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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bavarian Restaurant
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“I want to be honest: this is probably one of the most touristic beer gardens in Munich. That doesn’t mean it’s bad. Indeed it is one of the oldest and therefore mentioned in all city guides such as Lonely Planet. Worth going because of the architecture and it’s popularity. For a more authentic experience chose one of the others though!”
  • 159 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The beer garden Chinesischer Turm is located in the English Garden (Englischer Garten), Munich's largest park area. With a size of 417 hectares, the English Garden is larger than Hyde Park in London or Central Park in New York. Due to its close distance to the university, the beer garden often attracts a young crowd, mixed with park visitor including many tourists. In 1789, on Great Elector Karl Theodor's initiative, the creation of the English Garden began with his plan to convert a former hunting area located at the Isar into a recreational nature. In 1790 the Chinese Tower (Chinesischer Turm) was built. The Chinese Tower is a pagoda-style, all-wooden tower with five storeys. The 25-metre tall tower has a diameter of 19 metres at ground level and six metres at its top level. The Chinese Tower was destroyed during World War II in 1944. In 1952 the tower was rebuilt to its original and current style. The Chinesischer Turm beer garden is the second largest beer garden in Munich and has about 7,000 seats in the self-serviced area and about 500 seats in the serviced area. Guests in the self-serviced area can sit on regular beer garden benches, some of which have back rests. The benches are arranged around the tower. The food stalls offer traditional beer garden food such as Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Hendl (roasted chicken), Schweinshaxn (roasted pork knuckle), Obatzda and Auszogne. The beer served is Hofbräu and a Maß Hell (lager) costs €7.90 (May 2016). A highlight of Chinesischer Turm is the yearly Kocherlball which is held in memory of the cooks and servants of the noble families of the 19th century. In the late 19th century, up to 5,000 Munich servants met during the summer months every Saturday morning for a dance at the Chinese Tower. Usually they met before work between 4am and 5am. Today the Kocherlball takes place on the 3rd Sunday in July between 5.30am to 10am (if the weather is bad a week later). The ball attracts thousands of participants, many of which wear historical outfits and Bavarian costumes. Depending on the weather, the beer garden is open from 10am to 11pm. In Winter, End of November till December, 23rd, a christmas market is held here. PS: Don't eat there anything except a Brezl because the food is not the best ;) Rather go for a Beer!”
  • 143 locals recommend
Bavarian Restaurant
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“Augustiner beer is considered the BEST beer in Bavaria and the Augustiner Keller is the headquarters of the brewery. Not as touristy as other known beer halls (Hofbrauhaus, etc.)”
  • 95 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“German food. A beautiful Biergarten in the English garden. Not the cheapest, but definitely worth it. The pictures only show the restaurant, there’s an amazing outside area with the typical wooden tables. Locals love it as well!”
  • 104 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Biggest Biergarten with a sociable crowd and real live deer that you can feed with the radishes they sell in the canteen. Obligatory to buy beer at the kiosk, then take your pick from the self serve canteen. Look out for the Steckerlfisch stall. Some locals bring their own table cloth and food. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Bavarian Restaurant
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“THE best brewery in Munich! Apart from delicious Bavarian beer, the restaurant also offers traditional and authentic Bavarian food. Definitely a must-eat ;)”
  • 83 locals recommend
Bavarian Restaurant
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“As bavarian as it can get. Good choice of delicious beers and traditional bavarian food. and a very popular and nice beergarden. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Traditional Bavarian brewery open until late night. Some days, espacially durung Oktobefest, it becomes a disco after 23!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“If you like the combination of food and dance this is your spot! Great beats, Vietnamese fondue, beautiful people - do we need more to be happy?”
  • 55 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“Best Schnitzel, excellent Brunch & great atmosphere. Try to catch a spot outside ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bar
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“yound and hip, interesting food, lovely terrace in summer, music and drinks later in the evening, beautiful location”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
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“interesting interior design, comparatively cheap, great cakes, lots of hot chocolate, great brunch”
  • 52 locals recommend
Café
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“Best breakfast on a way to Oktoberfest. Take off at Sendlinger Tor and enjoy 2-min walk. Fresh juices, bio ingredients and the best coffee. Don’t forget to ask for oat milk 🥛 ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Biergarten near by the river side Isar and it is 15-20 min to walk or 5 min by bike from our flat. The playground is good for kids”
  • 48 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“Wirtshaus in der Au – Dumpling paradise A lot of people who visit Munich would like to try typical food – so this is my suggestion for a Bavarian style restaurant. The menu contains all the usual “Schmankerl” (goodies) from this part of Germany. But there are a few things which distinguish the Wirtshaus in der Au from most typical restaurants: There is also a seasonal menu on offer with, for instance, white asparagus dishes in spring time or goose roast around Saint Martin’s day which is on the 11 November. Saint Martin was once whistle-blown by some pertly geese and apparently this makes them a very popular meal that day. After you have eaten at the Wirtshaus ask for a schnapps. The waiter will present a rack with different bottles and you pick from apricot, damson or rowan berry schnapps to name but a few. As opposed to a lot of traditional places the Wirtshaus also attracts a younger crowd. Every month various events such as Jazz concerts or Waltz dancing evenings take place and they do a summer party in August where people can wear their traditional costumes. And here is my favourite thing: you can book yourself into a dumpling cookery course. So if you want to impress your friends a bit more do not only bring back a stein from the Oktoberfest but also serve a roast accompanied by homemade Bavarian dumplings.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Glockenbach is the go-to area for bars and restaurants and Hey Luigi does good pizza, pasta and local beers and wines.”
  • 45 locals recommend