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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
3.93/5 rDev -8.8%
Went here randomly on a Sunday night. It was kind of dead.
It has a small Biergarten outside and that was pretty sparsely filled. Inside there were maybe 5 people at the bar which sat about 20 and 3 or 4 tables were taken.
The service was prompt and friendly to start. I ordered the Jahrhundertbier from the cask. It was utterly delicious. The beer was on average 3.80 per half liter, which is pricey but not ridiculously so. The food though is super expensive. The cheapest entree seemed to be 11,60. And that was what I ordered. It was actually a nice portion and tasty as well. There is obviously snacks and appetizers for less but in general it is pretty pricey. Luckily, the pretzels were free.
After I was done eating I ordered a Kellerbier which was also very tasty and sat and talked with my friends for a few hours. It was a relaxing atmosphere.
Overall it is expensive but the beer is pretty tasty.
05-09-2011 12:02:28 | More by crossovert
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.16/5 rDev -3.5%
Visited on the evening of the 01/10/2010, after returning from visiting Salzburg's Augustiner Kloster Mulln. Anywhere would find it difficult to top that!
Located across from the Hofbrauhaus, during the Oktoberfest, Platzl was buzzing. There was a large queue for the Hofbrauhaus, so there was security on the door here to stop the worse for wear from creating a rowdy atmosphere inside.
Inside, its very well decorated, yellow walls, polished teak wood everywhere, gold rimmed plates and glasses, its very classy.
We sampled the Jahrhundert bier which was in excellent condition in its branded glassware. Served with from fresh delicious pretzels by the obviously stressed but still managing a smile waitress.
The atmosphere was certainly busy but made up of mostly couples or small groups, many enjoying the a la carte menu alongside typical Bavarian dishes. Did not sample the food but certainly looked excellent.
Ayingers full selection available including Kellerbier however i didnt notice Celebrator on the menu!
Overall, this seems a lovely place to enjoy some fine dining alongside a selection of fantastic condition beers from an excellent brewery. Certainly one to note.
10-24-2010 21:13:17 | More by seanyfo
Wirtshaus Ayingers in München, Germany
94 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.