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Bars and nightlife in Altstadt-Lehel

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Bavarian Restaurant
“I want to be honest: this is probably one of the most touristic beer gardens in Munich. That doesn’t mean it’s bad. Indeed it is one of the oldest and therefore mentioned in all city guides such as Lonely Planet. Worth going because of the architecture and it’s popularity. For a more authentic experience chose one of the others though!”
  • 159 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The beer garden Chinesischer Turm is located in the English Garden (Englischer Garten), Munich's largest park area. With a size of 417 hectares, the English Garden is larger than Hyde Park in London or Central Park in New York. Due to its close distance to the university, the beer garden often attracts a young crowd, mixed with park visitor including many tourists. In 1789, on Great Elector Karl Theodor's initiative, the creation of the English Garden began with his plan to convert a former hunting area located at the Isar into a recreational nature. In 1790 the Chinese Tower (Chinesischer Turm) was built. The Chinese Tower is a pagoda-style, all-wooden tower with five storeys. The 25-metre tall tower has a diameter of 19 metres at ground level and six metres at its top level. The Chinese Tower was destroyed during World War II in 1944. In 1952 the tower was rebuilt to its original and current style. The Chinesischer Turm beer garden is the second largest beer garden in Munich and has about 7,000 seats in the self-serviced area and about 500 seats in the serviced area. Guests in the self-serviced area can sit on regular beer garden benches, some of which have back rests. The benches are arranged around the tower. The food stalls offer traditional beer garden food such as Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Hendl (roasted chicken), Schweinshaxn (roasted pork knuckle), Obatzda and Auszogne. The beer served is Hofbräu and a Maß Hell (lager) costs €7.90 (May 2016). A highlight of Chinesischer Turm is the yearly Kocherlball which is held in memory of the cooks and servants of the noble families of the 19th century. In the late 19th century, up to 5,000 Munich servants met during the summer months every Saturday morning for a dance at the Chinese Tower. Usually they met before work between 4am and 5am. Today the Kocherlball takes place on the 3rd Sunday in July between 5.30am to 10am (if the weather is bad a week later). The ball attracts thousands of participants, many of which wear historical outfits and Bavarian costumes. Depending on the weather, the beer garden is open from 10am to 11pm. In Winter, End of November till December, 23rd, a christmas market is held here. PS: Don't eat there anything except a Brezl because the food is not the best ;) Rather go for a Beer!”
  • 143 locals recommend
Café
“Absolute must do in summer! This is an amazing rooftop bar on the TU (Technical University). Good prices, amazing view and atmosphere! When you walk into the building, immediately take a left and walk along the corridor to the very end. There take the elevator to the top. 6min walk.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Bavarian Restaurant
“As bavarian as it can get. Good choice of delicious beers and traditional bavarian food. and a very popular and nice beergarden. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“I love this bar, especially in summer. Not cheap but a great location. Also a great atmosphere. For me a must do! :-)”
  • 44 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Typical club with house and dance music. 089 is telephone code of Munich :-) It is connected to Pacha club via corridor, so Thursdays you only pay the entrance fee once (instead of twice if you wanna visit both).”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
“yound and hip, interesting food, lovely terrace in summer, music and drinks later in the evening, beautiful location”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
“Best breakfast on a way to Oktoberfest. Take off at Sendlinger Tor and enjoy 2-min walk. Fresh juices, bio ingredients and the best coffee. Don’t forget to ask for oat milk 🥛 ”
  • 42 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Night Club
“This used to be one of the top VIP clubs in Germany. The Bayern München football team often celebrated here. Some say it still is a VIP hotspot. In any case: dress up to get in! And it’s more on the pricy side.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Hier gibt es drei Clubs mit verschiedenen Veranstaltungen & Konzerten. Im Sommer kann man auch im Biergarten die Sonne genießen. Three different Clubs with Konzerts and a nice Beer Garden.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of the best clubs for electronic music in town. Check the lineup at their website. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Night Club
“If after a day of walk around the city you still feel the need of moving your feet, Bob Beamann is the club for you”
  • 23 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Pimpernel Bar und viele weitere gute Bars in der Müllerstrasse für jedes Alter. | Pimpernel Bar and many more good bars in the Muellerstreet. Perfect for every age.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Night Club
“Great spacious place when you are fan of trendy music. Usually they have special events, great parties and different dj’s playing every night.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Crazy club, best for the people between 20 and 25. Waiters in clown dresses. Electronic and hip hop music.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Night Club
“If you follow dance/electronic music. Check on Resident Advisor to see who is playing here. The range of Dj's that play are fantastic.”
  • 18 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
“One of the best clubs for electronic music in town. Check the lineup at their website. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Opera House
“The Bavarian State Opera looks back on a 350-year history and is at the same time one of the largest artistic-musical companies in the world. In the 17th century, Elector Ferdinand Maria built a hall theatre in the Hercules Hall of the Residenz in which the first Italian opera performances were staged in front of the Court Society. Since 1811, the Bavarian State Opera has been housed in the newly built National Theatre on Max-Joseph-Platz, Germany's largest opera house to date, and has enjoyed great success with more than half a million visitors and around 450 performances in one season.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Opera House
“one of the world's largest opera stages - it is recommended to book tickets well in advance”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cultural Center
  • 1 local recommends
Jazz Club
“In case you like live jazz music, this is one of the best places in town... ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the nicest bars in Munich - and that also right in the middle of the city center, where good places can hardly afford the rent today. The bar between Sendlinger Tor and Marienplatz has not only great concerts in the program, here you can also sit totally nice, drink well (Munich Mule!) And excellently celebrate in larger groups. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Opera House
  • 1 local recommends
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