Instead, today was warm and the beer garden beckoned. So off I went on my bicycle to meet up with friends in one of Munich's pervasive beer gardens. It wasn't quite my season-opener, as I had managed to squeeze in an earlier beer garden visit on a summer-like evening in March, but I'm determined that tonight's meet-up has officially launched the 2014 season of Beer Garden Tuesdays.
And so it begins.
Tonight I stopped off at one my usual haunts, which I have already reviewed: the Augustiner Keller. But my official season-opener earlier in March took place at the Seehaus, a great place which I have hitherto neglected to write about.
There are two big beer gardens in the southern part of the English Garden: The Chinese Tower and Seehaus. The Chinese Tower draws the biggest crowds, with it's oompah band and prime spot right in the middle of the park, but if you keep walking (or cycling) north through the park, you will come across the Seehaus- a smaller, slightly more chic, beer garden situated on a little lake, right next to a boat house that rents out paddle boats. If you're thinking this sounds idyllic, it is. It's a place I would recommend taking your parents when they visit, preceded by a pleasant stroll through the park.