Must-see nightlife in The Black Forest

  • Kaffeesack


    You can sure smell the coffee as you approach Kaffeesack, tucked away in Baden-Baden's backstreets. Born in Germany to Italian parents, Maurizio is the…

  • Juri's


    What a find this mulberry-hued wine and cocktail bar is, with its cushion-strewn nooks and candlelit tables. It does a head-spinning range of wines and…

  • Räuber Kaffee

    The Black Forest

    In a town that's pretty swamped with touristy cafes, the Räuber ('Thief') is like a breath of fresh air, with a retro-cool interior full of mismatched…

  • Schlappen


    In historical digs and crammed with antiques and vintage theatre posters, this rocking, friendly boozer has made the magic happen for generations of…

  • Phono

    The Black Forest

    This vintage-cool craft beer bar in Karlsruhe's Oststadt hums with folk thirsty for unusual brews – and here there are 70 to try from all over the world…

  • Hausbrauerei Feierling


    This stream-side microbrewery and beer garden is a relaxed spot to quaff a cold one under the chestnut trees in summer or next to the copper vats in…

  • Alte Wache


    Right on the square, this 18th-century guardhouse serves local Müller-Thurgau and Pinot Noir wines at the tasting tables. See the website for details of…

  • Zampolli

    The Black Forest

    For an espresso or creamy gelati, head to this Italian-run cafe. By night, the pavement terrace facing the Riettor gate tower is a laid-back spot for a…

  • Greiffenegg-Schlössle


    All of Freiburg is at your feet from this chestnut-shaded beer garden atop Schlossberg. Perfect sunset spot.

  • Kuhstall

    The Black Forest

    DJs pump out the party tunes at Feldberg's hottest après-ski joint. Find this funky little shack at the base of the slopes.

  • White Rabbit Club


    A student wonderland of cheap beers, DJs and gigs. Things get even curiouser at Wednesday night’s open jam sessions.

  • Fürstenberg

    The Black Forest

    This cheery Irish pub pours a decent Guinness and has an assortment of 80 whiskies to choose from.