Drinking at the Hofbrauhaus is not as much fun as it sounds like. The tankards are HEAVY, it's hard to find a seat, and it's really loud. Between the oompa band and the close tables of drunken partiers, you won't be able to talk to anyone else. Go for one beer for the experience, but it's not a thrilling experience.
You don't need to eat or drink to enjoy the ambiance of the Hofbrauhaus. The German band playing tunes designed to make you want to slam your beer mug on the table and order another. Several floors of halls, rooms, and even the roof top. All dedicated to enjoying a cold one with family and friends. I especially liked the "beer mug" lockers where families have stored their heirloom beer drinking mugs for years and years.
There has not been a place like this around; but a couple come close to replicate the beer fame. The locals and the tourists like the fun and noise and music, going into the night. Of course beer drinking is the thing to loosen up the tongue. If you try two at once, you may spill some. My 4 trips here have all been enjoyable. Walk home.
The brauhaus was founded by Duke Wilhelm V in 1589, and the name means court brewery. In the rear is an outdoor veranda to drink/eat there, or even you can go upstairs for a more quite scene.
The prices are fairly decent for tourists to come and drop a load. A one liter beer is Euro 7,30, and glass of wine 3,00. Pork knuckle is 12 Euro , Schwein roasted 12 and weinerschnitzel 13
I would say that you cant miss seeing if not drinking in the Hofbrauhaus Munich. Its the biggest pub ive seen. I was there at 4pm and the huge hall , courtyard and outside balcony where almost full, i found a seat. The inside is fabulous but i dont suppose many noticed has they drank the good german beer.The seating capacity is 2670.If you would like more info go to www.hofbraeuhaus.de/en
Hofbrau Haus, what would Munich do without this famous beer hall? Built by Wilhelm V in order to serve up the brown beer that he loved. He has been dissatisified with the beer that was being brewed in Munich. Now this place has survived history to serve up this famous beer. It is said to be the first brewery built in Munich. Now there are many many more, of course, but this one is worth a visit and the beer is great, the music fun and the people are ready to party.
The tables are crowded and when someone gets up to find the restroom, they might have to get up and walk on the table to get out, this, of course, gets a lot of applaus and cat calls because they actually get out without falling. If it is a female, you can expect even more noise and toasting.
Hofbrau Haus serves up a pretty good menu of Bavarian food, so you can expect to enjoy this food while having a brew.
The owners have a nice souvenir shop near the entrance, and there are many rooms that they use when the crowd is large for beer drinking. The band is set more away from the entrance, try to sit near them as they are pretty good at playing the Bavarian Style music. Check out the tuba player as he cuts his notes to make the bouncy feel, and the trumpet player whose lips must be dying after a whole day of playing. No wonder they take a lot of breaks. Don't be afraid to tip these guys, they spent their whole lives practicing so that you can be entertained. Live Music should be respected and they are preserving this style of music, just for you.
The hofbrauhaus is a fun stop in München. Famous for their giant beers and pretzels, it is an enjoyable stop for any beer lover. We went on a Saturday and it was PACKED. We searched for a table and when someone stood up, we swooped in. Inside, a traditional 'oompa' band was playing and the atmosphere was great. Our waitress was wearing a an traditional German Derndl and was very nice. A++
One of the oldest beer breweries and most likely to the most famous in the world is Hofbrauhaus in Munich. In this historical building you find a large hall for evening drinking parties. The restaurant and bar have painted ceilings, wooden furniture, a band playing Bavarian music and the most important, beer in 1 litre pints. Many customers are wearing traditional Bavarian cloths. Each evening you can participate in the 4 hour Beer Challenge, visiting different beer gardens and the Hofbrauhaus. When you complete the 4 hours, you get a certificate indicating you won the Beer Challenge. Good luck, enjoy the Bavarian atmosphere and don't drive.
A must see in Munich and have a nice refreshing German beer ! The building has a lot of history. It of course is know as one of Adolph Hitler's favorite haunts, but its history goes well before that ..founded in 1589 byWilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria after his household demanded better beer and they got tired of importing it. It was destroyed in April 1944 during the war and later rebuilt... more old history..:King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria spared no expense when his son Ludwig married his beloved Theresa of Saxony-Hildburghausen, and held a massive party for 40,000 guests on October 17, 1810.
At night around dinner time, they have old german music inside ( a live band) and it just transplants you back in history.
