Since 1970 the Viktualienmarkt beer garden is located at Munich's central fruit market. This city beer garden attracts a mixed crowd including many tourists since the Glockenspiel at Marienplatz is just around the corner.
The beer garden has about 800 seats shaded by large chestnut trees. Viktualienmarkt beer garden is missing a typical gravel ground as in every other traditional beer garden. Instead the beer benches stand on cobblestone. Viktualienmarkt beer garden is usually busy, especially on sunny days during the lunch time. In those hours business men sit next to tourists as well as locals taking a break from their shopping or sightseeing tour. Most of the guests bring food to the beer garden bought from the surrounding food stalls and various fast food chains, creating a symbiotic relationship between the food shops and the beer garden. The beer garden's own food stall in the self-serviced area offers traditional Bavarian meals, such as Schweinshaxe (roasted pork knuckle) and oven-fresh Schweinebraten (roast pork).
A special feature of the beer garden is an alternating choice of beer types. Every six weeks a different beer from one of the Munich breweries is served from the tap. The six breweries supplying beer are Augustiner, Hacker-Pschorr, Löwenbräu, Hofbräu, Paulaner and Spaten. A Maß Hell (lager) costs €6.60.
The beer garden is open daily from 9am to 10pm. The beer garden is also open in the winter, selling hot Glühwein in addition to beer.
80331 Munich (Innenstadt / City Centre)