The Jugendcafe is a disarmingly simple enterprise that's low on frills but high on entertainment. A haunt for locals as well as tourists, this is the place to be at, if you are a music aficiondado. Furnished with couches and simple chairs, the cafe creates an atmosphere that's similar to your best friend's basement. Jugendcafe hosts a number of local as well as traveling bands offering versatile performances. The acoustics are power-packed leaving no room for disappointment. A limited but robust line-up of drinks and beverages is at your disposal at the wooden bar.
A former residence of Passau's Scharfrichter, Scharfrichterhaus is one of the major historical attractions of the city. First constructed in 1200, the present-day edifice dates back to the year 1977 and was commissioned by Edgar Liegl and Walter Landshuter. Famous as a lively entertainment venue, Scharfrichterhaus hosts some well-curated political cabaret and other satire acts to an enthusiastic audience. Additionally, a number of local as well as international jazz singers perform at this executioner's abode. Its cafe is designed to replicate an early 20th-century Viennese bistro, while the restaurant offers a fine selection of local fare and wines. It also hosts Passauer Cabaret Days, a cultural extravaganza celebrating the best of regional cabaret, music, theater and art.
Nestled on the banks of Danube, Café Museum occupies a quaint spot in Passau's city center. Its dimly-lit interiors feature a vaulted ceiling, ivory walls and a well-laid out stage which makes it a popular haunt with live music lovers. Apart from homemade desserts and organic fare, the cafe also boasts of an eclectic program featuring blues, jazz, and other genres. Acclaimed jazz artists play to an enthusiastic audience here, even as up and coming performers from different parts of Europe get a thriving platform to showcase their talent. Apart from jazz concerts, it also offers well-designed spaces for cabaret nights and other cultural shows.
If music is your poison to de-stress or have a good time, then a visit to the Tabakfabrik Passau is a must. This is a local music scene, that welcomes people who share the same spirit of music across various genres. Celebrate with fellow guests, as renowned local artists take to the stage to enthrall the crowd. Events are regularly hosted, so do call in advance.
One of the most highly-rated bistros in Passau, Weingut is a wine connoisseur's paradise, equipped with chic decor, and a cellar that preserves a wide range of exquisite blends from all over Europe. The food served here is a mix of traditional German, modern European and Mediterranean, with the Vitello 'Winery', Maishendl breast stuffed with mushrooms, the Rottaler fillet, and the Mini Guglhupf being some of its signatures. Their red wines go extremely well with the aperitifs from the menu.