Düsseldorf drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Club in Düsseldorf

Salon des Amateurs

At one of Germany's most progressive dance clubs, the music skews heavily towards non-mainstream electronic and improvisational acts, which makes for a nice contrast to the '60s vintage look. The glass-fronted club …
Top Choice Beer Hall in Düsseldorf

Zum Uerige

Local colour by the bucketful (despite the high tourist contingent) is what awaits at this cavernous Altbier brewpub. The suds flow so quickly from giant copper vats that the waiters – called Köbes – simply carry hu…
Beer Hall in Düsseldorf

Brauerei Kürzer

In 2010 Düsseldorf's established breweries got competition from this new kid on the block. No-fuss Brauhaus Kürzer captures the design zeitgeist with exposed brick walls and look-at-me glass barrels. The Altbier is …
Club in Düsseldorf

Stone im Ratinger Hof

In the 1980s, Ratinger Hof was the hub of Düsseldorf's underground scene and a birthplace of German punk. A techno temple in the '90s, it's again the place for indie and alt rock. Depending on the night, tousled boh…
Bar in Düsseldorf

Destille

The kind of neighbourhood bar that makes you want to move to the neighbourhood. Saturday mornings are 'breakfasts with authors' – when local authors give talks – while on other days there is live jazz. You can expec…
Cocktail Bar in Düsseldorf

Melody Bar

After 10pm you may have to shoehorn your way into this jewel of a cocktail bar that’s a tiny island of sophistication amid the boisterous Altstadt thirst parlours. The drinks are excellent, and there's a respectable…
Club in Düsseldorf

Sub

Getting past the door can be tough, but if you succeed you’ll have a fine time inside this glitzy basement haunt designed to look like a subway station. Music-wise it's mostly party classics with a bit of house thro…