St. Pauli and Reeperbahn, Hamburg
Great Spot, nice people, no "St. Pauli Tour" without it!... Every Thursday "Galeria del Latino", best event weekdays in whole St. Pauli for people over 25! Every saturday "Noche Latina" nice Girls and Boys, mostly latin, everybody is dancing, not only on the floor! A little Spanish will help! Specially on Saturdays very very full, make shure not to come after four in the morning because they close doors early sometimes! Don`t miss, You`ll have great fun, specially when You like latin music. Reasonable Entrance Fee, Ladies get free entrance before midnight usually!! Drinks are normal priced, not too expensive... Tip for the gentlemen: some of the girls there a working girls having their time off, they come in groups when they finished their business... They are gathering right-hand side of the entrance on a little balcony next to the wardrobe. Be nice to them, treat them like ladies, don`t be offensive and You will have a great time... and.... they`re real hot dancers ;-))...
Dress Code: No jogging shoes or sports wear
Don't go to "Blue Night" Live show / Table dance, it's a horrible TRAP!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't believe the guy standing outside the shop, who will tell u that u only need to buy a beer costs 6 Euro. I went there last month, after i entered the shop, the girls had just danced for 1 minute and then they will sit next to u and talk to u. Then suddenly the staff gave the girls some champagne. Then your bill become 600 Euro instead of 6 Euro. And the staffs said something which threaten u that u will be in danger if not pay. Finally i paid 600 Euro although i only drank one bottle of beer and i had sit there for only 5 mins. So DON'T GO TO BLUE NIGHT!!!!! The shop is in the main street of Reeperbahn. The photo of the shop is here, BE CAREFUL! http://doxyspotting.com/blue-night-table-dance-reeperbahn-hamburg
I think almost ALL table dance shops in REEPERBAHN cheat tourists. If u really want to go there, please just walk around and drink some beer in a normal pub instead of trying to watch table dance. Otherwise u will have 90% chance of being cheated!!!!!!!
Dress Code: None
The Reeperbahn is one of the 2 main centres for nightlife in the city. It is a long street that caters for all things seedy. Ranging from respectable restaurants nightclubs and bars to strip clubs, brothels and a sex museum. When in Hamburg it would be rude not to have a look.
I only managed one night out here in St Pauli - I don't think my liver could have coped with another - but I loved it. The actual "Red Light" street was a bit naff (far too short and claustrophobic) but otherwise I found the street life fun and unthreatening and the bars unanimously friendly.
Whilst the area has the reputation for its sleaziness, and indeed it certainly can be, I personally just wanted to cruise the bars and soak up the atmosphere (and of course soak up the beer). This isn't though the sort of place to be conspicously taking pics (and certainly not inside the pubs) which means that I have only vague recollections of the various bars I found myself in but they were all what I would term as "proper pubs" with welcoming staff and customers.
I started, admittedly a little aprehensively, in one of the bars on the main drag but by the time I'd had my second beer there I was perfectly comfortable - the proverbial fish in water. A pitstop at the Doner Company yielded an excellent plate of Kofte (and more beer) and then I just crawled a few more bars, including the one pictured, ending up in a cracking little bar down towards the docks where the pub singer treated me to an astonishly crap rendition of "Flower of Scotland".
Unfortunately I had to get the U-bahn back to my hotel (although that's another story) and so had to leave about 12.30 but maybe that was a good thing as every single bar was at least a two-pinter - my definition of a good bar (a naff bar is a one-pinter).
Conversation, music and general conviviality all combined to my concluding - This is definitely a "John" neighbourhood!
I have visited this night club in september, ending up with being robbed by the staff. The doorkeeper says its free to enter. Inside the girls will come to your table and ask you if you want a drink. For this you will be charged 400 euros, instead of 20 euros. When I ordered one drink, they brought me a bottle of champagne instead. The bolded guy in the bar will threaten to call the police, then his "friends" if you refuses to pay. The service is poor and the table dance is just embarassing to watch. Most of the guests left early under my visit since they were herassed or threatened by the staff. I will give Tutti Frutti in St. Pauli the lowest rating ever possible. If you look for a nice time in Hamburg there are plenty of other places to go.
Angie's Nightclub is the resident hotspot for soulful music. From Thursday-Saturday nights, they have a house band comprised of great session and concert musicians from all over Germany, and they feature feature a rotating list of singers who are known throughout the country from the pop, r&b, and musical theatre scenes there. The live music is a mixture between soul and pop favorites, with dj breaks in between that play classic disco and current dance hits.
Cover charge is about 8Euro, unless there is a special party or concert taking place. For alcoholic drinks drinks, stick with beer, wine, or clear liquors on the rocks, as the mixed drinks on their very extensive coktail menu are GROSSLY overpriced (12 Euro+).
With the exception of the cocktail issue, it is all in all a good place to go, with music that will appeal to a wide variety of tastes when you're in the mood to dance for a few hours.
Dress Code: Though it used to be more casual, the dress code was recently revised to not allow sneakers. Women should be able to get in with jeans, but they are a bit stricter with the men.
