Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review With its super-trendy atmosphere and super-chic clientele, Bar Harlander creates quite a buzz among the Euro-crowds who show up to party all night. Although it is a late-night hotspot, this lounge and bar is one of those rare places where it doesn’t really matter when patrons stop in – there’s always a hot crowd and a good ... more
Lounge / Restaurant
Party Earth Review More than just one of Munich’s most exclusive restaurants and bars, Nektar is an experience that patrons in designer duds flock to on the weekends when they feel the need to indulge in artistic gourmet food and fancy cocktails – and to be seen doing it. The first thing to grab guests’ attention when they enter are the low ... more
Party Earth Review Those who love chic settings and strong, fancy drinks are in for a treat at Harpers & Queens, one of Munich’s trendiest lounges. The venue's location in the city center and its roster of different Happy Hours and specials almost every night attract a substantial after-work crowd of trendy young professionals looking to ... more
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Beer Garden / Lounge
Party Earth Review Whether patrons want to eat, drink, or be merry, they’ll find a place to do it at Park Café, a versatile space that offers three different vibes all in one spot. An airy, upscale restaurant serves modern interpretations of classic Bavarian dishes to a mixed crowd of families, students, and business people, while the traditional ... more
Party Earth Review A local saying states that Munich is Italy’s most northern city, and the quaint and romantic Italian café La Stanza (The Room) embodies that saying by making each patron feel like they've just stepped off the streets of Venice. Popular with the glamorous clubbing set as well as an older, more refined crowd, the venue's ... more
Party Earth Review Directly below the more rambunctious Tijuana Café, The Green Room is an intimate little bar that attracts a low-key but sociable crowd of students and trendy young professionals seeking refuge from the long week by savoring samples from the bar’s extensive cocktail menu. Unusual gold-gilded, curvy designs seem to melt off ... more
It would be a cinch to lounge away the day in a Munich beer hall, but keep in mind the beer halls usually close pretty early, meaning the best way to continue hanging out might be at one of the ubiquitous lounges in Munich. Because it’s the third biggest city in all of Germany, Munich certainly isn’t lacking in lounges, nor is the lounge scene particularly heavy on one style or price range.
There are gritty Munich lounges with cheap booze and dark seedy corners to disappear into and there are incredibly ornate lounges with tough doors, gorgeous furniture, and even more gorgeous clientele. The famous – and enormous – Kultfabrik and Optimolwerke nightlife complexes are a good place for the indecisive to start (each is home to dozens of nightlife venues and lounges), while those looking for a good deal of swank need only drop in on the area around Münchener Freiheit in Schwabing.
Münchener Freiheit is considered a major nightlife hub, and certainly has a lounge for everyone’s budget despite an over-abundance of upscale establishments guaranteed to attract celebrities. Even City Center in Munich, known for being awash in tourists during the day, clears out considerably once night falls, leaving its chichi lounges open for those in-the-know. Glockenbach, meanwhile, is a good bet for finding a fun gay lounge where homosexuals and open-minded straights both enjoy a romping time in one of the many Munich lounges.