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The 13 nicest bars and restaurants during EXPO REAL in Munich

The EXPO REAL team discloses its insider tips

The Munich culinary scene offers a broad range of restaurants and caters for all tastes. We tell you about the nicest, tastiest and most unusual places to end the day, so that you will not have to use the room service or the hotel bar at your accommodation or order a pizza. Have fun trying them out!



Traditional Bavarian fare – in a new and artful interpretation: The “Spezlwirtschaft” in the city center with its plain rustic ambience offers much of a casual pub atmosphere and a pleasant atmosphere to slow down in a building dating back to 1264. On the menu you will find hearty down-to-earth food made of high-quality ingredients, such as spinach dumplings and cheese pasta, but also a vegan kohlrabi fritter, surf & turf or entrecôte medium rare with home-made fries. Enjoy!

Tip: Surf & turf and “Heiland Spritz” (“Heiland” is a bitter liqueur right from Munich).

Picture: © Spezlwirtschaft

Ledererstraße 3

80331 Munich

Tel.: 089/23 23 29 73


If you love Indian food, you will get your money’s worth. The “Swagat” offers a great variety of specialty foods from all over India – prepared with fresh ingredients and carefully matched exotic spices: curries, tandooris out of the clay oven and thalis. And even vegetarians won’t miss out on anything. The cozy basement restaurant offers just the right ambience to chill out after a long day at work.

Tip: Thalis – platters with several dishes to try for one or two people.

Prinzregentenplatz 13

81675 Munich

Tel.: 089/47 08 48 44

Holy Burger

The “Holy Burger” is for everyone who likes it simple. The interior is simple, but trendy, the menu, however, offers a large choice of burgers made of pure organic ground meat with all the trimmings. You can enjoy the “Holy Bolt” with a fried egg, avocado, organic bacon and home-made tomato relish – or the “Holy Trüffel” with brie and home-made red-wine shallots with truffles. All burgers are served medium rare, but also well-done, if you prefer.

Tip: Order the sweet chilli cheese fries with your burger. The extra calories are well worth it.

Picture: © Christine Dempf

Wörthstraße 7

81667 München

Tel.: 089/46 22 93 55

The High

This bar relies on a clear line: The ambience of “The High” is modern urban, but unpretentious, so that the illuminated bar with its ample supplies is brought to bear. It is an eyecatcher and the centerpiece at the same time and offers highballs as a particular specialty of the house. Highballs are prettily decorated long drinks with partly surprising ingredients. Thus, “Bowie” is a drink consisting of rum, apricot, oat milk, lime and chocolate.

Tip: Don’t miss out on trying one of the bar’s own fancy highball creations – the so-called “Homeballs”!

Picture: © Christian Hartmann

Blumenstraße 15

80331 München

Tel.: 089/08 90 89

Schwabinger Wassermann

The exterior of “Schwabinger Wassermann” is like that of a traditional Bavarian restaurant. This style has also been picked up in the interior and turned into a cozy modern atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails: “Schwabinger Wassermann” will look after you all day long. The menu includes a colorful mix of traditional and exotic dishes, such as Bavarian roast pork with crackling, truffled Italian risotto or Asian tom kha gai soup.

Tip: Breakfast (available until 4 p.m.) is a tasty option throughout the day.

Herzogstraße 82

80796 München

Tel.: 089/32 38 80 20

Steinheil 16

The best and largest pork escalopes in town! This cozy, laid-back restaurant with its young clientele is in the heart of Maxvorstadt. It offers changing daily specials, but almost everyone orders the escalope. It is so big that the fried potatoes or French fries usually have to find a spot under the meat. Augustiner beer is served. Note: Make sure you are hungry and book a table before you come!

Tip: Schnitzel Wiener Art (Viennese-type escalope) with fried potatoes. If you don’t manage all of it, just take home what’s left!

Picture: © Steinheil 16

Steinheilstraße 16

80333 München

Tel.: 089/52 74 88

The Hutong Club

You are passionate about Chinese and Asian food? The stylish “The Hutong Club” in Schwabing is just the place for you. If you love dim sums, i.e. small steamed or fried Asian dishes, this will be your eye-opener. After your meal of delicacies you should definitely take a look at the unusual cocktail menu. So a visit to “The Hutong Club” is well worth your while in more ways than one.

