Alright, I have the best summer tip here. Every year this place is literally killing it among locals and the hip young crowd. I cannot wait for the sun to hit Munich so that Goldene Bar’s, or the Golden Bar’s, crew takes out the chairs and builds the external bar; then I know that summer has arrived.
The Golden Bar is based at Haus der Kunst, which is a great contemporary gallery hosting different and mostly modern exhibitions, open 364 days a year. During the winter it is a slightly fancy bar/restaurant that attracts the young and beautiful crowd in Munich while not being posh. In the summer however, the guys take everything outside and then everything changes…
To begin with, the bar is based on the Terrace of Haus der Kunst, with large and comfortable chairs under the open sky. There is no better summer feeling than you can get here. The fresh air from the Eisbach and the English garden make it even… fresher.
I love going there on a Friday after work, getting some chairs at 18:00 and staying until late at night, where multiple different groups of friends will come by and we will have a relaxed, easy conversation and start the weekend well.
Of course you can also visit during the winter and sit inside. Just make sure that you make a reservation for weekends!