If you like heavy music this tiny pub is great, but I have to say again that it is tiny. We went there on Saturday night and could hardly get inside but they told me its much more confortable the other days.
The music is nice (if you like hard/heavy, old and new) and the beer cheap enough (not top quality but noone seemed to care).
Simple decoration (related with music) and there’s also a screen that was showing Metalocalypse (animated television series which is a parody of heavy metal mentality) through out the night. We drunk a couple of beers and met some other happy metalheads.
It’s open Tuesday to Saturday 20.00-02.00
On a cold Saturday evening we went to Zenith Club to see MOTORHEAD live. It is actually a big cultural center where apart from concert you may attend many exhibitions/fairs and parties. It is housed on an old railway construction/reparation hall that was built in 1916!
The main hall can house about 7,000 people, the night we saw MOTORHEAD it was sold out but still there was space to move around, what was difficult/almost impossible was to order a beer as there were always long queues at the bars.
We had to wait for some minutes outside in the cold as they had to check bags at the entrance. Once inside we watched ANTHRAX and the main act which was MOTORHEAD of course. It was a great night as expected.
I didnt know the name of this festival, but eventually `Lisalu' wrote in and let me know that its called the Tollwood festival. It was like a flea market with lots of colourful stalls with interesting goods and food from different parts of the world... along with music and theater events...
Very colourful, very popular and kind of crowded. I`m told its held once in summer(June-July), at the old Olympic arena- Olympiapark Süd, (the site of the 1972 Olympics), and once in winter (Nov-Dec)- at Theresienwiese- where Oktoberfest is held.
Thanks again Lisalu, for the added info...
It's where all the irish people hang out in Munich. Great music, fab food and Irish chocolates and crisps on sale too and they play excellent music. And because I knew the barmaid from college, I often got free drink ...which was nice ;-)
Dress Code: Smart casual.
This is a really decent typical German bar/restaurant. The Weissbeer was excellent and the food was tasty, all things you would expect from a fine German establishment.
It stays open and serves food seemingly 24 hours a day. This was ideal for us and made a good pre and post match rendevous.
Another good thing is that Lamm's is ideally situated just outside of Sendlinger Tor U-bahn station which is the line you need to use if you're off to see the football at the Allianz Arena.
"24 stunden geoffnet durchgehend warme kuche"
I tried quite a few cocktail bars in Munich and this small bar is definitely the best! The cocktails you get here in a stylish and clear atmosphere are strong but don't taste too strong - they are just perfect. I was dizzy after one Mai Tai already but couldn't stop trying other things....
The choice in the menu is good but not too large. You can ask for your favourite though, even if it's not on the menu. I got a perfect (and very large) Painkiller like this. And we even tried one of the over 100 brands of rum they serve here. Very delicious!
Prices are quite high (cocktails cost approx. 7-10 Euro) but the cocktails are worth every cent spent. However, don't come here if you don't want alcohol. Non alcoholic drinks are available but very expensive!
Please note that since January 2008 (Smoking Ban in Bavarian pubs) the Roosevelt is a smoker's club so you need to become a member if you want to come here. The membership card costs only 2 EUR though. If you don't like smoky places you better avoid this bar from now on. It's very smoky because people seem to smoke even more than before the smoking ban.
Dress Code: None. It's a stylish place but noone seems to care how you look. It's more important that the waiters are styled I guess ;-)
This bar is right in the heart of Schwabing. This café has one of the funkiest interior designs on the strip with hip oval-shaped Afro-centric murals on the walls, dark wooden furniture and floors, high backed leather benches, red rectangular lamps hanging above the bar and sofas in the back that resemble a mountain range. Breakfast, sandwiches, pastas and, yes, plenty of cocktails are all on offer.
Dress Code: Informal
Günther's is very similar to the traditional English/Irish pubs you get in the UK / Ireland. And they have Guinness on tap.
It's a good place for watching football, rugby and Formula 1 because they have lots of overhead TVs, lots of standing room and a giant screen, but if it's a big occasion get there early or you'll be lucky to a) get in and b) see anything. Very international crowd sometimes, especially during large football championships.
Everybody speaks English and they do one of the best big breakfasts in town
Dress Code: Informal
Sausalitos is a Germany wide chain of Mexican restaurants. There are three branches in Munich; one on Tal in the city center (pictured), a second on Türkenstrasse in Schwabing, and a third bar outdoors in the Hofbräukeller beer garden in Haidhausen.
The two indoor bars are both pretty much the same in terms of atmosphere, clientele, food, service, etc. Both are also very popular and are always packed - although that doesn't necessarily mean that they're any good. McDonalds branches are usually quite busy too, but you don't see those featured in any quality restaurant guide.
Dress Code: Informal
Great Euro rock bar.
Mad barstaff, who always seem to remember your order amongst the chaos.
Dress Code: Always wear your German denim jacket covered with badges :). Wigs and moustaches available to hire at the door.
There is a bar on the ground floor, and a piano bar downstairs. Beginning at 21:30 hours, Tuesday through Saturday, you can enjoy the intimate atmosphere in the downstairs piano bar. This is my favourite. They serve all kinds of Cocktails, but the spesiality is the Pusser's Painkiller.
Dress Code: None
Open 18:00 til 03:00.
We found ourselves visiting this place on two occasions. Once was a night on the cocktails sitting on the stools at the bar - always my favourite as you get to meet some great characters this way.
The second occasion we headed downstairs where they had a pianist playing. Nice cosy little room - but I must admit I preferred upstairs at the bar.
A Pusser's Painkiller:
Created in the tropical paradise of the British Virgin Islands, the painkiller has become the favourite tipple of sailors and landlubbers. Comes in 3 strengths: Nos. 2, 3 & 4.
2, 3 or 4 oz Pusser's Navy Rum
4 oz pineapple juice
1 oz cream of coconut
1 oz orange juice
Serve on the rocks. Stir and grate fresh nutmeg on the top.
Dress Code: None.
Another pub that belongs to the chain of Augustiner Brewery. It's a friendly place near Ostbahnhof which is clearly in the hand of "locals". They serve some great food and the nice Augustiner beers here. The cocktails are cheap but not too nice - but who orders cocktails in a beer pub, anyway? ;-)
Dress Code: None.
Quieter than the nearby Hofbrauhaus, Braunauer is a beergarten with a real authentic feel to it. There was a nice sized beergarden out the back, but it was a little cold for sitting out so we went inside. The food looked good here but as it was on the expensive side and still a little early to eat we stuck to the beers. Paulaner is my favourite German beer and I was still waiting for my first one of this trip even though we'd been here 3 days. Not good. We only stayed for the one beer as we wanted to go see the Hofbrauhaus as well. Really should have stayed longer so I could have tried the Paulaner Dunkel (dark) and Paulaner Weissbier as well.
AWESOME. In what seems to have been an industrial park, and what very well may have been, you can find people dancing through 4 in the morning. Even mid-week, on a rainy wednesday night this place is packed. With over 35 different dance spots die Kult Fabric has every kind of music for everyone's taste. (Keep in mind, though, that not every club is open every night.) The music is always good and the people relatively young (20 to about 27) and are some of the more attractive I saw while I was in Munich for the 4 weeks. I had an awesome time!
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