The sun is shining, the birds are singing – which means its time to Spritz up your life. We’ve got a great list of the 13 best spots in Munich for you to find a great drink
and let the good times Aperol
Only a quick meander from the Fraunhoferstr. Ubahn station, it would be rude not to really. This Glockenbach favourite is a chic minimalist slice of paradise- and if Aperol itself is not your thing this is the Spritz spot for you.
Frau Bartels has a reputation for their delicious home-made syrups (one of our fave combinations is orange, cardamom and cinnamon) which they will spritz up to your heart’s desire. Frau Bartles offers outdoor seating for all your people watching (no reservations for outside) – but if you can’t snag a table outdoors, it’s the perfect place to park up at the bar.
Our go-to drink: Frühlings Spritz (Mint, lime & camomile flower syrup)
If you’re after a Spritz spot in the ‘if you know you know’ category – this little cafe in Nockherberg is a well kept local secret. In the day people walk right past this unassuming stone cornice, but at night the game is given away by fairy lights lining its patio and trees.
Romantic, witchy, and the perfect spot to bask in the last few golden hours of the day, Crönlein is your go to spot for a summery drop – think Aperol Spritz, Rosé, and a couple of bespoke signature Spritzes.
Our go-to drink: Mondino Spritz
If you’re looking to escape the masses swarming through the Englischer garten, consider this cheeky Fraulein your new best friend. Tucked away near the entrance by Nationalmuseum, this is the perfect pit stop before your summer stroll.
Good if you’re after an ice cream or a snack, great if you’re after a Spritz – this central, leafy hideaway is the perfect spot to refresh yourself and peep the surfers on the Eisbach.
Our go-to drink: Grüneis Sprizz
Transit is an amalgamation of containers, colour, good views, and good vibes – located in the Werksviertel near Ostbahnhof, Transit is the perfect spot to kick off your weekend.
Here you’ll find delicious drinks on tap, themed seating areas and DJs spinning some chilled out tunes. With an extensive menu and plenty of space, Transit is a great place to meet friends of if you’re looking to head out with a larger group.
It is a popular spot for good reason, pro tip: make a reservation if there are a few of you heading out.
Our go-to drink: A classic Aperol Spritz paired with a summer sundowner is always our plan here
A little slice of Italian summer awaits in Gärtnerplatzviertel at Cafe Pini. This location is super cute – with its retro outfitting and neighbourhood charm, it’s easy to sit down and feel like you’re right at home.
Think classic Italiana with a quality array of street food, quality espresso, and tasty chalkboard specials. If you are after a well-balanced, classic spritz or a carafe (or two) of wine – look no further than this beloved neighbourhood spot.
Our go-to drink: Pini Sprizz (Campari, Tonic, Prosecco)
Bar Centrale oozes old school, old world Italy with its self proclaimed moniker of ‘more Italian the Italy’. This gem is smack bang in the middle of town (around the corner from Hofbräuhaus München), stays open late, and is the perfect place to watch the world go by.
Cosy and intimate with a small menu that rotates daily, Bar Centrale is the perfect place to pay homage to the origin of the Spritz and enjoy the summer sun.
Our go-to drink: Lavendel Spritz (prosecco, homemade lavender syrup, lime)
If you want to pick up a page-turner along with your Spritz, look no further than Lost Weekend. With rotating artists and live music to boot, this cafe/bookstore/gallery space is beloved by students and creatives of Munich alike.
This quirky, shared space located right by the Ludwig-Maximilian University is vegan-friendly, with a consistently chilled crowd, and is the perfect stop for a spritz or two.
Our go-to drink: Hibiscus Spritz (Hibiscus and Orange Blossom liqueur, prosecco, mint, citrus)
Want something a little more upmarket with an inventive cocktail menu? You’ll quickly fall in love with Loretta Bar. Hiding in the outskirts of the old town, Loretta is a trendy hotspot for breakfast and coffee during the day, but we’d also recommend waiting until they whip out their cocktail menu after 6pm.
We love Loretta for a date night – its mood lighting and long hours will have you losing track of time and tastebuds as you take advantage of the excellent knowledge of its bar staff
Our go-to drink: Basil Spritz
Botanista Cafe Club
An oasis of calm and greenery, Botanista Cafe Club sources all of its offerings locally, and prides itself on being refined-sugar free without compromising on flavour.
Located in the Glockenbachviertel, it’s the perfect place to grab a healthy (and delicious) bite and enjoy a refreshing Spritz that’s not overloaded with sugary syrup.
Botanista is also low key a great spot for a photo opp as you sip your spritz – inside you’ll find warm lighting, hanging chairs and swings to perch on, outside you’ll find a tropical calm among palm trees and fairy lights. A real passion project, we’d highly recommend taking a moment to Spritz n chill here.
Our go-to drink: Ginger and Lime Spritz
Come for the food menu (the homemade pasta and pinsa are both to die for), stay for the spritzes – the menu of Junge Römer is an homage to Rome – with several delicious offerings to tickle your fancy.
Only a short stroll from the north end of Alter-Südfriedhof in the Glockenbachviertel, this is the perfect spot for a bite and a traditional leaning spritz.
You’ll love the gorgeous emerald interior and extensive menu – this would be our top spot if you’re looking for a feed alongside you’re spritz – we guarantee you’ll be sticking around here longer than a pro-secco.
Our go-to drink: Limoncello Spritz
Classic bistro feels – Bravo is the place to get your coffee and cornetti in the morning and come back for a cheeky aperitivo in the evening. This spot is all about counter culture – with its long open bar spaces lit by dreamy sunshine and a constantly bustling crowd that rotates throughout the day, Bravo bar captures all the hubbub of Little Italy.
Only a quick step away from U Fraunhoferstrasse, make sure to pop in on your way home as it the crowd transforms from day to night for a reasonably priced tipple or two.
Our go-to drink: Campari Orange
Mary’s Coffee Club
All day breakfast say what?! If you like your spritz with a side of brunch, you’ll enjoy Mary’s Coffee Club. With the OG located in Maxvorstadt and two new locations in KONEN and in Nymphenburg – you have a fair few directions to choose from. The brunch menu is relaxed, focusing on a few key quality ingredients, and the spritzes are fresh and reflective of this ethos.
Mary’s is a sea of calm – peaceful courtyard, friendly staff, and consistently delicious food – spritz up your next trip – we’d recommend heading for a weekend brunch with the gals.
Our go-to drink: Basil Spritz (prosecco, basil, ginger, lime)
Aperol Spritzeria at Eataly
We can’t write a list about Spritzing without paying tribute to Aperol 1919 Spritzeria at Eataly. Capturing the zeitgeist of the roaring twenties and the origin of our fave summer liqueur, you’ll find it hard to walk past this sparkling orange facade.
Located within Eataly (2 minute walk from the Viktualienmarkt), this bar is the perfect place to reward yourself after hard work stocking up on some Mediterranean goodies and snacks.
Our go-to drink: Aperol Spritz (of course)