Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof: Latin Music
This place used to be a train station but has been changed into a large club.All kinds of cultural events are being performed here,music,theatre, cabaret etc. They're especially liked for their latin music nights, live performances of latin music groups when the students of Heidelberg dance through the night.
Dress Code: That depends on what kind of perfomance you're going to, but never too formal.
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Havana Club: Latin dancing
It's even better now that smoking has been banned! The crowd starts arriving after 9:00 p.m. It gets pretty crowded, the atmosphere gets intense as the night progresses. There are always couples dancing seductively but expertly on the floor. I just love watching good dancers.
They offer "salsa" classes from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. There was a cover charge (I think €5, can't remember) which gets one free drink.
COCKTAIL CAFE REGIE: Summer Scrumptious & Winter Wondrous
Be it the middle of winter on the search for a cosy bar, or the craving for an exotic & cold cocktail on a hot summer's day: this place has my thumbs-up! I guess it is best-described as an "upmarket Student cafe and bar."
Cocktails can be a bit pricy (the old town is a tourist hotspot, so it's no real surprise) but they are also very potent. I tried a "Forest Gump" cocktail that included fruit juices, various types of rum and some champagne and cost 7,50 Euros... very nice :-)
The prices for the "normal" alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and coffees are reasonable. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. We didn't have anything to eat here but the menu has some snacks and small dishes that all looked reasonable, and I've heard plenty of good things about this venue.
Dress Code: There is no required dress code.
Sunday to Thursday: 12:00pm to 01:00am.
Fridays & Saturdays: 12:00pm to 03:00am.
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View from the castle: Even more romantic at Sunset
There is nothing more romantic than the view from the castle at sunset.....
Before we got to see this sight, we had usually already visited the beautiful castle gardens - free of admittance and truly a great place to stroll around. And there is even some history to them:
In former times, the geometrically designed terraces of a Renaissance garden stood out against the wooded background of the Heidelberg Castle. Before the 30 Years' War, contemporaries even considered the "Hortus Palatinus" as being the "Eighth Wonder of the World". It still IS beautiful there, so check it out!
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Peppers Bar is popular and trendy and its just off the Hauptstrasse. The bar is open until late on the weekends and usually gets busy after 10.30pm. They have a few tables outside during the summer months. There is a large picture of J Edgar Hoover's head hanging from one wall for some reason!
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Carltor's Banhof: Live music.
Carltor's banhof is a train station building.And now it is an culture complex , a multi purpose saloon. I went there two 'times , in the first night there was a 1980-90 musics party and and second night there were a rock group,live music. In the first night the DJ very bad but the second night the rock group Sybia were very sufficient. They make really nice music.
Cafebar d'Aix en provence: Another French place ...
As the name says you get a feeling of being in a small little cafe in France ... at least it is like my cliched imagination of a nice pub in the Provence is. But do not every one of us has his own cliches?
Many French speaking people come her and the average age is also higher than in the student pubs of Untere Strasse
Dress Code: Come as you like!
Eckstein: Rock am Drinks
Yo, I spent the last five years of my life in the 'Berg. I loved I punkt, but what I really loved was the bartender. My Jorge is the man here at Eckstein,and Wolfgang the owner is a funny dude that does MAgic tricks for the crowd. On slow nights he even hs his magician friends do close up magic. Its not just the drinks, they really do that stuff. On fridayys and Saturdays the place is packed wit people of ALL types. Have a tannen Zepfler, or a Kolsch. and ALWAYS remember, tell em the Pussylkiller sent ya.
Dress Code: Whatever you want. clothing is optional if you dance on the tables.
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Sean Og: want to have a pint?
My friends always make fun of me because I seem to have the uncanny ability to find an irish pub wherever I go. Located in the alstadt where all the stores and restaurants are you can find this nice little irish pub where you can have some good food to go with your pint of stout. This pub also has a hotel upstairs so you dont have to worry about finding your hotel when you have a little too much to drink
Dress Code: casual clothing
print media lounge: to see and to be seen
Not a normal Heidelberg nightlife spot! It is quite different to the many pubs you find in the Altstadt.
The bar is very trendy and in a modern style. One expect a bar like this to be in Frankfurt or an other big city and not in a student city like Heidelberg. At least that was the impression I got.
A good thing was that the public wasn't too young, I guess end of 20 beginning of 30 ...
Dress Code: I guess the nicer the better! I had the impression that people really come to be seen! And you find not the normal "Heidelberg people"
But for sure I will never go there if I'm not in a very good mood, otherwise I would fell like the most ugliest woman in the world ...
Untere Strasse: here you certainly find a bar
The Untere Strasse is a street in the old part of the town. It is a parallel to the Haupt Str. (the main road in the old city).
Here you find many bars and cafes (Reichsapfel, Grosser & Kleiner Mohr ...).
I am sure there's a place you will like :-)))
Roten Ochsen: And the band begins to play...
Here's young Brigitta, having a good time. Behind her is the friendly piano guy, who kept insisting that we were in fact English. 'I have been to England,' he said. 'That's nice -- we haven't,' we replied. Then he started a rousing chrous of 'Yellow Submarine.' Surreal, really...
We sang Beatles songs the entire night through, with most of the old musky-smelling fellow joining in on occasion. The piano player loved it -- he kept going back to "Yellow Submarine" any time the enthusiasm was flagging. Meanwhile, our mugs kept getting refilled.
Roten Ochsen: Roten Ochsen
Mark Twain apparently had a good time here, and so can you.
The atmosphere was a bit odd, full of old musky-smelling locals. The menu was thoroughly German, without the benefit of reasonable English translation. And that's a good thing.
Zur Altebrucken (AKA Fischer's): Drinking and Dancing
Fun place to get down, especially if you're trying to avoid the American Army crowd. Inside is split into a bar area, where most nights it's standing room only, and a small club section that spins anything from House to Hip-Hop. Very friendly atmosphere - great place to meet new people: just ask if you can share the tables.
Dress Code: Between casual and smart - there's a doorman, so there is a standard, but it's never too draconian. Sneakers and T-shirts are rare inside, only the beautiful people can get in with that - us mere mortals have to dress up a bit.
Max Bar: Viva La France
I don't know exactly what it is about the Max Bar, but its a great place to hang out. In the summer, its clear -- lots of tables out in the square, good atmosphere. By why is it also so good after 11 (when you're kicked inside) or in the winter? One of the mysteries of life.
This is a great place to people watch, drink picon biere (and other strange french drinks), smoke lots of cigarettes, and discuss important things until the wee hours.
Dress Code: None, but for godssake, show up without your huge white sneakers and polo shirt. And don't go inside at all if smoke bothers you.
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