Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräuhaus MünchenHofbräuhaus München
BA SCORE
3.69/5
6,681 Ratings
Hofbräuhaus MünchenHofbräuhaus München
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Platzl 9
München, 80331
Germany

+49 89 290136-100 | map
hofbraeuhaus.de

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BEER STATS
Beers:
19
Reviews:
2,348
Ratings:
6,681
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.12/5
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
196
pDev:
10.68%
 
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Reviews by Domingo:
Photo of Domingo
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

What a fun place! I'd originally dismissed this as nothing more than a tourist haven prior to my trip, but after stopping in...I have to say that I felt compelled to spend some time there! Maybe it's because I was a tourist, too...but this place has an atmosphere that's relaxed, crazy, and fun all at once.
Beers are great, but selection is limited. There's a Helles (best I've ever had, though), a Dunkel (good, but nothing amazing), a Weiss (really good), and a Radler if that's your thing. Compared to other spots like Augustiner or Paulaner that have a lot more options, this is a weakness...however at least the beers are really good.
Food is typical bavarian fare, but it's still quite good. Prices are solid, too. We had 2 sausage/sides meals, 2 litre mugs of helles and dunkel, 2 pretzels, and 3 weiss brews for 36 euros. In the US that evening would've cost twice that or more.
Service is nothing special, but if you're willing to occasionally accost your server...it's never an issue. The pretzel/donut girls are a nice bonus, too.
It might seem like a tourist spot on the surface, and while there are a lot of visitors I'd say over 1/2 of the people there are locals. Watch out for the "regular" tables in the self-service area in front, though. You could slip into one without noticing pretty easily...so pay attention. The locals will likely inform you pretty quickly, though. A safe bet for an English-speaking tourist (like myself) is in the back near the mug-holders.
It's a must-visit kind of place!

EDIT: Funny fact - I've been back to Munich 3 more times and no matter the circumstances, I always go back to the HB and I don't foresee that changing. I've talked to other Munich travelers and that seems to be a pretty common theme. Fact is, the prices are low, the beer is good, service is good, and it's fun. Plus on bad weather days, the massive amount of seating is a nice bonus. Don't ignore the HB because it's touristy.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tux_alin
3.46/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of wc94wc
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Come for the history. This place is mobbed as it is one of the top tourist destinations, but its worth a stop for a liter. Its incredibly large and filled to capacity both inside and out. The beer is ok, but its worth seeing such an important part of history.

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Photo of Mothergoose03
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Here's the real deal--one of the very first buildings to be rebuilt after Munich was flattened in World War II. The place is huge with a large courtyard. The place is filled with tourists and (perhaps) locals. I did see some lederhosen but that may be the performers on break.

The place is happening with lots of frenetic activity, mostly from the servers racing around, scurrying between visitors and gawkers.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.71/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Cristoph
3.83/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Drogon
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

I don't see a listing for the HB house tent at Octoberfest so I'm writing it under this listing. Just at the Octoberfest this year 2016 which is just ending now. It was quite a wait to get in and I would recommend going early in the morning unless your going on a weekday. It took us about two hours to get in to the no reservation area, but once we got in it was awesome. I would say there was about three thousand people in the tent with about 3/4 of the tables reserved. If you want a table you have to reserve one for ten people about a year in advance so good luck with that. Otherwise it standing style tables. You can get the big beer mugs from the German girls going around and pay them directly, But no real food unless you have a table reserved. They do sell the big pretzels which is what we got. Over all it was like the biggest party you have ever seen with the German music band playing in the center and everything. If you want a less crowded quieter experience to to the main Hofbrauhous in Munich. Make reservations a week or more in advance if your going during Octoberfest! Prost!

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Photo of Leiermann
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of smanders
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

If you are traveling in Germany (i.e., do not live there), you HAVE to experience the Hofbräuhaus in München. When people think of Germany, this is the picture that comes into their minds. Oompah band, sauerkraut with a variety of wurst, and gemutlichkeit; if you don't have a good time here, you are dead.

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Photo of djkrause
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Photo of btravers13
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Tourist trap in Munich. Much better restaurants and beer to be had with a better atmosphere.

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Photo of Blepore01
3.5/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of khutch39
4.86/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Dallas0469
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of beerimthere
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

A must if you are in Munchen, music, food, beer with great atmosphere.

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Photo of chitowntink
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

Photo of Sparky44
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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Hofbräuhaus München in München, Germany
Brewery rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 6,681 ratings
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