Düsseldorf’s nightlife scene has a lot to offer, ranging from chic lounges to punk-rock venues – all open until late on weekend nights. Take your pick from our list of 10 of the city’s best nightclubs.
Salon des Amateurs
Café, bar, lounge, nightclub, creative space. Three graduates from the Art Academy in Düsseldorf founded the venue in 2004 to create a forum for young and lesser known artists. Wood panel walls, a checkered carpet, leather seats and minimalist furniture create a 70s vibe. During the day, the venue serves as a quiet café and offers cakes, snacks and teas and coffees. The events in the evening range from DJ-sets, unusual concerts and films nights to lectures, panel discussion and plays – all far from mainstream. The Salon has quickly become one of Düsseldorf’s most popular venues and draws a hip and artsy crowd.
Salon des Amateurs, Grabbeplatz 4, Düsseldorf, +49 (0) 211 1712 830
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The Château Rikx is known for drawing a mixed crowd and excessive party nights. The small club in Düsseldorf’s Oberkassel district on the left bank of the Rhine is a pub/bar/café/club with a certain rebellious vibe to it. The venue banks on crashing party sounds, moderate prices for drinks and a casual dress code and fills a niche in the city’s predominantly chic party scene.
This club is part of the Schlösser Quartier Bohème complex which combines a restaurant, bar, club and a space for cultural events. The crowd are a wild mix of students and professionals, young and old, singles, cliques and families. On club nights, renowned DJs and other top acts deliver groove, funk and house sounds along with party classics. The dress code is not too strict, but a stylish and trendy look is welcomed.
Club Bohème, Ratinger Str. 25, Düsseldorf, +49 (0) 211 1597 6150
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This club on the world famous high-end shopping street, Königsallee, has changed hands several times in the 27 years of its existence. Once known as ‘Sam’s’ the club was a popular hangout for celebrities and hit international headlines. Now, the Düsseldorf in-crowd queues outside Jackie O to enjoy dance and electronic music in the chic basement venue. This locale is for those who appreciate first-class service, a discreet atmosphere and champagne. Needless to say, there’s a strict dress code in place.
Here, the name doesn’t say it all. The Schickimicki Club is anything but a fancy-schmancy in-crowd club but more of a 700-sq ft living room for the alternative party scene. Thursdays to Fridays, students and young party lovers flock to this small venue in the old town and sway to rocky guitar sounds, electronic beats and hip hop. Jägermeister and beer are the beverages of choice and an open-minded attitude is more important than your outfit.
Schickimicki Club, Neustraße 51, Düsseldorf, +49 (0) 0211 1350 34
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This large hall is home to flea markets, concerts, club nights and other events. The music and people change with each event ranging from the gay party night ‘Mandanzz’ to 80s and 90s parties. Guests dress casually. The outside area has been transformed into the ‘Treibgut’ beach club with sun chairs, pool, for-rent BBQs and a 10,700-sq ft sandy ‘beach’ which is open all summer.
Stahlwerk, Ronsdorfer Str. 134, Düsseldorf, +40 (0) 211 7817 8700
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The trendy cocktail lounge and nightclub is known for a chilled atmosphere and guests in their twenties come here for soul and funk beats. In a small alley off the buzzing old town centre guests step down into the vaulted basement of the Mauer-Club which has been decorated with attention to detail. Those who don’t want to hit the dance floor, retreat to the alcove seats and sip on a cocktail. Drinks are affordable and the dress code is casual.
The Tube used to be a punk rock location but the range of music played during live gigs and nights out has broadened but is still dedicated to guitar-heavy sounds. What hasn’t changed is the welcoming door policy and the underground vibe. Band posters and stickers still cover the walls and the venue remains as a popular, if not the spot for easy-listening lovers.
The Tube, Kurze Strasse 9, Düsseldorf
Ein Beitrag geteilt von Destination Anywhere (@destinationanywhereband) am 18. Aug 2017 um 10:32 Uhr
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