Liebhard's Bräustüberl zu Aying

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Type: Bar, Eatery

Munchener Strasse 2
Aying, 85653

(08095) 1345 | map

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of DOCRW
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Didn’t like:
Brewery and check in – My husband is a long time brewer and looked forward to our visit to Aying as a pilgrimage to the Mecca of beer in Germany. When we checked in at the hotel (owned by the same family as the brewery) we were told that a German-language tour of the brewery would cost 10 euro each, but that if we wanted an English-language tour, it would be 60 euro each. This seemed kind of greedy, I came down later and explained to the desk clerk how important this was to my husband, and couldn’t something else be arranged, she said her hands were tied, it was all arranged by the brewery and had nothing to do with the hotel, when later we found out otherwise. They did call the brewery after, and the brewery arranged for a free tour, but for us it reflected on the hotel as a very poor impression of customer service, Stefan at the brewery made things right in the long run. Thank you Stefan!

Environment – the hotel was in the middle of a run-down section of town, with no views, the outdoor patio was unsightly and unkempt, all the seating was moldy and totally unusable by guests with weeds, moss, and dirt everywhere. The parking was in the back, with no back entry to the hotel, inconvenient.

Room – the room was small, no larger than an average hotel, the toilet was broken, the windows old and stuck while opening, the floor matting was scratchy on the feet, made of some hemp rope material. Church bells tolled loudly every quarter hour all night. The room was over the kitchen, too warm, and noisy. Froufy extras like shoe polish in a cute gift box were useless and annoying when the real needs were unattended to first. The shower water wavered between hot and lukewarm. The Wi-Fi didn’t work, even after the desk clerk made a call to their tech support. They normally charge for Wi-Fi (petty for a 4 star hotel) but waived it in this case, well because it DIDN’T WORK.

Food – breakfast was very average, and worse in some ways – bread was stale (left over from the night before), fruit salad squishy and old, seemed like leftovers from last night also. We had to ask twice for decaf, apparently we were meant to share the one tiny container of it she gave me. Candle and lots of silver serving dishes taking up all the room on the small table. The room was very very warm, the server indifferent. I must state again how warm this building was, and front desk acted like it was perfect, meanwhile on the second floor all the girls making up rooms had all doors and windows open to make it sufferable! I had to stand outside every minute I had just to cool off from this sauna.

Check out – we had tried unsuccessfully to make a phone call in the room and it showed up on the bill as a 9 cent charge. The checkout clerk asked us about it as though she were going to charge us – again, kind of petty and left a bad taste in the mouth, even though she voided the charge. It seemed all about how much money they could make off of us. Why this place is given such a high rating must be tag alone hype of perceived greatness that isn’t there by a long stretch. This was a VERY POOR value compared to any other place we stayed over the three weeks. BTW our cost was $240. USD fall of 2014

The Good –
The beer!
The desk personnel were pleasant and helpful, with good attitudes overall. The beds and cleanliness were enough but not the best. The lobby was nicely appointed. Also knowing I would NEVER stay here again, because now I know. The end

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Photo of Domingo
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Pretty awesome stop that's an easier visit than you might expect. Regardless of this being called a "day trip" in the BDGTM, this is really only about 15-20 minutes from the middle of town and a 10 minute walk from the S-bahn. The village is very picturesque, making that walk an enjoyable one to boot.
Like most biergarten/restaurants you have the option of table service or self. We ended up going the table route just because it didn't seem like all of the vending was open when we arrived.
This place serves essentially every non-seasonal Ayinger beer there is. Helles (not the 100-year one sent to the states, either), Dunkel, Celebrator, weiss, ur-weiss, and their kellerbier. Celebrator's served in bottles, but everything else is draft. It's nice to see the clay mugs used for the darker beers while you see a variety of glassware for the others.
The food's normal bavarian fare, but it's really good. It was definitely one of the better traditional meals I've had, and that's saying something.
Service is good. There are English menus, the staff was attentive, and I really have almost no complaints at all.
It's a beautiful scene, the beers as good as any you'll find in the world, and it's closer to Munich than you might expect.
You can always hit this in combination with the Forschungsbrauerie, too.

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Photo of Hobbz
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Hadn't heard of this place, Liebhard's, before hopping on the suburban rail from Munich down to Aying, but had long wanted to visit the little town known for its world-class brewery and small-town Bavarian feel. Did not get the chance to enter the Ayinger brewery restaurant proper, but instead "settled" for Liebhard's. Fantastic variety of brew offerings from the Ayinger line and we stayed long enough to cover them all (especially nice was the Kellerbier and Kirta-Halbe, since I have never been able to taste these in the US market). I also highly recommend the food. Needless to say, no one in our party went away the least bit unsatisfied. This place is also nice for families. If you really love beer and are willing to travel somewhat for it and want to try something special beyond the Munich-six, when time permits, go to Aying!

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Photo of Bierman9
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Liebhard's is an attractive Gasthaus just opposite the Hotel/Brewery Aying. Plenty of booths and big, wooden tables are spread throughout the clean, woody, paneled Stube. Has a good feel to the place. Service is very attentive and quick. The food has always been quite tasty (a plate of Nurnberger Brat with Sauerkraut in this case). The biers are all supplied by Aying, so you know the quality is up there. On this visit they offered a Hell, Celebrator Doppelbock, AltBayrisch Dunkel, a Kellerbier, a Pils, a Weisen and DunkelWeisen, as well as the Kirta-Halbe (described by Aying as a cross between a Marzen and a Dunkel). Well worth a visit, as it is cheaper (and not as stuffy) compared to the Hotel Aying! Prosit!!

overall: 4.47
atmosphere: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $


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Liebhard's Bräustüberl zu Aying in Aying, Germany
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