Take your imbibing to new heights and explore some of our favourite sky high haunts over the summer with this list of terrific Rooftop Bars in Munich!
Although Munich is best known for its beer gardens and cozy beer halls, the city does have a few well kept secrets up its sleeve when it comes to our favourite combo of booze and views – the key is to focus on the up…
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Mahjong Roof Garden Mandarin Oriental
This gorgeous rooftop bar (open exclusively in the summer) is the perfect place to sip on some cocktails while admiring views of Munich’s Old Town, with classic staples of the city skyline like the Frauenkirche and Neues Rathaus in view.
The cocktails here are delicious (albeit a little pricey), but with views like these, you really can’t go wrong!
Address: Neuturmstraße 1
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Flushing Meadows Hotel Bar
Not even a hop away from Fraunhofer station, you’ll find Flushing Meadows hotel.
Don’t less this unassuming spot fool you – head up to the fourth floor for a low key, unpretentious rooftop terrace for a chic summer sundowner and enjoy the views that sweep over the Glockenbachviertel and all the way to the Alps.
Address: Fraunhoferstraße 32
Opening times: Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm to 1am; Sunday – Tuesday: 12pm to 11pm
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Bayerischer Hof
A fancy rooftop bar set atop one of Munich’s fanciest hotels, with an awesome view over Old Town (the Frauenkirche specifically!)
Naturally, the prices here aren’t cheap but the views are some of the best you’ll get in town.
Address: Promenadepl. 2-6
Opening times: Daily from 11-11
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Cafe Glockenspiel
A little touristy, but for good reason – the views here overlooking Marienplatz and the Neues Rathaus are gorgeous.
And while the outdoor terrace itself doesn’t boast these views (only indoor seating overlooks Marienplatz), you get awesome views over colourful Old Town all the same.
Address: Marienplatz 28
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10 am–6:30 pm & Sunday 10 am–6:30 pm
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Louis Hotel
Smack bang in all the Viktualienmarkt action, Louis Grillroom is your chic, upmarket option to catch a few rays.
The terrace is spacious, lush with greenery and feels like a private, quiet neighbourhood haunt – it almost feels cheeky to enjoy the excellent seasonal fare fresh off the grill (with a well-picked vino in hand of course).
Address: Viktualienmarkt 6
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 3pm to 10pm
Rooftop Bars In Munich: The Grill Terrace
If you’ve got the munchies and want a stunning view over Lehnbachplatz – head to the Grill im Künstlerhaus.
She’s a bit more upmarket and boasts both a courtyard and a terrace, this heritage protected artist house is our favourite spot to take a date (or a good mate).
Address: Lenbachpl. 8
Opening Times: Monday – Thursday: 6pm to 12am
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Dachterrasse Deutsche Eiche
On a clear day, you can enjoy your drinks on the rooftop of the Deutsche Eiche hotel with views over Old Town and the Alps!
Address: Reichenbachstraße 13
Opening times: Daily until 9:30pm
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Deck 21
Commanding sweeping views over the historic Olympic Park – this is our favourite daytime tipple spot to relax, enjoy some tunes, and a simple but tasty food menu to go with your spritz.
We’d recommend making the most of the park (head out on a row boat for a bit of a laugh) – or note this down as a perfect aperitivo spot before a concert in the stadium.
Opening times: Thursday, Friday: 4pm to 10pm; Saturday, Sunday: 2pm to 9pm
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Transit Rooftop Bar
Transit is an amalgamation of industrial 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.
Address: Atelierstraße 4
Opening times: Tuesday – Thursday: 5pm to 12am, Friday, Saturday: 5pm to 1am; Sunday: 4pm to 10pm
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Haus im Tal
If you’re after elevation in every sense of the word – head up to the roof of the locally run hotel Haus im Tal.
This is an easy spot to miss – head through the understated grey stone door and up to the 5th floor where clean lines and delicious bevs await you. We’d recommend heading for Sunday brunch from 11am and enjoying some sweet tunes along with your mimosa.
Address: Tal 24
Opening times: Monday – Wednesday: 4pm to 10pm; Thursday, Friday: 4pm to 12am, Saturday 2pm to 12am, Sunday 2pm to 10pm
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Ruffini
If you’re looking for an extensive wine menu and modern Italian fare – look no further than cafe Ruffini.
