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The wealth of bars around Reeperbahn is known to be huge, so it might be difficult to find your way sometimes. A very good place for a drink is Freudenhaus Bar – right next to the restaurant of the same name. The numbers speak for themselves: 376 whiskeys, 264 rums and 166 gins are on the menu here. And the best part: The bartenders are true experts and know exactly which tonic water belongs to which gin. Impressive! The interior is extremely comfortable thanks to the red velvet, the audience is very authentic.
This blue building looks like a little gingerbread house between the four-story apartment buildings that surround it. Unfortunately, the single-storey house is threatened with demolition for years. But the owners are struggling – so far successfully – to any extension of the lease so that they can continue offering their delicious cocktails in the rustic ambience. On weekends, there are DJs on the first floor – and for the women there’s a highlight waiting in the loo: The mirror of the men’s room is transparent in the ladies’ room. So the women can watch the men while washing their hands.
Große Brunnenstraße 55
Had Hemingway lived in Hamburg, he probably would have gone to the Rehbar. The three large chandeliers hanging from the ceiling ensure a stylistic mix of 1920s and hunting lodge. Pictures of wild animals hang on the walls and on the way to the toilet the guest will be even surprised by a life size deer. Especially the locals come here because of the fantastic long drinks.
Ottenser Hauptstraße 52