Sascha Arnold, Niels Jäger and Steffen Werner go back a long way. They met moren than 20 years ago and soon started throwing random parties under the moniker “Typ-E” – some of you may remember. Sascha and Steffen were studying architecture and sculpture at Kunst Akademie, while Niels tackled his masters in communications – sort of, anyway. A bar job at “Buffet Kull” helped make ends meet and introduced the trio to gastronomists Kull & Weinzierl, who remain important influences to this day.
The pop-up nightclub “ZKV” in the Opera’s former ticketing location on Maximilianstrasse gave the trio a first taste of entrepreneurship – it tasted pretty good. Which is why A/J/W jumped at the opportunity to start their first own place “edmoses” in 2005. This music bar located in Munich’s Lehel district went on to shape a generation of good times. On a quest for the perfect sound experience, A/J/W then established “Bob Beaman Music Club” in 2010. Curated by musical director David Muallem, Bob Beaman quickly made a name for itself as an international benchmark for top-notch deep house bookings and legendary vibes (“never not dancing”), and has continued to be one of Munich’s most popular clubs.
In 2013 the trio created their very own interpretation of a classic cocktail bar, named “James T. Hunt” on Schellingstrasse. A/J/W are the first to admit that their plans for 2014 seem absolutely megalomaniacal – but what are you gonna do? In February, they opened Germany’s first organic liquid spot “Superdanke!”, which serves fresh green smoothies along with assorted cold-pressed juices as well as the “Super Cleanse” regimen. Superdanke (situated on the corner of Türkenstraße and Schellingstraße) has already established itself as a local favorite and bonafide media magnet and has transformed into a franchise with different stores in Munich and Innsbruck. In March, “Stereo Cafe” was opened alongside chef Felix Neuner-Duttenhofer on famous Residenzstraße. This historic destination, which is located on the first floor above the new Stereo gentswear shop, features a grand studio window and a secret sundeck-terrace along with daily lunch specials, coffee and homemade cakes as well as a fine selection of aperitifs and liquors. June marked the opening of A/J/W’s biggest challenge yet: “The Flushing Meadows Hotel & Bar”, a design hotel in Fraunhoferstraße. 11 of the 16 rooms are dedicated to local celebrities, who got the chance to design their very own rooms. The adventure continued just a few months later, when Cantine Cantona opened up in November, a sustainable from “farm to table” restaurant on the corner of Schellingstraße/Türkenstraße.