Munich Clubs, Bars and Beer Gardens

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:

Schwabing – The home of the University of Munich (Ludwig Maximilian University) in northern Munich is also the center of numerous popular bars, restaurants and 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.

Nacht Cafe

Muffathalle – A live concert venue in Munich that books up and coming bands.


For those looking for a GLBT friendly club, consider Candy Club, Hanoi Bar, or NY.Club.


Hofbräuhaus – The historic beer hall on the first floor of Hofbrauhaus is one of the most popular bars in Germany.
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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?


Augustiner Keller Beer Garden – The oldest beer garden in Munich, serving since 1812, is a popular place to consume an Augustiner beer when the weather is beautiful.
Augustiner Keller Biergarten: 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:
P1 Club
Das Wiesnzelt
Kafer tent – get there a little before closing as people rush there for a late beer.

Enjoy Oktoberfest in Munich


Additional Information:
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