The Best Beer Halls in Munich to Explore

Best Bars in Munich

Famous for its lederhosen, pretzels and Oktoberfest, it’s safe to say that a stag do in Munich is a wise idea… but what about the bars?

Fear not! Munich is a city renowned for its world-famous beerhalls and breweries, some dating all the way back to Medieval times! If you’re planning on bringing the lads here for one final celebration before the big day, check out the best bars in Munich below for a bit of inspiration for the last night of freedom!


Augustiner-Keller - Best Bars in Munich

1. Augustiner-Keller

Situated a short walk away from Munich’s main railway station you’ll find Augustiner-Keller, one of the liveliest and most popular beer gardens anywhere in the city. With the premises dating back to 1812, this Munich beer hall serves up beer from Augustiner-Brau, the city’s oldest brewery in operation. Inside you’ll find a traditional Bavarian-style venue with a medieval charm, lined with long tables from one end to the other. During the summer months, the tree-lined garden makes for the perfect place to enjoy a local beer in the sunshine.

📌 Arnulfstraße 52 » | Website »

Hofbräuhaus München - Best Bars in Munich

2. Hofbräuhaus München

Right on the doorstep of the city’s main public square is Hofbräuhaus Munich, a stunning 16th century traditional beer hall owned and operated by the Hofbräuhaus Brewery. An historic icon in the city since the 1500s, this Munich beer hall is one of the oldest around, with its main hall surviving the Second World War. You’ll be in awe at the many frescoes that cover the ceilings high above the main bar area. With regular traditional live music and huge 1-litre steins of beer served all day long, this place simply can’t be avoided if you’re looking for the authentic German drinking experience.

📌 Platzl 9 » | Website »

Schneider Bräuhaus - Best Bars in Munich

3. Schneider Bräuhaus

Home to the famous Schneider Weissbier, the Schneider Bräuhaus Munich is another fantastic place to enjoy a variety of local brews and Bavarian cuisine. Situated on the Tal, one of Munich’s main streets, this brewery is situated in a fantastic old building with huge window arches, high ceilings and old wooden furniture. Aside from serving a host of Schneider beers by the stein, this Munich bar is famous for its extensive menu of traditional Bavarian & German food from cold platters to pretzels.

📌 Tal 7 » | Website »

Paulaner Bräuhaus - Best Bars in Munich

4. Paulaner Bräuhaus

The flagship beer hall of this historic and world-famous brewery, Paulaner Bräuhaus Munich is an exceptional place to enjoy a host of wheat beers that Germany is known for, as well as hosting a hearty menu of deliciously traditional food. With a huge beer garden for punters, inside this Munich bar you’ll find a stunning venue with huge columns and overbearing archways, with loads of long tables where you can get sat down to enjoy a stein or two! With a huge beer garden for the warmer months of the year, this is the number-one place to go to if you’re a big fan of this famous beer!

📌 Kapuzinerpl. 5 » | Website »

Tegernseer Tal - Best Bars in Munich

5. Tegernseer Tal

A bright and lively place to enjoy all the best food and drink in the city, Tegernseer Tal is an awesome Munich beer hall with a history dating back to the 1400s. With a old-world rustic atmosphere, the main hall features a stunning apex glass roof and plenty of long tables to get sat down to enjoy a plate of traditional German food and a stein of local beer. Staying open ‘til the early hours of the morning all throughout the week, there’s never a bad time to check this place out… especially if you’re planning a big night out!

📌 Tal 8 » | Website »

Zum Dürnbräu - Best Bars in Munich

6. Zum Dürnbräu

A cosy and inviting Bavarian inn, Zum Durnbrau has been a staple Munich bar since 1487, making it one of the oldest Munich beer halls. Featuring wood-panelled walls and arched ceilings like many traditional Bavarian boozers, the venue boasts a great seating area around the front entrance as well as a secluded inner courtyard that’s perfect for enjoying a stein or two in the sunshine. Being right in the heart of the city as well, this makes for a great place to start exploring the historic city centre and its many landmarks, including the nearby Marienplatz.

📌 Durnbraugaße 2 » | Website »

Hackerhaus Munich - Best Bars in Munich

7. Hackerhaus Munich

Located right in the middle of the city is Hackerhaus Munich, halfway along the historic Sendlingerstraß­e at the corner meeting Hackerstraße, a street owing its name to the brewery. Inside, this Munich bar is everything you can expect from a traditional Bavarian beerhall with wood-panelled walls, stripped back floors and a host of historical memorabilia. To the front of the venue, you’ll find a huge street-side seating area with canopies and plenty of space to get sat down and watch the world go by with a stein in hand!

📌 Sendlingerstr. 14 » | Website »

Viktualienmarkt Beergarden - Best Bars in Munich

8. Viktualienmarkt Beergarden

A little bit different to the previous entries on this list, Viktualienmarkt Beergarden is a beautiful open space that started out as a farmers market in the 1800s. Today, it’s a lively and exciting place to sit out and enjoy a lively atmosphere with a few jugs of German beer! With so many breweries in this city, a handful of them alternate around the stands that serve up the booze here, so you never quite know what’s going to be on tap when you arrive! With tonnes of space to get sat down and a host of food options on offer too, this place is great for those of you looking for an epic atmosphere.

📌 Viktu­ali­en­markt 9 » | Website »

Haxnbauer - Best Bars in Munich

9. Haxnbauer

Located right in the middle of the city is Hackerhaus Munich, halfway along the historic Sendlingerstraß­e at the corner meeting Hackerstraße, a street owing its name to the brewery. Inside, this Munich bar is everything you can expect from a traditional Bavarian beerhall with wood-panelled walls, stripped back floors and a host of historical memorabilia. To the front of the venue, you’ll find a huge street-side seating area with canopies and plenty of space to get sat down and watch the world go by with a stein in hand!

📌 Sparkassenstr. 6 » | Website »

Augustiner Stammhaus - Best Bars in Munich

10. Augustiner Stammhaus

A bold an opulent Munich beer hall that’s hard to rival, the Augustiner Stammhaus dates back to the 1300s and has been serving up amazing food and drink for literally hundreds of years. You’ll instantly recognise this Munich bar from its stunning exterior, where you’ll also find a huge street-side terrace with tonnes of seating. Inside is no less impressive with a huge glass dome ceiling and regal décor. As for the food and drink, everything from Bratwurst to the best Weissbier in the city, you simply can’t go wrong here.

📌 Neuhauserstr. 27 » | Website »


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