Munich Food and Drink Links
||LEFT: A waitress
delivers beer in an Oktoberfest brewery tent.
Munich Found - Dining
The editors of Munich Found Magazine have organized their restaurant and
bar reviews into 15 categories, from "American & British" to "Vegetarian."
Fodor's: Munich Restaurants
The guidebook's authors have pointed out that Munich has seven Michelin-starred
restaurants--no mean feat for a city normally associated with suds and sausage.
Frommer's: Munich Restaurants
The other "F" guidebook had about 75 restaurant mini-reviews the last time
Keep kosher to the accompaniment of Klezmer music at this Jewish restaurant in
Bottoms Up, Bavaria!
Donna Freydkin, a former resident of Munich, has written a four-page
introduction to the city's beer gardens (with a
tour of her favorites).
Tasting in Munich
Kirt Williams offers mini-reviews of the major beer halls and includes a
glossary of German beer terms.
The Beer Drinker's Guide to
Even if you don't buy this handy guidebook to Munich's beers, breweries, and
beer halls, take time to read the beer information on the author-publisher's Web
Munich Pub Guide
Ron Pattison's in-depth guide to Munich beerhalls and breweries is part of a
larger European Beer Guide.
(But don't visit the site if you have a low tolerance for popup ads.)
This Wikipedia article explains the history and current status of Bavaria's (and
Germany's) Beer Purity Law.
Sample the brews of Hacker-Pschorr in the beer garden or indoor restaurant.
(After your third liter, you may be ready to try the calf's lungs with
As the song says, "In München Steht ein Hofbräuhaus." (See
this YouTube video to get a taste of what to expect at Munich's most famous
Munich's oldest privately-owned brewery has been making beer since the 14th
Century. Its top-fermented "wheat beer" comes in dark, light, and crystal-clear
The 15 Paulaner brands range
from Salvator (with a whopping 7.5% alcohol) to Diät
Pils (which has only 0.06 "bread units"). You can view the Paulaner
Web site in English, German, or Bavarian Dialect ("Boarisch").
For information on Oktoberfest,
Our 6-page article on the world's largest beer bash has practical
information, an account of a personal visit to the Wiesn, photos, and
links to official and unofficial Oktoberfest Web sites.