Munich: In the Blaue Libelle, the wine list is particularly convincing – Munich

A hammam with industrial design elements – this is how you could describe the furnishing style of the Blaue Libelle. Because in the bar in the Glockenbachviertel much is reminiscent of the ambience of the Turkish steam bath. For example the blue tiles that stretch across the counter and gleam at you as soon as you enter the restaurant. But the large lamps made of wickerwork breathe an oriental flair into the bar. Rough concrete walls, raw steel and wooden chairs make the overall picture harmonious: the Blue Dragonfly is minimalist, modern and Mediterranean.

“We value organic and natural wines,” says Ayoub Azzabi. He actually studied architecture, but always wanted to have his own restaurant – together with his two friends Maximilian Ergert and Robert Eibel, he fulfilled this wish with the Blaue Libelle in April 2022. Azzabi’s task was, among other things, the design of the interior. Since then, the motto has been: “Wine, food, love.” That’s what it says on the awning, which is presented in rich royal blue in front of the wine bar.

Because the Blaue Libelle is primarily about wine in terms of drinks, it is not surprising that its logo also alludes to this: you can see a dragonfly whose abdomen spirals like a corkscrew. According to Azzabi, there are well over 100 wines in the Blaue Libelle: “Our guests can try them out and discover wines that they may not have known before.” If you sit inside the bar, you will see a large selection of open wine bottles right next to the counter.

Open wine bottles are presented directly at the entrance to the Blaue Libelle.

(Photo: Robert Haas)

Those who prefer to sip cocktails in the evening instead of sipping from a glass of wine will also find a sufficient selection of drinks on the Blaue Libelle menu. The Pink Paloma with tequila, fresh lime juice, grapefruit lemonade and sea salt is around 12 euros. The pink-colored drink is served without a lot of frills – no salt rim, no lime slice, but still refreshingly sour. The “Glockenbach District” (13 euros) alludes to the location of the bar – vodka, lime and cranberry juice as well as ginger ale come into the glass here. There are also classics such as a whiskey sour or a gin basil smash – both for 12 euros each.

Blue dragonfly: The bartender serves a pink paloma.

The bartender serves a pink paloma.

(Photo: Robert Haas)

Although the Blaue Libelle is not even a year old, the concept of wine bar and food sharing seems to have been well received by the people of Munich. Because: If you want to stop by here spontaneously, you have to be lucky to find a free seat. But it’s worth a visit – if only because of the beautiful appearance.

Blue DragonflyHans-Sachs-Strasse 3, 80469 Munich, email: [email protected]Opening times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to midnight, Thursdays to Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sundays from 6 p.m. to midnight, closed on Mondays.

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