Food & Drink

The eight coolest bars in Munich

Published On 09/20/2013 Published On 09/20/2013
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1. Gamsei Buttermelcherstr. 9, Munich, 80469

This modern-looking cocktail lounge concocts specialty drinks in the evening and fresh-brewed coffee in the morning, all in a unique space that features stadium-style seating.

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2. Bar Gabányi Beethovenplatz 2, Munich, 80336

Located only a short walk from the Oktoberfest grounds, Bar Gabanyi features a wide range of entertainment (like dancing, music, poetry), as well as flavorful and unique cocktails.

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3. Red Hot AmalienstraĂźe 89, Munich, 80799

When you show up to Red Hot, expect a myriad of different craft beers, as well as a variety of cocktails and delicious BBQ dishes, such as ribeye steaks, pulled pork sammies, and braised short ribs.

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4. Padres Blumenstr. 43, Munich, 80331

This Munich bar is named after the San Diego Padres baseball team, and usually features soccer on the TVs, quality cocktails, and rowdy crowds who stay til close.

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5. ELLA Luisenstr. 33, Munich, 80333

Located in the ground floor of the Lenbachhaus museum, this cafe/resto/bar serves up Italian fare, while pouring adult beverages like high-end wines and specialty cocktails.

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6. Forschungsbrauerei Unterhachinger Str. 76, Munich, 81737

Located in Munich's Perlach neighborhood, this brewery has been churning out some of the city's finest beers since it was built in 1930.

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7. Augustiner-Keller Arnulfstr. 52, Munich, 80335

This drinkery and restaurant is one of the foremost places out-of-towners can visit to experience the true Bavarian tradition of the classic beer hall, serving large brews in a cheery atmosphere.

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8. Bar Muenchen MaximilianstraĂźe 36, Munich, 80539

This ritzy bar and restaurant concocts some unique and tasty cocktails, not to mention its food menu, which'll cost you a pretty penny, but is totally worth it if you like upscale fare.

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9. Couch Club Klenzestr. 89, Munich, 80469

Yes, they have some comfy couches (plus pizza and foosball), but the main draw to this softly-lit bar is their gin selection, which runs more than 100 varieties deep.

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10. Niederlassung Buttermelcherstr. 6, Munich, 80469

Owned by the highly regarded Alex Schwarz, this tome-lined pub and cafe is dimly lit, offering a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere to enjoy one of their 78 kinds of gin for happy hour or late night.