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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Oktoberfest in Munich

Authentic Bavarian experiences when the beer tents are full

Munich’s world-famous Oktoberfest is renowned for its beer, hearty food and traditional music, but also for its crowds. Beer tents in the Wiesn – where many of the celebrations take place – are often met with long queues, and even closures, to avoid overcrowding.

If you’ve packed the dirndl and lederhosen, and are beer-bound in Munich, avoid the crowds and closures but not the Bavarian experience - TripAdvisor has rounded up Munich’s best Bavarian bars and restaurants outside the Wiesn. 

These are Munich’s best Bavarian bars and restaurants according to TripAdvisor travellers and the sites’s Popularity Index:

Augustiner Braustuben – as one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Superb spot in Munich - The biergarten was packed with people out enjoying themselves and lots of local people dressed in traditional Bavarian garb”. 

Wirtshaus In Der Au – as one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Great beerhaus to discover Bavarian food”.  

Zum Alten Markt – as one TripAdvisor traveller said, “The restaurant serves good Bavarian food in a charming and atmospheric traditional setting that looked as if it had come from a film set”. 

Spatenhaus – as one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Great Bavarian meal”. 

Weisses Brauhaus – as one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Beer is the thing here. So many different choices it would make your head spin”.

“There restaurants are tried, tested and deemed by TripAdvisor travellers to be Munich’s best Bavarian haunts” commented Emma Shaw, TripAdvisor spokesperson.  If you find yourself stuck in endless queues, head out to one of these restaurants for Bavarian beer and hearty fare.”