The Martini Club

Address: Theresienstrasse 93, D-80333, Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)89 5201 2924
Website: View bar's website
Hours: 6pm-4am
Door: Go early
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: High-end
Food: Full menu

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Review last reviewed on 2011-04-20

The Martini Club might look a little seedy from the outside, a little like a dive bar perhaps, but X, as the story goes, marks the spot: here a large red one above the door heralds the entrance to a not-so-secret speakeasy.

The club is a tribute to the American speakeasies that sprung up during Prohibition, and the dark interior is decorated with scenes from the roaring 20s. The menu, presented as a glossy magazine, that contains a detailed history of Prohibition and paints a picture of the corruption, police raids and clandestine drinking dens that characterized the era. That aside, the rest of the interior modern, geometric furniture and lighting.

A long bar runs along most of one wall, then a beaded curtain separates a restaurant area. In hot weather there are plenty of tables outside. The drinks list is voluminous, listing all the classics, mixed efficiently and served stylishly, though modern classics are popular too - on ladies' night (Wednesdays if you are wondering) they get through 50 litres of Cosmopolitans, and they line them up behind the bar ready to be served. We stuck to classic stirred drinks and were impressed.

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