Nightlife Cologne

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Nightlife in Cologne

Looking for a good night out? From bars, pubs to concert venues & the hottest clubs – find out the best places to explore Cologne’s nightlife:

Stiefel

A bar, a pub, a club – a bit of all makes the Stiefel THE place to start into Cologne’s nightlife. Edgy urban place which you can’t miss due to it’s colorful graffiti facade. Even Anthony Hopkins had a beer here when shooting his movie Collateral in this iconic bar.

https://stiefelkneipe.de/

Papa Joe’s Jazz Bar

A true original in Cologne’s nightlife. With over 400 concerts, you can experience live Jazz daily in Germany’s oldest jazz venue.

https://www.papajoes.de/

Hallmackenreuther

Dive into a former decade and enjoy the unique 50s interior and a glass of really good wine.

https://hallmackenreuther.d.dom.de/

King Georg

Looks like a bordello but is actually a great place for lectures, concerts, parties or just a Kölsch.

https://www.kinggeorg.de/

Bumann & Sohn

Ehrenfeld’s nightlife had to wait long for a bar like this. Nice interior and awesome outdoor area to chill during the summertime or drink Glühwein at the small Weihnachtsmarkt around Christmas.

https://www.bumannundsohn.de/

OSMAN 30

You want a drink with the special something? Food is overpriced in the restaurant & wine bar on the 30th floor but it is the perfect place for a glass of wine on a special occasion. You can have a wine with a breathtaking view & even go out on their terrace.

https://www.osman-cologne.de/

Toddy Tapper

They obviously spent all the money in good liquor and had nothing left for a sign at the door. Despite its unremarkable facade it’s definitely worth visiting this cocktail bar.

https://www.facebook.com/Toddy-Tapper-1145693548831971/

Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld (CBE)

Amazing location in the arches directly under the railway station Ehrenfeld featuring a wide program from parties to concerts, poetry slams and cultural entertainment shows. A perfect place to start into Cologne’s nightlife.

https://cbe-cologne.de/

Underground

Concert venue & club featuring a nice beer garden area and all at free entry. So always worth to hop by & check it out. 2 floors playing rock, pop, punk & hiphop. Best day to go: Saturdays.

https://www.underground-cologne.de/

Subway

The go-to place for HipHop lovers – especially on Thursdays for their Beatpackers party

https://www.subway-der-club.de/

Sixpack

Pass through the battered door, belly up to the super-long bar and pick from several dozen varieties of beer, all served by the bottle from a giant fridge. It gets seriously jammed after midnight.

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Arttheater

If you like to dance the night away you can simply stay here after watching a play when this theater turns into a club.

https://artheater.de/

Reineke Fuchs

Expect the finest mix of melodic tech house, a bursting dance floor as well as many comfortable sofa corners for those little rests in between.

https://www.reineke-fuchs.com/