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4.16/5 rDev -3.5%
I had 2 beers there and one really stood out - the |Jahrhundertbier vom Eichenfass available every day after 5 pm. I ve had this from a bottle as well and it is at least one whole mark better vom Eichenfass. One of the best Helles - nay THE best Helles I have ever had and I am from Munich.
The place was really nice to sit in at the hgistorical Platzl on a warm summer evening. I also had a Dunkles vomn Fass which was very decent but not the best ever.
I did not eat there but the fopod did look good and geberous Bavariuan portions.
08-16-2010 20:28:11 | More by DerBayer
3.73/5 rDev -13.5%
Ayinger is right across from the Hofbrauhaus, Augustiener and Hard Rock at a small but busy intersection. We only went for a beer in the pm, but had no issues getting a table even though they tried to fill up for an early dinner already. I didn't get what I ordered (but was charged for it) and the waitress didn't really get the difference ...she seemed extremely tired and exhausted, guess she just wanted to be done with the day. Everything else seemed to be great. Nothing to complain and food at the surrounding tables look great. Difference here to the Hofbrauhaus is that actually a lot of locals are coming, not just tourists
08-17-2009 01:08:03 | More by Schwab
4.2/5 rDev -2.6%
Went here for the first time a few weeks back and was not disappointed. I was never a huge Ayinger fan, but this place changed m mind.
First of all, it is in a very active platz with the Hard Rock and the Hofbrauhaus, so there are many people around. There is good outside seating and a really nice, wooden-atmosphere inside. So even on a cold day, this place would be good to go to.
The food was solid, not spectacular, but very good. The great thing abour Munchen is that you can get great Bavarian dishes practically everywhere you go.
The bier is all ayinger, I had the ur-weiss and a helles; all good and they had more on the menu.
For atmosphere and good solid food, this is a great place to go. For bier selection, this is just like every other German bar, they are sponsored by a brewery and only serve that bier. Lucky of us is that all of them are excellent.
I highly recommend this place; do yourself a favor and bypass the Hard Rock and come here. Prosit!
06-01-2009 00:01:41 | More by nocheinsbitte
4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
We came here to avoid the touristy atmosphere of the HB across the street and were not disappointed. It was Oktoberfest time, so they had their fest bier drawn right out of the wooden keg. After a few rounds I decided to Pair the biers with a half chicken. It wasn't quite as tasty as the chickens at Oktoberfest, but damn close so I'm a happy guy. Above average service for Munich, a real nice place and an oasis next to the Hofbrau and Hard Rock. (We had trouble finding this place using the address. If you're standing in front of the main entrance of the HB look across the street to your right).
04-11-2009 20:51:12 | More by LauraAndrew
3.78/5 rDev -12.3%
I visited this place on a Saturday night in December 2007. To me, its name is Ayingers Speis und Trank (Food and Drink) and is part of the four star Platzl Hotel. With this in mind, this place is distinctly more reserved than many Munchner establishments, and we were met with this fairly unwelcoming besuited gentleman just inside the door. He wasn't too keen to have us enter as tables were full, but he agreed to allow us sit up at the bar as all we wanted were drinks. In contrast, the barmen were most friendly and accomodating. I spied a seasonal Winterbock (330ml) on the blackboard, so I went for that but it was a little on the bland side. My second beer was the Ayinger Helles and lastly we went for the Helles Holzfass direct from the wooden cask that they had just tapped. Nice work with the mallet, guys! This was a very nice place, and its atmosphere is a direct contrast from the Hofbrauhaus.
12-13-2007 17:26:45 | More by JohnfromDublin
United Kingdom (England)
4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
This restaurant/bar is right opposite the Hofbrau House, with seating outside and in. The interior is formal but very pleasant, clean, attractive and more up market than some places. There is an extensive and very good food menu, which is a little more costly than some, but worth the extra. This is (as others have said) not a beer hall, but a restaurant, though there is seating at the bar. Quiet pleasant surroundings with very good service, a peaceful haven from the Hofbrau House opposite! Waiting staff were very attentive, and made us especially welcome on return visits. There were five Ayinger Beers on tap at the time of our visit, and I personally rate them as possibly the best beers (apart from the Hefe Weiss - Schneider takes the prize for that!) available in Munich. The Lager Helles is crystal clear, light and refreshing, but a nice bitter hoppy aftertaste, and not "gassy" which makes it a great session beer - and a lot more character than most of the Lager beers in Munich. The Dunkel is darkish, sweeter and more malty, and again easy to drink and very pleasant. The unfiltered Keller beer was very similar to the Helles in character, though a little softer and rounder in texture. There were two Weiss beers, one pale, one dunkel and both were very good, the dunkel weiss being sweeter (though not that dark) and both excellent examples of the style. We returned here most evenings for our final beers, always had good service and enjoyed the beers very much. Quiet peaceful relaxed friendly atmosphere, good service and great beers make this my favourite Munich place for a beer. But, if you want loud beer hall frantic atmosphere and large crowds of drinkers, then go across the street!
We visited this bar again several times in May 2009, and enjoyed it as before, though the service could be a bit hit and miss! The keller unfiltered beer was great, as with all Ayinger beers, a great place for a more relaxed beer than the Hofbrau (or the Hard Rock which should be avoided!) If you like Ayinger beers, then a trip to Aying Village and Leibhards Bar/Restaurant should be on your list of 'to do's!' Only 30 mins on local S Bahn to Aying.
B'ham UK April 2007
04-16-2007 11:26:05 | More by JohnW
British Columbia (Canada)
4.22/5 rDev -2.1%
This is a fairly large place, but it has more of a pub than a beer hall. Very nicely finished and clean. We stopped in on the evening of March 19, after dinner... but it looks like it'd be a decent place to eat as well.
I had both their Weizens and a Celebrator (vom-fass), all of which were a real treat. They had great pretzels, and my wife had a nice desert as well.
They were serving a helles lager from a wooden cask, and I'm still kicking myself for not trying it!
I miss those Bavarian pretzels!
04-11-2006 00:22:08 | More by Derek
3.28/5 rDev -23.9%
Found my notes on this one the other day.
I went here after having dinner at the Hofbrauhaus across the street with the hopes of having a Celebrator draught or two or three, but alas they were out (this being sometime in early november, the date however escapes me). The atmosphere was mostly dead and it was a saturday evening. The only people around were traveling businessmen drinking by themselves.
The whole atmosphere seem geared for business travelers not for locals, beer lovers, or anyone who enjoys a pub like atmosphere. In short, it does not compare to the atmosphere of the city's brewhalls but I have a feeling it was never meant to.
The food menu looked extensive but since I was just coming from dinner I didnt give it much more than a glance. Their were five or so offerings on tap but I only tried one which I thought was okay but I had expected better.
Service was fairly good. The waiter, as he wasnt busy, waited and served us promptly. He was friendly and was happy to make some small talk, a rarity in itself in Germany.
12-09-2003 15:22:35 | More by allboutbierge
Wirtshaus Ayingers in München, Germany
94 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.