Hamburg is one of the best places in the world for a crazy night out! With its outstanding bars and nightclubs for every budget, Hamburg is ranking higher than Amsterdam, Berlin and Barcelona when it comes to nightlife! The famous red-light and party district of St Pauli is the heart of Hamburg’s nightlife, and right around the corner, there is Reeperbahn! So, if you want to have the best night of your life (and possibly the worst hangover of your life) in Hamburg, here is your guide!
During the day, St Pauli district is quite cool but after midnight, this is a whole different story! Here, you can find lots of old sailors’ pubs and modern discos surrounded by erotic bars and sex shops. If you walk along, you will end up in the world-famous Reeperbahn! Along the Elbe river, Reeperbahn was always a hot spot for entertainment. Once, this historic ropemakers’ district was a popular destination for seamen, who were looking for a fun night. In the 1960s, the red light district turned into something super cool, and hosted legends, such as The Beatles, The Jets, and Rory Storm and The Hurricanes! Today, the Reeperbahn is surrounded with nightclubs, bars and restaurants, as well as art galleries, cabarets and theatres. Don't worry, there are amazing bars and nightclubs for every budget too. You can find cheap student bars like the Ex-Sparr, or fancy cocktail bars like the Glanz & Gloria. If you want to enjoy live music, you have to check out its legendary live music venues, such as Große Freiheit 36 and Docks. You have to check out Mojo for dancefloor jazz, while for an amazing view of the city’s skyline, you have to go to the Heaven’s Nest and 20up.
If you walk further from the Reeperbahn, you will end up in an entirely different atmosphere at the Sternschanze. Here, you can enjoy the alternative vibes. For trendy cafés and cocktail bars, you can check out the multicultural Karoviertel. Under the Sternbrücke bridge, you’ll also find the most famous underground clubs like the Fundbureau, the Astra Stube, and the Waagenbau. If the weather is good, people will definitely take the party out on the streets!
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