Loads of people think Hamburg is a bit of a restrained city. But behind this facade, the city has one of the liveliest alternative nightlife scenes anywhere in Europe - full of beer, clubs and wicked secret spots. In fact, there’s so much to explore in the city that it’s hard to know how to plan a bar crawl - but never fear, we’ve created this bar crawl so you can hit the best places in the city without walking miles between each place.
Start at one of the best riverside bars in the city. It’s open all year round but is best during the summer months. Then, head to the infamous Reeperbahn street and explore the sinful mile in the lively St Pauli’s district. Here, you’ll find some of the coolest bars in Hamburg that play live music, have amazing resident DJs and great drinks deals. If you’re still looking for somewhere to head at the end of the night, go down to the Hong Kong Hotel Bar, it’s open all night and is a great place to head once everywhere else is closed.
This hamburg pub crawl is a great choice for you to try all the locally made beer and experience an authentic night out in one of the trendiest places in Europe…. enjoy! To find out more about Hamburg, visit The Highlights.
The closest thing you’ll get to the Caribbean in Hamburg, this beach bar offers chilled-out tunes, great drinks and some proper tropical island chill. Set right on the harbour, it has amazing views across the water - providing a great spot to chill and watch the sunset. It’s definitely best in the summer, but it’s open all year round with some warming food added to the menu.
It’s hot, sweaty and certainly not refined. Open since 1949, this bar has taken on cult status across the city. Famous for its cheap drinks, great soundtrack and no-nonsense service, it’s perfect for big groups looking to properly let loose and have a good time. Don’t expert silver service, but if you’re looking for a energetic night out, this is the one for you.
Right on the coolest street in Hamburg - Reeperbahn - this ‘dive bar’ is a lively and raucous place to head on the weekend. With live rock music, it’s definitely not the place to head if you want a quiet night in. But with its cheap drinks, great music choices and relaxed atmosphere, it’s become one of the most popular bars in the city for those looking for an authentic night out.
No guide to the best bars in Hamburg could be complete without mentioning BarBaraBar. It’s one of the most popular bars in the city and it’s easy to see why! With no entrance free, cheap drinks and great resident DJs, it’s one of the coolest places in the city. Next to another great bar, it’s definitely one of the places you have to check out while in the city.
Hong Kong Hotel Bar
Open 24-hours, this bar is the perfect spot to head to once all the other bars are closed. It may not be the trendiest bar in the city but with cheap drinks, loads of shots and a wicked jukebox, it shouldn’t be missed. There’s even a foosball table, if you’re up to it!