The opening hours for the doctor of beer and jazz is from Thuesday till Saturday from 8pm. You can see the doctor on days with trade fairs as well. So if you need some drink (unfortunately the doc aint so cheap) and some Jazz or music from the 50s and 60s, Dr. Jazz is the place to be. As in most Jazz places, the people that go there tend to be not in their 20s anymore.
Dress Code Nothing to special.
Going up and down the Aldstadt at night is an experience unto itself. You'll find the longest row of bars anywhere in the world!!! (or so they say). Stop at any of the bars you can be inside or out during the summer and have a drink. This bar had kegs for sale, as you can see in the picture it can get a little much, hee hee hee....
The Uerige ale house is very famous locally, and they pride themselves on being the oldest public house in all of Düsseldorf. They have their own brewery, along with their own excellent ales. The service is gruff, in keeping with the "rough" tradition of the Altstadt, but not rude, and the ambience is cosy and warm. The beer, especially the dark "alt" beer is particularly good.
This huge brewpub in the old town offers great fruity altbier (my favourite!) and a nice brewpub atmosphere - outside and inside! I especially love the mixture of old and young, rich and poor in these places! And the fried potatoes are to die for!!!
Dress Code Come as you are.
A traditional old brewpub in Düsseldorf's old town and one of its main tourist attractions. This place is always crowded, no matter whether you come on Sunday afternoon or Friday night.
Waiters (who are called "Köbes" here) are grumpy but son't worry. It's part of their image and the Uerige wouldn't be the same without them...
The beer brewed by Uerige has kind of a strong taste, not my favourite but after a few beers you get used to it!
Dress Code None. Everybody goes here - young, old, rich, poor .. everybody!
Yes, I know you have heard about this slogan with which the old city promotes itself as a tourist destination, so I will not insist too much on it. I will just say that it seems a bit exaggerated to me, in spite of the high number of bars and the young crowd that fills its streets every weekend. But the one who thought this motto out, had not seen a lot of this world, I think.
Anyway, let me be frank and tell you what I prefer to when I am in Düsseldorf and want to go out: I drive to Cologne ! ;-)
It's full of bars and pubs (more than 260 of them, just choose one!...) People call it 'the longest bar in the world'.. and everytime I was there - no matter whether it was a friday or in the middle of the week - this place was busy busy busy!!
Altstadt (old part of downtown Düsseldorf)
The Düsseldorf nightlife concentrates mainly around the pedestrianised old part of the city. Bolkerstrasse with its many bars, breweries, cafes, nightclubs, restaurants and fast-food outlets is also called the longest bar in the world. One look at the picture will tell you why. The favourite passtime in Düsseldorf is either to sit outside a pub in Bolkerstrasse and check out everybody walking past, or to walk past the people sitting outside a pub in Bolkerstrasse and get yourself checked out.
Here you'll find, besides all the places to eat and snack, a great number of bars, pubs and discos. Just check out the location, there'll be something for everyone, and surely enough to keep you busy all night long!
The 'Ürige' in the Altstadt is the oldest brewery of Düsseldorf and only serves Ürige-Altbier, water or apple juice, and overly expensive typical German dishes. It´s a place for the typical Düsseldorfers and tourists, the age average is pretty high.
It's a good place either to start or to end an evening / night in the Altstadt.
This is one of if not THE most famous bar in Dusseldorf. The interior is quite unique with its mural walls.
Like many German bars, it's quite a labrynth inside. I'm always amazed how much room (and how MANY rooms) there are in some of these places.
Dress Code Anything goes again, I'd say!
Dusseldorf has the nickname of "the longest bar in the world" because of the sheer number and density of the bars that pack the old town (Altstadt).
They cram together around the streets of this quarter, and maybe the busiest of those streets is bolker strasse.
You get quite an eclectic mix of people covering most age groups and ranging from smart business gents to scruffy oiks like us.
Dress Code Anything really, maybe it depends from bar to bar, but you shouldn't have much trouble anywhere.