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  • 1. Augustiner Keller Biergarten

    Maxvorstadt | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Among the largest (5,000 seats), and Munich's oldest beer garden, Augustiner Keller is one of the more authentic beer gardens, with excellent...Read More

  • 2. Biergarten am Viktualienmarkt

    Altstadt | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    The only true beer garden in the center of the city, and therefore the easiest to find, is the one at Viktualienmarkt. The beer on tap rotates...Read More

  • 3. Hofbräukeller am Wiener Platz

    Haidhausen | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    This is one of the city's midsize beer gardens but undoubtedly one of the best. Its location off Wiener Platz makes it attractive enough, plus...Read More

  • 4. Jazzbar Vogler

    Isarvorstadt | Music Clubs

    The Jazzbar Vogler is a nice bar with jam sessions on Monday nights and regular jazz concerts. ...Read More

  • 5. Jazzclub Unterfahrt

    Haidhausen | Music Clubs

    Unterfahrt is the place for the serious jazzologist, though hip-hop is making heavy inroads into the scene. ...Read More

  • 6. Kilian's Irish Pub and Ned Kelly's Australian Bar

    Altstadt | Bars/Pubs

    Just behind the Frauenkirche, Kilian's Irish Pub and Ned Kelly's Australian Bar offer an escape from the German tavern scene. Naturally, they...Read More

  • 7. Königlicher Hirschgarten

    Nymphenburg | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Out in the district of Nymphenburg is the huge Königlicher Hirschgarten, Munich's largest beer garden, with 8,000 seats. It's also a family...Read More

  • 8. Seehaus im Englischen Garten

    Schwabing | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    The Seehaus im Englischen Garten is on the banks of the artificial lake Kleinhesseloher See, where all of Munich converges on hot summer days...Read More

  • 9. Alfonso's Live-Music Club

    Schwabing | Music Clubs

    At tiny Alfonso's, the nightly live music redefines the concept of intimacy. ...Read More

  • 10. Alter Simpl

    Maxvorstadt | Bars/Pubs

    Media types drink Weissbier, Helles, as well as Guinness and Kilkenny, at the square bar at Alter Simpl. More than 100 years old, this establishment...Read More

  • 11. Backstage

    Neuhausen-Nymphenburg | Dance Clubs

    The Backstage is mostly a live-music venue for alternative music of all kinds, but there's also a chilled-out club and a beer garden. Purchase...Read More

  • 12. Bar Centrale

    Altstadt | Bars/Pubs

    Around the corner from the Hofbräuhaus, Bar Centrale is very Italian—the waiters don't seem to speak any other language. The coffee is excellent...Read More

  • 13. Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm

    Schwabing | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    The famous Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm is at the five-story Chinese Tower in the Englischer Garten. Enjoy your beer to the strains of oompah...Read More

  • 14. Goldene Bar

    Lehel | Music Clubs

    Everything glows golden at this aptly named bar within the Haus der Kunst. Despite its 75-year-old wall paintings, it's very hip....Read More

  • 15. Hirschau

    Schwabing | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    The Hirschau, pleasantly located in the Englischer Garten, has room for 2,500 guests, and it's about 10 minutes north of the Kleinhesseloher See. ...Read More

  • 16. Holy Home

    Isarvorstadt | Bars/Pubs

    For a New York City–style, corner-bar-type experience, check out Holy Home. A hip local crowd frequents this smoky hole-in-the-wall that books...Read More

  • 17. Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski

    Altstadt | Bars/Pubs

    The Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski's talented bartenders offer sparkling wines, whiskeys, and an entertaining range of cocktails. Live piano...Read More

  • 18. Mr. B's

    Ludwigsvorstadt | Music Clubs

    The tiny Mr. B's is a treat. It's run by New Yorker Alex Best, who also mixes great cocktails and, unlike so many other barkeeps, usually wears...Read More

  • 19. Muffathalle

    Haidhausen | Dance Clubs

    One of the best live venues in the city, this club housed inside a historic power station puts on up-and-coming bands as well as ones on their...Read More

  • 20. Night Club Bar

    Altstadt | Bars/Pubs

    The Bayerischer Hof's Night Club Bar has live music, most famously international stars from the jazz scene, but also reggae to hip-hop and everything...Read More

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