Beer Garden / Club
Party Earth Review One of Munich’s more alternative clubs, Backstage is a sprawling complex with both indoor and outdoor spaces for live concerts, movie showings, and club nights. Popular with an edgier crowd of teens, students, and young professionals looking for a change from the usual upscale clubs and tight door policies, the venue sports ... more
Party Earth Review One of Munich’s trendier clubs, the small and intimate Milch und Bar (commonly called just Milchbar) can be exclusive, which is just fine by the artsy, stylish crowd that lines up at its doors every weekend. Once inside, patrons find themselves plunged into a mod world of red – the color pervades everything from the lighting ... more
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review A live music and dance club, Atomic Café offers a cool change of pace from many of the city’s more upscale venues. The alternative vibe created by a décor of bright pink walls, low red lighting, and modish touches attracts a stylishly eclectic international crowd looking to dance the night away and listen to a varied mix ... more
Party Earth Review Located on the stunning Maximiliansplatz, Pacha is a popular club where the beautiful people of Munich show up dressed to the nines to see and be seen. Part of the famous Pacha empire of nightclubs founded on the party island of Ibiza, Munich’s version lives up to its reputation for wild nights with an exclusive vibe. The ... more
Bar / Club
Party Earth Review A hip alternative atmosphere with a clear underground streak awaits patrons at Ksar Barclub, a laid-back dance club with a distinctive character. Located in the vibrant Glockenbach neighborhood, the club attracts an eclectic mix of fun-loving patrons looking for an intimate and mellow setting in which to sip unique, exotic ... more
Beer Garden / Club
Party Earth Review Located in a former city power plant, Muffatwerk is one of Munich’s most versatile venues and consists of a concert hall, beer garden, and club. The unusual location and excellent acoustics of Muffathalle – the spacious concert venue – draw internationally acclaimed artists, especially rock, indie, and reggae bands, who ... more
Party Earth Review Located on the top floor of a beautiful neo-Gothic building on Maximilianstrasse, the popular 8 Seasons club offers one of the most amazing views of Munich by night. Enjoying a drink on a cushy leather couch and admiring the beautiful city panorama is a perfect way to relax before moving on to explore the club’ ... more
Party Earth Review Formerly one of the hottest gay clubs in Germany that routinely welcomed gay and straight icons like Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, and Mick Jagger, the space once known as Old Mrs. Henderson has since changed its name to Paradiso Tanzbar, a club that has become a haven for Munich’s chic set. The décor is largely faithful ... more
Party Earth Review Considered one of the chicest and most famous clubs in Munich – and perhaps in all of Germany – P1 regularly attracts the crème de la crème of the city as well as international celebrities, football players, actors, and models. Located below the famous Haus der Kunst art museum, the beautifully decorated venue consists ... more
Party Earth Review Patrons should be prepared to stay on their toes until the wee hours if they go to Cohibar City, a vibrant Cuban bar packed wall to wall with an energetic crowd that has no intention of sitting this dance out. Located in a basement off Maximilianstrasse, the bar’s dim lighting, pictures of Che Guevara, and rum-filled shelves ... more
Sure, you can drink yourself silly at the ubiquitous beer halls that line this city, but the nightlife scene really gets going at all the amazing clubs in Munich.
Munich is Germany's third largest city, and it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to late-night options, with a wide variety of chic, high-end clubs and high-energy dance clubs that stay open late. One could spend days in just the famous – and massive – nightlife complexes of Kultfabrik and Optimolwerke, where dozens of Munich clubs pack in a diverse crowd nightly and cater to pretty much every taste imaginable.
The area around Münchener Freiheit in Schwabing is regarded by many as the social hub of the city, home to plenty of things for the common man to do but centered on a few swanky jazz clubs and dance clubs where it’s not unusual to run into local celebrities.
Glockenbach, meanwhile, is the city’s gay center, and home to several prominent gay and lesbian nightclubs, while City Center usually clears of most of its tourists when night falls and the handful of pricey clubs in this area open up to a select few.
It doesn’t matter whether people are looking for multi-level clubs with blaring electonica, underground clubs with eclectic indie set lists, or ultra-exclusive clubs with some of Germany’s prettiest people, Munich clubs have it all.