The Best Bars in Munich With Live Music 2023
Traditional Bavarian oompah bands play in beer gardens and brewhouses all year round, but we’ve found some other places with a wide range of music and drinks to go with it. This list of musical hotspots in Munich has something for everyone, whether you want a classy piano bar, a cover band, or a place where you can join in.
Munich Sessions @ Lost Weekend
Coffee, Tea, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian
Jackson Lynch, an Australian who moved to the US, came up with the idea for Munich Sessions. At its laid-back evenings, it shows people both signed and unsigned artists. Performers from all over the world, as well as those from the area, take the stage. This is helpful if your German isn’t very good, since they often speak English with the crowd. Depending on the month, you might see a calm acoustic guitarist or a lively funk band. Check out the schedule here to see what’s coming up. It happens twice a month at Lost Weekend, which is a vegan coffee shop by day and a place where poetry slams, open mic comedy, and live music happen at night.
Nachtkantine used to be the staff canteen for Pfanni, a big company in Munich that makes all kinds of potato-based products. Now, it is a relaxed bar and restaurant in the center of the creative district around Ostbahnhof. They have dance nights with themes like salsa and swing, with live music to match. Even if you don’t want to dance yourself, it’s fun to watch people Charleston, Lindy hop, or tango their way through the night. They have a good selection of cocktails, and they also serve pizza and pasta to give you enough energy to dance.
The Unterfahrt is probably the most well-known place to see live music in Munich. It is the center of the city’s jazz scene. It was started in a train tunnel, and its current location, a large former beer cellar on Einsteinstraße, is just as interesting. This award-winning venue has had seven concerts a week for more than twenty years, and some of the most cutting-edge jazz musicians and groups play there. There are many different styles, but the main focus is on modern jazz. Concerts start at 9 p.m. and you can buy tickets at the door, but reserving in advance is a good idea if you want the best seats in the middle right by the stage.
Bar, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Fast Food
This venue is classy, and the lineup matches that. There’s a wide range of performers: one night, an American folk guitarist will take the stage, and the next, classical musicians will play French horn concertos. It’s rare to find this level of classical music at a walk-in venue, so if you didn’t get tickets to the Gasteig concert, go to Bar Gabanyi instead. Are you getting hungry as you watch? The food menu is small and mostly consists of fancy sandwiches and cheese plates. The real star of the show, though, is their long list of cocktails.
This Irish bar is a lively place to watch sports and listen to music. In the summer, there is a bar and a beer garden. Kennedy’s says that it is where “Bavarian style meets Irish hospitality.” They are a well-known place in Munich, and every night after 10PM, they have entertainment. It has a wide range of music, from blues guitar to traditional Irish music and even U2 cover bands. There are also regular karaoke nights where you can take the mic. Share a basket of finger foods and a Guinness, which is, of course, on tap.
The Euro Bar
Running out of money but still want to have a good time? Every weekend, there is a live band at this youth hostel near the central station. You can also take part in their weekly karaoke nights. Do you need some Dutch courage to sing? No problem. Happy hour is every day from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., when all beers cost €2.50 and all cocktails cost €3.50. They also have themed parties and small beer festivals on special occasions. People usually end up drinking tequila and singing along to “Summer of ’69” when they go there.
Love music as much as you love cocktails? When it opened in 1974, Pusser’s says it was the first place in Munich to serve classic American cocktails. Every Thursday through Saturday at 9 p.m., talented pianists will play the ivories downstairs. You’ll need a reservation. What’s the best? These guys love cocktails so much that they patented their own drink, the PUSSER’S PAINKILLERTM. You might not remember much about the night, but you’ll have a great time.
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