It has an iconic history that dates back to 1589 when it was first established by Duke Wilhelm V as a royal brewery for his court.
Today, Hofbräuhaus Munich is known for its lively atmosphere and traditional Bavarian cuisine. The building itself is impressive: it covers 6,000 square meters and can accommodate up to 3,500 guests at once. Inside you will find two large beer halls with long wooden tables where visitors gather to enjoy steins of freshly brewed Hofbräu beer along with hearty dishes like schnitzel, pretzels, sausages and more.
The bar area serves both alcoholic drinks such as wine and cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic beverages like lemonade or coffee. On weekends, there’s usually live music performances from oompah bands playing traditional German songs – so don’t forget your dancing shoes.
Of course, no visit would be complete without trying some of their famous beers, which are made according to the original recipes from 1589. These include classics like Original Lagerbier (light) Dunkel (dark), Hefe Weizen (wheat) Helles (pale lager) Maibock (strong pale lager). They also have seasonal brews available throughout the year, such as Oktoberfestbier during the autumn months.
Hofbräuhaus Munich isn’t just about drinking; it’s also about enjoying good company in a unique atmosphere steeped in centuries of tradition.