The Munich nightlife is filled with fun and excitement, whether you’re enjoying a brew at the world-famous Hofbräuhaus or waiting to get in at the super-exclusive P1 club.
Hofbräuhaus am Platzl (Platzl 9)
Probably the world’s most famous beer hall, the Hofbräuhaus, is a German institution. Packed with tourists and locals, this beer garden has been an essential part of Munich since the 1500s. Enjoy some of the delicious local brews, like the house specialty Hofbräu Original. A full menu of Bavarian cuisine is also on offer.
Nektar (Stubenvollstraße 1)
This futuristic Munich bar is a super trendy nighttime destination. The glistening white interior, filled with cozy couches and tables, adds to this space age feel. Be sure to wear your best socks because shoes are verboten in the lounge area. Dinner and foot massages are both on the menu, in addition to exotic cocktails.
Klenze 17 (Klenzestraße 17)
This small bar is ever-popular with university students, and therefore a permanent fixture on the Munich nightlife scene. With its simple decor, cheap food and slacker attitude, the Klenze 17 is the perfect spot for budget-minded travelers and don’t-care hipsters.
Schumann’s American Bar (Odeonsplatz 6)
Schumann’s is the polar opposite to the Klenze 17 pub. Fashionable, expensive and super-elite, its patrons often have to wait (or fight) for a spot to sit down. The common joke is that a night drinking at Schumann’s is impending poverty. Most would say it’s worth it, as Schumann’s is generally regarded as one of the world’s best pubs.
Wasserwerk (Wolfgangstraße 19)
If you’re looking for a warm, friendly bar — the type where everybody knows your name — then Wasserwerk is a good bet. A fine selection of whisky and cocktails and a charming interior will leave you coming back for more.
Munich Night Clubs
The Munich nightclub P1 is THE place to see and be seen. But only if you’re lucky enough to be allowed inside. The P1 is guest-list only, which means if you do make it in, your popularity (and coolness factor) is likely to soar. ;-)
Atomic Café (Neuturmstraße 5)
Located near the exclusive Maximilianstraße, the trendy club Atomic Café is known for its fun dancing crowds and Augustiner beer. It’s a popular place for students.
Backstage Club (Wilhelm-Hale-Straße 38)
If you’ve had enough of the VIP club pretensions, then you should check out the Backstage Club. It has an alternative vibe, no dress code and inexpensive drinks. Many up-and-coming bands play here as well.
Natraj Temple (Grafingerstraße 6)
Another off-the-beaten track Munich nightclub is the Middle Eastern-inspired Natraj Temple. A laser light show, dance room and lounge are among its attractions.