There are many gay bars to choose from in the city of Munich. Everything from quiet cafe-bars to fun party bars can be found within the city, and there’s something for every type of crowd. Here is a list of the most popular gay bars in Munich.
Hans-Sachs-Straße 2, Munich, Germany, 80469
Telefon: +49 (0)89 23 88 95 95
This cafe is one of the most popular in all of Munich. It’s considered a gay landmark, and it’s known to be a good place to socialize and meet new people. In addition to a selection of drinks, Café NiL also has many food options on their menu. The cornflake Schnitzel and pork stew are two popular choices. This bar has a unique Egyptian style of decoration, and there’s plenty of comfortable couches. Café NiL is a popular option among those looking for a gay bar to visit.
(Feast of Assumption)
Hours might differ
Theklastraße 1, Munich, Germany, 80469
Telefon: +49 89 2303 2329
If you like party bars, Prosecco may be a good option. Prosecco attracts crowds of all ages and sexual orientations. It’s open Fridays and Saturdays, plus nights before public holidays. It’s also open later than most bars. It’s a popular choice for those who want to go out, dance, and meet new people. If you’re looking for a quiet atmosphere, this may not be the right bar for you. But if you enjoy party bars, Prosecco may be a good option.
Open Friday, Saturday 22:00 – 03:00/05:00
3. Zur Feuerwache
Blumenstraße 21A, Munich, Germany, 80331
Telefon: +49 89 260 4430
E-Mail: No email available
Zur Feuerwache is a gay bar that has been around since 1984, and has remained popular among locals. The name translates to “To the Fire Station”, and it has an old-fashioned atmosphere. It’s smoker-friendly, so if smoke will bother you, this may not be the right option. However, if you are looking for a casual place to chat and meet new people, you might enjoy this bar.
Mon to Thu 11am—midnight
Pestalozzistraße 6, Munich, Germany, 80469
Telefon: +49 8926 5453
Edelheiss is another well-known gay bar that’s popular among locals. It’s usually very crowded, but if that won’t bother you, it’s worth a visit. The crowd is usually mature men, so it’s not as popular among younger men.
Mon to Thu 3pm—1am
Fri and Sat 3pm—3am
3 Elisenstraße, Munich, Germany 80335
Telefon: +49 89 62421430
NY.Club has been in business since the 80s. Although it isn’t as popular as when it first opened, it still remains a popular spot among young gay men. Famous artists that once performed there includes Sister Sledge, Divine, the Weather Girls. Freddie Mercury was also known to visit this bar. The atmosphere is good for those who want to dance, relax, and socialize.
6. Jenny was a friend of mine
14 Holzstraße, 80469 Munich, Germany
Telefon: +49 1517 2919512
This club’s name is a reference to a song by rock band The Killers. It hasn’t been in business for very long, but it still draws crowds as a good place to socialize. A variety of music – everything from indie pop to electronic – plays, as visitors drink, dance, and mingle.
Thalkirchner Straße 4 Munich 80337
Telefon: Call +49 89 21588881
Kraftwerk is a popular café-bar in the middle of Munich’s ‘gay ghetto’. The name ‘Kraftwerk’ translates to ‘power station’ in German. It was founded in 2001 as a mediterranean bistro, but was reinvented in 2011 when the gay owners of Café Rubin took over. Kraftwerk is now a relaxed place to enjoy food and drinks. The menu consists of simple classic foods like burgers, salads, beers, and espressos. You might enjoy this spot if you’re looking for somewhere with a relaxed environment.
8. Bar Rendezvous
Müllerstraße 54 Munich, Germany 80469
Telefon: +49 89/260 4125
E-mail: No email address available
For those seeking a party atmosphere, Bar Rendezvous may be a good choice. It’s a small bar, and becomes packed with gay men of all ages, but it’s an appropriate place to socialize. Karaoke happens every second Thursday, starting at 9pm. Occasionally, there are also cabaret performers.
Reisingerstraße 15 Munich, Germany 80337
Telefon: +49 89 23230830
Although the name may be misleading, Camp is a sex bar that draws a unique crowd of men of all ages. It was Munich’s first bar to show porn, back in the 70’s. Although this may not be a good option for those looking for a quiet, relaxed bar, it may be suitable if you’re looking for an intimate experience. There is a darkroom in the back for curious visitors, but people also enjoy the socializing and drinks that this bar has to offer.
10. Sub Café (Café im Sub)
Müllerstraße 14 Munich, Germany 80469
Telefon: +49 89/856 46400
E-mail: No email address available
Last but not least, the Sub Café is a café-bar with a welcoming, friendly environment. It is located in a gay cultural centre, and has a variety of food and drinks on the menu.
It isn’t open as late as other bars, but it still draws visitors as a good place to socialize.
There are also several theme nights and special events, including a karaoke party every first Saturday of the month. “Fetish Around the Coffee Table” is a fun night with no dresscode, every first Friday of the month. There are also fun carnival and Halloween parties, a 90s Trash Night, and more.
1st & 3rd Sunday 3pm-11pm