Munich Historic Bars Overview

Augustinerkeller - Beer Garden | Beer Hall | German Restaurant | Historic Bar in Munich

A vibrant metropolitan city and the capital of Bavaria, Munich boasts a history dating back several hundred years, so it should come as no surprise that there are a few cool Munich historic bars to drop in on.

Germans, of course, love their beer halls, and many of the city’s signature expansive drinking dens boast the double distinction of being seriously historic Munich bars. Hofbräuhaus in the City Center, for example, is arguably the most famous beer hall in the city, attracting exuberant patrons every day and night of the year to sample some of the best Bavarian beer and food in the city – much as they have since it was first founded in 1589!

Another classic historic beer hall would be Augustinerkeller over in Maxvorstadt, and what separates this killer historic bar in Munich from all the other beer halls – at least in the minds of the locals – is its reputation for having the best brew in town served straight from the taps in the oaken barrels.

Some of Germany’s darker past inevitably comes to light at some Munich historic bars, and nowhere is this more obvious than at Alter Simpl. Both the name and the large red bulldog logo out front will be familiar to historians: Founded at the turn of the twentieth century and named after a satirical newspaper the Nazis banned before WWII, Alter Simpl has always been the meeting place for a somewhat underground crowd of Munich’s writers, painters, and musicians, particularly those with a revolutionary bent.

Either for the good drink or just the great history lesson, historic bars in Munich are a must for the inquisitive and the thirsty alike.

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