Wirtshaus Ayingers

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Bar, Eatery

Platzl 1A
München, 80331

+49 89 23703666 | map

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Rated by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Aug 18, 2016
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
The Wirtshaus Ayinger am Platzl is located inside the Platzl Hotel at Sparkassenstraße 10 in the heart of München. It's very nicely appointed inside with wooden floors, a solid wood bar, all wood tables and chairs, and interesting lighting fixtures. The decor is beautiful but it doesn't quite feel German, or at least not traditionally German. It's really quite international, although distinctly European, but a similar decor could be found in the UK, Denmark, the United States, France, the Netherlands, and so on. If that's your thing, however, do check out the hotel as it's quite nice, and reasonably priced for its location in München. It's also a one minute walk from the Hofbräuhaus. I should also note that there are 140 seats inside, and 80 outside in the summer.

There are 6 Ayinger beers on tap (there may now be 8 as I think they've renovated), and at five pm they tap a traditional wooden barrel of helles (formerly jahrhundert) and serve it in a stein. The food is quite good, as would be expected, and although it's pricey (veal schnitzel €24,50) it is München! The breakfast is a better deal though, including 2 weisswurst and a bretzel for €7. They're open everyday from 11 am to 10 pm so be aware of that. The kitchen closes at 9:30 but it would be best to order by 9.
Jan 01, 2022
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Visited with my wife on a recent trip to Brussels and Munich.

Tried the following:
Ayinger Kellerbier (draft)
Ayinger Bairisch Pils (draft)

The Kellerbier was maltier than I prefer, but the Pils was top notch (wife liked it too). Draft selection was 9 taps of Ayinger beers, including the lager from the barrel. For lunch I had the goulash with pretzel dumplings; it was superb. Gorgeous outdoor patio with a great view of the streetscape. Adequate space between tables provides a bit of privacy. Service was good as food and drinks arrived in reasonable time. Our overall experience was pleasant, and we would likely come back.
Apr 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
While I wanted to visit the Ayinger restaurant/brewery in the suburbs for maximum authenticity and quality, this restaurant across from the HB tourist destination was more than good enough.

The whole tradition of Bavarian beer is captured here in this small-ish brewery. All the old photos and wood paneling and intimate setting is all carefully crafted. Both the beer and food was good in the very narrow range that Bavarians have.

And as if to prove that we made the right selection, we went across the street to walk through the HB. Not only were the staff and um-pah band in traditional garb, but so were many customers. We were there on May Day, so many of the locals were showing off their Easter bonnets... as it were. At any rate, HB is a huge zoo. Ayinger is the right choice to experience Bavarian beer culture... and then move on.
May 02, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jul 31, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by Ghardy20 from California

Jun 05, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by chrisjws from California

May 13, 2018
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Reviewed by jjboesen from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25
When in Bavaria, you must quaff Ayinger, which is my personal favorite. This venue is a cozy Bavarian tavern located in the swanky Platzl Hotel, a beer stein throw from the world famous Hofbrauhaus (See My Review). It is a pleasant place, woody and pleasant, much like a pub you could find anywhere in Germany. What made this place special and a MUST for me was the fact that they tap a cask of Ayinger Jahrhundert daily at 5pm. Truly, a delicious beer. Include some hearty Bavarian cuisine and excellent service and you could stay here all day - without fighting the crowds at .... well, you know.
Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

Jan 17, 2018
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Aug 16, 2017
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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5
This was another wonderful stop during our beercation. The rain and chilly air drove us away from English Garden to find an early dinner and to try the beers. Every bottled offering that I had back home had impressed me so I had high expectations for our visit here. They didn't disappoint. We really liked the vibe here (one of the few places that had a bar), and the service was very good regardless that it was a busy place already.

Seven beers were on tap, but there were no sampler-sized pours so we had to choose carefully which ones we could order without drinking too much. We chose the Jahrhundertbier (Century) beer and the Maibock. (The maibock was an especially sweet discovery since I had homebrewed a clone recipe of this beer and wanted to experience the real thing.) Later we ordered the Kellerbier to go with dessert. Each beer was brewed very well to style, and we gave an overall B+ grade to them. (The maibock tasted exactly like the beer that I had brewed at home.)

The food was just as good as the beer. Well actually we gave it a higher score than the beer, so that says something right there. We had the beer goulash and the beef roulade, and a sweet plum dumpling dish for dessert. Everything was a real treat. This place is a little more formal than other places that we had visited, and maybe the prices were a little higher too, but it was all worth it. This place is highly recommended.
Jun 13, 2017
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25
Set in the Platzl in Munich across from the more famous Hofbräuhaus. We ordered a cheese platter but received a kind of toast with dipping sauces. The server was grumpy for no apparent reason.

The beers offered were traditional Bavarian lagers--helles, hefeweizens, etc. They are decent yet similar to all of Munich beers.

