what do you expect!

Augustiner Helles is a favorite beer of Munchners from what I heard, personally I prefered darker beers (and a few Weiss beers) when I visited at the end of May. But I won't hold that against them obviously. However, the only beer they had on tap when we went was the helles which was very disapointing. Wanting to try all I could I also got a Dunkel and Weizen, both from bottles poured into a glass. I was not impressed with the Dunkel, the labeling was actually different from other Augustiner bottles I saw around Munich which makes me wonder whether it was another brand? The wheat beer tasted like a wheat beer, but it was my third liter so I won't try and comment on it.

Service was your standard booths where you go up and order over the counter. Nothing spectacular but nothing bad either.

Overall the Augustiner Keller personally wasn't worth going out of my way for. It was average but not a highlight of my trip. Maybe I went on a bad night?? Of all the mass beer consumption I did throughout my entire trip this was the only place that made me feel like crap the next morning. And I didn't drink any more than I had any other night, maybe it all caught up on me? I'd skip it and go somewhere else unless you happen to already be in the area. (1,620 characters)

Photo of bierman2000
4.3/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

An oasis in the middle of an industrial area, tall buildings all around as this patch of trees and greenery stand above the street. The beers are fresh and they had the Dunkel and Edelstoff Lager on tap along with the Dopplebock since it was March and Hefeweizen in the bottle. Nice atmosphere, great service and nice views of the surrounding area, a very large outdoor area that was excellent in mid March with temps in the mid 60's. (434 characters)

Augustiner-Keller in München, Germany
89 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.