Charles Schumann is an institution not only in Munich, but in all of Germany. By far the country’s most famous bartender, the suave 76-year old has also modelled for Comme des Garçons and Yamamoto, has produced cult tomes on mixology, and is the star of a new documentary. His Odeonsplatz establishment has a top location right by the Hofgarten and includes the main Schumann’s Bar (which transitions from restaurant to drinking hotspot around midnight) as well as the smaller “Camparino” next door, and the intimate “Fleurs du Mal” on the first floor. Each promises an excellent lineup of classic cocktails and an interior as smooth and elegant as the eponymous owner, from the wood finishes to the meticulously placed bottles of Campari. A bar renowned as an old-school journalist and artist hub, Schumann’s is packed with everyone from seasoned locals to schickimicki (read: snobby) party groups. Arrive earlier rather than later, or book a table so you can segue seamlessly from dinner to dirty Martini. Never want to leave? The illustrated Schumann’s Bar book includes some 500 cocktail recipes for you to bring Schumann’s style home.
|Venue name:||Schumann’s Bar|
Odeonsplatz 6-7 1
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 8am-3am; Sat, Sun 6pm-3am|