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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.
If you're looking for a good time over chilled beer and local food then come down to Paulaner im Tal. Sit inside the cozy restaurant or cool off in the lovely beer garden. The menu specialty is the krustenbraten (roasted pork), and the experience is only complete when you try the wiener schnitzel and pair your food with a mug of local brew. Atmosphere is lively and the staff serves everything with a smile.
The Blue Spa is home to the Blue Spa Bar & Lounge, both located at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof. Not many can resist the charms of the Spa Bar, set against the background of a swimming pool and a gorgeous panoramic backdrop. The bar has a great menu that caters to the health-conscious as well as those looking for something for indulgent. So if it's an organic shake or an elaborate breakfast with some sparkling wine, Blue Spa Bar and Lounge will take care of it. Sunset here is a beautiful affair, and definitely not to be missed during a stay here.
The Park Café, located close to the Botanical Gardens, is always reinventing itself. At some hours of the day, it comes across as a chic restaurant, at others, as a happening bar featuring the brightest stars in the DJ firmament. The coveted beer garden is a great place to enjoy the weather and cool off with beer classics. At any time, Park Café prides itself on the quality of its offerings, musical, gastronomic, or otherwise.
The Flushing Meadows Bar is a rooftop bar which is a part of the hotel. If you want to celebrate a friend's birthday in a trendy and upbeat atmosphere, this is the place to be. The bar has a range of craft cocktails and some bar snacks to go with them. The cocktails are innovative and zippy and the bartenders are friendly and prompt. All in all, if you want to go and grab a few drinks with friends, this is the place to go.
A comfortable and typically Bavarian beer garden, Wirtshaus in der Au is also one of the most famous restaurants in Munich. Although its furnishings are contemporary in style, it still retains all the charm of traditional Bavaria, serving the original Munich Schweinsbraten mit Kruste (roast pork and crackling). A popular feature here are their dumplings, which they claim are the largest in the city. The clientele is in fact a good cross section of Munich's population, as the venue is popular with local residents, business people, students and the hip and trendy.
Fill your stomach with hearty German fare and wash it all down with a chilled, refreshing beer. In Germany, the laws are strict on preservatives used in beer, so you can be assured that the full glass in front of you is as fresh as it gets. Hofbraukeller is a traditional beer garden that operates on a self service system. A true beer lover's haunt.
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.
A heritage spot dating back to 1883, Löwenbräukeller is a landmark which functions as a beer garden and restaurant. It is an idyllic venue for casual dining and an event venue reserved for special occasions, festivals and live football match screenings. The old building retains its earlier charm but has undergone renovations to accommodate even more guests. Traditional Bavarian dishes are served in the restaurant along with classic drinks like Radler, Russ and Apple Spritzer.
The Paulaner Am Nockherberg is named after the Paulaner Monks who used to brew stout ("liquid bread") to make up for their lack of proper nutrition that their rules dictated. Today, that tradition is alive with this popular beer garden and pub that still serves the original recipe! The beer has become so popular, a beer festival was created and has grown to become synonymous with Oktoberfest and Fasching. Paulaner also features various rooms and parlors which can be used to host any event. Don't be afraid to bring your kids along either!
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.