The Best Bars In Heidelberg, Germany

Evangelos Tsirmpas

Τhe picturesque city of Heidelberg, built on the shores of Neckar, used to be the center of German romanticism and is the place where the first German university was established. Nowadays, it is a highly preferred tourist destination with a number of attractions, like the Altstadt and the palace. Here’s our guide to some of Heidelberg’s best bars.

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1. Vetter's Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus

Bar, Pub

Vetter’s Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus

Vetter’s is famous for brewing the world’s strongest beer at 33% alcohol content: the great Vetter 33 ale. Located very close to the shores of Neckar river, this bar offers friendly service, great snacks and food (try the mixed salads, the sausages and the schnitzels) and an endless variety of beers.
Vetter’s Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus, 9 Steingasse street, Heidelberg, Germany, +49 6221 165850

Live music night | Courtesy of O’ Reilly’s Irish PubLive music night | Courtesy of O’ Reilly’s Irish Pub

2. P11 Cafe-Bar

Bar, Cafe, Pub

P11 Cafe-Bar

This is a friendly hotspot on Bahnhofstrasse, open all day long. This bar has some interesting lunch options and a quality selection of beers and drinks.
P11 Cafe-Bar, 63 Bahnhofstrasse, Heidelberg, Germany, +49 6221 6593223

St Patrick's day | Courtesy of O’ Reilly’s Irish PubSt Patrick’s day | Courtesy of O’ Reilly’s Irish Pub

3. Sonderbar



Sonderbar serves great beers and plays alternative rock music. There’s a great atmosphere and reasonable prices.
Sonderbar, 13 Untere Strasse, Heidelberg, Germany, +49 6221 25200

4. Jinx

Bar, Pub


Jinx is a modern bar with club atmosphere, serving beers, drinks, cocktails and champagnes. A dynamic place, ideal for those who prefer intense nightlife, loud music, dancing and partying.
Jinx bar, 20 Untere Strasse, Heidelberg, Germany, +49 6221 5997494

Karaoke night | Courtesy of O’ Reilly’s Irish PubKaraoke night | Courtesy of O’ Reilly’s Irish Pub

5. Mel's Bar

Bar, Pub Grub

Mel’s Bar is synonymous with fun in the historic city of Heidelberg: a party atmosphere, great drinks and endless dancing.

6. O’ Reilly’s Irish Pub

Pub, Irish

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Courtesy of O’ Reilly’s Irish Pub
Like any other city in the world, Heidelberg also has its authentic Irish pub. O’ Reilly’s serves traditional Irish breakfast and meals, beers and drinks. It becomes especially crowded during the live music nights, the karaoke nights, as well as the nights when sport events are projected on the TVs.

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