Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräuhaus MünchenHofbräuhaus München
Hofbräuhaus MünchenHofbräuhaus München
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Platzl 9
München, 80331
Germany

+49 89 290136-100 | map
hofbraeuhaus.de

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.77
Beers:
22
Reviews:
2,567
Ratings:
7,278
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.12
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
213
pDev:
10.44%
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Reviews by MrIncognito:
Photo of MrIncognito
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

What a cool place this is. You have to go if your even near Munich just to say you went. It's a piece of history.

The place is huge and has the ultra long tables with friends and strangers alike sitting, laughing, and having a great time. I sat outside in the inner courtyard and enjoyed the nice, cool May air. The beer was great and came in those classic 1L dimpled mugs. Great for clinking together.

The service is as can be expected for a packed beer hall, so with that in mind it's stil a 4.5 for me. It's all part of the experience, especially since Germans aren't generally known for being all that customer-friendly. Exceptional giant pretzels, must try them. The bathrooms are a bit under par but they do come with their own cleaning lady. I had a very hard time peeing in front of some strange German woman, but I got over it quick since I went like 3 times due to all the beer I drank.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RiceOwls27
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of DrBass
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of emincems
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Stignacious
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of frazbri
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3

It's everything they told you it would be. Fun, crowded, tourists,..
The beer is solid, and it's a fun spot.

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Photo of HopBelT
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Ghardy20
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of chrisjws
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

It's the experience you will instaface, snapwitter and mytube all day. The vibe alone is worth the visit. This place is as authentic, quintessential experience as it gets anywhere. If you're worried about the selection, the food or the fact they don't have whalezbro, then you suck.

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Photo of AlexBrews
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

The Hofbrauhaus is packed day and night, so it may take a while to be waited on, but once you are waited on, the waitress/beer maid will visit you often. Come for the atmosphere during the day, but depart before night unless you're okay with being around the sloppiest of drunks. The food is old-worldly to say the least, so if you're into calf lung, the cuisine here is top notch!

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of RMC501
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.5

Although we unknowingly stumbled upon this well-known "tourist trap"/historic local brewhouse, we lucked into being present on the day of apparently one of the bigger soccer matches of the year with FC Bayern playing one of the best French teams. The atmosphere was raucous as team chants rang throughout the noisy open seating area and service was suprisingly swift considering all the patrons packed into one large room. Enjoyable experience, enjoying beers next to strangers and eventually striking up conversation when discovering an English-speaker in our midst. The atmosphere on this day was what made the experience, the liter beers didn't hurt. The original Helles Lager was solid. The Dunkel not my cup of tea. The food... is apparently not what they are known for.

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Photo of jjboesen
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Of course, no trip to Munich is complete without having a beer here, the world's most famous beer hall. This royal brewery was founded in 1589 to provide Bavarian King Wilhelm with his own dark beer. Hofbrau is now one of the most popular of Munich's breweries. Yes, there are tourists here for selfies and the oompa music; yes, it can become quite crowded, but .... you gotta go. I stopped by for lunch in the main hall during a relatively quiet Monday morning. There are rows upon rows of rustic wooden tables and benches. (The private tables are reserved for regulars.) Really, it is a beautiful room with arches and ceiling murals. As for service, a waiter came by the moment I sat down and in minutes brought me a glorious liter of some delicious dark beer - dunkles. Add to that some delectable pork and spätzle and I was in Heaven and walked away a happy camper. If you choose to not order a meal, then flag down a dirndl clad waitress for a giant pretzel. BTW: at the time of my visit (November 2017), a liter cost 8.60 euros.

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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 PapaGoose03
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

Hofbräuhaus München in München, Germany
Brewery rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 7278 ratings