We hit paydirt when we found this brewpub a few steps from our hotel. Their lager brewed on the premises was fantastic and during our very happy hour only 1.65EUR a glass!
The central bar is a circle which encourages a convivial atmosphere with the friendly barstaff and other drinkers. As like all other German drinking establishments, they were playing ABBA.
For some reason they have a couple of posters from the 1980s advertising the Snake River Stampede in Idaho (my parents' home state). The establishment has been brewing since 1985.
Their website in English & German has a full drinks and food menu (meals are served lunchtimes and weekends). They are open most evenings till midnight.
Dress Code: Very casual.
This is without a doubt THE BEST pub in Braunschweig. And not only due to the fact they broadcast rugby matches when noone else in town will! The only problem is getting the Australian game on ahead of those of the Europeans but I gave it a good fight :)
The owner is such a nice guy. He is Irish and took over running the establishment from his brother a few years ago. He is always ready for a chat and is incredibly welcoming. We had some Aussie's visiting us here when the famous State of Origin was on at home. He opened the pub especially for us at 10am in the morning just so we could watch the game. Whatta guy :)
Apart from showing sporting matches live, the pub also features live muisc on Friday and Saturday nights, a student night on Monday's and a trivia night on Tuesday's. They also serve delicious Irsh brews of course and if you want some fish and chips to accompany your beer ou can do that too :)
Dress Code: Pretty casual but more dressy on Friday and Saturday's nights compared to the Saturday and Sunday afternoon sporting sessions
Normally I wouldn't visit this discotheque, but since my favorite band from Hannover (Fury in the Slaughterhouse; for German speaking people check www.fury.de) gave a concert there, I had to go! The Jolly Joker is a disco where mostly young people go. It is an old building with two stories and from the upper floor you can watch people dancing downstairs.
Dress Code: none
The pretty area around St Magni church has a range of restaurants and bars to see you through the night.