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May 8, 2008 03:10 PM

Visiting Germany for only a few days (near Munich).. Looking for great beer and lots of it!

Hello all

I am visiting somewhat near Munich later this month (to Bayreuth I believe) and my main priority for my few short days is a night on the town drinking TONS of fine German beer

My question to you , where is the most famous bar (brauhaus is it called?) that I should visit while I'm here? If there's more than one we'll taxi around to them! I want to visit any must-see locations for lots of great beer and a fun night night or two out on the town

Looking forward to 18 beers or so, per night, that is ;)

Writing this post has made me thirsty, gotta go!

Cheers :)

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  1. Just keep in mind, 18 Munich beers is at minimum 9 litres!

    If you mean the Hofbrauhaus -- it is close to the center between Maximillianstrasse and Marienplatz. Just ask any Munich resident who passes by, we develop triangulation sensors within our first year to be able to point it out to tourists no matter where in town we are asked. If the weather is nice you should also try some biergartens, the Chinesischer Turm one in the English Garden is definitely worth a visit. Unfortunately I know nothing about the beer situation in Bayreuth.

    1. Bayreuth is about 150 miles from Munich, but besides the Hofbrau Haus, I really like the beer from the Augustiner brewery. They have a huge restaurant with a beer garden on the Marienplatz. Again, anyone in Munich should be able to point you in the right direction.

      1. In Munich, you should go to the Weisses Braeuhaus. Bayreuth has a number of Brauereien, the most known here is Maisel's. You should understand that there won't be a large number of different types of brews. Maisels does 6 or 7 (some of which are diet and non-alcohol). Also, the beers are usually a half liter or a liter in size, so just remember you'll have to find your way back to your hotel. It's not the variety of the styles that is of interest, but the freshness of the beer. Also, don't sit at a Stammtisch.

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        1. re: ChewFun

          <In Munich, you should go to the Weisses Braeuhaus.>

          Absolutely, that place is great.

          I'd also recommend the Biergarten towards the north in the Englisher Garten, on the lake. Much more pleasant than the Chinesischer Turm, and you can still get your Mass of Sommerbier and a Wurstsalat.

          1. re: ChewFun

            I also put in a MUST for the Weisses Brauhaus. Best food, best beer. Also Andechs am Dom in Munich (or Kloster Andechs itself) for a really great helles. Also the biergarten at the Englisher Garten if you want Hofbrau beer. Actually I like the one at the Chinesischer Turm --nice to have the band.

            Forget the Hofbrauhaus -- way too touristy.

          2. If you get a chance, go down to the Ayinger Brewery. It is a easy train ride. Beautiful beer garden, brewery tour, and award winning restaurant and inn. There is nothing like it!

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