Hofbräuhaus München

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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:
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Reviews:
2,364
Ratings:
6,716
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.12/5
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
198
pDev:
10.68%
 
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Reviews by JohnfromDublin:
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3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

On a long weekend visit to Munich (December 2007), I deliberately avoided this place over the Sat/Sun and visited on a Monday at about 6pm. I was expecting something very touristy and overpriced. The reality was somewhat different.

The place itself is enormous; a cruciform shape with the band stage at the centre. Wooden tables (when you can get one!), and tables with tablecloths tend to be "Stammtisch" reserved for locals, unless the waiter sits you at one.
The Sandra Bullock lookalike waitress in Bavarian costume treated is with a degree of disdain at first. I did notice that when she saw that we were staying for more than one drink, she improved considerably in demeanour. I can't say that I blame them for attitude; the numbers of Japanese tourists who tramp through here, take photos and videos, and never even buy a beer. Okay, some do, but I saw some ask this pretzel waitress to pose for them (which she did), and then they shook her hand and left. Not even a euro tip!

I confess that we were sucked into its atmosphere. A couple of litres of their drinkable beer, and the will to leave decreases. And when the band play that fanfare, you are encouraged to stand and sing the toast "ein prossit, ein prossit, der gemutlicht keit" and then slam the stiens together and have a slug!

And at €6.60 per litre, it's one of the best "tourist" things you can do; music and waitress service included. I suppose they make a good profit on their pretzels (€3.20) must be €3 profit.

As so many have said; this place is somewhere is a must visit. Just do so when it is quieter than the mania of weekend nights. I will be back, and I never thought i would say so. Nice to be proved wrong!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Alekcide
4.16/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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

There isn't much that I can say about this brewery that hasn't been said, but to counteract the reports of the crowds, find a way to go early. We got there on a Monday at 11:00 and it was mostly empty. No music playing yet, but the beer was flowing. The vibe is huge here, thus a 5.0 score. Being this early the service was excellent.

I discovered that they had their Maibock available, so I ordered that and my wife had the Weissbier. Both were very good. To go with the beer we ordered a pretzel that was as big around as my head, and I based my food score of this review solely on that thing. Very tasty. They also have wine and limited spirits available.

Note: We left and came back 2-3 hours later just to walk in to see thee activity. Things were hopping by then, and the music was playing. But to anyone reading this, you gotta' go.

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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 axf4129
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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Hofbräuhaus München in München, Germany
Brewery rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 6,716 ratings
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