When it comes to drinks and bars there are big differences in quality and knowledge. Bar Gabányi at Beethovenplatz is definitely one of the best bars for cultured drinking and the fine art of cocktails. The owner, who gives the bar its name, is a known expert for whiskey (and wears one of the probably most famous beards of Munich) and the barkeepers do their magic and can mix you hundreds of cocktails from scratch.
On the menu you can find a lot of classics and also favorites of the house (like my favorite drink called Pink Elephant) but if you ask for a drink that is not on the menu they can most often mix it for you anyway.
I usually go to Bar Gabányi with two friends who value the pleasures of a really good whiskey or gin in the dim and cozy bar while catching up. On Thursdays it gets a bit louder at Bar Gabányi when the centre of attention is the small stage and the black piano in the back of the room and the entry costs some money – with good reason: Artists from all over the world take over and play their music while people listen and happily sip their drinks.