I love the thought of going on holiday to Munich and spending my days tucking into bratwursts, large tankards of local beer and other mouth-watering German cuisine. It’s also a city packed with beautiful gardens, palaces and nightclubs, so it really has a lot to offer visitors.
You can spend your days strolling around the city’s picturesque squares and top tourist attractions, before enjoying a hearty lunch at one of its beer tents. Once the sun goes down, the fun doesn’t end, and you should also explore what Munich’s nightlife is all about. I think you can really get a feel for a destination by seeing what its bars, pubs and clubs are like, and I always research the best night spots before jetting off for my holiday.
I’ve put together a guide to some of the best clubs to party in if you decide to take a break to Munich.
Backstage is a party hall for those of you who like to rock out, and you’ll find this venue boasts an impressive line-up of famous live musicians and bands. It also has its own beer garden, so if the evening is mild you can sit outside and get some fresh air before heading back indoors to the dancefloor.
The nighttime beer garden can seat 300 revellers and is spread over two floors, so you’ll hopefully not have a problem finding a space to enjoy your drink. Another feature I think is fantastic is that you can bring your own food or buy it at the bar and grill it on one of the barbecues – the fuel and cutlery are all free.
You’ll find Backstage at Friedenheimer Brucke 7, and some of the acts that have put on performances here over 2012 include Electra, The Meatmen, The Temper Trap, Pat Travers Band and Last Instance.
P1 is open every night of the year, so no matter when you come to Munich, you’ll find its doors are open. It’s the most popular club in the whole of the city, so it’ll no doubt be at the top of your list of places to party in when on a getaway here.
A word of warning – you really need to dress to impress if you want to be in with a chance of getting in, so make sure you pack smart shoes and a stylish outfit. P1 is located in the Haus der Kunst basement and was first founded as a nightspot for US army officers. Over the years, its revellers have broadened in occupation and its popularity has soared.
Spanning 3,000 sq m, Klangwelt is a club that suits all tastes. There are several different rooms inside that each play a different type of music, from house dance to rap and 90s to current pop. With so many rooms to dance in and things to look at, you won’t know where to begin.
One place you might like to check out is The Foyer, which is home to an impressive bar and lounge area made out of wood, leather and stone. There are 200 seats where you can recline with one of the many cocktails on the menu. So, if you don’t feel like dancing, you can enjoy a drink and a catch-up with friends in the Foyer instead.
Top tip: Get a rental vehicle in Munich so you don’t have to endure the journey back to the airport on public transport.
Have you been out in Munich before? If so, leave your top tips below for the best bars and clubs to help someone else plan their getaway.
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