Dortmund was the beer-brewing capital of Germany for forty years, so it should come as no surprise that the city has some of the country’s best bars and nightclubs.
Dortmund nightlife these days still features the ubiquitous beer halls and plenty of dance clubs for the night owls. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and get ready to experience the thriving Dortmund nightlife scene.
Wenkers am Markt (Betenstraße 1)
This Dortmund bar is a former brewery that began in 1340. Surely, a locale that has been in the beer business for so long is the perfect place to fill your stein with the local brew. You can even bring back a two liter bottle for your hotel!
Mendoza (Martinstraße 10)
The Mendoza bar is also the site of a former brewery, another testament to Dortmund’s past as a beer-brewing mecca. It’s worth a visit simply for its monumental seven-meter high (23 feet) and ten-meter wide (33 feet) bar shelves.
Hövels Hausbrauerei (Hoher Wall 5-7)
The Hövels Hausbrauerei pub is a still-functioning brewery found in Dortmund’s city center. Its beer garden is a great place to spend a summer’s evening, but they offer even more for the beer connoisseur. A brewery tour, tasting and workshop are also on the menu.
Dortmund Night Clubs
The zuHouse.Club is a Dortmund night club well-known to the international clubbing community. With its seventies-style retro interior, you may feel like you’re in a time warp until you hear the house music and other popular dance music of the present. Some notable DJs at this Dortmund institution include the Disco Boys, Armand van Helden and Tom Novy.
Liquid Lounge (Martinstraße)
If you’ve just come from having a pint at the Mendoza Bar (see above), then check out its close neighbor, the Liquid Lounge, for some dancing. It features house and electronic music and the occasional display of fire acrobatics! You are certain to be entertained here. ;-)
Blauer Raum (Martinstraße)
The Blauer Raum means “Blue Room” in English, so you may be surprised to find the walls painted a bright pink color!
This Dortmund night club delights in being different. The pink walls are adorned with large paintings by many famous Old Master artists. The interesting art-museum-and-dance-club feel of the Blauer Raum will make your night here unforgettable and fun.