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  • Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, Munich (tel. 089/22-16-76): The Hofbräuhaus is the world's most famous beer hall and can accommodate some 4,500 beer drinkers on any given night. Music from live bands and huge mugs of beer served at wooden tables combine to produce the best of Bavarian nighttime fun.
  • Biergarten Chinesischer Turm, Munich (tel. 089/3-83-87-30): In the Englischer Garten between the Isar River and Schwabing, this is the best Biergarten in the largest city-owned park in Europe. Beer and plenty of Bavarian food, hail and hearty, are served until the cold winds of autumn blow. It's riotous fun.
  • Hirschgarten, Munich (tel. 089/1799-9199): In Nymphenburg Park, west of the center, this beer garden lies in a 200-hectare (494-acre) park. It can handle an astonishing 8,000 beer drinkers at once and is, in fact, the largest open-air restaurant in Munich.

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