Hamburg has much to draw LGBTQI* visitors to her shores. Here’s an overview of the city’s best cafés, bars and clubs.
LGBTQI Nightlife in Hamburg
Hamburg’s friendly, open vibe has made the city a favourite destination for LGBTQI* visitors. The local scene is most lively in the quarters St. Georg and St. Pauli where you’ll find plenty of gay-friendly locations. Below we've given you a head start with some of our favourite LGBTQI* spots in Hamburg.
Located next to Central Station, St. Georg is an excellent place to start your Hamburg excursion. The quarter’s centre of the action is Lange Reihe, along which you'll find loud and proud gay bars next to cosy cafés, restaurants and shops flying the rainbow flag. For delectable home-made cakes in a chic interior, visit Café Gnosa. A couple of doors down, you'll find Cafe Uhrlaub, where you can drop in for German-style breakfasts and hot meals any time of day. Order a gin & tonic in a cosy booth at M&V Bar, or go for cocktails in the dimly-lit setting of Kyti Voo. Along Danziger Straße, you'll find literature, clothing and erotic paraphernalia at Bruno’s and good company in Bellini Bar.
Hamburg’s famous entertainment and red light district St. Pauli is known for its welcoming, laissez-faire attitude. The Reeperbahn main street and surrounding area boast a fair amount of gay clubs and bars. Dance the night away to house beats at Club 136° or sing along to golden oldies at WunderBar. Locations like Klubhaus St. Pauli, DOCKS and Nachtasyl frequently host LGBTQI party nights as well.
And of course, you can explore the rest of Hamburg's buzzing nightlife — rainbow flag or not! In addition to plenty of bars, clubs and parties, there are lots of music festivals to choose from.