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Munich Brauhaus Is South Bank's Monster New Two-Level German Beer Hall

The huge new venue will serve pork knuckles, schnitzels and steins of beer all day, every day of the week.
By Sarah Ward
May 02, 2018
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Munich Brauhaus Is South Bank's Monster New Two-Level German Beer Hall

The huge new venue will serve pork knuckles, schnitzels and steins of beer all day, every day of the week.
By Sarah Ward
May 02, 2018
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Two years after announcing its first Queensland digs, Munich Brauhaus is finally setting up shop in Brisbane with the opening of its huge two-level beer hall at South Bank.

Welcoming patrons from this Friday, May 3 — and throwing a hefty launch celebration the day after — the 900-seat Stanley Street spot brings Bavarian festivities to Brissie, complete with all of the expected flourishes. Think wooden logs lining the walls, a chandelier made out of steins, and timber, brick and beer barrels aplenty throughout the heritage-listed site. Decked out with long communal tables and bench seating, plus stages for bands and performances, the space also features two bars and 250-person outdoor beer garden.

ItUnsurprisingly, the venue's aim is to provide "an Oktoberfest experience 365 days of the year", according to Rockpool Dining Group CEO Thomas Pash, with Munich Brauhaus one of the many chains in Rockpool's growing stable. To hammer that idea home, the South Bank spot will feature Oktoberfest flags and regalia for its first month of operation — and, at the opening shindig, will showcase  traditional slap dancers, acrobats and an oompah band.

Of course, looking and feeling the part is important, but really, there are two things that'll get Brisbanites flocking through Munich Brauhaus' doors: a pork-heavy food offering and a flowing supply of beer. The former comes via the crackling pork belly and the crispy pork knuckle, as well as pork selections among the many various styles of schnitzel and sausages. The latter spans 36 taps and 17 draught beers, including pure Bavarian beers and an extensive list of craft brews from the Rockpool-owned Urban Craft Brewing Co.

Visitors will also find other German favourites on offer, such as pretzels, strudels, pickles and sauerkraut, alongside more general favourites like wings, build-your-own salads and wraps, plus various styles of platters and specials. On Monday nights, Munich Brauhaus will serve up an all-you-can-eat meat platter for $39, while a schnitzel and beer will set you back $15 at lunchtime from Monday to Thursdays.

As well as Munich Brauhaus, the Rockpool Dining Group plans to open a similar concept called The Bavarian in both Fortitude Valley and Toowoomba next month. In fact, the group's signed 15 new leases across Australia in the last three months alone, so we expect that there's more announcements to come.

Find Munich Brauhaus at 153 Stanley Street, South Brisbane. It's open from 11am until midnight seven days a week. Visit the venue's website for more info.

Published on May 02, 2018 by Sarah Ward

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