Germany is known for three things: BMW, Bavaria and their
Let’s start this one off properly. Everyone has that one mate who drinks others under the table and no doubt this bar will put him to the test. Illegal in many countries, Absinth is the Devil’s spirit. Literally. It’s either naturally green or
Notoriously difficult to find, Clockers is widely regarded as one of Hamburg’s
The Chug Club
This bar pretty much represents everything about Hamburg. Just off Reeperbahn, The Chug Club doesn’t look anything from the outside, but step in for an experience you won’t forget. This temple to spirits knows the perfect alchemy to concocting high-end drinks. However, these are not just your usual kind of drinks. The simple concept of this complex bar, is to fill small glasses (chugs) with your favourite flavours, each with their own potency, starting at high and ending in lethal. An average five chug tray is going to cost you around €20, so it’s not the cheapest in the area but it’s certainly worth it. Just remember to chug responsibly.
Probably the cheapest bar on the Reeperbahn, Zum Silbersack welcomes you with open arms. It’s been around since 1949 and has become a bit of a cult within Hamburg, as it continually delivers cheap drinks and German power ballads in equal measures. We’ll be honest, the floors are a bit sticky, the air is vaguely smoky and the no-frills staff
Lastly, after all that why not try something a bit different, as you step back to the bygone era of proper vinyl in the effortlessly cool Le Fonque. Behind its mysterious black and red façade, this small and intimate joint has low leather seating and a suggestive shimmer under its neon-red lighting. This popular hangout for lively locals is super laid-back and hosts nightly DJs playing the very best in funk and soul to packed dancefloors. You’ll be pleased to hear that unlike surrounding bars, the drinks prices in Le Fonque are very pocked friendly, leaving extra cash for other touristy things, not like you’ll be doing much after here. When partying here, you’ve also got a whole range of eateries around the corner for those inevitable late-night munchies.
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