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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!”
  • 142 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!”
  • 105 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“LUNCH / DINNER: Nice Restaurant & beer garden located at the edge of the Englisch Garden. They serve traditional bavarian dishes.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Amazing place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Amazing outdoor seating area and affordable prices”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Bavarian Restaurant with traditional food but in a not traditional, more cool atmosphere. Many young people.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Good place to go out. All the bars surrounding in this area have nice flair of going out.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice and authentic Italian food and pizza (Italian style). The restaurant got a nice bar and lounge as well, if you just wanna enjoy a drink.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Biergarten with jazz on warm summer nights and a large playground with a zip line.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“All traditional Bavarian dishes in mini tapas size, so you can try many specialties in one night. Fun with friends. In "Schwabing" , an area with lots of Bars, Parties, Clubbing etc ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Eine Bar mit der größten Auswahl von Cocktails. Jeder findet für sich das Richtige”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Small bar, where they sell their home-brewed vodka. Later at night there is also dancing. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“It's a one-in-all, the most universal "thing" I know... hold up...: - Bar - Restaurant - Pizza-Takeaway inside (the BEST F*** Pizza I know - seriously) - Kabaratt/Theatre upstairs - Takeaway shop inside (Beer, Cigarettes, whatever) - even an antiques/arts shop inside :D”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Das Call Soul in einem Schwabinger Stadthaus unweit der Münchner Freiheit gehört zu den neueren Bars am Mixologen-Himmel und ist auf dem besten Wege, sich mit seinem Breaking-Bad-Motto dort als Fixstern zu etablieren. Die Kellner tragen Fliege und fragen den Gast, ob er ein Foto machen möchte, während der Drink zubereitet wird. Denn dabei wird gerne mal etwas angezündet, ein paar Kräuterchen im Glas abgefackelt zum Beispiel. Das schmeckt rauchig und sieht spektakulär aus, heißt dann zum Beispiel "Burning Man" (12 Euro). Überhaupt wird sehr auf die Präsentation geachtet. Die Cocktails kommen auch mal in Gläsern in Glühbirnen- oder Affenkopfform. Selbst ein Weißbier wird hier noch mit Deko-Ge”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Szenegrieche beim Café Reitschule. Die Preise für Souvlaki unc Co. sind erstaunlich zivil. Nach dem Mahl steigen im Gewölbe wilde Partys.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Rustikal-gemütlich geht es im Pils-Doktor in München-Schwabing zu. Den Schnaps bringt im Pils-Doktor eine LGB-Modelleisenbahn, die über den Köpfen der Gäste auf ihren Schienen entlangtuckert.”
  • 4 locals recommend