The Augustiner Klosterwirt at Munich’s Augustinerstr. 1 was opened only a few years ago, but when you walk in, it looks like it has been there forever like some of the most renowned Munich “Wirtshauses”. It also managed to not become a tourist trap, but is instead an authentic Bavarian wirtshaus with good Bavarian and Franconian food at reasonable prices. For a quick overview of the Bavarian cuisine, order the Klosterwirt menu for €21.50. it comes with a soup and a mixed meat plate and desert. The beer served is of course Augustiner, Munich’s favourite. You can have a look around the Augustiner Klosterwirt below.
Here, at the foot of the Frauenkirche, the first Augustiner beer was brewed: 700 years ago. No wonder that the Klosterwirt treasures the value of the traditional beer culture. The fully automated glass elevator for the wooden barrels is the only one in the world. That guarantees that the beer always tastes wonderfully fresh. Particularly in the monastery garden, where trees shade your seat as you enjoy the most beautiful view of the Frauenkirche.
If the weather won't cooperate, there's space in the cheery beerhall, in the cozy vaulted cellar, or in the hidden abbey in the cloister arches. The kitchen in the Klosterwirt offers the best of Bavarian and Franconian specialities: pork knuckle, Franconian sauerbraten, and grilled sausages. A tip: you cannot leave the Klosterwirt without having tried the fresh crispy Franconian Schäufele (pork shoulder). Oh, and don't let the frequent ringing of the Klosterwirt bell confuse you: it's rung every time a fresh wooden keg of Augustiner is tapped.
Address: Augustinerstr. 1
Opening Hours: daily from 9:30am until midnight