Hofbräuhaus is sometimes mentioned as a “beer garden” in listings and in travel media etc. However, this is wrong information. While Hofbräuhaus is indeed Munich's most famous beer hall, there is no adjoining beer garden at this location. Only a Wirtsgarten exists in the central courtyard of the building.
Those searching for a real Bavarian beer garden including the famous Munich Hofbräu lager, are better advised to visit the Hofbräukeller at Innere Wiener Straße 19 by Wiener Platz in the Haidhausen district of Munich.