The vibe is chill, especially outside in the plaza. It's a lot of fun to people watch.
Jun 01, 2017
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Reviewed by TurdFurgison from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
A nice beer hall from a more-than-adequate brewery (although not one of the Munich Big Six). Across the street from the Hofbrauhaus, this is a much quieter experience if you're in the area. The kellerbier was great, the pork was fine.
Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by charrel from Texas

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Dec 14, 2015
Rated: 3.65 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Nov 21, 2015
Rated: 4.39 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Nov 05, 2015
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Reviewed by lmaduells from Spain

4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75
They went after running the marathon in Munich. We saw a dunkel and pils. Fantastic and of a very good quality. The food was exelent. We enjoy and enjoy a meal in an atmosphere like we wanted, quiet, authentic German quality
Oct 17, 2015
Rated: 4.08 by PhillyStyle from Georgia

Oct 07, 2015
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Reviewed by Canada_Dan from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Really enjoyed the fresh helles from the wood served in an authentic ceramic mug. I hear they tap a keg of this every day at 5 and we were lucky enough to be there right around that time. The schnitzel was great too. Definitely one of the highlights from our trip to Munich
Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jul 08, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Jun 30, 2015
Rated: 4.3 by RickyHolden from England

Jun 10, 2015
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Reviewed by innominat from Ireland

4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
A wonderful place to have a beer and bite to eat. Not far from the Weiss Brauhuas and right across from Hof brau. I visited twice and sampled 6 of the about 8 beers on offer. Wasn't too crowded so I hung around to have a few quiet ones. The food is typical Munich but still rather nice. Recommended.
Jun 04, 2015
Rated: 4.6 by SCW from New York

Jun 01, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by PretzelCity from California

Aug 05, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Insan from Russian Federation

Jul 17, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by smbslt from Illinois

Jun 11, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Punky_Brewster from Ohio

May 09, 2014
Rated: 5 by davidwhatshisnam from New York

May 07, 2014
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Reviewed by kansascobleigh from Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
After Beer Hall hopping we needed some where we could get the amazing beers of the beer hall but not have to deal with the tourist crowds attracted by the beer halls. Tucked in what I would describe as an alley (really a cobble road) next door to a Starbucks, and less than 200 yards from Hofbrau and Hard Rock is Ayinger Wirtshaus.

It is a small intimate affair, that many I think won't experience because they simply won't be able to locate it. The interior matches the exterior as you walk into what is comparable to a hometown high-end pub. You wont find the large communal tables of other halls instead the place is dotted with 2 person high tops and a bar that is about 30ft Long.

The wait staff was exception every time we went, the only issue I experienced was the lack of carry out bags, but this is a cultural difference that I had difficulty acclimatizing to, but that was hardly the servers fault. We wanted souvenirs but unfortunately the stein we wanted was not being sold that day, so the bartender who was serving us simple said take it. He could have just served us the casked Celebrator that we have been drinking all evening but he went the extra mile for us to make us feel welcome and share the other places we had to visit.

The food selection directly represents the quality of beer of that is available. The Mushroom dumpling soup was one of the best mushroom dishes I have ever experienced. But we ate at this establishment multiple times, and the dish that had me coming back over and over was the Schweinshaxen. It is PORK HEAVEN!!! basically and this doesn't do it justice it is a SUPER tender ham knuckle that is cold smoked, then lightly breaded and deep fried, I shit you not, this was the BEST FOOD I HAVE EVER EATEN!

You will spend more here, but honestly it was worth every cent. If I have 3 hours in Munich to eat my last meal, you will find me at the Ayinger restaurant chowing down on schweinshaxen drinking cask celebrator.
Apr 29, 2014
Rated: 5 by JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

Jan 08, 2014
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Reviewed by DoubleJ from Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Back from Salzburg, now what? Most of the major attractions are closed, except for one category; beer halls! Oh dear, another one? Well, if they're pouring Ayinger, and happen to serve a yummy pork entree, then I might consider...

Alive at 9pm and nearly packed with the exception of a few seats at the bar. The bar takes the shape most resemblant of a question mark. Spirits and bottled Ayinger beers stand behind the bar. Several bartenders behind the bar at one time and looking to serve quickly, which was refreshing. That wasn't the only refreshing aspect...

8 taps of Ayinger beer flowing from the barrels, which included the Weisse, Jahrhundert, Dark Wheat, Pilsner, Lager, Dunkel, Kellerbier, and Celebrator. Beer and food prices are fair for Munich, with half-liter pours hitting anywhere from €3.40-3.90. Several types of glassware are provided for the beer, depending on style and size.

Au gratin pork chop with potato dumpling, vegetable, and a pretzel? That will put a smile on me, especially after a half-liter of Jahrhundert.

I didn't have much chance to visit Aying, but I suspect that Ayinger am Platzl is a worthy alternate. At the very least, it's a quality visit and perhaps my second favorite beer stop in Munich.
May 09, 2013
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Reviewed by crossovert from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
Went here randomly on a Sunday night. It was kind of dead.

It has a small Biergarten outside and that was pretty sparsely filled. Inside there were maybe 5 people at the bar which sat about 20 and 3 or 4 tables were taken.

