A pub/brewery between terminals 1 & 2 of Munichs Franz Josef Strauss airport. Outside seating for summer and cosy inside for winter, food and beer very good too. Have some time to wait for that delayed flight? there is no better place I think!
The brewpub of the Paulaner brewery, they have an enormous site elsewhere in the city, the beer brewed here is different ond is mostly only available here too, recommend Zwickel!
An evening visit for us and it's an impressive building, brewing equipment on show as well. A menu with all the local favourites on it and all nicely done, enjoyed our meal here.
A second visit in April 2012, enjoyed the goulash soup and orange juice! Driving later - honest!
That's right, all you Stevesians -- the legendary beerhall with the "Jackie-O" coasters!
The restaurant has several levels -- I went to the lowest level, which is the beerhall. The place definitely has a local feel to it. A dark, woody atmosphere with a clientele that skews a bit toward youth. Prices are quite low by Munich standards.
The restaurant hosts live jazz/dixieland music in its "Malzboden" hall Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 8PM - Midnight. Advance reservation suggested, EUR 6 cover charge.
Favorite Dish: The food is just fine. Try a fully-loaded baked potato (ofenkartoffel) as a meal if you're getting a bit sick of the wurst-and-kraut grind.
While the restaurant is owned by Löwenbräu now, it brews its own beer, just as it has since 1922. The unfiltered microbrews are very good.
One of the more famous stands in the Hirschgarten biergarten is the Fischer-Vroni stand, the original mackerel-on-a-stick eatery. Open daily during good weather, the stand offers, as you would expect, grilled fish, sold by weight. While you can also get salmon, trout, and "salmon-trout" (steelhead), the most common thing to buy is mackerel. Normally, you buy an entire fish, grab some lemon wedges, napkins and a small wooden fork, then enjoy with a beer (sold at various other kiosks).
Fischer-Vroni also hosts a small beer tent at Oktoberfest.
Favorite Dish: Sara and I split a good-sized mackerel, which cost about EUR 15. Tasty!
Here's another of my favorite places from my single days. This small restaurant/pub is unassuming enough from the outside. But go inside and upstairs, and enter a raucous place featuring a lederhosen-clad accordion player -- Bavaria's answer to Larry the Cable Guy. Enjoy good food and delicious beer while Herr Larry serenades you and fires one-liners in an incomprehensible Bavarian dialect. If you look out of place (and you will), you'll quickly become the butt of many of his bawdy jokes. But don't worry: you won't understand what he's saying. Assume it's something to the effect of "Git 'r Dun!"
Food and beer are quite expensive upstairs, as you can imagine. The same quality food and drink is available downstairs for a significantly lower price (but you don't get the floor show).
Open from 6PM-3AM, food served until 11PM. Floor show starts around 9PM. Closed Sunday and Monday May-August, Closed Sunday September-April. Open every day during Oktoberfest.
Favorite Dish: The menu is varied and of high quality. One time, I remember ordering the "Kässpätzle" (German pasta with cheese), not generally considered a Bavarian dish. I remember the accordion player noticing my order and making a comment that I think involved calling me a "Swabian pig."
The beer of choice is Ayinger, one of the best beers in Bavaria. I especially like their hefeweizen (which probably makes me a Franconian weirdo, but I digress...)
There are few better places to spend a summer afternoon than at the Seehaus beer garden, ideally situated by the Kleinhesseloher Lake in the Englischer Garten. The setting couldn't be nicer, with tables for the taking all the way to the lake shore. Watch the rowboats and paddleboats go by, or commune with the ducks and swans as they beg for your food.
Favorite Dish: Beer garden fare is self-service and good. The chicken and spare ribs are tasty.
Paulaner is the beer of choice at this establishment. A half-liter glass of Paulaner Weissbier goes quite well with the setting.
Located opposite the Opera House (hence the name), Spatenhaus an der Oper is an excellent place in Munich to experience Bavarian specialties. The menu has a very large selection, but I ordered the most delicious wienerschnitzel I've ever had! The dining room is decorated with Bavarian touches, including a frescoed ceiling. The restaurant was recommended by our hotel.
One more on our seemingly ongoing quest to visit all the Augustiner restaurants in Munich. Just arrived in town and our hotel not ready for a couple of hours so time for a lunch break!
Comfortable large restaurant, English menu if required, and a huge pork steak for me, Mrs B very happy with her veggie option as well and an added bonus Oktoberfest beer avaiable too.
Enjoyed our visit here very much.
Photos borrowed as I forgot my camera, sorry!!
Another Augustiner restaurant, another good meal with predictably good beer as well.
Very busy on the evening we arrived and fortunate to find a small table, interesting menu, Holzfällersteak for me, very nicely done and Kasspatzn, an old favourite for the vegetarian!
Good place to visit and get there early!
A visit to one of the few Augustiner restaurants around the city we had not visited (tough work but someone has to o it!!)
So lunchtime and no need to look beyond the days special, vegetarian option for Mrs B as well.
