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Bars to watch sports

Bars to watch sports December 30, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
Want to watch a big game while you’re in Munich?  Well, there are thousands of expats living here who also want to watch non-German sports and because of that we’ve got lots of options for sports bars showing sports such as rugby, baseball, American football (college or NFL), premier league soccer,...

Best Live Music Venues in Munich

Best Live Music Venues in Munich October 28, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
Munich has a constant stream of both international and local musicians.  Venues for live music range from a former gas station, to warehouses, to stadiums.  As a man who loves live music and attends at least a few concerts a month, I think it’s high time I give some feedback to the visiting community...

Partying after the Oktoberfest closes

Partying after the Oktoberfest closes September 23, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
The Oktoberfest goes all day long and ends, for some, rather early.  If you are the type of person that likes to party all night long then after midnight you’re going to have to find somewhere else to do it other than the Oktoberfest grounds.  The vast majority of the hordes will head over to Europe’s...

Starkbierfest (strong beer festival)

Starkbierfest (strong beer festival) March 11, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Fasching (Carnival) is over and so that means one thing to many Bavarians:  it is now strong beer season.  Aside from the Oktoberfest, this is the 2nd biggest beer festival in the city of Munich and a personal favorite of mine as Starkbier has a more roasted flavor which really appeals to me. Unlike...

Happy New Year! …and how to ensure a good party in Munich

December 29, 2010 | Events, Nightlife | Read More
(normally I should have a restaurant highlight as it’s Wednesday today, but this is interrupted because of the holidays…) Munich has lots of fun during New Year’s eve.  To put it lightly, it becomes a war zone from around midnight until at least 2am as it is the only time of year that...

The Hofbräuhaus

December 15, 2010 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
Unquestionably the #1 beer hall in Munich and arguably in the world is the famous Hofbräuhaus.  Whether one talks about the historical significance of the building, the atmosphere, or the consistency of the food and beer, the Hofbräuhaus is nearly impossible to beat.  This is the only restaurant...

BMW for the holidays

December 6, 2010 | Events, Nightlife | Read More
With BMW’s headquarters in Munich, there’s nearly always something going on down there.  December is no exception.  The two big events at BMW this month are an Advent concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Brass Ensemble and their big New Year’s Eve party.  Both of these events are sure to be big...

Halloween in Munich

October 28, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Walking around Munich (especially the University area and other “hip” parts of town) you may see lots of advertisements for “Halloween Partys.” The first year I lived here I thought “ok, sounds great, let’s go to the Kult Fabrik” (the Kult Fabrik being the “largest...

Top 5 things to do if you fail to get seats at the Oktoberfest

September 27, 2010 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
It’s the last week of the World famous Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest is half over, but many of you are still arriving.  So far this year the numbers appear to be above last year, but not bad at all as far as getting seats in the tents.  Between six and seven million people visit the Oktoberfest...

Making the most of the Oktoberfest, part 2

Making the most of the Oktoberfest, part 2 September 14, 2010 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
In this second part of the Oktoberfest series we’ll cover the tents, beers, food, and tipping. The Oktoberfest beer tents all have a slightly different flavor. The main tents were recently written about here if you’d like to have a look at them individually.  The fact is, to truly experience...