Sternschanze: It must be not always the Reeperbahn;)
Sternschanze is a great aera to going out at night. It?s more for young people because the bars have a touch of student flair. I love to go out there with my friends from Hamburg and you have a big choose on nightclubs and bars.
Dress Code: Student dress
House of 131 Beers: If you want to have your own party...
This "Haus der 131 Biere" is the right place to go, to buy your beer for your private party. It is not a club or bar, it is just a shop, where you can buy the beer, that you miss from home. Here they seel beer from all over the world.Related to:
- Beer Tasting
Omas Apotheke: A good and beautiful German pub!
Located in the Schanzen-Viertel, close to the Hostel and the U3, you can find "Omas Apotheke", a beautiful pub which once was a pharmacy. You can choose among various German and Irish beers from the tap. They have also the Kölsch beer served "by the meter"!
"Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins.." (At the Reeperbahn at one in the morning) is a famous song by Hans Albers. As soon as the sun set all the lights turn on and the street got very colourful illuminated. It is a must to see this street after dusk.
BAD CHOICE: Over 30's Club on the Water
After the previous events of being scared out of our minds, Stu, Sandy and I were happy to go to any club. We walked into this club on a boat on the water with our HUGE backpacks on, wanting to 'coat check' them...
We then found out it was 'Over 30's" night...not the best night I"ve ever had. I did meet a few interesting people though. And the photographer of the club allowed me to fill in for him and take pictures the whole night....
Sandy and I ran to the gas-station about a mile away in little more than a tank top.....quite cold I must say...
The club itself was interesting...Two levels with an average DJ. We requested the proclaimers and they were played. That was the most satisfying point of the night. The old men ogling us and women scowling was not.
Allee Theater: Chamber Opera (in Altona)
This is a truly unique place. One of very few chamber operas there are in Europe and the only one owned privately.
They often play lesser known works by great composers.
Their staging of the operas really is fine. In the audience you also feel the pleasure it is for the artists to perform there.
You can even book a four course opera dinner with your tickets! So, there you can have a complete evening of opera and theme related dishes with your friends.
Fabrik: Famous Rock, Jazz, etc. Concert Hall
This is a famous, by now almost traditional place for all sorts of concerts.
You also can go there during the day, meet with friends and have a snack.
They also are a sort of community center and offer arts related activities also for children.
They also have an internet cafe
Dress Code: informal
Something for Everyone
Hamburg is a city with a nightlife that crosses all boundaries. You'll find your smoked-out hash bars, your techno-freak clubs, your tranced-out dillusional venues and your exclusive piano bars with martini-in-hand. Just ask around and you'll find what you need.
Dress Code: Always stylish.
'Cotton Club'... I would...
I would recommend to visit only once and with a partner. Not suitable for lonely travellers. Unlike the 'red ship', the tables (and the customers) have well defined boundaries... Little chance to make new friends. Strangers remain strangers here. Just visit once to swimm in the music.
Live Jazz music fills the space completely and floats your soul. Whether it is a quality measure - I am not sure, but the place has a very low ceiling !
Dress Code: Casual
1.) As mentionaed before:...
1.) As mentionaed before: Reeperbahn and surroundings, St.Pauli in General. stations: St.Pauli (U3), or Reeperbahn (S1/3)
2.) Schanzenviertel: a very nice alternative quarter, take the S11 to 'Sternschanze'
3.) Some nice bars are also located in St.Georg, near central station (Hauptbahnhof) on a street named 'Lange Reihe'.
MMy favorite nightlife Spot is the 'Golden Pudel Klub' located in 'Hafenstraße'. It's somewhere b/n beats and punk, with a certain raffish charme.
Dress Code: Don't dress too good keep it as casual as you can. There are places (ecp. techno-places) where you get in only if you're dressed the way the doorkeeper likes it, though.
For a nightlife there are more...
For a nightlife there are more interesting things for example:
-The Schlachthof (Slaughterhouse) near U-Bahn Feldstrasse where they have concerts and life music.
- The Fabrik for life music and various culture see:
-At the Reperbahn there is a place called Dollhouse in the street called
Große Freiheit. There you can enjoy stiptease and american table dance. (With watching and klapping hands, not by doing, although they sometimes they request visitors to join the show ;-) )
- The Pulverfass does Travestie Shows and Cabaret. It is locatet at Pulverteich 12, Telefon: 249791, more info at
The picture below shows the fishmarket, where you can meet lots of people on Sunday morning between 6-10 am after a night of dancing and drinking to eat some 'Fischbrötchen' (Fish-sandwich) and to get rid of their hangover. In the big hall they have bands who play music.
During July there's a B-Movie...
During July there's a B-Movie parade or something like that ... I just got the leaflet in a bar I was and since I really enjoyed the style of the leaflet I'd like to share this with all the travellers ... for more info u can check www.b-movie.de.
This is a concert club and maybe a disco, not sure...
They seem to have a very decent programme there, lots of concerts I'd like to go to, check it out on their website, maybe there's something interesting going on while you're in the city.
Anyway, we went to a concert of 'The Oysterband' and I had a great time - I've heard though, that it might get very warm and sticky inside, also when it is very crowded you might get some problems with this stair-arena-construction in the big hall. On the other hand it's good for sitting and waiting.
Baumann's Bierbar: Baumann's Bierbar
Bierbar is a sure way to attract me! just across the road from the main station this is a good place for a beer and a snack, goulash soup is very good or try the tomato bread - tasty.
Friendly and very busy bar close to the main station. Called in a couple of times for a beer and light meal. Good both times.
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