Munich is famous for its beer gardens, beer halls and BMWs. However, there are many cocktail bars in München with famous mixologists preparing regional cocktails. The cosmopolitan Bavarian capital boasts award-winning mixologists, whiskey caverns and world’s best cocktail bars.
Centrally located at Odeonsplatz 6-7, Schumann’s Bar is a perfect getaway from slapping dance and sausage munching beer halls in Munich. This bar owned by a renowned barware designer, former male model, cocktails author Charles Schumann, has been voted as one of the best bars for its signature to-die-for cocktails. Charles Schumann can be seen behind the counter preparing his signature Campari cocktail. For over 20 years, many elite clienteles have thronged here to savor the 60 strong cocktails from breakfast till 3 am. The al fresco dining and drinking in an outdoor space near Hofgarten is mostly crowded on weekends. Schumann’s Bar am Hofgarten is the place for cocktail connoisseurs.
The locals consider Negroni Bar located at Sedanstraße 9 to serve the best cocktails in the city. The golden shakers trophies adorning the wall behind the bar say it all. Michele Fiordoliva is a great mixologist and prepares creative specials and classic cocktails with a twist. An Italian inspired menu changes every week. On warmer days, the customers can sit on the sun terrace. The 140 cocktail creations feature award winning Amaglemi and Aurora. Anti-stress Martini and Victoria Station are unique specialties of Michele Fiordoliva.
The mighty disciple of Charles Schumann and author of renowned whiskey tomes, Stefan Gabányi combines his mixing skills with several whiskey flavors. This cocktail lounge boasts the peatiest Single Malt Scotch whiskey in the world with aromatic spices giving way to ashy smoky flavor. The impressive ambiance of the cellar located near the Oktoberfest grounds, features jazz performances, Chamber music, poetry, tango trios along with a piano player in the corner. This modern venue is inspired by Schumann’s bar and has many intimate corners for dates bringing sophisticated clienteles who come here for the sonic treat.
It is a liberating Hawaiian bar which is the perfect getaway from beer halls and cocktail bars of Munich. It is located in the luxurious Bayerischer Hof hotel with over 40 years of history serving the best of Hawaiian drinks and Polynesian cuisine. The tourists and locals thronging to Promenadeplatz 2 love the famous Mai Tai cocktail served in this quirky bar with exotic décor.
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It is one of the most popular bars in Munich located at Hess-Str. 90, serving “Two in One” sharp cocktails in half liter glasses. The place is chock-a-block on weekends. With strong drinks, one can order XXL Wiener Schnitzel or a hamburger until 2.30 a.m.
Although this bar is decade old but its wood paneled décor gives it a feel of always been there in the swanky boulevard of Maximilianstraße 36. Guests visit this bar to savor Stagger Lee which is a blend of mint, cherry liqueur, cherry marmalade and Wild Turkey before heading to the Opera. A not so pocket-friendly dinner menu includes side dishes with Simmertal beef steak and many other specialties.
It is the best gin bar in Munich with up to 100 different cocktails of juniper juice. The rarest gins including Bulldog and Botanist from the UK and Adler, Monkey 47 and the Duke from Germany, as well as bizarre German gins like Adler, the Duke, and Monkey 47. The place houses a foosball table and offers pizzas which make it the perfect spot for students as well as business travelers. After the legendary Niederlassung, the owner Alex Schwarz has opened this local just a few blocks away.
This bar is located in boutique Hotel Anna at Schützenstrasse 1 near Karlsplatz square. This chic cocktail bar with changing lights offers a refreshing and relaxing ambiance to the customers while they sip Prosecco Spumante with hints of lemon, lime and orange zest or Anna Spritz Fauster with rum fruits alongside Sushi and other Asian delicacies.
Located on Blumenstraße 43, Padres is the perfect sports bar. Numerous big screens showing baseball matches, baseball paraphernalia, a list of over 120 cocktails and quirky décor make this place a popular destination among sports fanatics. The vibe during the week is laid-back while the bar and dance floor exhilarate with two resident DJs on the weekends. The swinging illuminated Zeppelin lamp hung to a wire above the bar stands out in this narrow space. The visitors can sit on the bar stools and observe the bar-staff preparing cocktails with fresh ingredients. They don’t use pre-mixed drinks or shortcuts to create any cocktail and mix cocktails from hundreds of choices by memory. The signature cocktails include Kon-Tiki which is a punchy blend of Grand Marnier, lime juice, ginger flavored gin, lemon juice, fresh ginger and Orzata. Espressotini is also quite popular with a blend of Kahlua, espresso shot, vodka and Crème de Cacao White.