GRAPES WEINBAR

These guys really know their stuff when it comes to wine. And the good news is, Stefan and Markus (left to right) are way less dogmatic about their wine game than one would think. Maybe because they’re down to earth Austrians. Grapes offers vertical tasting sessions (new every month) for smaller budgets and fancy pantsy vintage wines by the glass for much bigger budgets. Food is great too…!

Ledererstrasse 8a
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WABI SABI SHIBUI

Not really sure, we’ve fully grasped this one yet. But don’t worry, it’s worth the trip. Wabi Sabi Shibui is farely new and boasts quite a complicated name, which is always good if you’re ok with not being on everyones radar. Minimalistic and stripped to bare essentials, Klaus and Leonie’s beautiful place (a former bakery) doesn’t flex with a confusing menu and a gazillion gins to choose from – but offers Japanese dishes and drinks they think you should know about. Trust them and you’ll be alright. Don’t bother booking ahead, just show up. Closes at midnight and on Sundays.

Ludwigstrasse 11
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CHEZ FRITZ

Fish restaurant in Haidhausen with great bouillabaise and fries. Ivanka Trump and Mike Pence have been know to hang out here alongside Angela Merkel during Munich’s Security Conference. We’ll take that as an additional quality stamp of approval, in this case.

Preysingstrasse 20
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BAR OF BEL AIR

If a venue doesn’t have a website that can only mean one thing: the wish to stay secretive. Trust us to spoil the fun. Bar of Bel Air features deepgrilled salads, stirred cocktails and an open air bar in a distinctively alternative setting („Container Collective“) near Ostbahnhof’s train tracks.

Atelierstrasse 10, Werksviertel
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BAR AM SEE / HAUS

Seehaus at Englischer Garten is presenting itself in a younger robe this summer. Guess that means you can now order long drinks alongside heaps of beer. Located on the banks of Kleinhesseloher lake, the walk through the English Garden to get to the venue is part of the fun.

Kleinhesselohe 1
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TAMBOSI AM HOFGARTEN

That place where all tourists go to catch some sun and people-watch. Formerly a “see-and-be-seen” institution, Tambosi is in new hands since 2018. The verdict on the updated cafe/restaurant/bar is still out. Early signs indicate more yellow Lamborghinis parked on the curbwalk. If in doubt, head for the calmer, classy alternative: Schumanns Bar, located just stone’s throw down the road.

Odeonsplatz 18, city center
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ROCCO RIVIERA

Glamorous. Retro. And pricey. Kind of like eating on a yacht. With a DJ. In Munich. Minus the seasickness. You get the picture…

Wittelsbacherplatz 2, city center
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MURAL

The restaurant is right next to the Muca museum. We recommend this place for a weekend breakfast/brunch, when you can order a mean tortilla, slammin‘ pancakes or Bavarian tacos. It probably makes sense to make reservations. Or to visit the adjacent museum while you wait.

Hotterstrasse 12, city center
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KOPPER

One of our more recent discoveries. Kopper is a neat bar, especially if you feel like some quality food alongside your quality drink, preferably mixed by Manu Pinceroli himself. Virtually everything on the short menu is exquisite – but you should really try the Udon dish. Make sure you don’t walk past this place, it’s quite inconspicuous from the outside. But obviously, it’s the inside that counts.

Theresienstraße 1, Maxvorstadt, kopper-bar.de
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KATOPAZZO UND DIE TOTEM BAR

Located in the University district, Kattopazzo serves Mexican food off the beaten track. Good times quite likely. Say “1860 hahaha”and point your finger at our friend Stoffel (photo) behind the bar and get a shot on the house. Or a real Bavarian ass-whooping, depending on his mood. Signature dishes: Gaucho Bowl (steak) or Green Hornet Bowl (veggie). Fun fact: Katto = bottom in Greek. Pazzo = crazy in Italian. Also, a totem pole is part of the mix. Whoa, that was fun, wasn’t it?

