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In Munich, it’s only right that at least one beer garden makes the bar list. From May to September, the Chinesischer Turm in the heart of the Englischer Garten is one of the city's most jovial and scenic. With space for up to 7,000 guests around its impressive 18th century wooden pagoda, it’s one of Munich’s three biggest beer gardens, with no shortage of dirndl and lederhosen-clad locals to kick back and drink with at the communal benches and tables. It’s entirely self-service here, with hearty Bavarian dishes to accompany your beer, including Stecklerfisch (grilled fish on a stick) and Schweinshaxn (roasted pork knuckle). Take a walk up to the neo-Classical Monopteros (a small Greek temple open to the public) nearby for great sunset views.