Lower Saxony & Bremen drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Hanover


One of the newest cocktail bars on the Hanover scene, sleek Bukowski's mixes leather couches with exposed brick walls and industrial-style stools. Spirits are taken seriously here, as evidenced by the huge collectio…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Jever

Altstadtbrauerei Marienbräu

Brick dividing walls and a blue-and-white-tiled fireplace give this microbrew-pub, named for beloved ruler Fraülein Maria, a homey feel. For an alternative to the ever-present Jever pilsener, try one of the four mai…
Top Choice Bar in Bremen City


This bar and lounge mostly gets a relaxed 20s and early-30s crowd, who hang out on the sofas – which explains the name ‘Living Room’ – or lounge around on the mezzanine levels.
Cafe in Hanover

Holländische Kakao-Stube

With the blue-and-white square-patterned floor matching the Delft pottery, and a curved ship’s staircase and maritime paintings creating a subtle nautical feel, this historic Dutch coffeehouse – in operation since 1…
Pub in Hanover

Brauhaus Ernst August

A Hanover institution, this sprawling brewpub makes a refreshing unfiltered pilsner called Hannöversch. A party atmosphere reigns nightly, helped along by a varied roster of live bands and DJs. There's also a daytim…
Cocktail Bar in Bremerhaven

New York Bar

This cocktail lounge features midcentury-modern decor, dark-wood panelling and dim lights, as well as a comprehensive cocktail menu. The pièce de résistance is the large harbour-view terrace that lets you see clear …
Sports Bar in Hanover

Piccoli's Roadhouse

This popular, sprawling 'American-style' sports bar and restaurant seems standard at first, but head downstairs for a world of bar games, with 20 billiards tables (including two for snooker), shuffleboard, table foo…
Teahouse in Spiekeroog

Cafe Teetied

Snug little rooms with low, half-beamed ceilings, and a small tree-shaded patio out front. The menu has a variety of teas, coffees and other beverages – hot chocolate with whipped cream, Glühwein (mulled wine) – and…
Bar in Celle


Dim pendant lights, low couches and laid-back music give this bar-lounge a sleek, upmarket feel. Browse through a comprehensive menu of cocktails: whether you're after a Manhattan or a martini – or even a grasshoppe…
Cocktail Bar in Wolfsburg


OK, so the cocktail menu at this national chain does seem a bit corporate – raspberry frozen margaritas, really? – but there's a lot on offer, and this buzzy bar is one of the more happening spots in Wolfsburg at ni…