Dresden conceals a truly dazzling array of different drinking spots and bars beneath its opulent architectural veneer of churches and Baroque buildings. There are beer halls, hearty local dives and plenty more to discover. Check out our selection of the top 10.
The eponymous ‘Katy’ here was the ambulance-Jeep that took the cast of the movie Icecold on an adventure through the Saharan Desert, all in search of the coldest beer in Africa. Since then, the owner, Richard Hudson, a passionate globetrotter himself, was inspired to create Katy’s Garage. As a former garage, the spot now combines grease-chic features, engine tables, bus seats and a Mini Cooper on the rooftop. Regular concerts, dance parties and gatherings make it a truly timeless spot in Dresden.
Address & telephone: Katy`s Garage, Alaunstraße 48, Dreden, Germany, +49 0351 6567701
A gin lounge with a typical English atmosphere, the Dresden Gin House is a smoke-filled spot with elegant and nostalgic touches aplenty. Queen Victoria herself seems to peer out from the nooks and crannies here, while red velvet arm chairs and sofas occupy the corners and alcoves. Chandeliers dangle and add to the James Bond vibe, while Martinis and Champagnes also flow from behind the mahogany bar.
Address: Dresdner Gin House, An der Frauenkirche 13, Dresden, Germany, +49 0351 417270
No ordinary place, the Mongolian is a restaurant-bar aiming to introduce visitors to the Mongolian gastronomic concept, this one touts soups, sushi and a variety of other options originating from the steppe.