Knitting nuts? Trekkies? Foodies? Gamers? Craft Beer connoisseurs? Hamburg has them and we’ll help you discover where they hang out. Try searching for the keywords “Stammtisch Hamburg” followed by your preferred hobby and you’ll soon be making new friends, but here are a few ideas to get you started.
If you’re looking to practice your German or another language in an informal setting, consider joining a language group, for example Dialog in Deutsch at the Buecherhallen library. The English-Stammtisch meets up 3 times a month for drinks, snacks and lots of chatting in English, and Spanish-speakers of all levels meet every Wednesday in AQUÍ for the Spanisch-Stammtisch Hamburg.
Food, drink and expats
Everyone is welcome to discover local culinary hot-spots with like-minded, hungry individuals from the Hamburg Dining Out Group. If you're looking for meetups with other expats, there are plenty of Facebook groups full of like-minded individuals offering advice and meeting up for food, drinks and fun: try Expats in Hamburg and Hamburg Girl Gone International are great places to start.
Board games, Sci-Fi and Roleplaying
Who doesn’t enjoy a good board game? Whether strategic card games or role playing games get you in the winning mood, you’ll have plenty of fun at this English-language Board Game Club. Sci-Fi fans have the chance to geek out over a good meal at Trekdinner Hamburg. Medieval roleplaying and LARP enthusiasts gather at the Zum Tanzenden Einhorn bar for regular activities such as a Magic: The Gathering night, a 'nerd poetry' night and a Wicca night.
Can’t get enough of miniature trains? Compare notes (and small-scaled airplanes, ships and landscapes) with other scale modelling hobbyists at the Modellbau Stammtisch Hamburg. Find the best spots to shoot high quality photos and meet other photographers through the Hamburg FotoFreaks. If you love knitting and crocheting, check out Eppendorfer Masche for exchanging handy tips and tricks in cozy settings.