Aachen Nightlife

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    The inner city: City crawl

    by pieter_jan_v Written Feb 23, 2016

    Even at night the Elisen Brunnen is a good place for people watching.

    In front is one of the major down town bus stops, so there always are people gathering here.

    For the rest it's a good photo opportunity.

    Address: Elisen Brunnen - Aachen

    Directions: Old city center

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    Apollo: Cinema and party place

    by pieter_jan_v Written Feb 7, 2016

    Apollo Kino & Bar is a small cinema with bar.

    Special deals for children, students and elderly people.

    Business hours:
    Mo-Th: From 10AM - through last show
    Fr-Sa: From half hour before the first show - through the last show

    Dress Code: As you are.

    Address: Pontstraße 141-149 - 52062 Aachen

    Directions: NW side of the city center

    Phone: +49-241-9008484

    Website: http://www.apollo-aachen.de/

    Apollo Kino & Bar - Aachen
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    Grotesque Absinth-Bar: Absinth at night

    by pieter_jan_v Written Feb 5, 2016

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    The Grotesque Absinth-Bar is a great place with many (alcoholic) drinks, including absinth, that also contributes to the 1920's atmosphere of the business. Manager is Stephan Kinting.

    Business hours:
    Mo: 5PM - Midnight
    Tu: Closed
    We-Su: 5PM - Midnight

    Address: Rennbahn 1 - 52062 Aachen

    Directions: West side of the city center.

    Phone: +49-241-47586835

    Website: http://www.grotesque-bar.de/

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    Koenig City: The Pub That Never Shuts!

    by johngayton Updated Sep 6, 2015

    I'd discovered this pub during my first Aachen visit, a brief afternoon back in September 2010, and it certainly stuck in mind as being both characterful and reasonably priced. When the VT Euromeet 2015 was finally settled as being based in Aachen I reckoned Koenig City, with its central location, would be an ideal place to meet-up for those of us who were arriving the day before and so set up what I expected to be a VT mini-meet - which turned out more a maxi-meet with over 30 of us showing up.

    I'd suggested meeting between 6pm and 8pm, expecting to have arrived in the city that afternoon. A bit of a hiccup with my own travel plans - theft of my train and boat being my excuse - meant that I didn't personally get there until after 11pm.

    But that turned not to have caused anyone any problems - after all it's a pub and VT'ers are no strangers to such things. The party was still in pretty much full swing when I arrived, the beers disappearing almost as swiftly as they were arriving and the convivial conversation doing its usual rollercoaster ride.

    It turned out that Koenig City was perfect for our requirements and it became our weekend VT HQ for the later parts of the evening. Basically it's a beerhouse, rather than a restaurant, and claims never to shut whilst it still has customers - a claim that we put to the test on four consecutive nights, or should I say mornings, and on each occasion when the last of us left the place, voluntarily I should add, it was still open.

    Note though that after midnight the Aachen pubs are not allowed to use their outdoor terrace - once again no problems since here they have an enclosed terrace at the front which complies with the local by-law.

    As a group we obviously created our own uniquely chaotic atmosphere but I did note that all the other customers seemed happily laid-back and not afraid of knocking back a few brews themselves. Staff throughout the weekend were brilliant and amazingly our various waiters managed to keep track of who had drunk what and there was never any problems when it came to settling our bills. If I remember correctly a large beer was 4 euros, which is a perfectly reasonable price given Koenig City's central location.

    Dress Code: Proper pub and so just dress sensibly.

    Address: Holzgraben 7

    Directions: On the square where the Glascube is, just off Peterstrasse

    Website: http://www.koenig-city.com/

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    Cafe Egmont: Good Company, Good Atmosphere and Incredibly Cheap

    by johngayton Updated Sep 6, 2015

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    Having done our culture, history and ultimately Christmas Market stuff it was definitely beer time. Simon suggested we head towards the student quarter as the bars would be cheaper, and hopefully less crowded, than those around the market and so off we headed.

    It wasn't actually that far, a hundred or so metres, and we were looking for this specific bar - Egmont.

    This was the first bar we found at the start of the student stretch and it turned out to be ideal. Even though relatively busy we soon found a table in the middle of the main room and no sooner were we sat than a smiling server came to take our order. The beers, duly ordered along with a strawberry thingy for Valentina, arrived promptly and we settled into the serious work of the day - drinking and chatting.

    Despite being lively the cafe had a pleasantly laid-back atmosphere, and although the tables were quite close together the atmosphere was intimate rather than crowded. Service throughout the evening was attentive and cheery and the discovery that the cafe had an agreement with the next door AKL Lebanese takeaway for eats was a doubleplusgood bonus.

    Pretty much a perfect way to end an evening.

    Address: Pontstrasse 1

    Directions: At the start of the street heading north-west from the Town Hall, next door to the AKL Lebanese takeaway.

    Website: http://www.cafe-egmont.de/

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    Muckefuck: Muckefuck!?!?!?

    by rsilva Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    During one of our strolls arounf Aachen, we found this place and looked like the ideal spot to sit down and enjoy a drink. No, it was not because of the name - I have no idea what it means.
    It is decorated in a very unusual way (see pictures - 5), with a lot of mirrors, painting and sculptures.

    Service was efficient and friendly and the athmosphere was nice.

    Although we only had drinks, it is also a restaurant, maybe we'll try it next time. I have been told, however that it is quite good.

    I recommend at least taking a look around as it is quite unusual and, in my opinion, nice decor.

    They are open until 1 AM during the week and until 3 AM Friday and Saturday.

