Bars, pubs & clubs

If you’re looking to continue your evening why not explore the city’s playful nightlife, whether you’re looking for a quiet or trendy bar or even a lively club there’s plenty to choose from. See here for our best picks.

Friendly Pubs


A unique little English pub in Hamburg that offers a good choice of beers. Located away from the city centre, close to the University.


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Gretel & Alfons

This pub is situated in the city centre, in the lively area of The Reeperbahn. The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix frequently visited this pub.


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Quiet & Classy

Atlantic Bar

With live piano music in the evening and beautiful interior, this bar is an ideal meeting place. The menu ranges from classic cocktails to fancy drinks.


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20 Up

Just a few minutes’ walk from the Reeperbahn, this bar is situated on the top floor of the Empire Riverside Hotel. Sip on 20 Up’s signature cocktails whilst enjoying a breathtaking view of Hamburg.


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Trendy Bars

Auster Bar

This bar offers plenty of seating, cool music and is just a few minutes walk from Schanze. Occasionally there are events such as jazz concerts, poetry slams and soul DJ nights here.


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Le Lion

For a classic, stylish bar that offers the best cocktails in town try Le Lion’s Bar de Paris. The atmosphere is sophisticated and classy and an ideal place for after dinner drinks.


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Live Music


Love live music? Here you’ll find DJ nights and live concerts from smaller bands taking place. The venue is only a small space and only has a handful of seats so make sure to get there early to get a seat.


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Cotton Club

There’s live music to enjoy every evening at Cotton Club and with great music, great atmosphere and great service, jazz and swing lovers will feel right at home here.


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