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.
Owned by the Irish chef Shane McMahon, this restaurant is a reflection of his passion for culinary creativity, This restaurant guarantees a fantastic European-Asian fare; even the chefs are not aware of what exactly they will whip up until they assess your preferences! There is a lovely terrace, complete with herb garden, where you can enjoy your meal in a quiet atmosphere, and the lounge is the place to head to for some great drinks.
Hirschgarten was originally a game enclosure built by the Elector Karl Theodor at the end of the eighteenth century. A small part of the historic enclosure has been preserved and can be seen from the beer garden. With 8,000 seats, the beer garden is the biggest in the city, and is also one of the most pleasant because of its peaceful location and numerous chestnut trees. It was converted from a hunting house to a restaurant in 1970, when the garden was also built.
Munich's oldest jazz club has been at home in the enormous vaulted cellar of a former brewery since 1998. It continues to attract the best international acts, and is popular with enthusiasts, connoisseurs and pretty much anyone who loves music. Unterfahrt has to be one of the most important venues in the city and one of Europe's most famous jazz clubs. Simple pasta dishes are served at reasonable prices, and the service is friendly and efficient. There are jam sessions by local bands and artists featured here on a daily basis. One of the most popular venues in town, this place is a hit with people of all ages.
Augustinerkeller is one of the most frequented traditional beer gardens and Bavarian restaurants in the city center serving big glasses of exquisite beer and authentic traditional culinary delights. The restaurant boasts of a cozy and old-school European decor, ideal for enjoying a sumptuous meal. The beer served in the sun-bleached beer garden is reputed to be one of the best in Munich. Students, business people, locals and tourists alike find this heritage place incomparable.
The easily accessible Kilians Irish Pub, a stone's throw away from Marienplatz City Center, strives to bring a bit of Ireland into the German city of Munich. The pub, open daily, usually has performances by Irish bands during the week, with the weekend being reserved for different genres. The attempt to introduce Ireland to the world is not restricted to the music and the food but extends to traditional Irish Ceili dancing, which is held on the first Monday of every month. Patrons can also enjoy watching major sporting events on their many televisions, of which three are on the terrace and one in the back garden.
This palatial restaurant is located at the edge of the Münchner Platzl, where it serves lavish breakfast spreads to its well-heeled clientele. Christened after Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso, Schuhbecks Orlando serves its signature breakfast that comes laden with treats such as sausages, ham and cheese, fresh loaves of bread and butter. There is also a fruit plate and crudites plate for those who prefer more health conscious options. Schuhbecks Orlando also has a beautiful terrace which is ideal for breaking bread on sun-drenched mornings.
Schwarzreiter Tagesbar & Restaurant in Munich is one of the best places in the city to savor some truly contemporary Bavarian masterpieces. The decor is upscale, featuring elaborate chandeliers, elegant floor fabrics, and intimate seating areas, making it a great place for special occasion dining. Some of their specialties are the Bavarian Prawn, Lugeder Duck, Buckwheat Spaetzle and Buffalo Camembert. Do try the cocktails here.
A lot of movement is to be found in the centre of Munich on Wednesdays. The Far Out invites you for party music, flirting and more.
For an evening of German fun, come down to Wirtshaus Ayingers. This restaurant offers you the best of both worlds: excellent beer, delicious food! Try out the 6 beers-on-tap that change often. The food is more like a prix fixe menu but is a really good selection of authentic German delicacies. The rustic yet elegant wooden decor of the restaurant creates a perfect vibe for a cozy yet exquisite dining experience.
Said by many to be the best Japanese restaurant in Munich, Toshi is certainly a stand out. It serves fresh sushi and sashimi and for prices that won't send you running. Their rolls are delicious, so are the soup and desserts. There are more substantial entrees available, including a sirloin wagyu steak and assorted sushi created specially by the chef. The restaurant also serves a selection of hot and cold sakes, all of which will accompany your meal perfectly. Reservations are highly recommended.