Weisses Bräuhaus

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94
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56 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

Tal 7
München, 80331
Germany

+49 89 2901380 | map
weisses-brauhaus.de

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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
5.8%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

In Munich's Tal 7 stands the most traditional and interesting "Wirtshaus" in Bavaria. Roughly translated, a "Wirtshaus" is partly a bar and partly a restaurant. It's an institution and an essential part of any beer lover's visit to Munich. When foreigners enter, they believe they are simply in a restaurant. They slowly figure out that it's strictly seat yourself, and that if you actually want to eat or drink you going to have to sit at common table with others. Even if they figure all this out and actually manage to order food and drink, most will leave without even grasping where it is they have been. Maybe it's the language or maybe it's the culture that is the barrier. Perhaps both.

The beer is the main attraction and the focus is on the Weissbier. The George Schneider and Sons brewery has been in business since 1872 & is currently in the 6th generation - all the proprietors using the name George.

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original: Starting with George Schneider I, George Schneider VI is now in control of this family run brewery in Kelheim. Still brewed according to the original recipe from 1872, this is a darker colored Weissbier. It's rich, dark amber color has just a wisp of banana and is more associated with its clove aroma. It's a fully bodied beer with sweet, dark bread flavored malt and lingering wheat flavors with light touch of lemon and banana at the finish. Alcohol: 5.4 %.

Schneider Aventinus Tap 6: Aventinus is the quintessential Weizen Bock (Strong Hefe-Weizen). It's dark brown in color with a ruby red tinge and offers an aromatic hint of ripe banana, dried rasins, and plums which plays off its licorice and roast malt profile. It's well balanced nature and rich flavors hide it's true alcohol content, so be careful! Alcohol: 8.2%.

If you still have anything left in the tank, you can try the Eisbock - a super strong version of the Aventinus whereby the mash is frozen, forming ice crystals that can be removed from the beer, driving up the the alcohol level. Then I would go for the aforementioned Hopfenweisse - but only if you can sleep in the next day!

Additionally, Schneider offers a great alcohol free version, and a light version with1/2 the alcohol of an original. Further you can try a "blond" Weissbier, or the "green" one which recreates Schneider's version of an Oktoberfest style beer. If you don't like the yeast,you can also get a filtered version called "Kristall Weizen." If for some incomprehensible reason you don't like Weissbier, you can order a Helles from the Tegernseer brewery, or various soda's produced by Schneider und Söhne. Also, a Rotling or a Silvaner wine would be worthwhile.

Beer Etiquette:
• Wait until everyone has a beverage before you take a sip
• Raise your glass and say "Prost!"
• Leading with bottom of your glass (the rim is much to delicate!), look into each persons eyes as you clink glasses. Failure to do so results in 7 years of bad sex.
• Be sure never to reach over or under other's extended arms. This is a bad omen and all too often results in a broken glass and spilled beer
• Never fail to take a sip after you clink glasses. Failure to drink after saying Prost will be taken as an insult.
• Never play with your cellphone while sitting with others - this is rude behavior and tells your tablemates that they are boring. If you really need to do something, first excuse yourself from the table.
• If you are with others at the table, tick marks are often made on your coaster so you don't screw the others at your table. It is hard to keep track of how many you had!
• The Pretzels are not free. If you touch it, you take it. Don't ever put a half of a pretzel back in the basket.

The kitchen at the Weisses Brauhaus shows continual improvement. Under the leadership of Sepp Nagler, they continue to offer old Bavarian specialties from the "Kronfleischküche." Granted that this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it's reassuring that these old recipes continued to be on offer at the Weisses Brauhaus. On the regular menu, Bavarian dishes dominate, but often are given a slight modern twist. My favorites are the Zwiebelrostbraten and the Kaiserschmarrn, but you can't go astray with any of the items.

If you decide to visit, it's important that you take your time and enjoy the evening. If you have any luck at all, you'll somehow converse with your table mates and have an entertaining and enlightening conversation. The Weisses Bräuhaus is an institution that must be savored!

