Going out in Munich can be dangerous. But I don’t mean in a ‘please don’t mug me mister robber man’ sort of way. I’m more leaning towards the ‘this beer tastes so nice I could drink gallons of it!’ sort of way.
Beer in Munich is nothing short of glorious. Plus, in relation to many other cities around Europe, it’s cheap. A pint shouldn’t cost you anything more than €3. But Munich isn’t a city where the streets are teeming with revellers engaging in acts of drunken debauchery. Bavarians drink beers how it’s meant to be drunk – in moderation and in good spirits.
Munich’s infamous beer halls/gardens are where most locals can be found enjoying their pints. Those around Marienplatz are filtered with too many tourists although they do present travellers with great opportunities of meeting people. For something not as traditional try checking out X just north of the city centre where more
When you want to stretch your night into the early hours, get on an S-train bound for Ostbahnhof and visit Kunstpark OST. Even if you don’t plan on going to a nightclub, it’s worth the short train journey just to see locals roll out of one club and down the neon-lit lanes to the next one.
Leopoldstrasse 82, Munich, Germany
Is hip-hop music is your thing, this is where you want to be on a Friday night. Before this acid-jazz music graces the speaker so most people should like it here. Saturdays see the club banging with house music. Highlights of the week are the Salsa nights on Thursdays and Sundays.
Promenadenpl. 2-6, Munich, Germany
Very popular bar with tourists due it's exoctic cocktails and cellar settings. Located in the Hotel Bayerischer Hof.
Zellstrasse 4, Munich, Germany
This is Munich's best venue for live music. Expect to hear all types of music here. More recognisable names are appearing here lately including the Buena Vista Social Club.
Türkenstrasse 57, Munich, Germany
Famous literary café-bar which once spawned the satirical magazine Simplicissimus and has recently become fashionable again.
Franzstrasse 3, Munich, Germany
As the name suggests, there are 111 different sorts of beer on sale, with 25 different countries represented.
Helene-Meyer-Ring 9, Munich, Germany
Mainly student disco, generally friendlier than the others.
Hans-Sachs Strasse 5, Munich, Germany
Bar with a nice relaxed atmosphere in the afternoon but gets very lively in the evenings, particularly between 10pm-1am from Sun-Thurs when the happy hour takes place.
Nikolaistrasse 9, Munich, Germany
Good Irish bar full of Irish, English, American and English-speaking Müncheners enjoying their pints of Guinness. There's always a good atmosphere here with music playing to lift everyone's spirits.
Hirschgartenallee 1, Neuhausen, Munich, Germany
Bavaria's largest beer garden holds a total of 8,000 people at full capacity. Due to the size, this is one of Munich's most popular biergarten.
Landsbergerstrasse 19, Munich, Germany
The German beer hall is a wonderful thing. The only problem is that every tourist who goes to Munich agrees with me on this. This beer hall just four tram stops from Hauptbahnhof is an authentic beer hall and well worth the three-minute journey.
Open daily from 10am-midnight.