Paulaner Bräuhaus

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Kapuzinerplatz 5
München, 80337

+49 89 5446110 | map

Paulaner Bräuhaus is a brewpub that does NOT bottle or can their bier. So, unless you drank it vom Faß at the brewpub, it's the wrong bier!!! Try the main Paulaner Brauerei...

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of jjboesen
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Not to be confused with the actual brewery, the brauhaus is located in a stately looking edifice near Goetheplatz, which is accessible by the subway (U3/U6). You can also get here by Bus 58 from the central train station. It is a sprawling venue with a bar area, several rooms and a biergarten in the back - it was closed during my visit. I enjoyed a liter of their zwickel beer along with a tasty sausage platter. Excellent place that serves my favorite Munich brew.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.1/5  rDev -24.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Excellent beer hall, only slightly off the beaten tourist path (not too far though). Really excellent overall, and Paulaner is one of my favorites from the area.

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Photo of btravers13
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The Salvator during Starkbierfest is top notch.

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Photo of charrel
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Went here on our first day in Munchen, Thursday July 23rd. Was about a 15 minute walk from our hotel since it is not in the old town, but about a few minutes away on the south-western side. Sat in the huge outside biergarten since it was a nice evening. Service was a bit spotty, but typical for a German place. Food was most excellent, I had the roast duck with dumplings. The beers were fresh and tasty, but the selection was quite small. I wanted to try the beer called Vladimir or something which seemed like a hoppy wheat beer but they were out. Went with the brauhaus zwickl and weissbier. Would recommend, but there are some slightly better places in the heart of old town that are worth walking to first.

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

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Photo of crossovert
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Went here today, a friday night. Get out of exit g of the Goetheplatz Ubahn and take Kaputzinerstrasse left and you will see the braeuhaus in a bout a block. The beergarten was the first place we tried but it was empty so we went to the tables in front, so I never actually went inside.

There was one waitress for the outside area and she immediately got us menus.

I got the "Probier-Trio"which was a Weiss, Maibock, and Zwickel. It cost almost 4 euros so it was expensive, but also worth it in a way. The Weiss and Zwickel were phenomenal, the maibock left something to be desired.

It is a decent place to check out. It is expensive, but the beer is pretty good.

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

Visited on the afternoon of 30/09/2010, during Oktoberfest.

We had visited Paulaner am Nockherberg beforehand, so we caught the U Bahn from Kolumbusplatz to Sendlinger Tor and walked down Lindwurmstrasse toward the Brauhaus, this was about 15 mins.

It certainly has a grand exterior, towering overhead with beautiful stonework and writing.

Inside ,copper kettles and a bar area are toward the left and a typical bierhalle type room with tables a plenty to the right. Straight ahead is more smaller rooms, some dimly lit giving a more relaxed feel. We sat in the main room off to the right. Moderately busy on this afternoon, still very easy to get a seat. Obviously a lot more locals use this place since its off the tourist route.

Waiter was quick and friendly, quickly giving us our Festbier to enjoy while waiting on our Schnitzel which was very tasty and a very healthy portion! They dont bottle their beer here, it was very fresh and excellent condition served in the branded glassware. Hefe and dunkel weizens, helles, Zwickl and Kellerbier all available along with the Oktoberfest seasonal.

The larger rooms are typical bierhalle, with dark wooden benches, pine top tables and tiled walls, the smaller ones are more intimate.

Didnt manage to go out to look at the biergarten at the back, and i suspect there may have been function rooms upstairs?

Very enjoyable dinnertime visit, would like to see in summer and relax in the biergarten!

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Photo of Augustiner719
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped here on my Oktoberfest trip and got a brewery tour as well.

Really pretty interior with huge stanless fermenting tanks upstairs as well as down stairs. Really fresh aromas in the brewery as they make a lot of beer there. We were seated at nice wooden tables family style and i got to try the helles, hefeweizen and the oktoberfest. Really nice beers all around and service was great too. we ordered some pretzels and some kraut salad which went great with the beers. the waitress was pleasent and the vibe was nice at the brewpub. It is also walking distance from the weisen which was nice too. Location was great and easily accessable via train. It was not overly packed which was unexpected as there were a lot of tourists in the area. Great place to bring your family and drink fresh beer.

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Photo of WJVII
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Got to take a tour of the entire brewery on a walking beer tour in Munich. This place was great! Very open concept so you could see the entire brewing process (note the beer is not filtered so on site for 7 weeks or is thrown out...but that NEVER happens). Dark inside, but traditional Bavarian dress and decor. The floors are a mix of wood and tile, antlers are all over the walls. Food was excellent and very traditional. Lots of people eating meat off the bones! Priced reasonable and easy to find. This is a great place to go for a good beer and a nice meal.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

In need of a mid-day break from the revelry of The Oktoberfest, UncleAl, my daughter Caitlin and I took the 15 minute walk over from the Wiesn to this oasis of quiet for a leisurely Bier on 24SEP07....

