Nightlife

Top Choice Microbrewery in Worms

Hagenbräu

Producing four varieties of beer each month (light, dark, wheat beer and a seasonal brew such as potato beer), this half-timbered microbrewery is one of several hugely popular beer gardens along the Rhine, just nort…
Top Choice Bar in Saarbrücken

Baker Street

Named for Sherlock Holmes' fictional home, this fabulous Victorian-era-themed bar with crackling open fireplaces bills itself as a 'criminal tea room and pub'. Vintage furniture including studded leather couches and…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Bacharach

Zum Grünen Baum

Dating from 1421, this olde-worlde tavern serves some of Bacharach’s best whites; the Weinkarussel (€22.50) lets you sample 15 of them. Its nearby Weingut, by contrast, is state of the art. Owner Friedrich Bastian i…
Top Choice Club in Frankfurt am Main

Le Panther

Noise levels aren't a problem at this spectacular club, which occupies an 1808 villa surrounded by manicured gardens with fountains, ponds and lounges. The ground-floor dance floor is overlooked by a wraparound uppe…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Bernkastel-Kues

Weinstube Spitzhäuschen

Wine bars don't come cuter than this crooked half-timbered building (the Moselle's oldest, dating from 1416), which resembles a giant bird house: its narrow base is topped by a much larger, precariously leaning uppe…
Pub in Heidelberg

Zum Roten Ochsen

Fronted by a red-painted, blue-grey-shuttered facade, Heidelberg’s most historic student pub has black-and-white frat photos on the dark wooden walls and names carved into the tables. Along with German luminaries, v…
Bar in Frankfurt am Main

Naïv

At any one time this contemporary bar (and attached shop) has between 90 to 120 craft beers from around the world – everywhere from Hawaii to Norway – in addition to three house beers (bio, cellar, and honey lager) …
Coffee in Deidesheim

Weincafe Kostbar

Run by Deidesheim local Markus Badura, whose intricate coffee etchings have seen him crowned the German latte art champion, this laid-back cafe has artworks created with coffee on the walls (all for sale), and cushi…
Wine Bar in Koblenz

Alte Weinstube Zum Hubertus

Specialising in Rhine and Moselle wines by the glass and/or bottle, rustic Alte Weinstube Zum Hubertus occupies a half-timbered house dating from 1689, with an open fireplace, antique furniture and dark-wood panelli…
Cocktail Bar in Mainz

Spiritus

Hefty ceiling beams and a bar made from recycled timbers blend the old and new at this hip little drinking den. Over 300 infused spirits are used in its daily changing cocktail menu, including blackberry-infused whi…