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4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Paincane
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Exploring Munich on foot, I stumbled across Weisses Brauhaus and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The place was full and I was able to get a table upstairs. The atmospehere was casual and comfortable. Service was outstanding and the menu and beer selection were excellent. I had the wiener schnitzel with a Schneider Kristall for starters followed by an Aventinus which was amazing. This was not a tourist destination and that made it quaint and genuine. Walking distance from Marienplatz made it very accessible. Across the street from Paulaner and around the corner from Ayinger, Augustiner and Hofbrauhaus. Went to each of them and enjoyed every one of them. Weisses was a highlight for me.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of tconboy
4.7/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place was a real treat! Easily the finest establishment I visited while in Munich. A decent sized beer hall with a selection of elite beer products and great food. The roasted pork leg with the gravy and potato dumplings was phenomenal, and their selection of fine fresh beer was unlike any beer drinking experience I had experienced! The Aventinus products here were a thing of beauty, and the fresh house weiss was remarkable. Highly recommended. If you go to Munich, you must go here. It will be worth it.

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Photo of nocheinsbitte
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is a REAL German Bier Hall! I have been there a few times over the years and it never disappoints. Due to it's location on Tal Strasse, it is great to sit outside, have a few Schneider Weisses (or Aventinus), a high-quality Bavarian meal, and people watch. It is also a good place to sit and plan your attack for Munich.
The restaurant: the wait staff can be a bit temperamental, but they are quick, answer your questions, and never make mistakes. The menu is in many different languages so it is easy to order for most everyone. The outside seats are great, but if it is cold (or raining) the inside rooms are quintessential Bavarian; with animals, long tables, and music.
Finally, the bier: I may be biased, but Schneider, along with hacker-Pschorr, are my favorite beers so all the choices are top notch. The Aventinus is one of the best beers in the world and the Icebock is a unique beer that is well worth the try.
Overall, if you are in Munich, you need to go to the Weisses Brauhaus for a wonderful Bavarian experience.

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Photo of pixieskid
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Visited a couple years back, stumbled on it online and thought I should review it. My mouth is watering just thinking about the Tap 5 and meal(s) I had there while in Munich.

Incredibly easy to find but almost always crowded (more locals than tourists). Keep that in mind and hopefully you get a seat.

Beer selection is great as Schneider is one of my favorites in Munich because of the variety. Super fresh beers, nice glassware to match them, service is typical German (simple and effective, if you need something, ask!)

The only thing I was dissapointed with is the fact that they don't offer the special Schneider offerings : Meine Nelson Sauvin for example. Those big fancy bottles of the "rare/now BA" stuff seem to mainly be for export as I have seen them in France, Belgium, and the US.

If in Munich, it is a must visit.

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Photo of Spacegrass
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Showed up here before the dinner rush and was very pleased to see Aventinus on tap! Our server didn't know much English but tried very hard to help us, even if it involved bringing other more fluent servers over to help translate. It was fairly calm and laid back here and I liked it. A good place to eat before heading to the Hofbroihaus, just don't have too many Aventinuses! The menu was in all German from what I saw, so I saw the words "uber" and "aventinus" in one thing and pointed at that. It was really good! For dessert I tried an ice cream sorta of thing that comes in an Aventinus glass with Aventinus mixed in I believe. On top was a scattering of fresh fruit. It was okay at first then was hard to stomach by the end because of the beer. It's still neat to have Aventinus ice cream though, so I'd try it at least once!

I was very pleased to see they also had the Aventinus Eisbock. It's in a bottle but the cost here is still $.50 less than what I'd pay at a well priced local beer store. Overall I thought this place was very nice and was glad to have been directed here by other BA members who have reviewed it, otherwise I would have undoubtably skipped over it.

