The Goldene Bar (Golden Bar) at the Haus der Kunst was renovated in 2010 and has reopened under new management. It has become one of the most popular bars of the Bavarian capital since. Some of the reasons for this are further elaborated in the excellent Mixology video below. The Goldene Bar is now home to a daytime café with a rotating menu and extended business hours.
The History of the Goldene Bar
When the "Haus der deutschen Kunst" opened in 1937, the bar was part of the central restaurant and its garden terrace. The catering concept included a "Bierstüberl" in the cellar and was generally similar to bars found in hotels, art centers, or luxury liners. The name of the bar is a reference to Karl Heinz Dallinger’s wall paintings from 1937 that were created on the suggestion of the bar’s architect Ernst Haiger. The origins of the wines and spirits served are shown on maps and in landscapes on a golden background. In addition to the German wine regions at the center, the depictions include Europe’s wine countries and the British Isles (whiskey and gin) and even the Caribbean (rum and tobacco).
The mural exudes worldliness – an important factor for the National Socialist rulers of the house, who, for example, showed up at the Olympics in Berlin in 1936 and at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1937.
The cocktails and drinks list of the Goldene Bar is massive and the prices are moderate, you can have a look at the cocktails offered and the prices here. The bar is also an event location for many luxury and drink brands. It is located at the same address as Munich’s nightclub, the P1 and has a huge terrace.
Address: Prinzregentenstraße 1
Opening hours: Café Monday — Sunday 10am — 8pm, Bar Monday — Saturday until 2am