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Pusser's is a city institution - this New York-style cocktail bar, with its old-fashioned, nostalgic decor and perfectly concocted cocktails is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. The drinks' selection here is marvelous. If you come to Pusser's, it's almost imperative that you try the Painkiller, a deliciously tropical combination of pineapple, grated nutmeg, coconut, fresh orange juice, and rum. There is a piano bar in the cellar, the perfect finishing touch to an evening steeped in the past.
This most famous pub draws people from all over the globe. Its unique charm comes from the Bavarian music and the handful of regulars who gather at the bar. Beer and schmankerl (roast pork with trimmings) complete the experience. In the summertime, locals head towards its wonderful courtyard, while the Festsaal room hosts a Bavarian evening with music every night, which costs a few Euros for admission. The meals and beer are perfect for a group of friends. Established in the 16th Century, this has become a local landmark. Your trip to Munich will be incomplete without a visit to Hofbräuhaus.
This small, stylish Italian coffee bar offers a few inexpensive hot meals as well as a wide choice of wines, cocktails, coffee, and tasty desserts. The bar and cafe are at the front of the building and the restaurant at the back. During the day, it is a meeting place for advertising executives and artists, while later on it becomes a magnet for Munich's in-crowd. Check out the website for reservations and more information.
At Schumann's, you'll feel like you're in an old-style Vienna bar, from the dark wood interiors to the stern art on the walls. The beer on tap is excellent, as is the cocktail selection, and there's an outdoor seating area with large red umbrellas for people to enjoy on warmer days; the people-watching is delightful. The bar gets lively so if you want a table, so a table reservation is recommended.
Hip and happening, this nightclub in the old city is known for their ladies' nights, which occurs nearly every weekend. On those nights, the cover charge is waived for females. Tap your feet to the groovy music and have a great time. 089 Bar is a popular hotspot for college students and people who are craving a healthy does of fun!
A firm fixture in Munich's in-scene since the eighties, Baader is a favorite haunt for writers, artists, lifestyle journalists and nightlife veterans. The decor at Baader Café (big windows, light walls and dark furniture) hasn't changed much since the good old days, but thankfully the music has moved on. The standard drink is beer (unfortunately only Löwenbräu), and tasty, reasonably priced snacks such as toast, pasta and chilli con carne are served. Sunday brunch is a popular favorite. Check website for more.
One of the most popular nightlife spots in town and one of the most progressive in terms of music, with a constant flow of young DJs on the hunt for the latest sounds (house, trance etc.). First and foremost though, this is a bar with great beer and some of the best cocktails in town. Ksar Club is extremely cool and the staff is efficient and friendly. The interior is pleasant enough, even though it is slightly dingy in places. Come early in the weekend if you want a seat.
Located in the neighborhood of Maxvorstadt, Alter Simpl has been one of the most loved places since 1905. This rustic bar is usually one of the favorite spots for artists, painters, singers, musicians and readers to spend time and catch up over beer and unique cocktails. The delicious Italian and Bavarian cuisines are great in the lively atmosphere. Call ahead for more information.
An intimate space that gets packed with under 30 people, Barroom München is a fantastic place to head to if you're in the mood for cocktails. This small bar serves up some of the most creative cocktails in the city, expertly mixed concoctions of spirits, juices and fresh fruits. If you leave without sampling one of the popular rum-based cocktails, you will really be missing out.
The overall decor and ambiance that Negroni models itself after is the typical classic American cocktail bar. Negroni is swanky, chic and always well-stocked. What's more is that although small in space, the bar does provide a menu with fine Italian dishes that varies from week to week. Also something to note, is the terrace is open during the warmer days of the year if you prefer to enjoy your drinks whilst basking underneath the sun.
Well concealed in the by-lanes of Munich lies Bar Gabányi, a cocktail bar that also offers a great range of whiskys and champagne. The trendy bar hosts live performances that include various music styles, dance events, comedy shows and even poetry reading sessions. All in all, Bar Gabányi stands for all around entertainment that can be enjoyed with food and drinks. Although the cocktails are a little pricey, house specialties like Josephine or the Airmail are a must try.