My favorite part of the job was discovering some places that I’d never been before. I’ve lived in Munich for a whole year now, and have a pretty set routine, so this was a great excuse to check out a few places that I’d been meaning to go to for a while, and just hadn’t gotten around to yet. I’ve found a few spots that I plan to work into my weekly rotation.
My favorite night of shooting photos was at Cohibar City. I made sure to go on a Saturday since I know that’s when it’s at its best. This bar is great, and in my opinion it has both the best cocktails and the best music in town. Since it’s typical for girls to dance on the bar there, I knew it wouldn’t be a problem for me to climb up to take a few pictures from a bird’s-eye view. However, once up there, the bartenders took control of my camera and started snapping pics of me dancing instead! That’s my favorite thing about that bar – anything goes. This assignment was also a great opportunity to talk to all of the bar staff and learn more about some of my favorite venues.
I think I have most in common with Emma because she seems to have varied tastes in nightlife. I need a lot of variety. You are as likely to find me dancing the night away in whatever the hottest new club is as you are to find me singing karaoke in an Irish pub. There are a few spots that I go to pretty often, but I try to change it up at least once a week.
The perfect Munich day for me would be a day spent in the Hacker Pschorr tent during Oktoberfest…but for the other eleven months, it would start with a late breakfast at the Viktualienmarkt, followed by a stroll through the Englischer Garten and a beer at the Seehaus Biergarten (or Christmas markets if it were winter). Then I might do some shopping in Schwabing, my favorite neighborhood, followed by dinner at Nektar and drinks at Cohibar City. I’d finish the night partying at 089 and watching the sun rise as I walk home.