Maria Passagne Munich

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Maria Passagne – The mother of all Berlin-like bars

This place is an institution and to me, with its 1960s interiors and all kind of artefacts on the wall, the mother of all “Berlin-like” bars in Munich – and probably also of the ones in Berlin.

Being a proper cocktail bar there is a great selection of cocktails and other alcoholic drinks but also wines. I like the fact that they were already serving Sushi when it wasn’t trendy yet and couldn’t be bought at every street corner like nowadays. This circumstance may explain why the food might be a bit overpriced and not up to the standards of a Japanese restaurant. However, it is still good but probably more considered a snack.

There is no sign that would indicate what the place is called and you have to ring a bell to get in. As the bell doesn’t make a sound but is only a flashing lightbulb you may have to wait briefly and try again in case the bar keeper is not behind the bar. But I think it is worth the wait as it feels a bit like entering a different world.

It usually isn’t as busy as it was in the old days but there is still a certain magic to it. Once a month it gets quite crowded when a local band around the musician Titus Waldenfels plays a kind of mix between German folk music and bits of chanson and jazz. If you want a table then you better book.

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Details about this spot



Steinstrasse 42, Munich

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Thu 19:00 - 01:00, Fri - Sat 19:00 - 02:00


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)