Beatpol is second home for fans of rock music in Dresden. Live performances are held almost every day, so expect a huge list of shows from the past and for the future. They support new artistes as much as established groups, which makes Beatpol a great place to discover new sounds in rock music. Most gigs start at 9p and guests are allowed entrance one hour in advance. Tickets can be bought on-line, so check the website for a list of shows and bookings information.
As the name suggests, Gaststätte Oma is sure to remind you of Grandma's abode! It is visited by all age groups who enjoy the comfortable ambiance and unique decor, which make one forget of being in a restaurant. The interiors have an antique look, complete with a wooden staircase, potted plants and a huge grandfather clock! The prices are reasonable and so students frequent the place. Their beer garden and terrace are equally inviting on any occasion!
Sumptuous leather chairs, warm wood and chocolate oak flooring gives this chic Dresden bar a designer, cozy but rich feeling. You will definitely appreciate the relaxed atmosphere and the warm service at the Karl May Bar. The award-winning bartenders will mix up unique and tantalizing cocktails while you relax and chat-up with your friends. This, as well as an astounding selection of wine and malts is also available. Live music is offered on weekend, where international artist and bands entertain the crowd.
Scheune Dresden, literally translated as "the Barn," brings a rustic, cozy atmosphere to Dresden's live music scene. Featuring performers not necessarily of the main stream, and often showing films, the Barn draws a diverse group of people from all over the city. Scheune Dresden is a great place to grab a drink, sit down with some good friends and enjoy the entertainment. Check out the website for upcoming shows and events.
SchillerGarten is a restaurant cum Biergarten located close to River Elbe. It sits on the banks of the river and overlooks the famous bridge Blaues Wunder as well as wonderful old villas on the slopes of the adjoining hills. The Biergarten occupies quite a large area and offers self-service for snacks and beer. The wonderful patio is furnished with wicker chairs. This is a great place to relax and have a beer or a wonderful meal at the restaurant serving delicately prepared German dishes, such as Schweinshaxe mit Sauerkraut und Semmelknödel.
Brauhaus am Waldschlösschen is happiness in the form of beer! Brauhaus am Waldschlösschen is one of the oldest breweries in the country. Its dark beer and wheat beer are stuff of legends and can be savored to the full in the rustic cellar or out in the beer garden, which also boasts great views of the city. Besides the brewery, visitors can also sit at the restaurant and savor in some food while washing it down with some of the finest beers. There is live music every evening apart from Sundays. The meals are good and filling.
Wein | Kultur | Bar is a must-stop for all you wine lovers. This bar has an extensive wine list, painstakingly assembled by owner and sommelier Silvio Nitzsche from all over the world. Here you will find everything from Pinot Noir of France, to ice wine of Canada, Italian wines, as well as some wines of Australian vintage. Those not too well versed with wine can attend one of their wine tasting sessions, made better with wine and cheese pairings. Those who want to stay off alcohol can try the Asian teas here as well.
So small yet so multi faceted! The culture center riese efau offers events of all kinds: parties, live music, gay-disco, women-only night, cinema, gallery, workshops, and even childrens night. As performance spaces they offer a quaint cellar and comfortable attic, and on the first floor there is a bar. Cultural projects frequently take place here, including special film fests that celebrate the lost of the Super 8mm film.
Laubenhöhe is set in a 1900s building and will charm you with its aesthetics that will transport you into a world of romance. Its decor of a bygone era is whimsical and beautiful. Accentuated by lovely light fixtures, the wooden accents are illuminated with a warm glow. Their gourmet German menu is seasonal and features only fresh ingredients. The dishes are cooked as per order. Complement your meal with a fine wine from their cellar. Reservations are a must.
Frank's Bar is a top-notch cocktail bar, situated in the heart of Dresden's pulsating nightlife district, has over the years blossomed into something of a cult location. Filled with business people and bohemians, fresh-faced students and elderly night-owls, the crowd is as well-mixed as one of Frank's cocktails. The malt whiskeys are legendary and the cigars come fresh from the humidor.
This gourmet restaurant at the top end of Königstrasse is one of Dresden's top culinary establishments. The atmosphere at Schmidt's restaurant is extremely stylish and slightly conservative, just like its clientele. Diners can choose from a small but select menu, which varies according to the season, and from a wine list which contains a variety of top tipples. A great place to come with important clients or with your loved one for a special occasion.
Wine connoisseurs will appreciate the chance to learn more about Saxon wines and sample local wine and food from the Weinkeller Am Goldenen Wagen. Visitors have a chance to try the various wines manufactured and produced by the estate in their beautiful setting full of warmth and charm. White, red and sparkling wine can be paired with their delicious food items like onion cakes, fettbemmen, kettle goulash and cheese and the winery offers a wine tasting of 5 types of wine their tasting room at a reasonable price. Tours can also be arranged on request where you can learn about the history of Saxon wines and more.