All very nicely done in a small and comfortable room, interesting display of mini shorts on the ceiling too!!
Enjoyed our time here.
Lovely restaurant, good food and Augustiner beers, three reasons for a visit here!
A busy Sunday lunchtime visit for us and lucky to find a seat, both opted for "old favourites" - Goulash for me and Käsespätzle for Mrs B, both very tasty and, of course, a couple of Edelstoff beers to go with it.
Enjoyed our visit here.
Smallish restaurant and bier keller, underground! In good weather lots of room to sit outside. Excellent food and patient staff, really worth a visit.
Usually visit whenever we are in town. Mrs Bonio always happy with the vegetarian choicees.
NOW CLOSED :(((((
A well-known gourmet recently said the French Alsace was no longer one of the epitomes of good food. According to him, finding sophisticated restaurants was now easier a little east in Palatinate and Baden - in other words in south-west Germany. This was different a couple of decades ago when German cuisine consisted mostly of plain fare dumplings and sauerkraut. If anything, Germans could be somewhat proud of their sausages, beer - and bread. With more than 300 varieties of bread, rolls not included, Germans can basically try a different type every day for nearly a whole year.
However, while French cusine (as well as good wine that costs a fraction of its French counterpart) enjoys an upswing in Germany, bakeries that know how to bake a proper loaf of bread have become rare. The typical bakery is an eye-sore with a cheap plastic look in baby blue or baby pink. The dough is often being made in Hungary or Bulgaria and delivered overnight to the chain stores where it is baked in always the same metallic ovens. That's as cheap as it tastes, but for some reason, bread is more expensive than ever before.
Japanese to the rescue. Japan has never been known for making proper bread - just as Germany has never been known for embracing haute cuisine. But the times they are changing, and in Munich's "French Quarter" - of all places - is a small Japanese run bakery that easily rivals the few remaining good german bakeries. The ambience is nice too: warm colors, wood, no-nonsense, no plastic. Obori stocks some home made cakes as well, and as everything they offer they are great. Their French baguette is said to be the best in Munich. With no doubt, French cuisine has arrived in Germany, and be it only thanks to a Japanese run bakery.
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Even though the then two districts of Haidhausen and - more so - Au suffered heavily during World War II, the historical townscape of the so called Franzosenviertel ("French Quarter"), where streets carry names after victorious battles (victorious for the Germans) in the German-French War, remains to be largely intact.
Having been a 'working man's district' for long, Haidhausen has now become Munich's second most trendy place to live only after Schwabing.
Obori is situated in Franzosenviertel, hence the area is nice enough for a stroll. Suggestion: head to the southern part of Englischer Garten, cross river Isar and you'll soon find yourself back at Marienplatz.
This is an old favorite I was more than happy to re-visit. Delicious beer within walking distance (or a short tram or S-Bahn ride) from the Hauptbahnhof, this was THE place for me to enjoy my final hours in Munich before departing on a night train to just about anywhere during my single days. Sara patiently allowed me a trip down Memory Lane, and approved a visit here before we turned in for the night.
In addition to being one of the best biergartens in all of Munich (if not the best), it is also right next to the Bayerischer Rundfunk Studios. As a result, it has a disproportionate number of "Stammtisches" (reserved tables) in the full-service area. Because of this, I advise you to make your way to the "Selbstbedienung" (self-service) area in the back. Unless, of course, you are a fan of Bavarian TV and would like to mingle with the stars.
Favorite Dish: While you can attempt to get a seat in the full-service section (good luck...), your best bet is to make your way to the rear of the biergarten and choose from the self-service bar at the back. Just about everything there is quite tasty, plus you get to pick up a 1-liter "Masskrug" of Augustiner Edelstoff, arguably the best beer in all of Bavaria. Take everything to the cashier and he or she will total up the bill for you. A minor warning: if you look foreign and/or tipsy, an occasional less-than-honest cashier might try to pad the bill a bit. Keep your wits about you and try to keep in your head at least an approximate running total of what you've ordered.
While quality beer has definitely been the rule in Munich for a very long time, craft brewpubs are relatively rare. One very tasty exception is the Paulaner Bräuhaus, located a few kilometers south of the main train station. While owned by the Paulaner brewery (in fact, it is the location of the original Thomasbräu pub opened in 1889), it is allowed to brew its own specialty beers and offer tasty food to its relatively upscale clientele. While for the most part off the beaten tourist path, you will nevertheless likely hear a few foreign languages when you visit. It is somewhat hard to find when navigating by public transportation, but worth the trouble to enjoy a lunch or dinner here.
Favorite Dish: You can save some money by ordering the lunch special. When I visited, it was a schweinebraten (roast pork) in dark beer sauce with the crispy skin still attached. Yummy!
While normal Paulaner beverages are available here, you really should sample the craft beers. I highly recommend you try the "Thomas Zwickl," the flagship craft brew (unfiltered lager). A home-brewed weizen beer is also available, as well as a seasonal offering. When I visited, they were brewing a special "Diamond" beer in honor of the World Cup.
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