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4.58/5 rDev +6.3%
After Beer Hall hopping we needed some where we could get the amazing beers of the beer hall but not have to deal with the tourist crowds attracted by the beer halls. Tucked in what I would describe as an alley (really a cobble road) next door to a Starbucks, and less than 200 yards from Hofbrau and Hard Rock is Ayinger Wirtshaus.
It is a small intimate affair, that many I think won't experience because they simply won't be able to locate it. The interior matches the exterior as you walk into what is comparable to a hometown high-end pub. You wont find the large communal tables of other halls instead the place is dotted with 2 person high tops and a bar that is about 30ft Long.
The wait staff was exception every time we went, the only issue I experienced was the lack of carry out bags, but this is a cultural difference that I had difficulty acclimatizing to, but that was hardly the servers fault. We wanted souvenirs but unfortunately the stein we wanted was not being sold that day, so the bartender who was serving us simple said take it. He could have just served us the casked Celebrator that we have been drinking all evening but he went the extra mile for us to make us feel welcome and share the other places we had to visit.
The food selection directly represents the quality of beer of that is available. The Mushroom dumpling soup was one of the best mushroom dishes I have ever experienced. But we ate at this establishment multiple times, and the dish that had me coming back over and over was the Schweinshaxen. It is PORK HEAVEN!!! basically and this doesn't do it justice it is a SUPER tender ham knuckle that is cold smoked, then lightly breaded and deep fried, I shit you not, this was the BEST FOOD I HAVE EVER EATEN!
You will spend more here, but honestly it was worth every cent. If I have 3 hours in Munich to eat my last meal, you will find me at the Ayinger restaurant chowing down on schweinshaxen drinking cask celebrator.
04-29-2014 01:54:29 | More by kansascobleigh
4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
Back from Salzburg, now what? Most of the major attractions are closed, except for one category; beer halls! Oh dear, another one? Well, if they're pouring Ayinger, and happen to serve a yummy pork entree, then I might consider...
Alive at 9pm and nearly packed with the exception of a few seats at the bar. The bar takes the shape most resemblant of a question mark. Spirits and bottled Ayinger beers stand behind the bar. Several bartenders behind the bar at one time and looking to serve quickly, which was refreshing. That wasn't the only refreshing aspect...
8 taps of Ayinger beer flowing from the barrels, which included the Weisse, Jahrhundert, Dark Wheat, Pilsner, Lager, Dunkel, Kellerbier, and Celebrator. Beer and food prices are fair for Munich, with half-liter pours hitting anywhere from €3.40-3.90. Several types of glassware are provided for the beer, depending on style and size.
Au gratin pork chop with potato dumpling, vegetable, and a pretzel? That will put a smile on me, especially after a half-liter of Jahrhundert.
I didn't have much chance to visit Aying, but I suspect that Ayinger am Platzl is a worthy alternate. At the very least, it's a quality visit and perhaps my second favorite beer stop in Munich.
05-09-2013 21:35:46 | More by DoubleJ
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
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
Wirtshaus Ayingers in München, Germany
94 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.