It’s impossible to ignore Munich’s beer halls and gardens – throughout Bavaria, bier is a vital part of life, and nowhere is this more evident than in the state captial, home to Oktoberfest. Munich’s best beer halls are some of Germany’s most famous and, in the sunny south of the country, the city’s beer gardens enjoy an ideal climate for supping from a Maß – a litre-mug of beer.
Home to another locally brewed beer, Löwenbräu, the Löwenbräukeller is a beloved beer hall, restaurant and beer garden. Known for its regular Bavarian music performances and traditional dances and events, it’s a popular watering hole and restaurant. The large building also includes roof terraces, ideal for overlooking the nearby, lively beer garden, which is popular during the warmer months.
If you’re craving craft beer when in Munich, Tap-House is the place to head. Boasting over 200 varieties of craft brews, including local names like Camba Bavaria, their philosophy is great, unique beer. Housed in a basement-style bar, it’s a modern take on the traditional beer halls and breweries of Munich and offers something a little different.
Located in the lush, sprawling English Gardens, Chinesischer Turm is the beer garden and restaurant at the Chinese Tower. Visitors can tuck into freshly made, tasty Chinese food and refreshing beers in the sunshine, while enjoying the animated atmosphere at one of Europe’s most monumental parks. Head to this popular beer garden to soak up the picturesque surroundings and enjoy the unique view.
Located in the culinary centre of Munich, Biergarten Viktualienmarkt, is one of the most central beer gardens in the city. Nestled between market stalls from the surrounding produce market, guests are invited to enjoy a range of Munich beers and Bavarian treats.
Braunauer Hof is a classic Bavarian-style restaurant, with a pleasant beer garden, serving up perfectly poured beers and traditional Bavarian feasts. The charming garden is complete with a mini hedge maze and 250 seats sheltered by chestnut and cherry blossom trees, while the restaurant offers a cosy, authentic vibe. A beloved local haunt, it’s well worth a visit when in Munich.