    Address: Hof 5, 52062 Aachen

    Phone: 0241 4005352

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    B-9: Local Disco

    by dame2 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I had so much fun at B-9. It is a standard disco with two bars and a huge dance floor. When I was a student, we went there a lot. I guess that makes it a student place.
    They play fun music (top of the charts.)

    Be careful about loosing your ticket for coat check. I lost mine and they wouldn't give it back to me!

    All in all, it's a fun place with a great location. The taxi stand is very close.

    Dress Code: Casual, jeans and a t-shirt

    Address: Close to haupt bus hoff

    Directions: City center.

    Phone: don't know

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    Himmel und Holle: Favorite bar in Aachen

    by dame2 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Aachen is a student town, so of course there are plenty of places to get a drink with friends. Out of all of them, Himmel und Holle (Heaven and Hell) is my favorite.

    I like it the most because of the theme. The first floor is heaven and the second floor is hell. The first level has angels and clouds the second has these lamps that are supposed to look like flames.
    Himmel and Holle can get very crowded. One is usually able to get a seat on the second floor. If you are claustrophobic this place isn't for you. I reccomend going there early to start the night off. I also reccomend an orange fanta and vodka there.

    Dress Code: Casual, but it is a nice bar. One could dress up some if he or she wants.

    Address: Accross from the dom. (Alt stadt/ city center)

    Directions: Across from Dom (Rauthaus)

    Phone: Don't know

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    Casino Aachen: Rien ne va plus

    by IceBear7 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A fabulous night out! I had never been to a casino before but like everybody heard a lot about it. It was different that expected but I loved it!

    The Casino in Aachen has 6 Roulette tables, 2 American Roulette tables and also Black Jack, Baccara and Poker.

    Crowd is mixed: some seedy guys with huge cigars, some old ladies, who play with their husbands' money, and also a lot of young people who play a little and watch a lot.

    There is a restaurant and a little bar area, with good, not too expensive cocktails.

    By the way, after playing Roulette for hours I ended up with a loss of 2 Euros- not bad :-)

    Dress Code: It's more fun if you're really dressed up, but there are lots of people who look quite casual. No sneekers, no blue jeans of course!
    You need big pockets for your winnings hehe

    Address: Monheimsallee 44

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    Pubs, Bars, & Watering Holes: Know where the beer is!

    by staindesign Written Jul 6, 2009

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    In Aachen. every night you can find a place to hang out. Sunday-Saturday you can get a drink until at least 2am. It is awesome! I'm not sure about other cities, it could be because it's a college town. Most bars in Aachen seem to be laid back, my favorite part was trying the local brews. My favorite was a light wheat beer Erdinger. I was told there are around 7 local beers in Aachen.

    If you want more info:
    http://www.german-breweries.com/all_breweries.htm
    *this is a great brewery website and it is in english!

    ps. i arrived on cinco de mayo, of course germany isn't celebrating this mexican drinking holiday like we do in America. But we found a cool bar called the Kaktus, we had 6 taquila shots for under 10 euro! Probably the best drink deal in town. And the most expensive would probably be Sausalitos, which is located in the main plaza across from the Rathaus. But to be fair they do give you a huge huge drink. One of those long Islands will kick your butt!

    Dress Code: I never went any place fancy in Aachen. Every where seems casual.

    Directions: Most of the good places are in the center of the city or near the university

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    Cafe Madrid: Pont Str...lots of good night time

    by moe0875 Written Jan 5, 2009

    Lovely and huge bar at the end of Pont, next door to few other nice bars and night spot. Very busy in the weekend, be ready to stand if you get there after 11, waiting for a drink could also take easy 10 minutes. They do serve good food if would like to dine in.
    Its a must to go place if you happen to be in Aachen.

    Dress Code: Just don't come naked...

    Address: Pont Str

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    Domkeller: Laid-Back Pub Next to the Hof

    by BillNJ Updated Jun 20, 2008

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    After dinner on my first night in Aachen, my companions (VTer Stef, Alex, and Alex) and I went to the Domkeller Pub near the Hof. It is a laid-back place in a really cool old building. While there, we enjoyed some more Kölsch and conversation. I also tried a wheat beer infused with woodruff, an herb. that imparts a vibrant lime-green color to the beer.

    Address: Hof 1

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    The Guinness House: Large Irish Pub

    by BillNJ Written Jun 20, 2008

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    After my group left the Domkeller, one Alex (the real vegetarian) had to go home because she needed to wake up early the next day. That left VTer Stef, the restaurant vegetarian Alex, and me. Not ready to call it a night yet, we proceeded to the Guinness House which is a large Irish pub. It has two floors, but we stayed on the first floor. If you are looking for a big, casual Irish pub in Aachen, the Guinness House is a great choice.

    Address: Neupforte 6

    Directions: Corner Of Neupforte & Mostardstr.

    Website: http://www.guinnesshouse.de/

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    Besitos: Tapas y más

    by IceBear7 Updated Apr 25, 2005

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    They call this place "Little Spain in Town" and although it's not been open for long they are busy all the time!
    They have a nice selection of tapas, paella and lots of other smaller and larger dishes. Cocktails (happy hour 5-8 every day), Sangria Hour (half price from 11.30 pm), and very nice atmosphere!!!

    Address: kapuzinergraben 19

    Directions: Kapuziner Karree, downtown

    Phone: 0241 - 44 53 682

    Website: http://www.besitos.de

    Bebidas tradicionales at Besitos / Aachen
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    Molkerei: The Dairy Factory

    by IceBear7 Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    One of the great student pubs in the Pontstraße area, on two floors, great for drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Nuts for free (with some fighting and persuading).

    btw - girls' toilet upstairs, boys downstairs!

    Address: Pontstraße

    Directions: Just opposite the Apollo cinema.

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