Le Lion de Paris is a hidden, cozy bar with a classy brown and gold color scheme, plush furniture, and velvet wallpaper. You will find a very creative and dedicated bar team behind the plain black door. The cocktail bar managed by Joerg Meyer is renowned for serving favorite drinks such as sparkling bees knees, perfekter martini, Rutte celery gimlet, gin smash and many more.
If you take a closer look at the Strandperle, you will discover that it is rather far from being a pearl, really more of a shabby kiosk housing a pub. But it's a cult place, well known even beyond Hamburg's city limits. The interior is hard to describe, but the ambience is really exclusive. The Strandperle is located on the shores of the river Elbe, and on calm summer nights, hundreds of mainly young people get together on the beach to enjoy a beer, an open fire, some music and the soft sound of the waves. Very romantic!
If you are looking for something slightly different, then Christiansen's Fine Drinks & Cocktails makes for a pleasant change from the normal bars and nightclubs in town. The landlord is an old hand at rustling up cocktails, equally proficient at mixing classic drinks as he is at dreaming up exotic new creations. He will gladly help you with your choice of drink as well. A great place to socialize, Christiansen's is a must for anyone on a pub crawl through St. Pauli, Hamburg's legendary nightlife district.
Atlantic Bar is located inside the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski. The bar has been delighting patrons with its delicious, hand-crafted cocktails made by bartenders who are masters at their art. And, if hunger starts to kick in, the bar offers savory dishes, smaller as well as larger plates. The bar also offers a selection of cigars for indulgence. It is a perfect place to spend time with friends or to bring a date. The atmosphere here is quite upscale and the service is absolutely courteous. The live piano music underscores the entire experience at the Atlantic Bar.
Opened in the early seventies, Fabrik is a popular venue that features all kinds of musical styles, including jazz, funk, blues, punk and world music. The audience can either stand in front of the stage, sit on one of the wooden benches or enjoy the music from the gallery upstairs. There are two bars, a cafe and a snack bar, which offer a variety of refreshments. The Fabrik also hosts flea markets, activities for children and club events like the 'Gay Factory', 'Danceteria' and the Altonaer dance night.
This pleasant little basement club has a retro flair and the two bars are surprisingly versatile. Live bands of indie, hip hop, punk, and garage perform regularly. There are plenty of club nights, theme parties (eg. 'Sixties Night') and other events. The interior is simple, with the occasional light show and the obligatory table football. On Saturday nights you can dance to jazz, soul, and funk, after which you can cool down with a frozen margarita at the bar.
The Alsterpavillon is now run by the Alex chain and boasts folding glass walls, ten open-plan kitchens and space for concerts, exhibitions and functions for up to 800 people. The original pavilion was built in 1799 and has always been popular with day-trippers, shoppers and sun worshipers. Located opposite Jungfernstieg shopping street, this is a great place to stop by for a coffee, beer or any other cocktail. There are wonderful views over Lake Alster which are fantastic.
Jahreszeiten Grill in the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is among the best fine dining restaurants in town. Opened in 1926, this historic hotel restaurant dons an opulent Art Deco look from that era which is truly enchanting. Specializing in Hanseatic cuisine with a bit of modernism, this restaurant prides in using only the finest of organic ingredients from the region. Their seasonal menu highlights the area's produce with culinary flair. Complement your meal with fabulous wines from their impressive wine cellar. Be it a business lunch, a romantic meal or a special occasion, this beautiful restaurant will charm you in every way.
Der Bocksbeutel is specialized in Franken wine, which is from a part of Bavaria. The wine from this part of Germany is traditionally bottled in a Bocksbeutel. In this wine bar you can experience the difference between various wines from the same region. They serve tapas handpicked from a small gourmet supplier. All of the wines offered in Der Bocksbeutel are from small wineries that are well known by the owners. If you have any question about the wine and the quality, don't hesitate to get in contact with the staff or the owners.
The Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht is a real pub, complete with barrels, beer tables, and copper kettles. It is quite cozy with an unusual ambiance. The view of the Alster Canal can be described as unique, as can the two house beers: the dark Kupfer and the light Messing. This is a pleasant place in which one can relax after browsing the shops and braving the bustle of the city. On their first visit, many people discover that the Brauhaus is well worth revisiting.