Mini guide to Munich’s beer halls
Where to stay
For retro design, head to Cocoon, where things kick off in reception with faux ’70s veneer and suspended ’60s ball chairs. The 46 rooms have large showers, LCD TVs, iPod docks, laptop ‘cabins’ and the hotel name above the bed in ’80s robotic lettering (Lindwurmstrasse 35; from £100).
Cortiina is an elegant hotel that’s been minimally decorated without compromising comfort. The bedrooms are oak panelled, have parquet floors and glass-encased bathrooms lined with stone (Ledererstrasse 8; from £165).
Bayerischer Hof has a super central location, a pool and a jazz club. Marble, antiques and oil paintings abound, rooms are individually decorated and you can enjoy a Michelin-starred meal at its restaurant (Promenadeplatz 2–6; from £295).