The 10 Best Bars In Hamburg, Germany

Maria Menegaki

Jam-packed with every type of drinking venue, Hamburg’s streets offer something for every taste. From elegant lounge bars to casual music clubs, the exciting variety of the city’s nightlife makes the quest to find the best spots a rather hard one. Take a look at our guide to some of the best options around.

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Bar, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Pub Grub, German

Skyline Bar 20up
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The name already reveals its exclusive location. Housed on the 20th floor of the Empire Riverside Hotel, Skyline Bar 20up is the ideal place for an early evening drink accompanied by breathtaking, panoramic views of the harbor and the Elbe. Get there early or reserve a floor-to-ceiling window table and enjoy a delicious cocktail in a classy atmosphere.

2. Bar Hamburg

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, German

Bar Hamburg
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Here you’ll find an extensive list of both local and international spirits. Choose a comfortable leather sofa or a club seat and immerse yourself in the distinctive ambiance of Bar Hamburg, a stylish venue that has attracted a long list of celebrity patrons from Mick Jagger to Claudia Schiffer.

3. StrandPauli

Restaurant, European, Vegetarian, Beer, German, Street Food

From the moment you walk into StrandPauli, you’ll know you’re going to have a great time. If you want a brisk seaside feeling in the center of Hamburg, you have found the right place. Much more than a simple beach bar, StrandPauli is a casual tropical shelter offering incredible views of the River Elbe. Arrive when the sun goes down and warm lanterns come alight, dig your toes into the sand and grab a drink or two for an unforgettable night.

4. Cobra Bar

Bar, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Pub Grub, German

Cobra Bar
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Exuding a peculiar charm, this bar is unmissable for every punk rock fan. If you’re not a fan of punk rock but still love a grungy atmosphere, Cobra Bar will be your favourite destination. Order one of their special drinks, listen to some great punk, ska, rock ‘n’ roll or metal tunes and join the dark side of Hamburg,

5. Atlantic Bar

Bar, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Pub Grub, German

Atlantic Bar
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This is a great place to continue or conclude a long night. Enter Hotel Kempinski on the bank of the Alster Lake and take a seat at Atlantic Bar. Order a bar specialty, relax to the live piano music and, since the hotel is where celebrities stay, keep your ears and eyes open: you never know who you will encounter.


You can’t get a taste of the city’s nightlife without visiting at least one concert venue. Founded in 1968 in a former movie theater, this music club has become legendary for its rock concerts. “The Span,” as it is usually called, is popular for their progressive rock bands, hip-hop DJs and other alternative artists that will keep you entertained into the early hours.
Address & telephone number: Grosse Freiheit 58, Hamburg, +49 40 3179348

Embrace the 60’s at Auster Bar

Although getting a seat may be a bit challenging, you will be rewarded with some funky vibes. Auster Bar is where you will escape from the crowds and travel back to the magical world of the ‘60s.

Address & telephone number: Henriettenweg 1, Hamburg, +49 40 18144352

6. Imoto

Bar, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, German

imoto Bar
Can a small retro bar provide the cozy atmosphere of a living room? The answer is yes for Imoto, well-known for its frequent, legendary events. Dance to the sound of electronic beats and party like there’s no tomorrow.

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