The Hirschgarten is the biggest beer garden in the entire world.

It is situated on a large park and is only 1 km from the Nymphenburg castle.   There are 8,000 (yes, that is eight thousand) seating places, situated under shady chestnut trees and various other sunshades.  People basically come here to have their own picnics with their friends.  There are rows and rows of long wooden tables, where people are eating pork knuckles, roast pork, spareribs, rotisserie chicken, freshly baked pretzels- and drinking liters of phenomenal beer (Augustiner and Tegernseer are my favorite).

80639 München, Hirschgarten 1

Take the S-Bahn (metro system) and exit at Laim.  You can take S-Bahn lines S1, S2, S4, S5, S6 and S8. Or, you can take the bus like 51, and exit at the Hirschgartenalle.


The Hofbrauhaus is the most well-known beer garden around Munich, and is usually the place that everyone talks about to their friends.  You will get an authentic German experience here- the beer, the food, and the activities all mashed together.  Traditional German music is always playing (usually with a live band), and people are sitting at long wooden tables, drinking liters of beer and eating great German food.

The history is actually quite interesting here.  It was founded in the 16th century- making it one of Munich’s oldest beer halls.  In WWII, Hitler would have regular meetings with the Nazi party at the Hofbrauhaus.  The success of the Hofbrauhaus is so big that it has expanded around the world into Melbourne, Australia, Las Vegas, Miami Beach, Cincinnati, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York City, and Genoa, Italy.  Although it is a bit touristy, this beer hall is a must-see when visiting Munich!

Platzl 9, 80331 Munich, Germany

Augustiner Braustuben

The Augustiner has a traditional german atmosphere.

It’s actually a restaurant (amazing German Food) with an excellent brewery attached to it.  Therefore, the beer you are drinking is as fresh as any beer you can find on the market.  This place has classic features like long wooden tables, with a lively ambiance where people are casually getting hammered at all times of the day.  Thefood is fantastic here- great spatzel, pork knee, and the sausage sampler was amazing.  The beer flows like water here, so don’t eat too much or you will have no room for the beer!

Landsberger Str. 19
München, 80339