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Top bar recommendations from locals

Bavarian Restaurant
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“I want to be honest: this is probably one of the most touristic beer gardens in Munich. That doesn’t mean it’s bad. Indeed it is one of the oldest and therefore mentioned in all city guides such as Lonely Planet. Worth going because of the architecture and it’s popularity. For a more authentic experience chose one of the others though!”
  • 159 locals recommend
Café
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“Just a great small coffee bar with tasty pastry and different healthy snacks. Very nice atmosphere.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Café
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“interesting interior design, comparatively cheap, great cakes, lots of hot chocolate, great brunch”
  • 52 locals recommend
Café
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“Best breakfast on a way to Oktoberfest. Take off at Sendlinger Tor and enjoy 2-min walk. Fresh juices, bio ingredients and the best coffee. Don’t forget to ask for oat milk 🥛 ”
  • 42 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“Wirtshaus in der Au – Dumpling paradise A lot of people who visit Munich would like to try typical food – so this is my suggestion for a Bavarian style restaurant. The menu contains all the usual “Schmankerl” (goodies) from this part of Germany. But there are a few things which distinguish the Wirtshaus in der Au from most typical restaurants: There is also a seasonal menu on offer with, for instance, white asparagus dishes in spring time or goose roast around Saint Martin’s day which is on the 11 November. Saint Martin was once whistle-blown by some pertly geese and apparently this makes them a very popular meal that day. After you have eaten at the Wirtshaus ask for a schnapps. The waiter will present a rack with different bottles and you pick from apricot, damson or rowan berry schnapps to name but a few. As opposed to a lot of traditional places the Wirtshaus also attracts a younger crowd. Every month various events such as Jazz concerts or Waltz dancing evenings take place and they do a summer party in August where people can wear their traditional costumes. And here is my favourite thing: you can book yourself into a dumpling cookery course. So if you want to impress your friends a bit more do not only bring back a stein from the Oktoberfest but also serve a roast accompanied by homemade Bavarian dumplings.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“When you believed James Bond to be extravagant, ordering his martinis shaken, not stirred, you’d definitely never been to Zephyr Bar. Certainly, there are lots of places in Munich where excellent cocktails are served. But drinking perfectly mixed Margaritas, Cosmopolitans and Daiquiris can become a bit dull after a while – and there’s not much to mix and shake in these recipes anyway. Thankfully, the high art of cocktail making is on the comeback – revived by the trend of retro prohibition bars popping up all around the United States. The Zephyr Bar can be seen in that tradition, but instead of masquerading itself in vintage, roaring 20s style, the focus is totally on the drinks. Whereas the room is kept quite simple – grey walls, unexciting plain seating – the bar itself is the center of decadence and indulgence. Bottles of super rare and exotic origins, antique soda siphons and silver cocktail stirrers, passion fruits, strawberries, meringues, lavender, herbs and flowers are overflowing the shelves and racks. Sometimes I even wonder if I entered a botanical garden, an ancient chemistry lab or a cabinet of wonder by mistake. Taking a nip from my Pink Paloma, I witness all the cocktail magic going on, talk shop with the bartenders (super friendly guys who know their business) and am astonished by the outré ingredients conjured to the drinks. Zephyr Bar is not the kind of place to go for the conventional, but where wild roses grow by surprise.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Café
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“One of the most popular cafés in Munich! Situated on the beautiful square “Gärtnerplatz” they offer an amazing breakfast. Always crowded, you might need to wait a little. Worth going all day long though - also offer great food and drinks to chill.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Hotel
“One of my favourite bars, a beautiful terrace in summer. Not cheap, go for Happy Hour.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“a great and famous Irish pub in the center of Munich. Lots of tourists there from all over the world. Always a great time there”
  • 23 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“Angeblich Münchens beste Currywurst- Schnell restaurant. Für den schnellen Snack vor oder nach einer langen nacht.--- Supposedly Munich's best currywurst fast restaurant. For a quick snack before or after a long night.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Small Bar/ Restaurant but special. Really nice burger! Very small, just go there if the wheater is good then you can sit outside an get an impression of the live in munich.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Pimpernel Bar und viele weitere gute Bars in der Müllerstrasse für jedes Alter. | Pimpernel Bar and many more good bars in the Muellerstreet. Perfect for every age.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
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“Great little Italian place, both for breakfast and dinner. Can be very full at night, but very authentic and amazing food!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Great place for obscure gigs and DJ nights. It's underground and looks dingy, but that adds to the character.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Nice cocktails and dudes! Gärtnerplatz is very nice to hang out and have couple of drinks!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Very nice place to have an delicious breakfast and the best you can have breakfast till 4pm in the afternoon !”
  • 21 locals recommend