M&V Gaststätte

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A Lange Reihe hot spot started in 2006 by Stefan Hornauer, who made gay the last of the 13 M&V Gaststätte bars owned by Ernst Mulzer and Wilhelm Voelkel. The bar, which first opened in 1953, is full-on particularly on Friday and Saturday, and attracts a spread of ages, with a welcoming and democratic attitude: "a bar for sailors and frequent flyers, machos and vamps, millionaires and vagabonds". In short, this is an old and woody beer bar made trendy, but in a nice way. It's long and narrow, with booths a major plus. In short, casual and easy but not dull. Plus outdoor seating for up-close views of the Lange Reihe. Snacks and microwaved food are available for sustenance. In May 2018 Hornauer opened a bar/gelato enterprise, MINUS [see entry].