One note.. I ordered a salad and it was not very good.. Maybe the other food is good, some looked yummy from tables near me, but my salad was not good. the turkey had grissel on it and i just barely ate any of my salad, and it was expensive.
Ok, first of all..... YES !!!! this place is touristy, and YES... this place is crowded !!!! and Yes.... This place is more expensive than the average beer hall !!!!! But if your gonna come to Bavaria and have only 1 beer ..... let it be here !!!!!!! The place is a must do no matter what, the waiter's are as friendly as they can be, as soon as they realize you don't speak Bavarian or German, they give you an English menu (that by the way the menu makes a great souvenir)
The prices for a big stein is 8 Euro's and ladies dressed in there traditional Bavarian clothing go around selling huge preztels for 4 Euro's each.
There are live bands playing traditional Bavarian music and people are just having a blast !!!!!
Spent about 3 hours here having a great time, but could only drink 2 steins !!!!!!!
They also have a great gift shop as you enter, prices are steep, but be warned buy a size bigger than you wear, they are very small compared to the US sizes !!!!!
Do all tourists go to the Hofbrauhaus? They should. Do non-beer drinking tourists go there? They should and have brezen (pretzles) and try a weissbier once. For our 17 year olds, a liter of beer (ein mass) without having to produce an ID card was the highlight of their first European trip that they remember 10 years later--and they bought the steins to prove it! And the Bavarian band played on and was it noisy! (and it was the night before Christmas Eve). On our previous trips to Munich, we had bypassed this for more sedate brewery-restaurants with better (?) food, especially slices of Leberkas. That may have been a mistake. This is one tourist trap that is worth the effort but you must like crowds.
i heard a lot about this place, but what i found definately far exceeded my expectations. We right away had a full mass, (after having 2 and a half masses back at the hostel, Wombats Hostel rules!), and somehow, somebody ordered us another round. We were ridiculous. try to start conversations with the table next to you. We found fellow canadians miraculously there, and starting chatting about how great german beer is.
Our waiter was amazing! He held 13 masses, in one trip! omg. he deserved the gigantic tip for that!
We met really nice italians outside the beerhall, but the quantity of drinks drove one of us into madness, and the fighting ensued for hours and hourse and hours. crazy night!
The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, arguably the most famous beer hall worldwide, is located in the city centre. It also operates the second largest tent at the Oktoberfest, one of Munich´s most famous attractions.
You can eat all Bavarian specialities. We had " Weißwürste " , traditionally eaten before 12 p.m., served with sweet mustard and freshly baked Brezen ( pretzels)
it's the greatest traditon in all europe; wanna drink a good beer? go to germany. this german house is the most popular pub for drinking. they have one of the biggest new year's eves ever, where all italians come to bavaria, and all germans go to italy! and perhaps for saudi women to linger in this pub as well,lol
steffi, my german mutli-linguist friend, and i had a fabulous night that time. it was my first time ever in a german crazy drinking house. that was so much fun. the place capacity probably was 500 people. it looked even more, with a band roaming around the place, and huge wooden tables that accommodated 7 people. everyone sits next to everyone as if they know each other for years. it was just the delight of the new year's eve.
the fun thing was that i had the privilege of being served by original bavarians, dressed in bavarians dresses, and serving the big beer glasses that weighed a ton:D goodness, i just loved it.
when it was 10 seconds to midnight and the new year, people started to stand on the tables, yelling their lungs out, and then everyone fell into everyone else's hugs and kisses. that was massively messy and still loved it:D
steffi made me try my first beer ever, not the bavarian beer, but 'beer'. it was non-alcholoic, and i was wondering why it tasted awful,lol
this place is a must visit in munich, simply...so much fun.
The place is as big as a football field--and that's just inside. It has all the Munich cliches: beer, pretzels, an Oompah Band. All the tourists in one place, eating all the stereotypical Bavarian fare.
Oh what the hell!
How extraordinary. I was putting my pics into an album when I came across an architectural snap. It turns out it was the Hofbrauhaus. No big deal I hear you think.
No, but what is strange is that the picture doesn't appear on my disc with the Munich photos! How did I get it?
I suspect that when I got my pics processed and recorded on disc there are about half a dozen that weren't recorded, this being one. In time I will scan it just for the sake of my VT fans (there must be at least two of you out there), but for the moment I'm left mystified.