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June 2006

Bits ´n´ Bites


Feelin’ hot, hot, hot? Then the last place you want to be partying this summer is in a stuffy club. Not to worry. Munich does have a few top spots where you can dance the night away under the stars. Here’s our pick of the bunch:

Barysphär (Tumblingerstrasse 36, Tel. 76 77 50 21): With its dark wooden furniture and white upholstery, this is a very cool place for a spot of outdoor chillin’.
P1 (Prinzregentenstrasse 1, Tel. 211 11 40): Assuming you can manage to get into the club in this first place, this is probably the best terrace in town for some serious people-watching.
Nachtgalerie (Arnulfstrasse 17, directly opposite the Augustinerkeller, Tel. 32 45 55 95): With its massive outdoor area, including a sandy strip and deckchairs, partygoers here feel they’re anywhere but Munich. Here, there’s an outdoor dance floor and free ice cream for those who want to cool off.
8 Seasons (Maximilianstrasse 2, Tel. 24 29 44 44): This is the place to go if you love a good view. Dance the night away, while looking out over some of Munich’s smartest rooftops Topping of the true, Mediterranean atmosphere on the terrace are numerous, comfy white sofas and three bars from which to wet your whistle.
Backstage (Friedenheimer Brücke 7, Tel. 126 61 00): This cult spot is cheap chic at its best. The club beer garden is open from 7 pm every day, offering live music, good atmosphere and extremely reasonable drinks prices. A Mass, for example, costs just € 4.80, a caipirinha just € 3.80. MUNICH FOUND has two pairs of concert tickets to give away for both Cappadonna on June 5 and Darkest Hour on June 20. Send us an e-mail to or fax to 480 88 717.
4004 (Landsbergerstrasse 169, Tel. 0171 154 80 38): Those who like things big should give this monster club in Laim a try this summer. It offers lots of bars, lots of space to dance and lots of good drinks offers.
Volksgarten (Briennerstrasse 50, Tel. 57 87 78 59): A touch more laid-back and less clubby, this bar/restaurant with outdoor “chilling zone” is a fab place to while away the evening. There’s an outdoor bar, sunbeds, deckchairs, not to mention a great selection of daily-changing, seasonal aperitifs.

  • But we’re not all night owls. Anyone who prefers getting out and socializing in the mornings might like to try the new Sunday jazz brunch on the Praterinsel, close to Maximilianstrasse. Feast on South African specialties, whipped up by Marlene duPlessis every week, from 11 am to 3 pm. Live jazz is performed both inside the former Schnaps factory, Riemerschmied, or in the sunny courtyard. The brunch costs € 19 a head, and includes everything except alcoholic drinks. Tel. 21 0 07 97.
  • Last but not least, here are a few new spots to try this month, starting with a couple in the Neuhausen district of the city. First, a new Indian restaurant, Shiraj, has opened at Leonrodstrasse 56 (Tel. 12 71 88 08). Just around the corner is Trattoria Salmarino, the city’s latest Italian newcomer, at Albrechtstrasse 32 (Tel. 12 02 78 30). Despite having changed hands frequently recently, the trattoria approach seems to have finally drawn in the masses for what is, by all accounts, good Italian cooking at fair prices.
  • Lovers of good Italian fare shouldn’t miss Bibulus (Siegfriedstrasse 11, Tel. 39 64 47), in Schwabing. What was previously Locanda Picolit has now been taken over and Marco Pesce, formerly of top restaurant Vinaiolo, brought on board as chef. The menu is inventive, fresh and promises that bit more than your standard pizza and pasta.

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