Were you last bowling or skittles at your child's birthday party? Then it's time to get back into your sports shoes, warm up your arms and get going. Munich has some fabulous lanes for both - either casual in the basement of various pubs or sporty in leisure complexes. Here are our six favorites.

For anyone who is wondering what the difference is between skittles and bowling: in bowling, the ball is thrown at ten pins instead of nine pins. The bowling ball has no holes, whereas a bowling ball has 3 holes for the fingers. In addition, the bowling balls are slightly heavier than the bowling balls.


Wirtshaus Hohenwart

Gietlstraße 15
81541 München

If you want to go bowling in an established pub in Giesing, the Wirtshaus Hohenwart is the place to go. Here you'll find fine Bavarian cuisine and a top-notch bowling alley that you can play on. You can play with a maximum of ten people or you can book the entire event room with set tables for a maximum of 36 people. Sounds like the perfect place for a skittles party, doesn't it? Skittles price per lane: 15 euros per hour


Café Westend

Ganghoferstraße 50
80339 München

At Café Westend, right next to Schwanthalerhöhe subway station, you can enjoy a quiet game of bowling on three fully automatic bowling lanes for 18 euros per hour. Café Westend actually still has something like a happy hour, which is not completely outside of normal drinking hours. Cocktails are available for 7.50 euros every day from 9 to 11 pm. You can fortify yourself with Bavarian dishes of all kinds, snacks such as chips or tomato bruschetta and the burgers are also impressive. As the bowling alley at Café Westend is no longer an insider tip, you should book in advance.


Café Sax

Café Sax
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Hans-Sachs-Straße 5
80469 München

Can you bowl at Café Sax? Perhaps not everyone knows, which could be due to the lack of a website. Here, too, you have to go downstairs into the cellar for bowling fun. There is only one bowling alley in the Sax, which is no longer the newest, but it is definitely enough for a nice evening round. On top of that, there is a small music system installed here, which you can use to provide the right motivation. For the hungry: The menu offers Mediterranean dishes of all kinds. And of course there's no shortage of beer in a pub like this.


Wirtshaus Maxvorstadt

Augustenstraße 53
80333 München

All Maxvorstadt locals who don't think bowling is too uncool will get their money's worth at Wirtshaus Maxvorstadt. While fine Bavarian dishes are served in the dining room, next door in the Kegelstüberl you can let off steam on the five in-house skittle alleys. Of course, you can also fill your belly while bowling, as the dishes are also brought to you there.


Goldene Rakete Glockenbach

Fraunhoferstrasse 39
80469 München

The Goldene Rakete in Schwabing is the best place in Munich for bowling in a fancy location and away from the pub atmosphere. If you're not out bowling, you can sit here comfortably in velvet armchairs. Instead of hearty Bavarian cuisine, there are vegan burgers, bowls and various salads. But don't worry, the portions should definitely keep you going while bowling. Of course, you can also get beer and other alcoholic drinks here.

Sports Venue


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Martin-Luther-Strasse 22
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At the Isarbowling leisure complex in Martin-Luther-Straße, you will certainly find more bowling pros than in the cellar vaults of various pubs, but don't let that put you off. 22 lanes await you on an area of 2000 square meters, 12 of which are fluorescent cosmic lanes, a bit of a disco feeling, so to speak. On top of that, there's a large music system and big-screen TV to get you in the mood. If you would like to be taught, you can take part in courses here. Bowling price per lane: from 20 euros per hour, varies depending on the day.

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