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.
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.
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.
Come explore the wild side at the Harry Klein Club! This is a venue that showcases all kinds of music from a diverse selection of upcoming DJs, VJs, and other live music artists. They also feature visual artwork and are developing a boutique that features a funky range of clothing for youngsters.
Arrive at Jazzbar Vogler and either choose from the quality food menu, or take your time picking from the drinks menu. Sit back with your companions to be serenaded by quality jazz performers. The limited space between tables and musicians allows for an intimate concert, where every vibration of every instrument played can be heard. Even jazz novices will be able to appreciate! The delightfully subdued lighting makes this the perfect venue for a night out.
Part of the legendary Hard Rock Cafe chain across the world, the cafe in Munich is popular with locals and tourists alike. Expect to find some of the city's coolest bands performing before a fun-loving audience who know their music well. The choice of wines, beers and cocktails is varied while the resident chef does a great job with the sumptuous food served up with freshness and flavor. Hard Rock Cafe can also be rented out for private parties and celebrations so check the website for more details on those and upcoming events.
An unconventional bar that alternates as a T-shirt boutique in the morning, Rockbox Bar is the place for hardcore party lovers. With its unique decor that includes lighted candles in empty beer bottles and washrooms plastered with clippings of magazines and comic books, it beckons a young and enthusiastic crowd. All kinds of beverages are served here while both amateur and professional DJs belt out some rocking hits.
Nestled in one end of Munich's town hall, is this lively wine bar, Fränkisch-Badische Weinstube. A highlight of their extensive collection is the wines sourced from the Franconia region of Germany. They also serve delicious food to complement the wines. Dining at Fränkisch-Badische Weinstube is not merely eating your food and drinking the wine, but a joyous occasion, which is why they have musicians filling this place with their vibrant music every evening.
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.