Tip: Try a variation of the juicy dumplings! The steamed dumplings are available with a wide range of fillings.

Picture: © adrian schaetz photography

Franz-Joseph-Straße 28

80801 München

Tel.: 089/38 38 03 43

Container Collective

Port charm in the Bavarian capital: Right next to Munich East Railway Station the “Container Collective” has become a real eyecatcher since early 2017. Old, colorfully painted ship containers offer an innovative location with a bar, a café, studios and plenty of interesting projects with creative minds in the new Werksviertel. Particularly beautiful: the raised urban gardening beds with fresh ingredients for the container food.

Tip: The “Bar of Bel Air”. On the terrace you can enjoy, for example, “Nevilles Negroni”, a cocktail with orange juice, Campari, Lillet, sloe gin and soda.

Atelierstraße 10

81671 München

Tel.: 0172/866 16 86

LA BOHÈME Schwabing

Extensive breakfast, affordable lunch or a stylish dinner in the evening: The “La Bohème” covers all culinary needs of the day. In the relaxed modern ambience the restaurant offers top-notch international food with a strong focus on German-French cuisine. From the tasty bread fresh out of the oven to the seven-course dinner all dishes are prepared to perfection. Every guest will get his/her money’s worth.

Tip: “Das große Sharing” – a plentiful, extremely tasty variation of many different starters.

Bild: © La Bohème

Leopoldstraße 180/Schwabinger Tor

80804 München

Tel.: 089/23 76 23 23


The “Kalypso” is an elegant restaurant with bright floorboards and white walls. The menu offers many traditional Greek dishes, like tzatziki, souvlaki, bifteki or gyros. But fish lovers also appreciate the restaurant in Schwabing. Apart from the classics the “Kalypso” offers a broad range of fresh fish dishes: a whole grilled seabream, baby calamari and, depending on the day’s special, also freshly caught loup de mer or turbot.

Tip: It is always worth looking at the menu of the day!

Agnesstraße 8

80801 München

Tel. 089/20 03 86 86

Brasserie Colette Tim Raue

Near Fraunhoferstrasse underground station, right in the heart of Munich a piece of France attracts visitors: the “Brasserie Colette Tim Raue”. Delicately spiced onion soup, refreshing tuna tartar or the all-time classic steak frites with sauce béarnaise – nothing is left to chance. Everything is interpreted with skill and – first and foremost – in a special and unique way. The gently illuminated ambience in industrial chic style provides the right atmosphere.

Tip: A particularly tasty start into the evening with a “French 75”, an aperitif made of champaign, gin and lemon. Vive la France!

Picture: © Nils Hasenau

Klenzestraße 72

80469 München

Tel.: 089/23 00 25 55

The Flushing Meadows

After a hard day at the trade fair relax with a cocktail over the roofs of Munich and enjoy the wonderful view? Nothing could be easier! In the unique beautiful roof terrace bar “The Flushing Meadows” on Fraunhoferstrasse top-quality drinks are served to a relaxed sound. Apart from classics you can also try local cocktail creations like the “Wanderlust Sour”, a cocktail made of gin, lime and pasteurized egg white.

Tip: You can also rent the whole location for your events. You have never had a more stylish party!

Picture: © Conny Mirbach

Fraunhoferstraße 32

80469 München

Tel.: 089/55 27 91 70


The steak house PANTHER GRILL&BAR in Schwabing is one of the top addresses for meat lovers in Munich. Carefully selected produce, top-notch cooking on a lava stone grill, special aperitif creations, a stylish elegant atmosphere as well as service always at the ready: These are the ingredients that make this new it-location. There is a free choice of sides, such as truffled mash, and the sauces. An absolute must for steak fans!

Tip: Order the “Original Surf & Turf”, a crayfish tail on 150 grams of beef fillet. Maximum enjoyment guaranteed!

Picture: © Panther Grill & Bar

Franz-Joseph-Straße 45

80801 München

Tel.: 089/27 37 27 50

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