Best enjoyed as a reward post stroll of Grunwaldpark – intimate, cosy and a great spot for those ‘in the know’ – head for Sunday brunch and go hard on the home made bread.
Opening times: Tuesday: 6pm to 12am, Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 12am
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Oberpollinger
If you’re looking to treat yourself after splashing some cash, head to the bar in the Oberpollinger department store. With a variety of luxe food and beverage outlets and pop ups, you’ll be spoilt for choice from up top.
Address: Neuhauser Str. 18
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 10am to 8pm
Rooftop Bars In Munich: MH5 Rooftop
A select couple of days a month, MH5 throws the doors open to its glorious rooftop for those looking to dance the night away with our favourite panoramic backdrop of Munich.
Perched on top of the Werksviertel, the ‘roof’ spreads over a whopping 3 floors (the 6th and 7th floor terrace are outdoors) – our favourite pit stop is the pool on the top floor.
Make sure you check their socials to catch a renowned international DJ and cut shapes all night long.
Address: Atelierstraße 10
Opening times: Occasional – check instagram or Facebook
Rooftop Bars In Munich: M’uniqo Bar
At the top of the Andaz Hotel on Schwabinger Tor you’ll find Munich’s highest rooftop bar Muniqo. Spread over 2 floors with 360 views over the city skyline to the alps.
Head in after 7pm on a weekday to enjoy their Champagne and Marghertia combo – this is our top pick for views on views on views.
Address: Leopoldstraße 170
Opening times: Thursday – Saturday: 6pm to 1am; Sunday 6pm to 12am
Rooftop Bars In Munich: PEP Summer Deck
For Munich’s best kept secret – head to the top of the carpark at the PEP shopping centre.
Instead of tidy rows of hybrids, you’ll find Munich’s vibiest outdoor party spot with sweeping views over Neuperlach. With lounge music, an extensive drink menu and dreamy vibes, this is the perfect place to while away in the warmth.
Address: Thomas-Dehler-Straße 10
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 12pm to 12am
Rooftop Bars In Munich: The Fitzroy
The Fitzroy is an Australian sun soaked kitchen-slash-bar nestled into the Werkstatviertel.
The kitchen and bar are all the way up on the 14th floor are stunning for a light bite, but head up one floor further for a lush open air terrace and the ice, ice baby bar suspended over the streets.
Address: Atelierstraße 22 WERK4 / 14. Stockwerk
Opening times: Sunday – Thursday: 12pm to 1am, Friday, Saturday: 12pm to 2am
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Die Küche im Kraftwerk
The roof terrace in the old Kraftwerk building south of Südpark marries old world glamour with industrial design in this former power plant.
We are big fans of the extensive menu (both in terms of food and wine – order plenty of both for a delightful time).
Address: Drygalski-Allee 25
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 11am to 10pm, Saturday 10am to 10pm, Sunday 9am to 5pm
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Mural Farm House
If you’re looking to reach lofty new heights in terms of metres and exquisite eats, we strongly recommend checking out Mural.
Boasting a michelin star, Mural is light and bright and exudes scandi eco chic and a farm to table seasonal menu. Sit amongst the rooftop kitchen gardens and luxuriate.
Address: Gmunder Str. 27
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 12pm to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm; Sunday 12pm to 2.30pm
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Better Call Soul
Lucky last but not least – it is not physically possible for us to walk past a themed bar.
Located at the top of the Grefis hotel you’ll find this luscious laboratory masquerading as a summer bar – full of dramatic drinks and killer tunes.
Address: Biedersteiner Str. 6
Opening times: Sunday – Thursday: 5pm to 1am, Friday, Saturday: 5pm to 2am
Rooftop Bars In Munich: Ruby Rosi
One for the lovers of fairytale whimsy and contrast, Ruby Rosi is one of our favourite spots to while away the time catching up with pals, listening to live music and enjoying a cocktail or two.
The vibe here is Modern Bavarian fairytale with its cosy corners and quirky details – but more importantly now that the sun has deigned to show her face – it’s open season on the Rooftop Garden. A sun-drenched deck and copious amounts of greenery awaits you.
Address: Bayerstraße 21
Opening times: 24/7