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Löwenbräu AG

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Löwenbräu AGLöwenbräu AG
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1,116 Ratings
Place Score: 89
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Nymphenburger Straße 2
München, 80335
phone: (089) 54 72 66 90

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.93/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

A group of four of us visited this establishment on a Sunday in December 2007. I had had a quick look in earlier when it was very busy. By the time we entered, there was plenty of room, and we had our pick of tables. The interior was typical Munich Bierhalle style with wooden tables, vaulted ceilings etc. An interesting feature I noticed was a stained glass window depicting a figure complete with Lowenbrau steinkrug. There seemed to be a number of other rooms off the main central area.
There was no English menu, but our waiter was very helpful, and translated anything we needed translating. In fact (unusual for Munich), this man was very glad to practice his excellent English, and was very friendly. We had a fine lunch with amazing portions and washed down with Lowenbrau Triumphator (a bit dissappointing), and a Franciskaner Weissbier dunkel.

This is the kind of place that you could get very comfortable in. I was very glad we visited it. It is located close to the musea (Altes Pinakothek, Lanbach Haus, etc.). I certainly enjoyed it.

Photo of JohnW
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

An impressive building from outside (though at time of our visit in April 2007, most of the beer garden was closed for alterations) and the interior rooms impressive, but not so large as to be impersonal. Four beers available when we were there, Hell, Dunkel, and two wheat beers. Food menu was extensive (though non in English available!) though serving staff spoke some English. The beers we had were good, and the food was good too, and average price for Munich Beer Halls. Easy to get to on U-Bahn - stop Stiglmaier-platz on line U1. Worth a visit, and even though not on the main tourist trail, still busy in the evenings.

On the opposite side of the road about 100 yards away from the road junction is the Lowebrau Brewery, and some glass windows allow sight of the huge copper brewing kettles.

B'ham UK April 2007

Photo of Scoats
3.38/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

After two days of crazyness to be able to leave town, a transatlantic flight, and 3 hours sleep this was our first (maybe second) stop after checking in. We were led here by my buddy Richie, an American living in Munich, after not getting into Schnieder for Weissewurst. It was a rainy Saturday afternoon with both Oktoberfest and a Soccer game going on. Munich was hopping with loads of people. Appearantly a lot of them also decided to go to Lowenbrau and it took us 25 minutes to find seats with a bunch of old guys. In Munich you have to seat yourself.

Outside of Lowenbrau is an ox rotisserie-ing in a glass case. It was clear that is what we were getting, ox and a dunkel. The dunkel was so good that I happily had two more and relaxed myself into what was a wonderful first trip to Munich. This place really set the mood for the rest of the trip.

This place has the potential to be a tourist trap but instead it is a real place frequented by real Germans. The food and beer are wonderful and authentic. It is rather large and pleasant without being grand or showy.

One word of warning, the baskets of pretzerls are pay as you go, on the honor system.

Photo of Tang07
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Elbow to elbow with fine Muncheners, worst, fish on a stick, pretzels so large that they are carried by putting your arm through them. Great atmosphere. You share park type benches with strangers. Many bring their own food and table cloths (like a picnic).

I rated the service as average because I went to the cafeteria type side where you grab a beer then some food and then pay. There is a sit down restaurant where you have a server, but I did not go to that side.

I rated the selection as average because like all breweries all they had were their own beers. That's not bad, average in this case is a high standard.

This place made me not want to leave Munchen. Very festive place full of locals and some tourists. Far enough out of old town so that it's not full of tourists (like the Hoffbrau Haus) but close enough to walk or take a short tram ride.

The food was of the standard Sud Deutchen variety; worst, kraut, fish on a stick, BBQ pork ribs. Not gourmet, but very tastey. Great if you like pork products. I had the small pork worst with kraut and Bavarian mustard (Sweinworst??) on one trip and the BBQ pork ribs on the second trip. Excellent food to go with the beer and the atmosphere.

I had liters (MaSes) of their Helles, and WeiS beers and they were quite nice. I prefer the Helles, which is a light golden lager to the WeiS which is a cloudy wheat beer.

Photo of bierman2000
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The Lowenbrau or Lions brew was an impressive, massive building. I had the Lowenbrau Triumphator ( Dopplebock) on tap, as well as the Lager. A liter of each is a bit filling but it was thankfully a short walk back to my hotel. The atmosphere is very old wood and the service was excellent. It is a lovely location and the pretzels were also very good.

Photo of Hobbz
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

There are better beers in Munich (with many others in this regard I agree), and its location outside the old-town (yet still close by) are just two factors why the Löwenbräu Keller hadn't raked very highly on my wish-list. But our renting bicycles on a suspect weather day and recalling comments from travelling companions the year-prior seemed to have conspired together on this occasion as tiny droplets of Munich mist (not beer) were hitting us. So en route we ventured.

Immediately my friends' descriptions were validated: The outside of the building loomed graceful even in this "newish" district. Even better were the inside various compartments and adornments. We sat ourselves down at an empty table in the main "Festsaal" area near the bar; it was lunchtime. And no sooner were we down then a very attentive and affable waiter came our way and offered us menus. We quickly ordered liters of Festbier and enjoyed the brew as we looked through the food choices (I think the waiter was nicely surprised when, knowing we were foreigners, we requested Festbier instead of the standard lion's brew...as he set the sizable amber beers down, he muttered in agreement that this was the essence of the time of year -- at least I believe this is what he was implying).

As I was rather full from breakfast earlier, and the Mass of beer was tastier than I had counted on, I ordered only a soup along with another beer. I have to say the soup - a simple vegetable a la francais - was the best I had ever had in the city.

If in the area, I would recommend a visit. I might even consider taking first-timers here for a quick stop-in, since the beer is such a recognized name (and better offering), and even moreso due to its very cozy, Bavarian interior and feel -- and at least on this trip, it wasn't overly crowded, even as the great O'fest was kicking off in two days. I have heard that it can get quite crazy, however, from time to time and esp. when they throw their various fests.

Löwenbräu AG in München, Germany
89 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.