We were invited to a party at Club Mojo on Reeperbahn.The front desk at our hotel told us that its a really nice place which is open only on special occasions nowadays. We took a taxi and did almost 3 rounds on reeperbahn and finally realized that Club Mojo has magically transformed itself into 'The Mandarin'.....till today I have no clue why the invite said Club Mojo. Anyways, we enter this place and it was really shady with tacky oriental decor and to add to it, there was a really weird German band playing.The male members were dressed in sleeveless white tees with blonde wigs and black handlebar moustaches and the only woman in the band was dressed as cat woman! we could not take too much more of the circus and left after 10 mins.Could someone please tell if there is a Club Mojo?
I don't know if we chose the wrong night to go to St Pauli or it is always so dead during weekdays.We were invited to a party on Wednesday night and we could count the number of people on the roads on our fingertips!So its best to avoid this area during the week.
If you are going to visit the Reeperbahn then you might as well have a stroll around the seedy areas and see what the fuss is all about. There seemed to be three distinct areas, the main road, called the Reeperbahn, was a mixture of drinking places, restaurants, sex shops, souvenir shops and table dancing bars. It was all quite touristy and had a safe feel to it. But just off the main road is the Hans Albers Platz area which was completely different. This is where the street girls hang out and if you are male then you’re likely to get propositioned on every corner. There is however an escape from all this as there is one street that the girls are not allowed to enter, this is the Herbertstrasse, the famous street that is partitioned off at both ends so that any tourists innocently wandering around the area (yeah right) do not get offended. This street is where the “shop window” girls ply their trade. It is said that these are the crème de la crème and certainly we were very impressed by the stunning beauty of some of the double glazing on view.
Dress Code: You can probbaly wear whatever you want, we saw one bloke with a gas mask !!!!
The Schmidt Theater is an institution in Hamburg since 1988. The old theatre had to be torn down and the new one opened in 2005. It highlightens the Reeperbahn in glowing red. German comedy and own productions take place here. Very famous is Schmidt Mitternachtsshow every Saturday at 0:00 a.m. that features comedy, artistry and music.
They also have a musical called "Heiße Ecke" that is not that "cultural" highlight but it reflects the Reeperbahn atmosphere very well - regarding this - it definately is fitting.
The motto for the whole program is shrill, colorful and bizarre.
Dress Code: Rather casual than perfectly dressed...
For any one who is into Hard Trance music, this is the place to come when staying in Hamburg. The music is out of this world which creates an amazing atmosphere.
This place is pumping every Saturday and Friday night and goes on till very late.....
I have travelled from the UK on numerous occasions to come clubbing here, as this so much better than the clubs in the UK.
Dress Code: Anything goes here, but it dont hurt to dress up!!!! Bring ID as you will be asked for it!!!
If you're in the mood to put on your designer duds and go grab a mojito, all to the pulse of very loud club music.
Dress Code: Dress tends to be casual, but stylish. The more you look like one of the Veejays from MTV, or characters from Friends, or Sex In The City, the more you'll fit in with the type of young crowd that frequents the Klinik.
Hamburg's nightlife is all here: bars/nightclubs/casinos and Europe's 2nd largest Red Light District (RLD). (Amsterdam is the #1 in Europe)
Like in Amsterdam, there is a street with girls for "window shopping", as well as individual girls standing around street corners for picking.
Dress Code: Casual
Herbertstrasse is the most famous place for men to go "windowshopping" or mostly just "window-browsing"
This street is fenced at both sides with high walls and when you are looking at the poster in the middle of that fence in my 1st picture, you may read : Fuer mehr Vorspiel - some sort of a pun, that I cannot really explane,because I am not really an expert for football ;-p
Dress Code: There is NO dresscode, BUT
Women are absolutely forbidden to step behind that fence, maybe for the fact that there are aready lots of women behind the windows...
Photography is absolutely forbidden INside these fences as well and I may not recommend to try it anyway - these people don't have a lot of humor when it comes to Photography
Grosse Freiheit #7 was the most famous movie of Hans Albers and at the time that the movie was made, this adress did not exist at all, because the movie was made mainly in the studios.
Shortly after that big success someone had the clever idea to rename one of the nightclubs at Grosse Freiheit to "Grosse Freiheit Nr.7"
Most people who see pics of the small street called "Grosse Freiheit" confuse it with Reeperbahn...
At the opposite side of Reeperbahn you will see a small monument of Hans Albers at Hans-Albers-Platz, just a place to remember the "blonde Hans" , a very tall, slim man from Hamburg, who became famous because of his extra-blue eyes and his special voice, that you could recognize immediately and his great way to sing seamen-shanties...
b.t.w.: Grosse Freiheit (Big Freedom) has nothing to do with sexual freedom, BUT rather with certain liberal rights that craftsmen were granted in that area hundreds of years ago. They were not forced to join the unions of craftsmen like in the rest of the country.
Dress Code: NObody cares for your dress, they care a lot for your money though !