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Hofbräuhaus Review

The Hofbräuhaus is simply the most famous beer hall not just in Munich but in the world. Regulars aside, many Bavarians see it as the biggest tourist trap ever created, and few ever go more than once, but they are still proud that it attracts so many visitors. Yes, it's a little kitschy, but the pounding oompah band draws the curious, and the singing and shouting drinkers contribute to the festive atmosphere. This, then, is no place for the fainthearted, and a trip to Munich would be incomplete without at least having a look. Upstairs is a quieter restaurant, where the food is fine, although there are better places for Bavarian cuisine. In March, May, and September ask for one of the special, extra-strong seasonal beers (Starkbier, Maibock, Märzen), which complement the traditional Bavarian fare.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Platzl 9, City Center, Munich, 80331 | Map It
  • Phone: 089/290136100
  • Website:
  • Metro Marienplatz (U-bahn and S-bahn).
  • Location: City Center

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations not accepted.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-18-2013

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    Hofbräuhaus Review

    Just back from 9 days in Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Hofbräuhaus is exactly as described: A loud beer hall. But what fun it is. Not for the faint hearted, as you can’t be shy about finding a spot to sit, or waiving down your waiter. Worth the effort, though. A crossroads of Europe, in a one evening meal we overlapped our table with visitors from Singapore, Mexico, and the Czech Republic.

    by BigWaveDave, 10/18/11

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