Put it on your bucket list, right now.
If you need more convincing, see below.
It’s a trip to Germany, minus the travel fare
Munich Brauhaus is a 900-seater German beerhall in the heart of South Wharf. With all pale wood furniture, high ceilings, vast space, a funky tree stump feature, timber chandeliers, long communal tables, bench seating and stages for bands and performances, it’s all synonymous with the bier halls of Munich. The super friendly wait staff are even decked out in dirndl as they serve the delicious food and deliver your steins. Without having to leave the country, you get to enjoy Oktoberfest in Melbourne all year round.
In Munich and Bavaria beer is an important part of life so it’s no surprise that it’s all about the bier here. Munich Brauhaus aims to fill stein after stein with their signature Munich Lager, as well as exclusively imported beers including Fürstenburg Premium Pils, Löwenbräu Original, Stiegl Goldbräu and Franziskaner Hefe Weizen Hell. Did we mention they also offer 1 litre boots for your beer…
With an epic beer menu like that, you are going to need something to soak it all up! Here, the menu features Bavarian classics including crispy pork knuckle, crackling pork belly, schnitzels, German and gourmet sausages and shared platters, as well as lighter bites such as pretzels, chicken wings, salads and wraps. They’ve also got some epic Mac & Cheese balls which we 110 per cent recommend.
If you’re dining with a crew, the shared sports feast is also on offer including a two-litre beer tower, giant pretzels, a full rack of ribs, a whole Bavarian roast chicken and half a kilogram of chicken wings and sausages. We’ve had this, and all we can say is that it was EPIC.
Oh and for those of you with a sweet tooth (guilty), there’s a few desserts on offer, including a cinnamon sugar pretzel doughnut with salted caramel dipping sauce…
Two words. Happy Hour
Just when you thought all your dreams have come true, you walk in to find out happy hour runs from 4pm-7pm. And this isn’t any ordinary happy hour. Here, you can get 500ml of craft beer, house wine, basic spirits and the cocktail of the month, ALL FOR $5. They also offer $1 wings! Could it get any better? No, we don’t think so.
Located on the South Wharf Promenade, this is the perfect location for everyone. Whether you work in the city, or you’re travelling into the city for the night, it’s super easy to get to. Better yet, if you’re coming from Geelong, you can catch a train to Southern Cross and then it’s an easy 10-minute walk to a night filled with beer and pork knuckle. However, with the range of beer on offer, we do recommend catching public transport regardless of where you’re coming from!
Now all that’s left to do is strap on your lederhosen – it’s time to get beery! Prost!
Munich Brauhaus is located at 45 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf. Check it out online.