Enjoy an Aperol Spritz on the roof terrace with a view of the Alps, try creative drink concoctions in velvet armchairs or sip a Kir Royale under stucco ceilings. Munich's hotel bars offer the right drink for everyone. Seven places for arriving, relaxing and travelling guests – for those, who end the day and others, who start the evening at the bar.
Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, Erich Kästner and Sigmund Freud once frequented these noble chambers; today, some of the world's most influential politicians meet for the security conference at the 5-star hotel in Munich's city centre. Trader Vic's, the bar of the Bayerischer Hof with its South Seas flair, is probably one of the best-known hotel bars in the city. What is not generally known however, is that Munich's famous Grand Hotel also houses a real treasure trove. And yet, Falk's Bar has an incredible history. The hotel was built in 1841 and was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War. Only one room remained almost intact: Here, in the famous hall of mirrors with its stucco ceilings, Falk's Bar has been located since 2002. A place so magical that, while you sip a Kir Royale and cast a furtive glance in the mirror at the drinks of the other guests, you also undergo a small transformation yourself: with your back straightened, you feel part of the powerful, the rich and the noble.
Sunday to Wednesday 4 pm to midnight
Thursday to Saturday 4 pm to 1 am
When you climb the stairs at the 25hours Royal Bavarian Hotel in Munich, you not only land in the Boilerman Bar on the first floor, but also leave the hustle and bustle of the Bahnhofsviertel district behind at the door. The cosy ambience, the dark interior and the exquisite drinks let you forget about everyday life. In a relaxed atmosphere, you can choose between 31 types of whiskey, try the “Highball of the Day“ and enjoy simple, good drinks. The bar's concept comes from Hamburg's Hafen City: it's meant to be a place for everyone who wants to join – or almost, because there should be no fuss, no reservations and no closed business events. First come, first served.
Sunday to Thursday 6 pm – 1 am
Friday to Saturday 6 pm – 2 am
In the bar of Hotel Lux, even the most sober guests get romantic: velvet-covered walls, red sofas to slump into and call-bells at small tables to order a glass of champagne at the push of a golden button. The hotel is located in the tourist centre of the city. Not far from the Hofbräuhaus (tavern), the FC Bayern fan shop and the Hard Rock Café. And although the hotel bar is no insider tip, it feels a bit like being in a quiet, hidden side street in the city centre. The creations of the bar team let the hearts of connoisseurs of upscale drinking culture beat faster. You can fall in love with Lillet Marie, a bitter-sweet mix of Lillet and grapefruit, Jimmie Roosevelt, a champagne-based cocktail, and Raspberry Toni for year-round summer bliss. There's also an exquisite selection of gin and homemade ginger beer – fresh from the tap.
Sunday to Wednesday 5 pm – 1 am
Thursday to Saturday 5 pm – 2 am
Exquisite drinks, a classy atmosphere and various own creations: The Ory Bar is located on the ground floor of the 5-star Mandarin Oriental hotel and is accessible via the lobby or through a separate entrance. The clientèle is international and a visit promises an experience for all the senses: fir-green wallpaper, dark wooden floors, velvet armchairs and cocktails in rich, pure colours. An evening to remember, because the name Ory derives from the word memory. That's why they offer (modified) classics, as well as creative variations with unusual ingredients like balsamic vinegar, buttermilk and blackberries. The menu is just as colourful as the drinks. Bar food ranges from oysters to French fries to a club sandwich with Tyrolean bacon.
Sunday to Thursday 5 pm – 1 am
Friday to Saturday 5 pm – 2 am
Each drink has a story – and a name. At the Roomers Hotel bar, special concoctions are invented according to the taste and wishes of the guests and named after them. The menu gives an idea of how diverse the clientèle is. For example, there is Madame Amber, a salty-sweet combination with cognac and peanut butter, and Freya's Spruce, a fresh mixture of aquavit, lime and cardamom. Or would you rather opt for flavours like pistachio, wasabi, almond milk, vodka, mango and vanilla – or brandy, red wine, mint, pomegranate and walnut? The bar staff will not shy away from any combination. Nothing is impossible – just one thing: Showing up in flip-flops is a no-go, because the motto is “Drink in Style”.
Monday to Sunday 6 pm – 1 am
Above the rooftops of Glockenbachviertel district an Aperol Spritz has the taste of freedom. The roof terrace of Deutsche Eiche, a traditional pub with a quaint character, is the meeting hub for artists and the LGBTIQ* scene. It was the second living room of film-maker Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Queen singer Freddie Mercury was a regular guest, as was actress Barbara Valentin. People crowd the 80 square metres on sunny days and quickly strike up a conversation in the relaxed pub atmosphere. On a clear day, you can admire the Alpine panorama from the roof; when the weather is gloomy, you can at least see the Frauenkirche (cathedral). The perfect place for a down-to-earth nightcap with a view.
Monday to Thursday 3 pm –10 pm
Friday to Sunday 12 noon – 10 pm
In the apartment hotel Schwan Locke in the southern Bahnhofsviertel district, some guests stay for a whole month. Large tech companies like to book their employees here. The Bambule! bar, like the hotel, is furnished in a vintage style with mid-century colours like antique green, cognac brown or pastel pink and has an extensive wine list. The open wines change daily and those who want can drink their way across Europe, from Spain to France and Austria to the Czech Republic. Gourmets like to have dinner at the bar – because this is where the Mural’s chef, Rico Birndt, prepares the food. The restaurant has had a Michelin star since 2021. There's Caesar salad with fried capers, soused herring made from char from the Munich region and white chocolate ice cream with spruce tips and tarragon for dessert - the food alone is worth a visit.
Wednesday to Sunday 6 pm – 1 am
Warm meals until 10 pm