There’s always something happening in Hamburg! The city is famous for its clubs and has plenty of places to party well into the early hours. Or, for a more chilled-out end to a day of exploring, find a quiet spot in one of the city’s many stylish bars. The Hamburg nightlife is ready and waiting for you!
Nightlife in Hamburg
The Reeperbahn isn’t known as the “world’s most sinful mile” for nothing! This neighbourhood in the city’s St Pauli district is infamous for its bustling bars and nightclubs. The 900-metre-long street also features plenty of places to grab a late-night snack. The Reeperbahn is an absolute must for night owls.
The Sternschanze quarter of the city is filled to the brim with bars and pubs. A buzzing creative district during the day, this on-trend quarter transforms into a party paradise when the sun goes down. There’s no shortage of unique places to grab a drink and a dance here – a memorable evening is guaranteed.
Not many cities can offer incredible music and excellent drinks aboard a ship. In Hamburg, however, there’s a whole range of boat bars where you can spend an evening either anchored in the harbour or sailing across the water as you celebrate. Some are geared towards dancing, while others are more chilled out. One thing’s for sure, though: it’ll be a boat trip like no other!
Grosse Freiheit 36
Grosse Freiheit is a side street off the Reeperbahn which brims with revellers on Friday and Saturday nights. By far the most well-known of the street’s clubs is Grosse Freiheit 36, which hosts popular bands as well as up-and-coming artists every weekend. If you’re after a party, look no further!
Molotow is a legendary indie rock club in the heart of St Pauli. Its blend of concerts and club nights are sure to get the party started, with the venue’s diverse programme also including poetry slams and other events. Many major rock bands have played Molotow before getting their big break.
While there’s often a long queue to get into Docks, it’s worth the wait. The club has a capacity of 1,400 and always boasts an impressive line-up including a whole host of well-known artists. Expect a diverse blend of different genres that ensures there’s something for everyone.
Hafenklang’s club nights and concerts always create good vibes and unforgettable nights for revellers. For decades now the club’s musical diversity has made it a fixture of the Hamburg nightlife scene. The venue’s two concert rooms and bar mean there’s plenty of room to enjoy yourself.
Baalsaal is a paradise for electronica aficionados where both cult DJs and newcomers always get the dancefloor jumping. Even though the club only squeezes in 200 people, international stars of the electronica scene regularly play sets here and fill this imposing space to the rafters.
This 6000m2 former factory building now plays host to a range of dancefloors and bars to suit every imaginable taste. It’s also the venue for some pretty unique events, so be sure to check out the listings to see what’s coming up.
Its modern yet elegant furnishings and delicious drinks are certainly good reasons to visit Elbwerk. The real highlight, though, is the view: the incredible panoramic windows and balconies look out over the Port of Hamburg – a truly captivating sight. With regular events of all kinds, there’s always something different going on here.
Bar Rossi is the perfect place to sample exotic cocktails in a stylish atmosphere with great music. This bar, which enjoys cult status in Hamburg, is open Wednesday to Saturday and sometimes hosts live music. On the floor above is 13ter Stock, a small club with a dancefloor and sprawling roof terrace.
There are no bad cocktails here! 3Freunde always offers exactly 33 seasonal drinks – from evergreen classics to its passionate mixologists’ latest creations. You’ll taste the bar staff’s attention to detail in every sip, but choosing your drink won’t be easy. Thankfully, the nights here are long enough to try more than one.