Amalienstraße 87, Maxvorstadt, katopazzo.de
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Sascha Arnold & Steffen Werner

Architects

Arnold / Werner stands for a holistic view of architecture and interior design that is always thought through down to the last detail without losing sight of the big picture. Arnold / Werner strives for harmony, combines function with design and interprets context, environment and individual preferences anew each time. The work process includes the development and exact detailing of the projects – from the building envelope to the interiors. The focus is on the economical use of resources, the use of domestic materials and energy- and cost-efficient solutions.

Aylin Langreuter & Christophe de la Fontaine

Designers (Dante Goods and Bads)

“In our Flushing Meadows Hotel room (which we call ‚Fumoir’), Dante Goods and Bads presents its Admit One Gentleman Collection, our homage to the myth and legend of “the gentleman”. His impeccable manners, his timeless elegance but also the decadence of his vices: all will be reflected by the nature of the objects, their material and manufacturing. Shining copper, smoked glass, sturdy leather – a material longing for a long-lost era.”


Oscar Wilde: “Do you mind if I smoke?”
Sarah Bernhardt: “I don‘t care if you burn.”

“The artist’s view does not have to make sense. At least not the sort of sense that can be easily expressed in words. There is no underlying conception or thematic arrangement. But to me, the selection is utterly plausible.”

Konrad Dengler

Handyman

“If you’re wondering about the photographs in my room … I took them in Munich’s Olympic Village (where I grew up) a while back. These bungalows were personalized and painted by the students, who lived in them. Before they were torn down and refurbished, I documented them all, hundreds of them. Just because. The room features some of my favorites.”

Marc Streitenfeld

Composer

Helmut Geier

DJ HELL (Gigolo Rec.)

“I am quite proud of the ‘Hell’s Angels’. The installation consists of three life-size medical skeletons, which I painted and formed into a band that is jamming on a small balcony over the room’s bed. There is also a stroboscope, which can be turned on or off, depending on your mood.”

For the project I thought about every hotel room I had ever spent a night, half a night, or even whole days in. From the god-forsaken, best-western style gaff in Paris that had fag ends behind the bed, to the Soho Grand NYC, where pretty memorable post-gig parties were had. Generally, from the moment you walk through a hotel door, you are faced with a generic, universal model, bed, bed-side lamp, TV … This is followed by a slight feeling of alienation as you are not at home, or usually really tired from work or play.

Cathal McAteer

Founder / Creative Director (Folk)

For Flushing Meadows I wanted to use different textures and colours to create a sense of the room being personally crafted, to make it feel less ‘hotelly’. All the other little details, such as the lights, their shape, the side-table carved out of different types of marble, the bed made from Bavarian wood, will hopefully be additional delights. I hope the guests ‘schlafen gut’. Especially under that Folk quilt. Consider it a dream catcher.”

“The artist’s view does not have to make sense. At least not the sort of sense that can be easily expressed in words. There is no underlying conception or thematic arrangement. But to me, the selection is utterly plausible.”

Albert Oehlen

Artist, Gais/Switzerland

Quirin Rohleder

Eisbach Surfer, Munich

“Now that’s what I call an illustrious circle – thanks for having me!
In my opinion, the Eisbach has become a bona fide tourist attraction in Munich. Which is why I wanted my room to pay tribute to our unique city-surfing culture. I hope you enjoy the hammock – and have a great stay in Munich!

Michi Beck

Musician, Stuttgart/Berlin

“The next best thing to actually being in Tokyo, is staying in my Japanese studio at The Flushing Meadows!”

Charles Schumann

Bartender, Munich

Süddeutsche Zeitung about Birgit Minichmayr:
Minutes before the shoot Birgit Minichmayr went overboard. While entering the cafeteria of Wiener Burgtheater and sipping on the sparkling wine she brought along, the waiter let her know that she’s not allowed to bring her own drinks. Minichmayr yelled: “Up yours!” Downs her glass in one sip, walks up to the waiter and hugs him like a close friend. Artists! According to Klaus Maria Brandauer “the most outstanding of her generation”.

SZ Magazin, Issue 22/2009

Birgit Minichmayr

Actress, Vienna

Norbert Wangen

Designer, Vienna

“T h i s r o o m i s f o r e v e r y o n e , w h o l i k e s i n t i m a t e h o t e l s – for guests that just want to feel at home.”