Munich bars and clubs

These Munich bars and clubs and party venues are the place to hit up when the sun goes down

Atomic Café
Ever seen the film Studio 54? This is about as close you’ll get to the ultra-hip 70s disco in Munich, albeit on a much cosier scale.

There are few cooler live music venues than the Atomic Café, located just around the block from its polar opposite, the Hofbräuhaus.
The interior is a splash of pink and red lit by disco balls. There are dimly-lit corners with leather sofas and a dance floor that really doesn’t get started until after midnight. It’s alternative, hipster cool, so don’t come hoping for top 40 hits. When bands aren’t taking the stage there are DJs. Wednesday nights are dedicated to Britpop and the like.

Australian singer/songwriter Lisa Mitchell is just one of the excellent
musicians to play at the Atomic Cafe in Munich.

Costs Cocktail happy hour and free entry from 10pm to 11pm, after that there’s a cover charge of €6+, Tickets to concerts are typically €15-€25, Beer €3+, cocktails €8.70-€9 Open from 10pm Tue-Sat Address Neuturm Strasse 5 Phone 089 2283 054 Website

Paradiso Tanzbar
Formerly known as Old Mrs Henderson, Paradiso has been chick for decades, pulling stars like Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury (who even made the music video for Living On My Own here). Music ranges from 80s to burlesque to modern dance.
It’s cool, cosy and kitschy and attracts a yuppie crowd, so dress well to get in. Costs Cover charge €5, beer €3.50, mixed drinks €8+. Address Rumford Strasse 2, Isarvorstadt Phone 089 263 469 Website

8 Seasons
Another up-market bar with just a dab of schicki–micki. The four sizey rooms and plush leather couches fill up quick on weekends when guest DJs are in. If money’s no issue and you’re into beautiful people, there are few venues better than this.
Costs Cover charge €10 - €20, beer €4.50 cocktails €10+. Address Sonnen Strasse, Altstadt-Lehel Phone 089 2429 44 44 Website

Schumann's Bar am Hofgarten
Run by Germany’s own "celebrity bartender", Charlie Schumann, this is Munich’s hottest address to hobnob with the bold and the beautiful. Schumann is himself something of a Munich institution, having modelled for Hugo Boss, invented a line of cocktails (among them the heavenly Swimmingpool) and showing up in the social pages every other week.
Most tables are reserved for regulars so expect standing room only and be careful not to trip over anyone famous. Your best bet is to arrive early and grab a barstool to watch the bartenders in action. Wear nothing but your best.
Costs Beer €3,50, Cocktails 7.50+ Open Mon-Fri 8am-3am, Sat/Sun 6pm-3am Address Odeonsplatz 6-7 Phone 089 22 90 60 Website

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