The service was prompt and friendly to start. I ordered the Jahrhundertbier from the cask. It was utterly delicious. The beer was on average 3.80 per half liter, which is pricey but not ridiculously so. The food though is super expensive. The cheapest entree seemed to be 11,60. And that was what I ordered. It was actually a nice portion and tasty as well. There is obviously snacks and appetizers for less but in general it is pretty pricey. Luckily, the pretzels were free.

After I was done eating I ordered a Kellerbier which was also very tasty and sat and talked with my friends for a few hours. It was a relaxing atmosphere.

Overall it is expensive but the beer is pretty tasty.
May 09, 2011
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Reviewed by seanyfo from Scotland

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Visited on the evening of the 01/10/2010, after returning from visiting Salzburg's Augustiner Kloster Mulln. Anywhere would find it difficult to top that!

Located across from the Hofbrauhaus, during the Oktoberfest, Platzl was buzzing. There was a large queue for the Hofbrauhaus, so there was security on the door here to stop the worse for wear from creating a rowdy atmosphere inside.

Inside, its very well decorated, yellow walls, polished teak wood everywhere, gold rimmed plates and glasses, its very classy.

We sampled the Jahrhundert bier which was in excellent condition in its branded glassware. Served with from fresh delicious pretzels by the obviously stressed but still managing a smile waitress.

The atmosphere was certainly busy but made up of mostly couples or small groups, many enjoying the a la carte menu alongside typical Bavarian dishes. Did not sample the food but certainly looked excellent.

Ayingers full selection available including Kellerbier however i didnt notice Celebrator on the menu!

Overall, this seems a lovely place to enjoy some fine dining alongside a selection of fantastic condition beers from an excellent brewery. Certainly one to note.
Oct 24, 2010
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Reviewed by DerBayer from Germany

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
I had 2 beers there and one really stood out - the |Jahrhundertbier vom Eichenfass available every day after 5 pm. I ve had this from a bottle as well and it is at least one whole mark better vom Eichenfass. One of the best Helles - nay THE best Helles I have ever had and I am from Munich.

The place was really nice to sit in at the hgistorical Platzl on a warm summer evening. I also had a Dunkles vomn Fass which was very decent but not the best ever.

I did not eat there but the fopod did look good and geberous Bavariuan portions.
Aug 16, 2010
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Reviewed by Schwab from Florida

3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4
Ayinger is right across from the Hofbrauhaus, Augustiener and Hard Rock at a small but busy intersection. We only went for a beer in the pm, but had no issues getting a table even though they tried to fill up for an early dinner already. I didn't get what I ordered (but was charged for it) and the waitress didn't really get the difference ...she seemed extremely tired and exhausted, guess she just wanted to be done with the day. Everything else seemed to be great. Nothing to complain and food at the surrounding tables look great. Difference here to the Hofbrauhaus is that actually a lot of locals are coming, not just tourists
Aug 17, 2009
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Reviewed by nocheinsbitte from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Went here for the first time a few weeks back and was not disappointed. I was never a huge Ayinger fan, but this place changed m mind.

First of all, it is in a very active platz with the Hard Rock and the Hofbrauhaus, so there are many people around. There is good outside seating and a really nice, wooden-atmosphere inside. So even on a cold day, this place would be good to go to.

The food was solid, not spectacular, but very good. The great thing abour Munchen is that you can get great Bavarian dishes practically everywhere you go.

The bier is all ayinger, I had the ur-weiss and a helles; all good and they had more on the menu.

For atmosphere and good solid food, this is a great place to go. For bier selection, this is just like every other German bar, they are sponsored by a brewery and only serve that bier. Lucky of us is that all of them are excellent.

I highly recommend this place; do yourself a favor and bypass the Hard Rock and come here. Prosit!
Jun 01, 2009
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Reviewed by LauraAndrew from New York

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
We came here to avoid the touristy atmosphere of the HB across the street and were not disappointed. It was Oktoberfest time, so they had their fest bier drawn right out of the wooden keg. After a few rounds I decided to Pair the biers with a half chicken. It wasn't quite as tasty as the chickens at Oktoberfest, but damn close so I'm a happy guy. Above average service for Munich, a real nice place and an oasis next to the Hofbrau and Hard Rock. (We had trouble finding this place using the address. If you're standing in front of the main entrance of the HB look across the street to your right).
Apr 11, 2009
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Reviewed by JohnfromDublin from Ireland

3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
I visited this place on a Saturday night in December 2007. To me, its name is Ayingers Speis und Trank (Food and Drink) and is part of the four star Platzl Hotel. With this in mind, this place is distinctly more reserved than many Munchner establishments, and we were met with this fairly unwelcoming besuited gentleman just inside the door. He wasn't too keen to have us enter as tables were full, but he agreed to allow us sit up at the bar as all we wanted were drinks. In contrast, the barmen were most friendly and accomodating. I spied a seasonal Winterbock (330ml) on the blackboard, so I went for that but it was a little on the bland side. My second beer was the Ayinger Helles and lastly we went for the Helles Holzfass direct from the wooden cask that they had just tapped. Nice work with the mallet, guys! This was a very nice place, and its atmosphere is a direct contrast from the Hofbrauhaus.
Dec 13, 2007
Wirtshaus Ayingers in München, Germany
Place rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 43 ratings