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This most famous pub draws people from all over the globe. Its unique charm comes from the Bavarian music and the handful of regulars who gather at the bar. Beer and schmankerl (roast pork with trimmings) complete the experience. In the summertime, locals head towards its wonderful courtyard, while the Festsaal room hosts a Bavarian evening with music every night, which costs a few Euros for admission. The meals and beer are perfect for a group of friends. Established in the 16th Century, this has become a local landmark. Your trip to Munich will be incomplete without a visit to Hofbräuhaus.
Hidden between Platzl and Isartor, this rustically decorated Bavarian restaurant with long wooden tables serves great beer and hearty food. Having been around since 1487, Zum Dürnbräu has perfected its recipes, generally involving ox meat; boiled, roasted or fried and served with the classical garnishes of potatoes and cabbage. Guests can sit outside in the beer garden in good weather.
Augustiner am Dom is a popular tourist haunt that serves generous servings of traditional Bavarian fare with fresh frothy beer. Delicious classics like the Bavarian loaf and roasted pork beckon are great choices for food lovers. The inner courtyard houses a Beer Garden, where one could enjoy freshly brewed beers. Set right next to the Frauenkirche, it is easy to locate.
Hey Luigi is a popular restaurant and watering hole in the Isarvorstadt neighborhood. This hip and vibrant restaurant has ample seating in its outdoor patio, a great place to do some people watching while relishing the divine pastas and salads. During the nights Hey Luigi transitions into a vivacious bar but maintains the restaurant service as well. Look out for their Sunday special of fresh Schweinebraten which is slow roasted pork with dumplings made in house.
Established in 1890, the reputation of this Italian restaurant is such that historical figures like Lenin have dined here in the past. Even today, it has lost none of its VIP appeals, with eminent personalities from all over the globe coming to sample the tremendous Italian cuisine in its stylish surroundings. It is such a cozy atmosphere that you get to savor Italian delicacies such as Zuppa Lombardi, Tagliatelle alla Bolognese, Lammrücken mit Kräuter, Rinder Filet im Salzkruste, Saltimbocca alla Romana, Stubenküken mit Knoblauch und Rosmarin and many more.
The tower which gave its name to the beer garden was built in 1789 as a viewing point and bandstand in the heart of the English Garden. Unfortunately, what we see today is only a reconstruction, as the original was destroyed in 1944. However, the musical connections have remained. There are over 7000 seats at Chinesischer Turm, where customers can relax and enjoy a Mass (a liter of beer). Tradition permits you to bring your own food along, but the food is quite decent and is sure to leave you satisfied.
Only a short walk away from Regerplatz train station, you will come across this quaint restaurant next to Tassiloplatz. Besides the food what draws crowds to Tassilogarten is the setting that elicits a laid-back and carefree ambiance. The lovely backyard garden is interspersed with elegant patio furniture and flowered plants while the interiors carry a simplistic theme accentuated by modern furnishing, each perfect for both casual and special occasions. When it comes to food, the menu has a variety of light options like Bruschetta, Elsässer Flammkuchen and Baked Potatoes. For something filling try the Tassiloburger or Wiener Schnitzel vom Kalb. Local beer and wines are available.
Augustinerkeller is one of the most frequented traditional beer gardens and Bavarian restaurants in the city center serving big glasses of exquisite beer and authentic traditional culinary delights. The restaurant boasts of a cozy and old-school European decor, ideal for enjoying a sumptuous meal. The beer served in the sun-bleached beer garden is reputed to be one of the best in Munich. Students, business people, locals and tourists alike find this heritage place incomparable.
Schlösselgarten offers tourists and locals a traditional Bavarian beer garden experience. Serving up a selection of Local beers, typical grills and starters, and a warm lively atmosphere and traditional decor; Schlösselgarten has it all. Enjoy an informal evening out in Munich in the fun, casual ambiance with beer, food and live music. Their special lunch menu on weekdays is a value for money, tasty filling meal. Don't forget to try their home-made apple strudel with vanilla creme, it's one of their specialties. The long communal tables out in the open lend the place a friendly vibe and is perfect for a summer evening. Be warned, this place can get quite noisy.
Take a break from the traditional Bavarian and continental cuisine and get adventurous with oriental flavors at Champor. A brainchild of Kiren Alt, that was established in 2004, this restaurant serves authentic cuisine prepared in the Malaysian flair. Feast on tantalizing dishes of Asssam Chicken, Tamarind Duck, Prawn Sodhi, Lemon Grass Beef Curry and more, that are a beautiful blend of herbs and spices. Visit this eatery with your friends or family and enjoy from their special menu. The adjoining garden offers an idyllic space to dine in.
Time spent at MichaeliGarten is always thoroughly enjoyable; how could it not, when you are offered delicious Bavarian food in such a picturesque location? This idyllic spot is as suited for a fun day out with the family as it is for a romantic meal with that special someone. You can enjoy scrumptious fare like roast pork in dark beer sauce and wiener schnitzel with cranberries, followed by delectable confections like apple strudel with vanilla sauce. The beer garden, a wonderfully relaxing spot surrounded by chestnut trees, can accommodate as many as 2400 patrons.
A delightful gem the Canal Grande offers its guests a pleasant night of dining outdoors with the cool breeze and swaying leaves creating a magic that is unparalleled. The food is typically Italian and consists of pastas, antipasti, entrees and dessert. The most brilliant dishes here are the Branzino, Tagliatelle di Manzo and the Spaghettini alle Vongole Veraci. The evenings see theme nights that are especially beautiful and worth being a part of as a group with friends or family. Book ahead to ensure a table as the restaurant tends to get packed quite soon.