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.
Alte Druckerei Ottensen - WeinKlang is the entertainment space within the Alte Druckerei Ottensen. Not only do they offer a variety of live performances like guitar sessions, jazz concerts, and piano recitals, but they also dwell into wine tasting for the connoisseurs of wine. These wines are also offered up for sale.
Quirky wall art treats you at the entrance of Beat Boutique and sets the stage for the promising night ahead. A buzzing bar in Altstadt in Hamburg, it is also a great place to witness some of the most promising live music events of the emerging musicians in the city. With free flowing booze and pulsating music, the party at Beat Boutique continues till wee hours of the morning.
A trendy restaurant and event venue located in Neustädter, Le Golden Igel features a vibrant and colorful interior composed of exposed brickwork and attractive decor including a massive eagle mounted on a stone column overlooking the seating area. The comfortable wooden tables are illuminated by elegant lanterns and lights which cast soft hues over the space, and the aroma of Spanish tapas loaded with tasteful seasonings wafting in the air is a testament to the delectable food offered by the restaurant. Nibble on scrumptious treats which are the right mix of German traditional cuisine and Mediterranean flavors as you unwind in the pleasant ambiance. The establishment also makes provisions for private events and offers catering services.
Prepare to be utterly charmed and regaled by the bevy of Mediterranean delights whipped up by this elegant restaurant tucked away on a street of Hamburg. Helmed by the talented Matteo Ferrantino, who painstakingly blends a barrage of flavors and ingredients to arrive at the perfect dish that tantalizes your taste buds. Bianc has gained remarkable recognition for its scrumptious prix fixe menu and lavish interior. Featuring wood-paneled ceilings that act as an attractive contrast to the exposed brickwork, rustic furniture, and unparalleled ambiance-this restaurant is a perfect spot for a nice night out with friends or a romantic date with your significant other. You can pair your choice of meal with one out of the assortment of wines available here.
Das Joy is a traditional dive bar, where everybody meets up to have a good time. The audience goes from students to biker and they all enjoy the rock and blues samplers they are playing, when no soccer game is on at the TV. If you get hungry, order from the small, but delicious menu. Das Joy has four different draft beers, including Guinness and Kilkenny. They open on Sundays only for the soccer games and you all are welcome.
The city of Hamburg may have an impressive bevy of nightclubs, music venues, bars and pubs, but step a little outside of the city and you will be pleasantly surprised to find an equally impressive standard of music venues awaiting your discovery. Take Music Star, for instance. Located just outside Hamburg, in Norderstedt, this popular live music venue plays host to a passel of concerts by artists from all over the world. Do drop by here if you want to experience a slice of the music scene here. See the website or call to know more.