Heidelberg Region drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Microbrewery in Worms


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…
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…
Microbrewery in Heidelberg


With its wood-plank floor, chairs from a Spanish monastery, black iron chandeliers and an enchanting beer garden, this brewpub is an atmospheric spot to taste the house brews, including many seasonal specialities, a…
Bar in Heidelberg

Frollein Bent

With just 13 seats, the interior of this retro-style bar can be cramped, but its big draw is its sun-drenched terrace on a riverfront square – a fabulously scenic spot to enjoy a Italian Sequella coffee, a Brazilian…
Beer Garden in Worms

Strand Bar 443

Tiki huts and sandy beaches lined with sun lounges are the last thing you'd expect to find along the Rhine, but this beach bar sees this stretch of riverbank transformed into a tropical paradise come summer. There's…
Wine Bar in Speyer

Alter Hammer

On the grassy banks of the Rhine, this half-timbered manor house has a sprawling, 360-seat summer beer garden canopied by linden trees. Its lengthy local wine list includes house-made Glühwein in winter. Traditional…
Cafe in Heidelberg

Chocolaterie Yilliy

Especially when the weather's chilly, this is a wonderful spot to warm up with a wickedly thick house-speciality hot chocolate in flavours like hazelnut, Cointreau, chilli or praline. The airy space has a laid-back …
Brewery in Heidelberg

Vetter's Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus

The gleaming copper kettles at this dark-wood pub contain house beers including Helles (blond), Dunkles Hefweizen (dark wheat beer), Doppel Bock (double bock) and seasonal brews like Oktoberfest's amber Märzen. Soak…
Pub in Heidelberg


An enormous tree frames the bar of this mellow pub, which is famed for its Warmer Erpel ('warm duck'; spicy schnapps). It also serves various other schnapps, such as green melon, as well as Apfelwein (apple wine).