Nightlife

Top Choice Beer Hall in Altstadt & Residenz

Hofbräuhaus

Even if you don't like beer, every visitor to Munich should make a pilgrimage to the mothership of all beer halls, if only once. Within this major tourist attraction, you'll discover a range of spaces in which to do…
Top Choice Club in Friedrichshain

Berghain/Panorama Bar

Only world-class spin-masters heat up this hedonistic bass-junkie hellhole inside a labyrinthine ex-powerplant. Hard-edged minimal techno dominates the ex-turbine hall (Berghain) while house dominates at Panorama Ba…
Top Choice Club in Scheunenviertel

Clärchens Ballhaus

Yesteryear is now at this early-20th-century dance hall where groovers and grannies hoof it across the parquet without even a touch of irony. There are different sounds nightly – salsa to swing, tango to disco – and…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Scheunenviertel

Buck & Breck

Liquid maestro Gonçalo de Sousa Monteiro and his baseball-cap wearing team treat grown-up patrons to libational flights of fancy in their clandestine cocktail salon with classic yet friendly flair. Historical short …
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 Microbrewery in Stuttgart

Kraftpaule

Competition is stiff but for our money this might just be Stuttgart's coolest new-wave craft microbrewery and bar. The bartenders really know their stuff, the selection of beers – from IPAs to stouts, single hop bre…
Top Choice Club in Cologne

Odonien

The brainchild of artist Odo Rumpf, this subculture playground is creative lab, beer garden, concert venue, club, art centre, alfresco cinema and urban garden all rolled into one. In summer, there are few more inspi…
Top Choice Club in Düsseldorf

Salon des Amateurs

At one of Germany's most progressive dance clubs, the music skews heavily towards non-mainstream electronic and improvisational acts, which makes for a nice contrast to the '60s vintage look. The glass-fronted club …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in City West & Charlottenburg

Bar am Steinplatz

Christian Gentemann's liquid playground at the art deco Hotel am Steinplatz was crowned 'Hotel Bar of the Year' in 2016 and 2017, and for good reason The drinks are simply sensational and the ambience a perfect blen…