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The best beer halls in Munich where to drink beer

The best breweries in Munich. Homeland of the Oktoberfest, in Munich beer is a real cult. Here you can find some of the oldest and most famous breweries in the world, such as Hofbräu, Löwenbräu and Paulaner. Here is our detailed guide to the best beer gardens in Munich where to drink authentic Bavarian beer!

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Nurnberger Bratwurst glokl fb_icon_tiny
(Frauenplatz 9, Munich) Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 1.00, Sunday from 10.00 to 23.00.
This lovely beer garden offers some good beers on tap, including Augustiner Helles , König Ludwig Dunkel and Tucher Hefeweißbier .

Wirtshaus Ayingers am Platzl fb_icon_tiny
(Am Platzl 1A, Munich) Open every day from 11.00 to 1.00.
Draft beers produced: Ayinger Helles, Ayinger Dunkles, Ayinger Pils, Ayinger Kellerbier, Ayinger Dunkles Hefeweizen, Ayinger Helles Hefeweizen, Ayinger Winterbock .

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(Alte Akademie 2, Freising, Munich) Open every day from 9.00 to 23.00
Weihenstephan is known for being the oldest still existing brewery in the world . In the year 725, a Benedictine monastery was founded on the Weihenstephan . Beer making was started here and, in 1040, the Klosterbrauerei Weihenstephan . In 1803, after having been destroyed over the centuries by the Swedes, French and Austrians, and after having been completely burned down four times, the monastery was closed and passed into the hands of the State of Bavaria. However, the brewery was under the control of the Royal Staatsgut Schleißheim and was able to continue the production of its beer. In 1852 the Bavarian brewing school moved from Schleißheim to Weihenstephan , where this art is still taught today.

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(Sendlinger Strasse 14, Innenstadt, Munich) Open every day from 11.00 to 0.00.
Hacker-Pschorr also one of the 6 official breweries of the Oktoberfest (along with Spaten, Paulaner, Augustiner, Hofbräu and Löwenbräu).

(Marsstraße 46-48, Munich) Spaten-Bräu is another of the six Munich breweries that produce beer for the Oktoberfest Reinheitsgebot purity law . Founded in 1397, Spaten (whose name means "spade" ) is today part of the Spaten-Löwenbräu-Gruppe , which belongs to the Belgian multinational InBev . Spaten is considered by many Germans as a beer to cleanse the palate between meals.

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(Hochstraße 77, Munich) Open every day from 11.00 to 1.00.
Paulaner Keller ( Paulaner am Nockherberg ) was voted the best beer hall in Munich . The Paulaner Keller is located next to the brewery, on the other side of the street. The specialty is Nockherberger beer , dark in color and unfiltered.

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(Sophienstraße 7, Munich) Open every day from 11.00 to 1.00.
The Park Café is a quiet beer hall, dating back to 1935 and located in Munich , a short walk from the train station. The place has an enchanting view of the botanical gardens and becomes more fascinating when there is a live jazz band performing.

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(Theresienhöhe 7, Munich) Open every day from 10.00 to 1.00.
Hacker-Pschorr Bräuhaus is located on Theresienhöhe and has a nice beer garden overlooking the Theresienwiese , the place where the Oktoberfest . In addition to beer, try ordering the cold cuts and cheese platter ( "Brotzeit-teller" ).

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(Innere Wiener Straße 19, Munich) Open every day from 10.00 to 0.00.
Not to be confused with the Hofbräuhaus, the Hofbräukeller is located on the Innere Wiener Strasse , along the bank of the Isar , just minutes from the Maximilianeum (the Bavarian parliament). The brewery, present since 1892, is very large and has a large outdoor beer garden Hofbräukeller is much loved and frequented by young Bavarians for the excellent beer produced, the intriguing atmosphere, but above all for the good prices.

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(Arnulfstraße 52, Munich) Open every day from 10.00 to 1.00.
The Augustiner Keller is the third largest beer garden in Munich , and is located a short walk from the train station. Open since 1812, it has 5,000 seats in the shade of large and magnificent trees: during the summer months, it is impossible not to stop here and drink a nice freshly poured beer. Here too it is possible to eat typical Bavarian specialties, or you can bring your own food and eat it in the self-service area.

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(Nymphenburger Straße 2, Munich) Löwenbräu (literally "lion beer") is one of the six historic Munich breweries that produce real traditional Bavarian beer : Löwenbräu respects the standards imposed by the Reinheitsgebot . Inside there is a huge hall called "Festsaal" , capable of hosting more than two thousand people.

