Schumann's Bar am Hofgarten, Munich
Tel: 49 89 229 060
Concierge.com's insider take:
Barman Charles Schumann is a constant presence in German society pages, in addition to working as an ad pitchman. His bar in Munich is the institution that launched him, after having served for years at the local high-toned watering hole. The bar itself has recently relocated from Maximilianstrasse to Odeonsplatz (just north of the historical city center), causing some grumbling among regulars, but remains a chichi joint to see and be seen amid the light wood and white walls. Drinks are expertly mixed by Schumann's hand-picked bartenders (some of whom bolted to start their own bar, Tabacco.