Top Choice Club in Weimar


The circular Kasseturm took on a new identity in 1962, when students of the Bauhaus University converted this stout survivor of Weimar's 16th-century defences into a cultural venue. To this day it hosts an assortmen…
Wine Bar in Weimar

Weinbar Weimar

Stylish and welcoming, with a veritable cornucopia of Thuringian, German and international wines to keep adventurous oenophiles occupied, this is a lovely little spot for sitting back and chatting over a glass, espe…
Wine Bar in Erfurt

Weinatelier Rue

This classy, art-bedizened wine shop and bar offers a fantastic introduction to local drops, including some hard-to-get bottles from the nearby Saale-Unstrut region. As many as 50 wines by the glass (and from around…
Club in Erfurt


Good times are pretty much guaranteed at this student-focused 'Kulturzentrum' (cultural centre), whether you hunker down for beer and a chat in the Steinhaus pub (also an eating option), dance to local DJs and touri…
Bar in Erfurt


Everything the macho scribe loved is here in abundance, from dead animals to cigar humidors with personal drawers and a ridiculous variety of rum and daiquiris. Try the Hemingway Special, with Anejo rum, Bols and ci…
Bar in Weimar


Past an austere stone facade awaits a green-walled, timber-floored bar with an unpretentious, all-ages crowd, great cocktails and a rotating cast of local DJs.
Cocktail Bar in Erfurt

Modern Masters

This cocktail bar has been shaking up Erfurt with its flights of libatory fancy, offering an impressive range of more than 200 mixed drinks and 400 spirits. There's as much attention paid to classics and cocktails r…
Pub in Erfurt


On weekends it seems as though everybody’s popping by to knock back pints of Kilkenny or Guinness at this boisterous 'Irish' tipple-house. Smokers can sit downstairs or, in warm weather, spread out in the outdoor ar…
Club in Erfurt


A former gathering spot for media types, this club is now a glittery cocktail lounge and dance venue. Nights range from 'Salsavanza' (celebrating the music of the Latin Caribbean) to more regulation '70s, '80s and e…
Bar in Erfurt


This popular bar just southwest of the Michaelisstrasse nightlife hub does cheap cocktails and DJ nights for Erfurt's young alternative music crowd.