Its large beer garden , the Löwenbräukeller , is adjacent to the mother brewery and occupies the site of a brewery destroyed during World War II. The beer garden, located on a tree-shaded terrace, is an unmissable meeting place for many Bavarians. The Löwenbräukeller has around 1000 outdoor seats and there is also a big screen to watch all the major sporting events. The price of a 1 liter mug of beer is approximately 7.80 euros.

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(Viktualienmarkt 15, Munich) Open every day from 10.00 to 0.00.
Der Pschorr , located near the Viktualienmarkt Hacker-Pschorr-Edelhell beer , which is poured into mugs directly from wooden barrels.

The place stands out not only for the excellent beer , but also for the quality of its cuisine . At Der Pschorr , local ingredients are used: fruit from Bavarian orchards, cheeses from local cooperatives, meats and sausages from Munich . Among the traditional dishes to try, we recommend the local beef ( Murnau Werdenfelser ), the “Pressack” , a pork sausage, and the “Obatzda” , a Bavarian cheese served with bread, onions and chives.

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(Kapuzinerplatz 5, Munich) Open every day.
Another of the best beer halls in Munich is the Paulaner Bräuhaus . Founded in the 17th century by a community of monks, the Paulaner brewery has become famous throughout the world for the authenticity of its beers, which is still intact today. In 1634, some monks of the order of San Francesco da Paola , guests in the monastery of Neudeck , began the production of a dark and strong beer, which was to be used for their sustenance during the Lenten period. The beer created was so excellent that in 1780 the Court of Bavaria allowed the monks to sell beer: the Paulaner Brauerei , destined to become the largest brewery in Munich .

(Hirschgarten, Munich) The Hirschgarten is the largest beer garden in Munich : with around 8,000 seats, the brewery is located inside the Hirschgarten , the deer garden, an ancient hunting lodge commissioned by Prince Karl Theodor in 1780. In fact, in addition to eating and drinking excellent beer, it is possible to closely observe the deer that live in this park.

Bayerischer Donisl
(Weinstraße 1, Munich) Located next to the Munich Town Hall, the Bayerischer Donisl (named after Dionysius Haertl , who managed the place in the eighteenth century) is one of Munich's historic beer halls . The interior furnishings are in dark wood, as per Bavarian tradition. The types of draft beer served are: Hacker Bräu Edelhell, Paulaner Salvator, Hacker-Pschorr Braumeister Pils . Currently, the Bayerischer Donisl is closed for renewal until December 2015.

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(Tal 7, Munich) Open every day from 8.00 to 00.30.
The Weisses Brauhaus has been an institution in Munich's gastronomic tradition since the 19th century. Already from the foundation of the city of Munich , in 1158, the presence of a tavern in this street was noted, which in 1540 became the current Weisses Bräuhaus . The building is decorated in typical German style, functional and without frills, and the atmosphere is that of an ancient tavern, the same as it was 100 years ago. Inside there is the kitchen and several rooms, each furnished differently.

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(Viktualienmarkt 9, Munich) Open every day from 9.00 to 22.00.
The Viktualienmarkt is a beer garden located in the center of Munich , just two minutes from Marienplatz .

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(Englischer Garten, Munich) Open every day from 11.00 to 23.30.
Chinesischer Turm is a very popular beer garden with around 7,000 seats, located inside the Chinese tower of the same name from 1789. The Chinesischer Turm brewery is located inside the magnificent Englischer Garten , one of the largest city parks in Europe, approximately 15 minute walk from Marienplatz . During the summer it is the favorite place for many young university students who meet here to drink the excellent Bavarian beer. At the self-service kiosk you can taste the main dishes of traditional Bavarian cuisine and listen to live music.

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(Landsberger Str. 19, Munich) Open every day from 10.00 to 0.00.
The excellent Augustiner beer , in addition to the parent company, is also served at the Augustiner Bräustuben , adjacent to the brewery and located in Landsberger Straße 19 , with cheaper prices, or also at the Augustiner Klosterwirt ( Augustinerstraße 1 ). The types of beer on tap are: Augustiner Helles, Augustiner Dunkles, Augustiner Edelstoff .

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(Neuhauser Straße 27, Munich) The historic Augustiner brewery is the oldest brewery in Munich , founded by Augustinian friars in 1328 near the Munich cathedral. After its privatization, Augustiner-Bräu Neuhauser Straße in 1817 , where the parent company is still located today. The brewery was taken over by the Wagner family in 1829 and was then moved to the cellars in Landsberger Straße (“Kellerareal”) . Heavily bombed during the Second World War, the Augustiner brewery has now returned to its former glory and has been declared a historical monument.

The place is divided into two parts: the actual brewery is located on the left, while the restaurant is on the right. At the back is the classic beer garden .

