Irish Pub in Kassel


This sprawling, low-ceilinged Irish bar, lined with 'authentic' Hibernian timber, leather and books, is popular with locals and travellers alike. It's a jovial haunt that brings together lovers of Guinness, Irish mu…
Bar in Marburg


This absinthe bar on the cusp of Marburg's Oberstadt serves much more than green fairies – while the wormwood-laced tipple is naturally there for the asking, it's really an all-round student and bohemian bar, laid-b…
Cafe in Marburg

Konditorei Vetter

The same family has been tending to tea-takers in this Konditorei (cake shop) and cafe for four generations. Enjoy the house-special chocolate-cream cake amid wicker-back chairs and classic 1970s lamps and with fine…
Club in Marburg

Trauma im G-Werk

This versatile, ubercool space, a self-proclaimed 'socio-cultural centre', hosts semi-regular parties, DJs, art shows, installations, live music, cinema and other cultural events. In keeping with its democratic, inc…
Bar in Kassel


Somehow they manage to squeeze the occasional live act into this tiny neighbourhood hangout, with its horseshoe bar, classic European film posters and chatty, laid-back clientele. Even without such diversions, it's …
Bar in Kassel


The best reason to visit this sleek, modern chain restaurant, with its crowd-pleasing Tex-Mex menu, is to sip a cocktail and enjoy the wonderful views over Karlsraue Park from one of two terraces. The daily happy ho…
Club in Göttingen


Spread over several levels, this former bank just outside Göttingen’s Innerstadt (inner city) changes its spots each night. Wednesday night is student night (naturally), while the 'after-work party' kicks off on Thu…
Bar in Fulda

Viva Havanna

Come for a Cuba Libra, a beer or a wine, if only to sit on the wonderful terrace with its unbeatable views of the palace. Decent tapas, Flammkuchen (Alsatian 'pizza') and pan-Latin American food is available to thos…
Pub in Marburg

Delirium mit Frazzkeller

Delirium is upstairs, Frazzkeller is downstairs, and both of these student hang-outs scream 1970s and have great views over the Unterstadt (yes, even from the cellar). The house drink is Roter Korn, a redcurrant liq…
Cafe in Göttingen

Monster Café

Monthly drink specials, craft beers, vivid purple walls and a fondness for heavy music distinguish this friendly little cafe-bar.