17 Maximilianstrasse, Munich, 80539 , Germany
Tel: +49 (0)89 21250
Website: View bar's website
Style: Cocktail bar
Price guide: High-end
The frankly unpronounceable name of this hotel literally translates as Four Seasons, and as there isn't any other Four Seasons Hotel in town, that's the best name to ask of your taxi driver.
Vier Jahreszeiten is an old-school five star hotel, big, luxurious and perhaps a little dated. Traverse the hotel's grand lobby and over to the left you'll find this bar tucked away, like the drinks cabinet in the armrest of a luxurious Royal's Royce car. With its trio of golden bling lamp-shades hanging over the sunken bar and luxurious red leather arm chairs, it looks the part. Old money types relax in the brown bucket chairs and snug corners whilst a pianist accompanies a singer on the grand piano.
There is a huge cocktail menu but be sure to experience the Martini trolley, taken with such reverence that the bartenders change their jackets before using it.
In recent years this bar was made special by Cihan Anadologlu who left in May 2011 to join the team at Schunanns so we wait to see how his predecessors fill his shoes.