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When the sun goes down, an entirely different side of the city is revealed. ShermansTravel experts sort through the dives and overpriced cocktails to show you the best bars and nightspots that really give a taste of the local vibe, while also pointing out the jazz clubs, theater performances, and dancehalls that travelers might not find on their own.

Munich Nightlife

Atomic Café

The very popular Atomic Café, has a special place in the heart of Britpop fans. Good for dancing or simply having a drink or two while taking in the scene or the occasional live concert.

Neuturmstr. 5, 011-49-89-228-3054, (German only)
Tags: nightlife | lounge | bar | disco


The bar and dance club is combined with a café and restaurant - all with superb views of the city. The atmosphere is more Rat Pack than electronic, but students do enjoy it here too. Best of all, you'll get back without tinnitus.

Sonnenstrasse 18,
Tags: nightlife | lounge | dancing | bar

Die Registratur

The name means "filing department" and, appropriately, the crowd fits neatly into two categories: young-but-not-too-grungy and older-wanting-to-feel-young. The beat pumps until 5am Thursday to Saturday.

Blumenstrasse 28, 011-49-89-238-877-58,
Tags: nightlife | trendy | dancing | bar


A wide range of stages accommodate an even wider range of musical styles, from newbie folk singers, to local techno start-ups. Shows draw everyone from the young to the young-at-heart.

Hansastrasse 39-41, 011-49-89-724-882,
Tags: nightlife | lounge

Mr. B's

Probably the smallest club in Europe, convivial Mr. B's attracts fans of jazz, blues, and R&B. The tiny stage is occupied Thursday to Saturday.

Herzog-Heinrich-Strasse 38, 011-49-89-534-901
Tags: nightlife | bar | jazz


If you can get by the doormen, this is the place to dance the night away in the company of the hip, the rich, and the wannabes of Munich.

Prinzregentenstrasse 1, 011-49-89-211-1140, (German only)
Tags: nightlife | smart splurge | trendy | dancing | nightclub

The Hofbräuhaus

At this legendary beer hall (founded by Duke Wilhelm in 1589), it’s Oktoberfest 365 days a year and there’s always plenty of beer, pretzels, schnitzel, music, and fun to go around. Lederhosen optional.

Platzl 9, 011-49-89-290-136-10,
Tags: budget | nightlife | historic | traditional | bar | bar menu | german

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