Bremen & the East Frisian Coast drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Microbrewery in Jever

Altstadtbrauerei Marienbräu

Brick dividing walls and a blue-and-white-tiled fireplace give this microbrew-pub, named for beloved ruler Fraülein Maria, a homey feel. For an alternative to the ever-present Jever pilsener, try one of the four mai…
Top Choice Bar in Bremen City


This bar and lounge mostly gets a relaxed 20s and early-30s crowd, who hang out on the sofas – which explains the name ‘Living Room’ – or lounge around on the mezzanine levels.
Cocktail Bar in Bremerhaven

New York Bar

This cocktail lounge features midcentury-modern decor, dark-wood panelling and dim lights, as well as a comprehensive cocktail menu. The pièce de résistance is the large harbour-view terrace that lets you see clear …
Teahouse in Spiekeroog

Cafe Teetied

Snug little rooms with low, half-beamed ceilings, and a small tree-shaded patio out front. The menu has a variety of teas, coffees and other beverages – hot chocolate with whipped cream, Glühwein (mulled wine) – and…
Bar in Bremen City


This once-dilapidated warehouse off Ostertorsteinweg was squatted by young revolutionaries in the 1970s and later became a cultural centre. Today it houses a pub with an alternative flavour downstairs and a disco fo…
Pub in Bremen City

Feldmann’s Bierhaus

A slightly older crowd can be found chatting and lingering over the wide range of Haake-Beck beers in this modern Bierhaus on the Schlachte bar-and-restaurant drag, with tables and benches set up to take advantage o…
Cafe in Norderney

Cafe Marienhohe

Set high atop a sand dune overlooking the sea on the western tip of the island, this octagonal 19th-century cafe has been redone on the inside with a modern Nordic interior, and is a terrific place to admire the vie…
Bar in Emden

Cafe Einstein

Part bar, part cafe, part living room – and in a lovely location facing right onto a small park – Cafe Einstein is a chill place to hang out during the day, with the best cappuccinos in town. At night it buzzes with…
Club in Bremen City


South of the river in Neustadt, this club converted from an old movie theatre also hosts live-music concerts and remains Bremen’s best dance club, bar none. The centrepiece is the domed roof that can be opened to le…
Pub in Spiekeroog

Sir George's Pub

Spiekeroog's version of an Irish pub has a cosy Victorian-era feel, with dark-wood trim, leather armchairs, shiny brass beer taps and a crackling fireplace in winter. There's a range of single-malt Scotch whiskies a…