Pubs and Cafes, Luxembourg
Early in the evening, The Tube frequently offers lots of the sports games to be played on the television. As the night goes on, it turns more into a club with dance music and a more lively crowd. It is not a big place, and the long arched ceiling easily reminds you where the place got its name.
Dress Code: The dress code is very casual.
O'Bar is a rather small, but decent pub. The offer a variety of drinks. The cozy atmosphere has a couple regular short tables and couple tall bar style tables. The place will be quiet before 9am, but will pick up relatively quickly after that on the weekends.
It will start as a quiet pub, allowing easy conversations with background music. But as the night progresses, the music gets louder and becomes more of a club and dance floor if the music is good.
Dress Code: The dress code is always casual. In my experience, the later the hour, the more flexible the dress code gets. Passing by on my way home (~2am) some were even shirtless.
Scott's Pub seems to be an institution in Luxembourg's nightlife since more than 15 years now.
Beside the normal pub life they offer all sorts of events from concerts to apres ski parties.
The wooden interior is held in a typical british pub style and decorated with various beer signs and mirrors.
We once visited the pub in the early afternoon for a quick snack and a drink on one of its two outdoor terraces which were packed with sunbathers who enjoyed the quaint atmosphere near the Alzette river.
Scott's Pub has a large range of beers both from bottle or on tap. Among the beer brands on offer are Clausel, Bellevue, Hoegarden, Leffe, Carlsberg and Guinness.
The food selection concentrates on basic snacks such as toasties and sandwiches. I opted for a sandwich with salami and cheese, which was okay. The beer and sandwich set me back 12,50 Euro. Prices at the Scott's Pub are probably slightly higher than in other places.
Scott's is a casual hangout in the Grund area of Luxembourg along the Alzette River. Most nights there, you can grab a table or a couch and drink Guinness or Belgian brews (like Leffe) for hours. This is (used to be?) a favorite weekend hangout for American soldiers stationed in nearby Germany... so it was also a good place to get into a fight and be tossed into the street. Because of their feisty reputation, American soldiers were often not allowed in the door.
I stopped by Scott's Pub to try a couple local beers. Inside, it's very cozy and the crowd is a blend of locals, ex-pats and tourists. I sat at the bar listening to French, German, the local Luxembourgish and a few people speaking English with heavy and varied European accents.
I tried two local brews, a Dierkirch Grand Reserve, which was pretty good. It had a creaminess that was surprising and a pleasant amber color. I also tried a Mousel Premium Pils, which wasn't as good. A bit plain and unremarkable, it had a grassy taste and felt thin in my mouth.
The Caf? des Artistes in the Grund part of Luxembourg City is a local legend - whilst there are copious Irish bar impersonations, des Artistes is a breath of fresh air. It has been around since 1968 and is decorated with posters from yesteryear of exhibitions and is a smoky caf? in the style of Vienna's Caf? Alt Wien or Hawelka. The tables are ambiently lit with candles in wine bottles. The atmosphere, however, is created by the live music from the piano with singsongs later in the evening.
Dress Code: No dress code - come as you are - the more relaxed the better.
A decent Irish pub with variety of drinks and comfortable seating. Located near The National Museum for History and Art, it very reasonable place to have drink, I am not sure how it is in the night as I was there during day time and it was not very crowded.
Go downtown, to the Gronn. You will find some very nice cafes and pubs like the mentioned cafe des artistes or the Scott's Pub. You can also find the Melusina discotheque here around.
Getting there is easy, take the lift on the Holy Ghost place, or just walk down the stairs. (to go up, I recommand the lift, for you have to walk 340 steps...)
Luxembourg by day has many different faces, but in the evening until late at night. It is certainly worth while going out. In various quarters 'Night Owls' looking for music, atmosphere and multicultural encounters, over a friendly drink, will certainly not be disappointed. The best evenings are Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays, when the bars are particularly crowded.
This was just a simple pub two doors down from the hotel. My friends played darts, while we listened to some good music and drank beer.