Here is a compilation of Munich clubs, bars and beer gardens. I’ll add to it as I discover more.
Neighborhoods with lots of clubs:
Kultfrabrik (formerly Kunstpark Ost) – This industrial complex once housed Pfanni, a German potato product food manufacturer, but now containing over 20 nightclubs, has been called a Disneyland for clubbers. It is popular with students and attracts a crowd from the late teens to mid-20s. You may reach it via the Ostbahnhof station.
Optimolwerke – Located next to Kultfrabrik in the former industrial district, the 10+ nightclubs in this area attract a slightly older and more upscale crowd than Kultfabrik.
P1 – P1 is the legendary high society Munich nightclub that caters to the beautiful, wealthy, and those lucky enough to fool the bouncers with their best clothing. Originally a club for American army officers, it is located in the basement of the Haus der Kunst, an art museum south of Englischer Garten.
Atomic Café – The retro decor and alternative/indie dance music put this centrally located nightclub in Munich on the map.
Klangwelt – A huge 3000 sq meter nightclub consisting of separate rooms/floors that play everything from popular hits to soul.
Backstage – This live concert venue also hosts a nightclub and beer garden. The crowd leans toward alternative/indie.
PACHA Munchen – 40,000 facebook fans can’t be wrong.
Muffathalle – A live concert venue in Munich that books up and coming bands.
Hofbräuhaus – The historic beer hall on the first floor of Hofbrauhaus is one of the most popular bars in Germany.
Mister B’s – Try this bar run by a New Yorker for live jazz.
Schumann’s American Bar – This bar has been called “the best bar in all of Germany.” How can you not order a drink here when in Munich?
Check out Munich Beer Gardens for more details about beer gardens while I am developing my own list.
Here is a list of places to go after your Oktoberfest beer tent stops serving to continue the party:
Kafer tent – get there a little before closing as people rush there for a late beer.