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Munich is the chic and glamorous party city of Germany

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Munich nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Munich Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.  The list is still varied in that it has options for different musical tastes, dancing or non dancing, and cocktails or beer.  To start with almost everyone tries to get into the infamous P1 , which has been the highlight of the club scene in Munich since just after WWII!  All the big name celebrities go there and you should probably at least have a look if you are into that kind of thing.  If you want a live music there is the Feierwerk which hosts a lot of indie, rock, punk, electronic, and hip hop events, or maybe you want to tone it down a bit and head over to the Jazzclub Unterfahrt for a more laid back evening.  No matter what your choice, if it's on this list you'll be alright.

Haidhausen - Bogenhausen
Negroni Bar


Slide into a deep leather booth and heft the thick cocktail book. The mixed drinks here often nab the title of Munich's best and the golden shakers above the bar are trophies honoring this. The strong blends pack a punch, especially the Long...  Read More

Haidhausen - Bogenhausen
Jazzclub Unterfahrt


Calm and laid-back jazz bar that draws an older, more middle class crowd of regulars to hear the line-up of renowned musicians. Can be relied upon for good live music in a casual environment. Reservations recommended during high season. This...  Read More

Irish Folk Pub


This traditional Irish pub has a German flair and is the oldest pub in the city. Sit at the bar, order from the more than 70 whiskeys or the extensive beer menu. If you're hungry why not try the bacontoast and strike up a conversation with the...  Read More



Chill in a comfortable lounge setting. On one of the main shopping streets, the bar is easy to reach by subway or walking from Marienplatz. Mondays feature all-night happy hour; choose from a large selection of cocktails while sitting on...  Read More

Havana Club


Named after the Cuban rum, Havana Club boasts a menu featuring over 100 different varieties. The friendly and capable bar staff serve up a diverse selection of cocktails (from the traditional to the avant garde) in this splash of the Caribbean...  Read More



Synonymous with creative expression, Substanz is in an artistic section of town. As well as a program of live music and DJ's, the club hosts the Munich Poetry Slam and the English Comedy Club. Easy to find, the bar is ten minutes from...  Read More

Kilian's Irish Pub


One of Munich's most popular Irish bars stands only a few steps behind the altar of the Frauenkirche (Munich's Cathedral). The food is better than the usual pub grub, and includes pizza, burgers and fish and chips. The nightly specials can...  Read More



In the Feierwerk complex you'll find some of the best venues for live music in the city - the Orangehouse, Sunny Red, Kranhalle and Hansa 39. Get your fill of local and international hip hop, punk, hardcore, metal, electronic, ska and indie...  Read More



Put on your most stylish designer ensemble and head to P1 for a glamorous night in one of Munich's most famous clubs. This trendy European dance club is known for its strict door policy, expensive drinks, and elite celebrity clientele. Should...  Read More


Meet Mike Richardson

Mike Richardson, originally from Albert Lea Minnesota, moved to Munich for love. What he hadn’t expected was that over the next several years he would constantly live and breathe Bavarian...  More About Mike