The Bräuhaus is housed in a rather large building set on the corner of Kapuzinerplatz. Through the main entrance you encounter some brew kettles on the immediate left. Tables and chairs are set up nearby, as well as in a larger, semi-partioned area to the right, which has scores of tables and seats. Further down the hall are yet more rooms, these more dimly lit than the bright, cavernous main rooms seen upon entering. One of these yonder rooms is particularly quaint, set up like some sort of university study, with a long table and chairs and surrounded by shelves with hundreds of books. The main rooms are traditional German bier-halls... high-ceilinged, dark wood, loud and raucous.
Paulaner has a small Biergarten to the rear of the building, reached either by walking through the whole Bräuhaus and exiting in the rear, or via a small alleyway to the right side of the building itself. The Biergarten has some long, Ofest style tables along with a few smaller, round ones. You can sit either in an area with waiter service, or in the self-serve area. The Garten is self-sufficient, with its own food and Bier stands present. It was wonderfully relaxing, under the gigantic chestnut trees, chillin' with a brew and good company (though beware the threat of a rogue chestnut or 2 hurtling down from above!).
Most Paulaner Biers are top-shelf, with the special Aktiens Festbier being quite tasty on this day. They also had some other of their house biers, the Zwickl, Helles and the Hefeweizen.

Well worth the visit!


overall: 4.03
atmosphere: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: n/a | $$


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

As other recent reviews have said, this is well worth a visit, and being a bit off the tourist area, usually not too busy. No 58 bus runs from Bahnhof area, or get U-Bahn to GoethePlatz, and 3 min walk south. Takes about 25 mins to walk from Hauptbahnhof straight down Goethestrasse.

Front side room has copper brewing equipment on show and the beer taps, and plain basic tables, further inside are more formal areas and a library room.

I have always found Paulaner beers very good, and the Hefe Weiss excellent, and a stronger Maibock was also available when we were there mid April 2007 and very nice it was too!

Food is very good....English Menu available and most staff speak some English. Visited twice and had good food, excellent beer and good service each time. Definately worth a visit.

Small beer garden in central courtyard area with both waiter service and self serve: Note, as usual in German beer gardens - bare wood tables are for self service, tables with table cloths are waiter service!

Had two visits here again in May 2009, and still enjoy this place a lot.

B'ham UK April 2007

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Photo of GreatPondBrewer
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Another good stop in Munich. Relatively easy to get to from the Bayerstraße where I was staying and it was certainly made better by the agreeable weather for early March. The atmosphere was perhaps a tad modern as some previous posters have noted, but I think that the light was cheerful, the crowds of people signing, a fine view into the brewring room and the beer itself was enough to make up in that department. Clearly the beer is of the finest quality and the food was quite good to boot. I had been pretty much ODing on würsts at this point in my trip and a large salad was a welcome relief. As I would always recommend, drink a weiß beer because there really isn't anything better than that in the entire state of Bavaria.

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Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The Paulaner brew house is a should be in your priority list of places to visit when in Munich. The only disadvantage of this place is its atmosphere. It looks very modern and you don't feel like you are in a traditional brew house as you would feel in the HB brewhouse or even in the Schneider Weisse brew house. Service was excellent, waiters very friendly and the food delicious. I had the Schnitzel and it was the best Schnitzel i ever had. I tried the Nockherberger beer and i must say i was very pleased with my selection. A fresh cloudy beer, and i think it's one of the best (if not the best) the brew house has to offer.

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Photo of Spacegrass
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I visited here on a brewery tour in Munich. We stopped for an hour after touring this brewery and I had some of everything they brewed. Basically this is credited as the oldest existing actual brewery in Munich. Brewery meaning the brewery, not Paulaner. I found the beers to be very good and quite fresh. I am a big fan of Paulaner and have been to their main brewery where the stuff that's exported is brewed as well. Both are good. This place is much smaller being a more privately run establishment making it more 'cosy'. Our service was good, however being in a large group with a tourguide who knew the servers makes it hard for me to really know what you'll get if you go there. I'd go back, there is no Salvator here though. Go to the main brewery for that, Paulaner am Nockherberg, I was there in late May and they had it very fresh and on tap.

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Photo of SeanChouffe
4.53/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I really enjoyed my visit to this place. I understand that the building has been continually occupied (as a brewery and now as a brew house) for over one hundred years. The atmosphere is very traditional and the interior has been brightened up in the past few years. The food and service was good (traditional German fare for the region). One waiter got a little snippy when we tried to speak German (he was insulted that we assumed his English was poor). The two beers we sampled (the Hefe-Weissbier and the Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel) were fresh and some of the best representations of the style I have had. Following dinner the assistant manager gave my girlfriend and I a personal tour. A great experience!

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Paulaner Bräuhaus in München, Germany
Brewery rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 47 ratings