Explore Hamburg's nightlife

Bars and Pubs

Night owls have no chance of getting bored in Hamburg ─ explore the bars and pubs of St. Pauli and Sternschanze and dance the night away.

Explore the bars and pubs of a party metropolis

When it comes to nightlife, Hamburg is second to none in Northern Europe. The Reeperbahn and Schanzen districts as well as Ottensen, Eimsbüttel and St. Georg boast an unmatched variety of options to go out and party every night of the week.

Some of the bar and pub highlights are:

The Reeperbahn district is the perfect destination to let yourself go. Enjoy a 'Mexikaner' (spicy shot) and dance the night away at 3Zimmerwohnung and Hörsaal on Talstrasse as well as Lunacy and Barbarabar on Hamburger Berg right in the heart of Hamburg's nightlife precinct. Wunderbar has predominantly gay patrons. Bambi and the arty Sorgenbrecher are also located on Hamburger Berg. Just off the Reeperbahn, around the lively Hans-Albers-Platz, you can pub crawl through Komet20 Flight Rock for the rock'n'rollers and burlesque bar Queen Calavera. Next, Chug Club has an almost spiritual vibe, Prinzenbar boasts a beautiful interior and Das Herz von St. Pauli has all kinds of people swarming there for a cold Astra beer. Finally for some glamour, Glanz und Gloria is a chic cocktail bar and the 20up boasts stunning views from  the 20th floor of the Empire Riverside hotel.

Sternschanze is a little quieter than Reeperbahn. This is where the locals meet for a drink at the Dschungel, Goldfischglas, Otzentreff, Kleinraumdisko or Mutter. Astra Stube and Grüner Jäger have Astra beers and live music.

The narrow streets of Ottensen and the area around Altona station are home to Rehbar, Aurel and Knuth as well as many more cosy bars and pubs.

Popular on Osterstrasse in Eimsbüttel and the university campus around Grindelhof are Elbe 76, Auster Bar and Pony Bar, to mention a few.  

In downtown and St. Georg you can enjoy tasty cocktails at Sausalitos, catch some live music at Nachtasyl or listen to Latin grooves at Cascadas Bar