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The best bars in Munich

Where to have the most fun possible on Munich’s legendary bar scene.

One thing is for certain; Munich will never be short of beer or nightlife. Some of the best bars in Munich are located inside the city’s most luxurious hotels. With quite a different scene than the typical Bavarian biergarten, Munich’s bars offer a chic ambiance and hundreds of cocktails to choose from. Keep it classic or try something new and unique to a particular bar. Relax and unwind inside one of our handpicked favourite bars.

Bar Muenchen

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Maximilianstrasse, one of Munich’s four royal avenues, is known for its luxury shopping. And in the middle of all that lies Bar Muenchen, serving up some of the best food and drinks the city has ever seen. The bar has been on many visitors’ radars for quite a while and it is definitely worth the visit. The bar has so many drink options, they had to add an index to one of their three drink menus for you to find what you want. Whatever you choose is a safe bet considering most people consider it the best bar in Munich.

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Sophia’s Bar

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The Charles Hotel, located in the very heart of Munich, is a wonderful tip if you’re looking for a hangout in a cosy lounge after work. Munich’s cosmopolitans come to relax in the Moroccan lounge next to the Old Botanical Garden and enjoy imaginative drinks created by Bar Manager Roman Kern. You’ll want to try something exotic since Roman re-invents classic cocktails, making them his own by creating powders out of liqueurs and pickling spices.

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Die Goldene Bar

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The style and lustre of Die Goldene Bar is enhanced by an interior design featuring walls covered with opulent golden maps, enormous crystal chandeliers and the warm colour scheme of the furnishings. The marvellous creations by bar chef Klaus St. Rainer and his barkeepers, however, outshine all other aspects. This bar’s unusually stylish atmosphere really comes alive when the barmen show off their dazzling cocktail-flair skills as they mix and pour drinks from custom-made shakers. Cheers!

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Isarbar at the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost


Located inside the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, the Isarbar creates an intimate setting, perfect for unwinding after a day of touring around Munich. The stylish atmosphere creates a great ambiance, both inside the bar and outside on the terrace. Whichever drink you prefer, the bartenders can most likely shake and stir it, given their extensive cocktail menu. Try one of their signature drinks, like the Bayerpost – Dominik for a unique taste of Munich.

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Jahreszeiten Bar

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Located on Munich’s acclaimed Maximilianstrasse, the Jahreszeiten Bar at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski funnels you into a fantastic world that abounds with the finest hardwoods and other stylistic influences from England. The bar’s easy, smart flair – which is further enhanced by a crackling open fire – offers the perfect environment for a sheltered hour or two after visiting a museum or the opera. Here, you will be plied with best champagne, exquisite canapés or expertly blended cocktails.

1 Bar Muenchen
2 Sophia's Bar
3 Die Goldene Bar
4 ISArBar at Sofitel Munich Bayerpost
5 Jahreszeiten Bar