So far this is one of my most favorite beer gardens and traditional Bavarian restaurants in Munich. If you are slightly familiar with the Bavarian culture you should know about the significance of the beer gardens, comparable to institutions for the average Bavarian.
My girlfriend and I were biking one hot day in April, close to our home around the Isar, when we suddenly rode past this huge garden with lots of chestnut trees. We immediately knew that we had to stop, as there was something special about the place. Not very crowded, as it has 2500 places; quite hidden, as it is off the streets and directly above the Isar river and some special offers for us to try.
First, they serve BBQ Ribs, which taste just amazing. There is a pancake stand that sells great crepes. Last but not least – they sell Steckerlfisch – a form of a grilled fish on a stick, a true local dish.
Anyway, there is something special about this place and the vibe is really different from any beer garden in Munich, probably because it feels as if you are in a forest, although you are in the middle of the city.
If you want to eat in a more luxurious setting, you can also sit in the restaurant, which offers more upscale dishes.