Bavarian Restaurants: Löwenbräukeller am Stiglmaierplatz

Bavarian Restaurants: Löwenbräukeller am Stiglmaierplatz

By  Tuesday, 31.5.2016, 13:22    Restaurants

Löwenbräukeller am Stiglmaierplatz is a beer and event palace with beer garden at the Stieglmaierplatz in central Munich it is owned by the Löwenbräu brewery and is currently run by the Schottenhamel family which is also present at the Oktoberfest with their Schottenhamel tent, the tent at which the Mayor of Munich taps the first beer barrel to mark the beginning of the annual beer festival.

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The Löwenbräukeller am Stiglmaierplatz is huge and offers 12 event (restaurant) spaces and, besides the beer garden, a terrace on the first floor. For decades that has made the Löwenbräukeller popular with local regulars and tourists alike and a place that is traditionally booked for all kinds of events. Even at the festive opening in 1883, there was a lot going on at the Löwenbräukeller: "Exceptionally large crowds from the general public" packed into the building and four regimental bands played, it says in the commemorative records at the time. There is always something going on at the place.

Nowadays, too, the Löwenbräukeller is the setting for a very wide variety of events. Throughout the whole year company celebrations, exhibitions and balls take place. They range from the Filser Ball to the traditional stone lifting competition in the strong beer season, in which brave men try out their luck with a stone weighing 508 pounds. Löwenbräu's outdoor area has undergone a completely new facelift. One of the highlights is the newly laid out open-air terrace, where the service personnel can look after their guests.

From the terrace there is a splendid view down onto the beer garden, where up to 1000 people are enjoying their obazdn (a local cheese spread), pretzels and cool beer. Such delicacies are available in the Schmankerlgasse (the passage for delicacies) in the new extension. The self-service beer garden is one of the most popular in town. Groups are very welcome to the restaurant and they are being offered menus at special prices (3 courses for under €17). This summer, the Löwenbräukeller am Stiglmaierplatz will be an excellent choice for public viewing of the UEFA 2016 matches.


Address: Nymphenburger Str. 2

Opening Hours: daily 10am – midnight


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