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Munich Nightlife


From bustling traditional beer halls to pumping dance clubs, the nightlife in Munich has it all; and the mix of foreigners and locals gives this city a welcome cosmopolitan feel.

The two main areas for a pumping nightlife scene in Munich are Schwabing, where much of the city's most popular live music venues abound with a variety of Latin, jazz and rock, while dance clubs, bars and restaurants are tucked in every other corner; and Kunstpark Ost (around Grafinger Strasse) where restaurants, clubs and bars line the street and party-goers can be found on every street corner plotting their next move. Haidhausen and Schwabing are where all the trendoids can be found in the stylish nightclubs, while Hans-Sachs-Strasse is the place to head for Munich's gay scene.

Schumann's American Bar at Odeonsplatz features a trendy beer garden and is considered one of the most fashionable clubs in Munich, but for a taste of something familiar, head to Shamrock Irish Pub for some entertaining theme nights and a whole lot of craic! Max-Emanuel-Brauerei in Schwabing is frequented by young locals and university students and features a jamming dancefloor and occasional live music, while P1 on Prinzregentenstrasse 1 is about as chic as they come where choosy bouncers and high prices ensure the who's who of Munich rub shoulders with each other while sipping champagne and cocktails.

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