One side note, I was not very impressed with the Schneider Weisse Hefeweizen...or at least what I think was a hefeweizen. Our waitress just sorta pointed at an unfiltered beer from another table and I nodded so that's what I got. It was darker than a usual hefeweizen but not nearly like a dunkel. For me it lacked character and very hard to get the whole thing down. Maybe it would be better as a warm up to the Aventinus...but if I go again I probably won't bother to find out.

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Photo of Schwab
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I think this is my favorite in Munich (not counting beer gardens). There are a few beer halls I haven't tried yet (Augustiner, Spatenhaus and Der Pschorr), but other than that, this is a must see! Lots of locals who enjoy one of the different Weissbier types and eat great local food. They also stick to the tradition and serve Weisswuerstl only until noon! Very good service, great beer, outstanding food and super atmosphere. Not a tourist trap at all, especially compared to the Hofbrauhaus around the corner. Weisses is also around the corner from the "Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum."

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Photo of Bierman9
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Oh, does this place say "German Bier Hall"! The main room you enter is cavernous, with lots of arches, pillars, dark wood, old paintings on the walls, etc.... There are back rooms, upstairs rooms....the place is huge! The biers, needless to say, are outstanding. Aventinus on tap? Superb!! They had 4 or so of their own Schneider biers, as well as 3 or 4 bottled guest biers. Service was sharp and helpful, and the food was plentiful and tasty. I don't know why I had never been in here before on my frequent Munchen visits.... Now the secret is out! Prosit!!

overall: 4.58
atmosphere: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

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Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The best and most traditional brew house and beer garden i've visited when I was in Munich. The atmosphere was very cousy, traditional and waiters(and even some people) were dressed traditionally. I enjoyed my Schnitzel(which was by the way the biggest Schnitzel i ever saw) with a Schneider Weisse Hefe-Weizen beer. I was very delighted to try this "fresh" hefe-weizen beer. The Schneider Weisse from the brew house can't be compared with the bottle version of this beer. The bottle(still a good beer) doesn't even reach one-half of the taste and quality of the brew house. Don't say you've been in Munich if you haven't visited the Schneider Weisse brew house.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A truly Teutonic experience. I was there for Starkbierfest (Dopplebocks) and they had Schneider Weisse Aventinus on tap. The glass, the beer, the whole atmosphere was excellent. An old buliding near the Marienplatz that is not hard to find at all and definitely worth seeking out. That was the beer I was seeeking that night so 2 were more than enough at 8% in a large Weizen glass.

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Photo of deac83
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Limited time in Munich, so we made a reservation via the German version of OpenTable (had to register on the German site) for dinner.

Got off the plane at 4pm and made our 8pm reservation and they had our table waiting.

Had the Schneider Weisse Weizenhell and Aventinus Weizen Eisbock (maybe my favorite beer while in Munich only wish I could have found more).

The food was good (had the Aventinus beer roast), the service was great considering it was packed on a Friday night and the atmosphere was what you'd expect.

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Photo of andythejerk
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Holy Scheisse, this place was awesome. I mean really. One of the few times I have been unable to finish a meal due to its size, in spite of the fact that it was sooo delicious I would have gladly eaten three of them (suckling pig, Sauerkraut, pretzels). The suckling pig was so so so good, I can't even tell you, and after living in Germany for several years, the best Sauerkraut I have EVER had.
I loved our waitress, she was a grumpy but very prompt and attentive old lady, who seemed put off by a couple of young guys at first, but for some reason her temperament was endearing to me. Oh wait, I know the reason: damn good beer! Aventinus on draft. Yup. Aventinus has a glass with a big bulbous top on it, that helped it build a head that climbed over the edge in a perfect foamy white mountain by almost 2 inches (don't believe me? I have pictures!) We also tried the Aventinus Eisbock, which came in bottles labeled "limitierte Abfüllung" (limited bottling) and each bottle stamped with the bottle number. Good and strong (but I preferred the regular Aventinus). The table was beautifully spread and the place probably had the best Bavarian atmosphere and crowd of any place we visited. I don't care if you have to skip the Hofbrauhaus, DO NOT go to Munich without visiting this place (it's about a one minute walk from the old city center).

