The Hamburg nightlife is fun and vibrant. Much of it is located around the city’s red-light district, the Reeperbahn, and its signature harbor.
Yakshi’s Bar (Simon-Von-Utrecht-Straße 31)
The Yakshi’s Bar is a lounge bar located within the East Hotel. The interesting architectural style and decor of Yakshi’s is one of its main draws. Its ultra-modern interior with its large windows and high ceilings was once an iron foundry.
The other star feature of this place is its unparalleled drink menu — over 250 are on offer with some unique Asian fusion. Try the Bombay Crushed, a mix of gin and kumquats with a splash of lime.
Tower Bar (Seewartenstraße 9)
The Tower Bar can be found in Hamburg’s nightlife center (and red-light district!), the Reeperbahn. The Tower name comes from the bar’s high location at 60 m (196 ft), which offers spectacular views of Hamburg’s famous harbor. Watch the boats float by as you enjoy a cocktail.
Amphore (Hafenstraße 140)
This locale is popular with Hamburg’s business set but there’s plenty for you to enjoy as well. Located just on the harbor, you’ll have a fantastic view of the river and the docks. Its outdoor seating is a real highlight — Amphore even offers blankets for those chilly German nights.
The Golden Pudel Club (Am St. Pauli Fischmarkt 27)
This Hamburg club was once a fisherman’s hut and has since been transformed into a hip nightclub. Always crowded, the Pudel has relatively cheap entrance fees and a harbor view from its outside steps.
Cult (Große Freiheit 2)
Get ready to go retro with the Cult club. This Hamburg nightclub presents modern music along with some blasts from the past. The casual atmosphere makes this a great place to relive the old times with close friends.
Angie’s Nightclub (Spielbudenplatz 27-28)
The Hamburg nightlife wouldn’t be complete without Angie. This club was founded by the soul singer Angie Stardust in the early 1990s. You’ll find it in the upper level of the Schmidts Tivoli Theater in the Reeperbahn district. A house band is on offer most nights. The club caters to the slightly older crowd — you’re more likely to be mingling with thirtysomethings than teenyboppers here. ;-)
Markthalle (Klosterwall 11)
Hamburg is famous for its heavy metal music scene, and the Markthalle is the place to hear some. While other music is on offer here too, this former marketplace now houses an amphitheater. It is where to go to see up-and-coming bands.