With the world’s biggest beer festival, beer cellars galore and the best beer gardens on the planet, Munich has an enviable reputation for… well, yes, that drink we call beer. There is, however, so much more to the city’s bar scene than that.
The Bavarian capital has for centuries been a cultural powerhouse, and nowadays world-class art and design museums often come with quality restaurants and cafés – meaning visitors can take in a Kandinsky or Twombly followed by a glorious bev (or three). The last decade or so has also seen the emergence of a thriving gin scene, while several of the best hotels and bars in Munich are home to experimental mixologists whipping up dazzling creations. Basically, whether it’s for a local beer, a lush wine or a glitzy cocktail, you’re never too far away from a brilliant bar in this city – so if you need some direction, here’s where to start.
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