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(Am Platzl 9, Munich) Open every day from 9.00 to 23.30.
The Hofbräuhaus is probably the best-known and one of the oldest beer halls

15 curiosities about Oktoberfest you probably don't know

For the uninitiated, Oktoberfest is not just beer, foam and ladies with generous necklines: here are 15 curiosities about Oktoberfest, the legendary beer festival, which takes place every year in Munich!

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Oktoberfest: Guide to the pavilions, opening times and how to get there

Oktoberfest means people from all over the world, music, desire to drink and have fun together, all seasoned with the typical Bavarian joy, and with a fundamental ingredient: beer! Oktoberfest is an event to attend at least once in a lifetime.

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Vilnius breweries and Lithuanian beer

Vilnius breweries and Lithuanian beer. How not to take advantage of a trip to Vilnius to taste the excellent Lithuanian beer? Let's find out which are the best breweries and breweries in Vilnius where you can taste good craft beer and not.

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Restoranas Lokys fb_icon_tiny
(Stikliu gatve 8, Vilnius) open every day from 12.00 to 24.00
This restaurant offers the "traditional Biržai beer": very good beer even if with a rustic flavour.

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(Gedimino pr. 5, Vilnius) open every day from 11.00 to 24.00
It is a restaurant and brewery, with an open layout on two levels, not far from the Cathedral. It produces three types of beers: a light one, a dark one and a honey one.

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(S.Žukausko g. 20, Vilnius) open daily from 11.00 to 1.00
The Alaus Studija is interesting because it is not in the center and therefore not frequented by normal tourists. The place is located in an old Soviet police building renovated and adapted to accommodate the bar. The place consists of a huge room where the beer flows freely and excellent hamburgers are served.

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(Šv. Pilies 6, Vilnius) open daily from 12.00 to 23.30
a small pub located in a small courtyard, specializing in serving good beer and at good prices. They also organize beer tasting sessions here.

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(Polocko 7a, Šv. Stepono 8, Šv. Mikalojaus 15, Vilnius) open daily from 11.00 to 23.30
. The Šnekutis brewery is located in the picturesque Užupis , at Polocko 7a (but there are also two other pubs in town) . The place is definitely charming and farm style. The excellent offer of craft beers offers a wide range of farmhouse ales. At Snekutis you can find beers produced by micro-breweries from every corner of Lithuania. Try getting drunk with Stačias beer from Panevėžys (12% alcohol content). A couple of these large beers and you can find yourself tumbling down the ladder to the toilet. The barman is a bizarre-looking gentleman with a theatrical moustache. Snekutis does not have table service and you must therefore order at the bar. Highly recommended and extremely popular, if you come to Vilnius you have to come and drink here!

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(Totorių 18, Vilnius) open daily from 11.00 to 24.00, Fridays and Saturdays from 11.00 to 2.00
Busi Trečias is perhaps the only real microbrewery in the capital as well as a good place to eat local dishes. The lower level is a genuinely good bar, while the large upper level is reminiscent of a German beer hall complete with locals singing patriotic songs and tumbling off wooden benches. The house beer is good, although it is advised to steer clear of the flavored versions.

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(Stiklių 7, Vilnius) open daily from 11.00 to 24.00
If you like beer you can't miss this place!
Bambalynė is a charming, cozy and quiet little brick cellar-style beer hall with great service. The wonderful atmosphere of the brick cellar makes it the perfect place for a small group, a quiet chat, solitary reflection or reading. Here I offer a wide range of excellent beers (almost 100 different types) from nearby microbreweries – including some unpasteurised and unfiltered beers (unfortunately hard to find in other countries). In fact, here you will find the farmhouse ales. The place is a little more luxurious than its counterparts, the bar is fashionable among the capital's beer consumers. Plus there's an onsite shop and a beer tasting room for the real ale enthusiast. Remember: a sincere smile always opens the hearts of the waitresses here, who are often annoyed by too many drunken idiots with no manners.

Alaus Namai (Beer House) fb_icon_tiny
(A. Goštauto 8, Vilnius) open from 11.00 to 24.00, on Fridays and Saturdays from 11.00 to 5.00
Wooden planks on barrels as benches, menu of Lithuanian specialties, cheap beers and live rock music.
Dishes include beer soup and pea and pig ear soup. Recommended for beer and rock music lovers. There is a wide selection of good, low-priced beers.

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(Jogailos 6, Vilnius) open from 11.00 to 24.00, Fridays and Saturdays from 11.00 to 2.00
This place serves a large variety of beers. It is a chain of breweries where they serve traditional Lithuanian beer. The other pubs of the same chain are located in Klaipeda, Palanga and Kaunas.