Drallewatsch is the bar district of Leipzig. It is located in the heart of the old town. You can find at least fifteen bars in the district and full of people, even in the middle of the week.
It is easy to meet locals, have a chat with them and couple of beers. However, at least on Sunday the places got empty after 11pm. We were asking where did all the people go and the answer was "sleeping". There was only one night club open after that..
I have the feeling that people stay later and there is much better atmosphere during university semesters.
Dress Code: Anything goes in this place.
Drallewatsch is the name of a pub district in the city centre. It is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the town. Amids buildings in Renaissance and Baroque style you can find more than 30 pubs, restaurants, taverns and discos.
Well known is the 'Coffe Baum', world's oldest coffee house.
Dress Code: Wear what you like!
Leipzig is full of nightlife spots and being a university town, is well noted for its pubs. There is a great variety of places and I was surprised at its big selection of beers too. Most German cities are very regional and stick to their own brands but Leipzig had some beers from all over. Especially popular seemed to be Kolsch beers from Cologne. But for me, there is one beer you have to drink in Leipzig as for as far as I know, it is the only place in the world to obtain it: Gose. Sinfonie is a great modern pub that still manages to retain a warm atmosphere and off to the side is a small room that simulates an old Goseschenke. It turns out the owner is a big proponent of the beer, to the point of making one room of his pub look like something from another era, with Gose posters from the time just for color. It is also not so easy to find Gose in the city center and this place has the Dollnitzer on tap for under 3 Euros a half liter. It's a great little romantic place and well worth seeking out.
Dress Code: Casual but you could go in dressed nicely and not feel funny.