Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei WeihenstephanBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei WeihenstephanBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

Alte Akademie 2
Freising, 85354

+49 8161 5360 | map

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4.78/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by cowtownhorn from Texas

Service plus walk yourself through their outdoor bar/food. And the outdoor self-service had more than I saw in the rest of Bavaria. This was not my favorite beergarden in Bavaria/Salzburg/Fuessen, but the food selection in the self-service area demolished the rest. C'mon kids, you're in Munich. Go out to Freising, this is the oldest brewery in the world. I'd recommend stopping at Schloss Schleissheim (just south of Dachau) on the way home.

Jun 13, 2019
4.4 by Jaybone from New Jersey on Apr 02, 2019
5 by Davidlbarnes from Georgia on Sep 27, 2018
4.75 by rickzim1 from New Jersey on Aug 26, 2018
4.73 by Anacross from Oregon on Aug 04, 2018
3.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Jun 10, 2018
4.45 by lebriarjr from North Carolina on Jan 15, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75
by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

Being in Munich and this close to Freising we decided that we had to visit the oldest brewery in the world, so it was a train trip and off to Weihenstephan. After arriving in Freising and figuring out the bus arrangements, we arrived at the front campus drop-off, but then we had to figure out where the bierstube was. Nearby campus map boards didn't help, so we walked to the top of the hill. When we thought that we were close but still unable to find it we asked two students (who had never been there) for help but they couldn't get us there either. So we continued to walk around trying to find the place. Then all of a sudden we rounded a corner and we saw people drinking.

Wow! Great beers and food, and that is not a trite understatement. We ordered a 3-beer sampler (Helles, Wheat and Dunkel) plus small pours of Korbinian and Vitus. Wow, wow, wow! Deliciousness at it's best.

This visit may have been the pinnacle of our entire trip. Navigating the train, the Friesing city bus system, and finding the pub in the university complex of buildings were all a challenge, but well worth it. The beer and food at Weihenstephan were outstanding, with the Vitus Wheatbock and the Korbinian Dopplebock being the highlights. As good as the beers were, we ended up rating the food the best that we had for the entire trip. Afterwards, we found the path to be able to walk down the hillside to the train station. What a day! Highly recommended. Plan on a full day and check out the other beer places in town too.

Jun 13, 2017
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4.45/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
by btravers13 from California

Oldest brewery in the welt. Amazing place to visit.

May 22, 2016
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4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
by Brynomite from Virginia

We visited the brewery a few years ago and had a lot of fun. The beer was fantastic and the grounds gorgeous. We ate the Bräustüberl And it was nice.

The food was decent and the service more than adequate. I've had much better food in Germany, but it was hard to beat the atmosphere and the fresh Weihenstephan. Overall a great experience.

Aug 21, 2015
5 by angelgarcia1989 from Texas on Jul 30, 2015
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4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
by James_Michaud91 from California

What a gorgeous place to enjoy some of the world's most classic brews. The outside beer garden here is absolutely beautiful.

Jul 13, 2015
4.08 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Jul 08, 2015
4.19 by johnyb from Florida on Jun 21, 2015
Photo of SCW
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
by SCW from New York

outstanding place and the true fatherland for the education/academia of beer

Jun 01, 2015
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5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by vinnicheers from England

Awesome..the best. I will visit again surely

Jun 01, 2015
4.5 by el_michoacano from Georgia on Mar 17, 2015
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4.1/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
by ironpalmfist from New York

I had a great time there and the beer was great. The food was ok. Overall good experience.

Mar 15, 2015
5 by aetnde from Virginia on Mar 12, 2015
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4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by hankmeister from Florida

Visited here early March 2015. Short train ride from Munich to Freising, a bus up the hill, then had to walk about 250 meters to the brewery.

Very German, very clean. I didn't get to do the tour (but I signed up for it since I'm going to be back soon) so I just went into the Braustuberl for lunch. EXCELLENT! My waitress was nice, attentive in a German/European way [they don't come over every 5 minutes to check on you - Americans are often not used to that]. Had 2 Vitus beers (delicious) and the Brotzeitbrettl, which is basically a cutting board with sausage, cheese, and a couple typical German spreads for bread. Great portions, fresh and delicious.

Can't wait to go back.

Mar 08, 2015
4.5 by SmashPants from Australia on Dec 15, 2014
5 by CincyBrewTull from Ohio on Dec 01, 2014
4.56 by Myboymi from Kansas on Nov 26, 2014
5 by Smitch from Wisconsin on Nov 26, 2014
4.96 by NeubTube from Texas on Oct 30, 2014
5 by tharper178 from Florida on Oct 18, 2014
4.5 by larbush from Illinois on Oct 07, 2014
2.72 by Todd_Shrader from Indiana on Oct 01, 2014
3.72 by LukeK1231 from New York on Sep 23, 2014
4.56 by Jeff_Benson from Massachusetts on Sep 21, 2014
5 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota on Sep 13, 2014
5 by StrayteEDGE from Massachusetts on Sep 05, 2014
4.5 by Vogt52 from Maryland on Aug 30, 2014
4 by Ryan82 from California on Aug 25, 2014
5 by Feel_the_Darkness from Virginia on Aug 20, 2014
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan in Freising, Germany
Brewery rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 27466 ratings