Music Clubs in Hamburg

Liveband or international DJs - the Music Clubs in Hamburg offer the right ambience for every taste. Legendary music temples have been and still are the Golden Pudel Club and the Mojo Club, the new Molotow, Hafenklang, Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit 36, Prinzenbar and Moondoo. The offer is never ending - But still the best recommendation is to just go with the flow of the night and to make your own experiences in little corner pubs, secret bars in backyards and souterrain-clubs.

Nike from Hamburg Konzerte shows St. Paulis club scene



(Molotow / Konstantin Beck)

Hamburg's music club par excellence: Molotow not only hosts the best concerts and the best indie fetes in the city, but also poetry slams and other artistic events of a special kind in a unique setting.

Nobistor 14, 22767 Hamburg


(Mojo / Konstantin Beck)

Spectacular location right under the “dancing towers”, which mark the entrance of the “Reeperbahn”. Founded in 1989 and relocated to the Reeperbahn in 1991, the Mojo Club developed to be one of the leading lights of Hamburg nightlife, with an international reputation. The Mojo Club can be seen as the German voice of Dancefloor Jazz and as a mastermind regarding modern breakbeat sounds like Acid Jazz.

Reeperbahn 1, 20359 Hamburg

Übel & Gefährlich

(Übel&Gefährlich / Facebook)

Live venue and dance club in one of the city’s largest bunkers. Great concerts and hip DJ’s are part for the course here. Also check the program of next door's club “Terrace Hill”.

Feldstraße 66, 20359 Hamburg


(Die Prinzenbar / ibid.)

Indie concerts and techno parties including early Sunday morning after hour clubbing under a great red-lid arched stucco ceiling.

Kastanienallee 20, 20357 Hamburg


(Fundbureau / Website)

In the late 1990s, a dance and live club with the same name but French spelling opened in a former lost-and-found office under the Sternbrücke bridge - and played a major role in turning this intersection into a hub of Hamburg's nightlife.

Stresemannstraße 114, 22769 Hamburg

Große Freiheit 36

(Große Freiheit 36 / Konstantin Beck)

The Große Freiheit 36 - one of the legendary clubs of the Reeperbahn. Opened in 1985 under its current name, the "Freiheit" is still the venue for grandiose parties and concerts.

Große Freiheit 36, 22767 Hamburg

Golden Pudel Club

Golden Pudel Club / Google

Brought to life by Rocko Schamoni and Schorsch Kamerun, the Golden Pudel has been barking for over 20 years now to the beat of electronic Music. Above of cheap Trends, the Pudel has always been a Prisma of those, who have been ahead of their time or hopelessly behind it. This club mutt will never be put on the mainstream-collar.

Am St. Pauli Fischmarkt 27, 20359 Hamburg

MS Hedi

(Hedis Tanzkaffee / ibid.)

In summer, the barge Hedi is transformed into Hamburg’s most stunning open-air club. Hedi sails around the port while revelers enjoy ever-changing themed Dance-nights.

Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 10, 20359 Hamburg


(Häkken / Webseite)

Häkken is located in the unmissable clubhouse, which opened directly on Spielbudenplatz at the end of 2015. On the second floor behind the LED façade, there is a bar with concerts and DJs from 8 p.m. on Thursdays to Saturdays, and at night fresh international live acts from the world of pop, electro and urban take to the stage.  Behind it are the makers of the Reeperbahnfestival.

Klubhaus, Spielbudenplatz (St. Pauli)



(Hafenklang / Webseite)

Hafenklang has been on the Hamburg nightlife map for decades. Directly located at the Elbe River close to the notorious fish market, the club hosts parties and concerts with an emphasis on Punk, Rock, Dubstep, Ska and Drum&nBass. There are two dance floors on two storeys.

Große Elbstraße 84 (St. Pauli)


Grüner Jäger

(Grüner Jäger / Webseite)

Right between the three nightlife areas Schanzenviertel, Karolinenviertel and St. Pauli, Grüner Jäger is not afraid to be popular without being mainstream. The tiny house with two dancefloors, a bar area and spacey outdoors hosts concerts, poetry slams and the like in the early evenings, while nighttime parties span different genres from 90s Eurotrash to Hip Hop, Indie and Alternative. On Sunday evenings, the club turns into a public viewing place for German's alltime favourite crime series "Tatort". 

Neuer Pferdemarkt 36 (St. Pauli)



(Barbarabar / Webseite)

If you're looking for entertainment and a good atmosphere, you'll find it at the Barbarabar. In a living room atmosphere, people play table football, dance and bawl to current or long-forgotten favourite hits. Thanks to its central location on Hamburger Berg, the place fills up with countless young people at weekends - and then it can get cosy. Don't forget: Take a souvenir photo with the party crew in the retro photo booth.

Hamburger Berg 11 (St. Pauli)


(Wagenbau / Webseite)

The Waagenbau has been a Hamburg subculture institution for 16 years. Local DJs and national and international artists have been sharing the mic and the sound arm there. Whether for parties, concerts, street art, live art performances or night flea markets - the hallowed halls of the Waagenbau have seen just about everything. In addition to diverse other genres, the club consistently offers techno every weekend, making it a reliable place to go for electronic music lovers from all over the world. Its philosophy could be described with the words tolerance and diversity, instead of discrimination and exclusion.

Max-Brauer-Allee 204 (Altona)



(Moondoo / Facebook)

Where the Beatles once sang for hours night after night, night owls now dance to international beats and impressive live shows in the club on the Reeperbahn.

Reeperbahn 136 (St. Pauli)

NOHO Hamburg

(NOHO / Webseite)

Since its opening in 2013, NOHO has been Hamburg's most popular venue for offbeat parties with an international metropolitan flair. On the 4th and 5th floors of the New Erotic Art Museum, later Beatlemania, both international and locally renowned DJs play the best from electro and house to urban and hip-hop. The Noho is centrally located in Hamburg's "melting pot" between the Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit on one side and Nobistor and Holstenstraße on the other.

Nobistor 10 (St. Pauli)


Overview about Hamburgs Club Scene

Overview about Hamburg Club Scene