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.
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 is not one of the most traditional though beer has never been brewed or stored here, and it was only converted from a hunting house to a restaurant in 1970, when the garden was also built. This is, as is usual, a self-service beer garden, and you'll have to wash your beer glass yourself before getting a refill.
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.
Molly Malones is the quintessential Irish pub with raucous crowds, live football game screenings and quiz nights to keep everyone busy. It is highly acclaimed as one of the most popular pubs in town and sees a lot of crowds, most of whom are regulars. Guzzle pitchers of Irish beer and lose yourself at this cheerful venue where everyone knows everyone else. The classic Shepherd's Pie and Fish and Chips are a staple here and must be tried.
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.
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.
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.
This most famous pub draws people from all over the globe, even at nine in the morning! 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 setup. 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. Main meals and a tankard of 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.
Part of the legendary Hard Rock Cafe chains 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.
Nestled within the magnificent Alter Hof castle, is this gourmand's haven, Alter Hof. Guests can gorge on exceptional Franconian cuisine at this restaurant. To taste some of the best offerings of this place, choose from their chef's special selection. Guests can also join the restaurant for a 'Dinner in the Dark' session, which will give you the experience of using your senses, except sight. While the interiors are elegantly embellished, the wine garden is a wonderful retreat in the summers. This place remains shut during public holidays, contact the restaurant before visiting.
Decorated with huge lamps and old-school tables and chairs, the Spezlwirtschaft located in one of Munich's oldest buildings has a rustic, casual feel to it. Perfect for a late dinner with friends, or after dinner drinks, Spezlwirtschaft serves up a delicious selection of traditional Bavarian food as well as Burgers and other popular bar food, and boasts of having the best Schnitzel in town. Try their selection of Bavarian Dips and starters along with a great selection of local beer.
Tucked away in the second oldest building in Munich, Fedora - Bar & Kitchen has lots of panache and style. This bistro-bar serves up a delightful range of typical bar food, as well as classy meals, Italian style. Great for a late brunch or an afternoon coffee, post dinner the place transforms into a buzzing, lively bar. With a selection of draft beers, wine and cocktails, Fedora is great for an after dinner drink with friends.