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Top bar recommendations from locals

Hotel Bar
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“Very nice spot to have a cocktail while enjoying the view over the harbour from the 20th floor. Normally growded on the weekend, thus a reservation is necessary most of the times. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Bar
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“super popular bar in the center of the lively Sternschanze area. just explore that area - it's really nice”
  • 61 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fancy rooftop restaurant and bar at the 20th floor of the "Dancing Towers" building with panorama view between the port and nightclub district. Awesome Food and Drinks => www.clouds-hamburg.de”
  • 49 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Restaurant with beach atmosphere. Really tasty burgers. Not so pricy. In outdoor area they have sand and real fire places. Sometimes can be overcrowded though (in the evenings and over weeknds)”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bar
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“A very cool "sofa" bar with antique sofas in the middle of the urban district / alternative student area, called "Schanze". They only serve drinks: 10 different type of tea's, cocktails, beer, coffee, etc. => www.facebook.com/zoebar2”
  • 37 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“What can you tell about the Pudel? It's the birth place of so many dj*anes. It's the cradle of Hamburg's counterculture. Punk meets Avantgarde meets Lo-Fi meets electronical masterclass. It's still the place to be in long summer nights. Every night (except Tuesdays). Thursdays are great. Watch out for Smallville events!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“You should at least have a look and go there for a snack. People who work there are very much representing original people from Hamburg. A bit loud, not too friendly on the first view, but with a big heart.”
  • 43 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“Amazing, cozy, romantic and unique place at beautiful sit outside or inside spot in a just local almost non touristic street. YOU HAVE TO go there Perfect to have a glass of wine and hours of talks. Neither cheap nor expensive. Perfect to combine with a drink at "clockers" since it's next door (see below)”
  • 38 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Stylish German Brewery pub type of place, where you can enjoy great quality Burger with a selection of Beers. Its also got some settings outside in the yard with tents and warmers in the winter. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hamburg’s original sofa bar, basically it’s just a fairly rundown flat filled with old sofas, but it’s always filled to the brim and the young and hip love it. Not the best drinks but the atmosphere and relatively cheap prices make up for it. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“Easy going bar for beer and shots, it´s not very touristy. This area is already St. Pauli and in spring and summertime its always busy around there. There´s a lot of bars and kiosks here so people come here to hang out in the streets as well.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Our favourite nightclub. Upstairs you can chill-out at the lounge, enjoy a cocktail and listen to live performances of modern jazz and soul artists. Downstairs, a wide range of great artists from HipHop to alternative music as well as DJs are performing. Great atmosphere and nice people throughout!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Great Beach bar (w/o a beach!) with chilly atmosphere, ice-cold beer and good Cocktails for any given sunny day. You may refresh yourself the whole day or even when joining in at night (open until 11 pm).”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“They serve very nice cocktails here but it is a bit expensive. But really worth going :) The bartenders are very passionate and well known for their cocktails.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
“Cafe / Bar - home of young graphic designers and artists (smoking room in the back) they serve great breakfasts on the weekend”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Another great cocktail bar, downstairs a DJ lights up the crowd on weekends, upstairs you can get bespoke drinks in a quieter setting. 20 minutes away, walk or public transport. ”
  • 22 locals recommend