Place of the week: J-Bar

Place of the week: J-Bar

It’s always nice to visit the J-Bar. This little Japanese restaurant is famous in the city for having the Kirin Ichiban Frozen Beer, a drink that is as cute as it sounds. A cold beer with foam like a cappuccino. Is this not a dream? Apart from this fantastic drink, the J-Bar offers little dishes of Japanese specialties like Takoyaki (octopus balls), Yakitori (chicken skewers), Edamame, Gyozas, Sashimi and more. Not to mention the delicious Matcha ice-cream served with a cute cookie. If you are crazy about Matcha like us,…

Nightlife: Zur Gruam

Nightlife: Zur Gruam

Most of the people would say Munich is a posh city, and it’s true. But like every city in the world, it has its hidden treasures, its underground places out of the typical circuits. Ok, it’s not like Berlin, where you find “dirty locations” (in all respects), and parties in every corner and everything is so spontaneous, but you can find everything if you know how to do it. Zur Gruam is a small bar located near the Alte Utting that opens until late (in Google Maps said it’s open…

German hidden music gems

German hidden music gems

As we are not from Munich, and we love music, we have been searching for new German bands from the local or the national scene since we arrive here. We knew some of them already like the fantastic Molly Nilsson or Mavi Phoenix but we discovered others on the way. For example, Gurr, who was the first German band we saw in concert in the city, or other amazing bands like Paar, San Antonio Kid, Fenster or International Music, just to name a few. We have created a list with…

The best festivals in Germany and in Europe this summer

The best festivals in Germany and in Europe this summer

We know that summer is still far on the horizon, but we need the motivation to overcome the current situation. This motivation is music, good weather, sunlight, swimwear, and glitter. Munich Surroundings Puls Open Air. From 4th to 6th of June at Schloss Kaltenberg. Festival pass 87,5 € without camping (you can buy an extra- ticket for a camping place). Puls Open Air always brings local German artists and other international indie bands. This year, some of them are Ok Kid, Ilgen-Nur, Girl in Red, Juju, and more. Not to…

Fleamarkets in Winter: Nachtflohmarkt & Kinderflohmarkt

Fleamarkets in Winter: Nachtflohmarkt & Kinderflohmarkt

It’s a fact that fast-fashion is one of the industries that is killing our planet. If you want to have a stylish look without destroying our natural resources, vintage clothes are always a good option. The Midnightbazar not only offers second-hand garments but also furniture, decoration, bikes, and other kind of objects. Concerts, drinks, and parties are also offered here. Celebrated every Saturday at Backstage club from 5 pm to 12 am, the entry to the flea market (2,80 € in advance) gives you free access to the club at…

Top Concerts February

Top Concerts February

Saturday 1st: The Lucky Punch (Backstage). Rock, psychedelia, and rays of sunlight in your ears. Monday 3rd: Ride (Strom). The legendary shoegaze band from the 90s will present their last album, “This Is Not A Safe Place” produced by the DJ Erol Alkan.   Wednesday 5th: Stereophonics (TonHalle). If you had sung “Make me feel like the one” once in your life, you know this is the place to be. Thursday 6th: Hannah Williams & The Affirmations (Kranhalle). This soul band offers a look to the past with lyrics of…

Top Concerts January

Top Concerts January

Monday 13: Evelinn Trouble (Cucurucu). Free entry. This creative multi-talent woman from Switzerland makes catchy songs with undeniable charm. Friday 17: The Düsseldorf Düsterboys (Rote Sonne). A good soundtrack for winter: sad songs and calm melodies in German. Sunday 19: Soviet Soviet (Milla). The Italian post-punk band makes perfect bittersweet songs that, as one of their songs says, are endlessly beautiful. Monday 20: Lower Dens (Milla Club) CANCELLED. Lower Dens makes incredible catchy synth-pop music. The powerful voice of Jana Hunter and their meaningful songs with political and social messages…

Win tickets for Mikal Cronin!

Win tickets for Mikal Cronin!

We were lucky to see Mikal Cronin in Barcelona at Primavera Sound (one of the best festivals in Europe) a couple of years ago, and we can only say it was magic. The North-American musician has a prolific career and has collaborated with Ty Segall, White Fence, and other amazing artists. His last album, Seeker, which arrives after a 4-years break and a crisis, was conceived in a cabin with some mountains as a backdrop and recorded with Ty Segall’s Freedom Band. With these credentials, you can only expect good…

Orlando inspired by Virginia Wolf. An exhibition curated by Tilda Swinton

Orlando inspired by Virginia Wolf. An exhibition curated by Tilda Swinton

The Virginia Wolf‘s novel Orlando tells the story of an aristocrat who has lived through several centuries and one day, he awakes as a woman. The actress Tilda Swinton, who starred the Sally Potter’s film adaptation in 1992, was inspired by this novel and she curated a photographic exhibition about it with works from Zackary Drucker, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Jamal Nxedlana, Walter Pfeiffer, Viviane Sassen at the Aperture Foundation in New York. The artists play with concepts like gender, freedom, history, identity, and ethnicity. Apart from these…

Museums in Munich that have free entry (or almost)

Museums in Munich that have free entry (or almost)

Art should be accessible for everybody, so if you want to visit some of the museums of Munich for free or just for one euro, you only need to know when to go there and let yourself be inspired by amazing works of art. Haus der Kunst. Every first Thursday of the month this Brutalism building offers free entry for all its contemporary art exhibitions from 6 to 10 pm. After enjoying some art you can enjoy a glass of wine or a superb cocktail at its awesome Goldene bar….