Beer: Variety of Munich Beers
Hours: 9 a.m.
to 10 p.m.,
closed Sun. & Hol.
Seating: 800

Am Viktualienmarkt 6
80331 Munich
(089) 297545


Members of the Prinzregenten Verein meet at the Viktualienmarkt on a Saturday afternoon.

This is a place best visited when the Viktualienmarkt is in session -- every Saturday. The place is filled with customers and vendors and a wide assortment of mementos, trinkets and shrunken heads. It's right around the corner from the Marienplatz, so it makes sense to include it during a walk around the Altstadt (the old city). The beer garden is wedged in the market's middle, in the center of a ring of flower, fresh fruit, vegetable, meat and other produce stands. If you go there, be sure to stop by and say hello to card-carrying beer-drinker members of the Prinzregenten Verein. You'll find them usually enjoying a few wheat beers every Saturday without fail. These guys know how to drink beer. When Viktualienmarkt is on, the beer gardens gets 3 beers.

Der Pschorr
Am Viktualienmarkt 15
80331 Munich
(089) 442383940

Literally across the street from the Viktualienmarkt, this is a relatively new addition to Munich's beer restaurants. This is a combination beerhall-restaurant where you can find a fresh Hacker-Pschorr Mass poured from wooden kegs, or a full menu with plenty of meat dishes featuring famous Murnau-Werdenfelser-bred beef. That makes Der Pschorr a bit more pricey than most, but a genuine beer-drinking, meat-and-potatoes dining experience.

Der Pschorr is a traditional Bavarian restaurant with a small outside beer garden at the far end of the Viktualienmarkt.