Introduced in 1516, the German Beer Purity laws have managed the manufacture and production of beer in the country for many years.

These strict regulations have meant that German beer has a distinctive and unique taste which is renowned around the world. On German Beer Day, we look at the best German beer halls where you can enjoy the wide variety of beers Germany has to offer.

Bierschenke, City of London

Opened in 2010, Bierschenke aims to bring the spirit of Oktoberfest to the heart of the City of London. Staff are dressed in traditional lederhosen and serve only German beers as well as traditional meats and sausages sourced from a Bavarian butcher.

Munich Cricket Club, Victoria

Serving their most famous product in huge beer stein glasses, the Munich Cricket Club provides a modern twist on the traditional German Bierkeller. With a wide variety of innovative cocktails including an apple strudel martini, Munich Cricket Club has the perfect beverage for you whatever your usual drink of choice.

Katzenjammers, Southwark

Located a stone’s throw away from London’s famous Borough Market, Katzenjammers is a huge space which features the traditional long trestle tables which are so common in German beer halls. Their famous oom-pah bands play as you get to sample their nine beers on tap, as well as their nearly 30 bottled beers.

Herman Ze German, Soho

Whilst not technically a German beer hall, Herman Ze German does still serve delicious frothing glasses of the stuff! Known for their wide variety of German sausages and wursts, this Soho establishment is the ideal place to enjoy a delicious Germany meal in the heart of the West End.

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