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With its bohemian culture and student community, Schwabing is a great place to grab a drink and meet some interesting people. From sports bars to intimate music venues, Schwabing has it all. Here’s our guide to the 10 hippest bars in this busy borough.
If you are in the mood for something a little different, The Potting Shed offers a multitude of refashioned classic cocktails. Try a chili mango caipirinha or Krakow tea in their intimate yet cozy bar.
How may bars can say they make their own vodka? Well, Distiller’s bar can! With a young clientele and in-store shop that sells exclusive Monaco Franze – Der ewige Stanz paraphernalia, this is the kind of bar you will struggle to find anywhere else in Munich. Enjoy an evening singing along to 90s hits all night long.
Occamstrasse 2, +49 89 336900
With a cool international vibe, a half-hour period of free beer every night and a selection of Bavarian craft beers, what’s not to love about this sports bar? Most days the bar sees a full house and on quiz nights things can get a little wild. This is not the spot for a quiet tipple; come here if you want fun, friends, and drinks (lots of them).
Address: Trautenwolfstr 1
Arts ‘n’ Boards offers great food by day and even better drinks by night. Come here if you like artsy crowds and a relaxed vibe. Sit inside and mingle or perch yourself in their idyllic beer garden.
Address: Belgradstraße 9, +49 89 30658490
A big hit with the expat community, Ned Kelly’s Australian Bar is the perfect spot to meet people from all around the world. If you are looking for good, simple fun then this pub guarantees a wild time.
Address: Frauenplatz 11, 089 24219899
Located a little south of Schwabing, Falks Bar is worth the walk. This opulent bar sits in the mirror hall of the Bayerischer Hof hotel and was the only room in the grand building to have survived WWII. With beautiful decor and equally exquisite cocktails, this bar is a delight.
Address: Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Promenadepl. 2-6, +49 89 2120956
Ben’s Bar brings a touch of Cuba to Schwabing. For award-winning cocktails, a sociable crowd, and a vacation feel, this is the perfect place to be. Dress casually and be prepared to squish in because this intimate venue gets packed during cocktail Happy Hour.
Address: Celmenstrasse 7, +49 89 28970919
Schwabinger Podium hosts live bands every night; get your dancing shoes on because you’ll be on your feet the second you step through the door. Ranging from obscure indie bands to hard rock, you’ll have a great night listening to live music and socializing with the eclectic crowd.
Address: Wagner Strasse 1, 089-399482
With a well-stocked bar and delicious menu, Schwabinger Wassermann is an excellent place to pitch up for the evening. After dinner, stick around for their happy hour where you can enjoy their XXL and house cocktails at a discounted price. With friendly service and a relaxed yet refined vibe, Schwabinger Wasserman is the perfect spot for a quiet drink.
Address: Herzogstr. 82, 089/32388020
Goldene Bar exudes style. Their award-winning cocktails are innovative and their many delicious concoctions can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the famous English garden. Goldene Bar also hosts many of Munich’s most avant garde DJs and attracts a young and interesting crowd. If you want good music, great drinks and a beautiful place to experience them both, Goldene Bar should be at the top of your list.
Address: Prinzregentenstraße 1, 089/54804777