Hafen (Media Port), Düsseldorf
A stylish bar in an old filling station in the media port district. On the pics you can see Chistina showing her peppermint tea - even the tea is stylish ;) The food here is lovely, too!!!! It changes from week to week and you will always find something tasty!
Dress Code: Creative !
There once was a beach beergarden in Düsseldorf. It was located at the end of one of the peninsulas in the media port, there were sandy beaches, beer, other drinks, lots of - mostly very trendy - young people enjoying the summer and great views and atmosphere here. It felt like holidays in the city actually!
Unfortunately the Monkeys had to close because new buildings had to be built on its spot. The people of Düsseldorf cried and remember the good times that were had by all here. There is a new Monkey's bar and club in town but it's a very posh place and I have never visited. Apparently there is a new beach bar as well, on top of Peek & Cloppenburg store in the middle of the shopping area. This means it's also in the middle of traffic so I haven't been there.
Dress Code: Beach wear and leisure look was ok. It was fun to watch people dressed to kill trying to walk on high heels through the pepples ;-)
The Media Port ("Medienhafen") is great by day but is even better at night with the reflections of the Rhine tower and all the lights. It takes on a whole new perspective too with all the trendy bars and nightclubs in this area.
The Havana in the media port is a nice spot for a warm summer night. From the terrace in front of the bar and restaurant you get nice views of the port. Cocktails (eg. the perfect Caipirinha) are nice and the food sounded wonderful as well. The terrace closes at 2 am unfortunately (but you can move in the huge and beautiful interieur of the place!) and on a busy night the service is not exactly quick and friendly.
Dress Code: Trendy is always good in Media port places but it doesn't really matter.
You don't need a watch a night in the media Port - just look to the Rhine Communications Tower and see if you can work out the time from the lights that are displayed.