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4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of JohnW
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

As far as I am concerned, this is one of the top places in central Munich to eat and drink! Seating outside in fine weather, and several rooms downstairs and upstairs too. If it looks busy inside as you walk in, keep going right to the rear where there are other rooms, and upstairs too. Typical dark wood panelling, larger tables and wooden floors, but attractive decor and stained glass windows. Good service, and an English menu available. Food menu has specials for the day as well as the regular, and large choice, something to please everyone. Separate beer menu has terrific list of Schneider beers, possible the best beers in Munich, with the Weiss beers, Dunkel Weiss, Aventinus beers are all outstanding, and on our visit Aventinus Eisbock at 12% in 33cl bottles was available...and amazing!!! Have never seen that beer anywhere else, and was labelled for 2006 and a serial number.

We had two visits here, and really enjoyed it both times, the food was very good, service was usually good, even when very busy.

Great atmosphere, lively, but easy and good natured, though being on the main tourist trail very busy with visitors as well as locals from early till late.

An essential visit when in Munich, though can spoil you for other lesser beers!

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UPDATE May 2009

This is still my top place for Munich Beer Bars and food. It can be very busy and thus difficult to get a seat in the evening, so can be pot luck. Check the back rooms too! However we always managed to find a spot for two, sharing a larger table with others. The food is excellent and we eat here twice, the service always good, and the food possibly the best value in Munich. It goes without saying the beers are excellent, and the Tegensee Hell is also very good and not seen it elsewhere. The Schneider Weiss beers and Aventinus were all on tap - though you can order Aventinus in the bottle too if prefered. English Menu is available.
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JohnW
B'ham UK April 2007

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4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Domingo
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This is a fun and convenient spot that's only a block from Marienplatz and 2-3 from the Hofbrauhaus.
There's a large indoor area with 3 large rooms capable of seating a few hundred people. When weather permits (I was there in May), there are roughly 15-20 outdoor tables, too.
The menu is massive and contains everything from the usual pork knuckles, white sausage, and pretzels to organ meat and Bavarian delicacies. We just snacked on potato pancakes and desserts, but the food we did have was excellent.
What about the beers? There's actually a pretty stellar selection. They have the normal Schneider Weiss, Helles Weiss, Kristal Weiss, as well as both Aventinus items. I didn't order any, but I noticed they also had 2-3 rotating Bavarian lagers and an alcohol-free, too.
Since Schneider doesn't make any lagers, the pils, helles, dunkel, etc. offerings were from other breweries...some fairly well known, and others more obscure. When I was there they had Tegernsee Spezial and a pils from a pretty small northern German brewery.
Like a few other spots in the area, they also have the own excellent house schnapps, too.
There's nothing quite like a fresh Aventinus! That's the item I keep going back to, but keep in mind that it's more potent than it seems.
Service was great. My German's rough at best, but they have all of their menus in 6 different languages and I can confirm the staff speaks English and Spanish with no issues.
If you're in the area, you need to stop in for a beer and a snack!

EDIT: I find the food to be pretty good here, too. Lots of options, and they do a good job with staples like pork knuckles, dumplings, and sourbraten. I also noticed that if they're crowded, there's a massive seating area upstairs, too. Some of it's reserved, but there are open tables up there at times. I find the best option to be the patio when possible, but if it's rainy, grab one of the high top tables across from the bar/kitchen.

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4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here on Sunday, July 26, after a long wait to get to old town in Munich. The place is spectacular, right in the south-eastern side of old town, pretty close to the Hofbrauhaus. We opted for an outside table since it was so nice out that day. Service was actually pretty good for a German place, and they had English menus. Food was great, I had the butcher's platter which was 5 different sausages. They have pretty much every available Schneider-Weisse beer here except for the really odd stuff like Cuvee Barrique and Mein Nelson Sauvin. Basically, all the "Tap _" beers are here. Would STRONGLY recommend going here.

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