Party Earth Review Consistently voted one of the world’s best bars for its to-die-for cocktails, Schumann’s Bar am Hofgarten in the center of Munich is truly a must for any cocktail connoisseur. Beloved among German celebrities, athletes... ... read full review
M–F 5pm–3am, Sa–Su 6pm–3am
City Center, Munich –
Consistently voted one of the world’s best bars for its to-die-for cocktails, Schumann’s Bar am Hofgarten in the center of Munich is truly a must for any cocktail connoisseur.
Beloved among German celebrities, athletes, and society’s upper crust, chances are patrons will bump into someone famous on any given night of the week. A few tables with dark leather banquettes are usually reserved, so on crowded nights, guests can expect standing room only.
One of the bar’s biggest draws is that Charlie Schumann himself, with his sleek, slicked-back silver hair, is almost always behind the bar and ready to mix one of his legendary signature cocktails – and if a guest’s favorite drink isn’t on the menu, he’s more than happy to oblige.
The upscale female patrons, who seem to gather in droves with their designer handbags and elegant evening-wear, are soon joined by a cadre of handsome, wealthy companions. Throw in a mix of after-opera customers and plenty of investment bankers, and the scene is set for a night out at Schumann’s.
Despite the rather elite clientele, the clean and simple décor and low lighting keeps the vibe mellow, though the stylish patrons have been known to belt out classic rock songs at the top of their lungs in the wee hours.
Those planning a night out with a group should make a reservation a couple of days in advance; otherwise, it’s enough to arrive a bit early, grab a seat near the well-stocked bar, and watch the master Schumann work his trade.
Sociable and stylish, mostly late 20s to early 30s and up.
Mellow lounge music, classic rock, and some jazz.
Beer €3.50+, cocktails €7.50+.
Very stylish. Dress to impress.
This place is buzzing with customers any day of the week, but especially on Fridays and Saturdays around 11pm.