Essen nightlife is a thriving scene where you can dance and drink almost all night long. The night clubs are unique and interesting with extensive spirit menus. The bars and beer gardens offer great ambiance and fantastic German beer.
The Irish Pub (Girardetstraße 2)
A popular choice with visitors, the Irish Pub is a large German beer garden. With a big-screen TV, flowing beer and tasty food, this is the perfect place to sit and watch a soccer or rugby match.
The Maze Lounge (Viehofer Straße 60)
This quirky Essen bar caters to the “unusual” crowd. If you enjoy an atmosphere and architecture that is a bit out of the ordinary, then the Maze Lounge is just for you. In addition to the nice variety of spirits and beer, you can also enjoy an eclectic international meal ranging from Korean to Arabic or Indian.
Daktari (Juliusstraße 2)
This Essen bar is located just minutes from the main train station. With a great selection of cocktails and such proximity to the city’s transportation hub, the Daktari is the perfect place to enjoy your first (or last) drink in Essen.
Essen Night Clubs
Baliha Lounge Dance Club (Pferdemarkt 2-4)
Baliha Lounge is a popular Essen night club and the perfect place to dance to tunes from the eighties and nineties right up to the latest hot tracks. Every year it attracts almost 150,000 party-goers. The interior is a trendy retro atmosphere with disco balls and lights, while the warm colors will make you feel cozy and comfortable.
Musikpalette (Kettwiger Straße 20)
This Essen club has DJs playing the latest in hip hop, R&B and house music. With an impressive list of available drinks and popular music, the Musikpalette is a fine choice for dancing the night away.
Hotel Shanghai (Steelerstraße 33)
The Hotel Shanghai is another popular spot in the Essen nightlife scene. You’ll be able to hear the sounds of disco, house, electronic and other trendy club music. The unusual lighting and decor of this place will indeed give you an exotic experience.