This summer I'm determined to visit some of my old favorites, and also to expand into the outer realms of Munich and visit beer gardens like the Kugler Alm, the Wirtshaus am Bavariapark, and the Münchner Haupt.
First though, I stopped off at an old favorite right in the heart of Munich: the Muffatwerk. It's right on the Isar, across from the Deutsches Museum, and also happens to be located at one of the best concert venues in town. So I especially recommend a biergarten/concert combination night when you go to the Muffatwerk.
Or if you're not in the mood for a concert, and it's a beautiful summer evening, you can take a stroll along the river before or after a beer, as the garden leads right down to the river path.
Oh, and unlike many other beer gardens, this place happens to have really good salads. You know, just in case you want to offset some of the calories in your massive beer, or take a break from the ubiquitous German fare during your trip to Munich.