Odeonsplatz 6+7, Munich
Munich has no shortage of places to get your libationary fix, but Schumann’s remains the number one port of call. On the Odeonsplatz, the bar is delicately poised in the middle of Munich’s historic centre, adding a definite sense of gentility and occasion to proceedings. Venturing inside, the bar is a minimalist temple to mixology. Red leather stools are lined up along the long wooden bar, where guests can check out the menu of more than 60 drinks, largely aperitifs and American classic cocktails. Schumann’s is a German institution that never gets too comfortable. Far from it: the evergreen owner (and sometimes model) Charles Schumann is still focused on bringing you to new frontiers. Exhibit A: the new Japanese bar coming soon upstairs, opposite the thriving Les Fleurs du Mal. With beer, sake, whisky and small plates on the cards, this mainstay keeps coming up with new ways to bring you back.