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Hamburg St. Pauli and Reeperbahn and Other Nightlife

Nightlife in Hamburg: St. Pauli and Reeperbahn

St. Pauli is located in Hamburg, Germany. Reeperbahn is a world famous red light district on Reeperbahn Street in this area. The nightlife here has a reputation for being memorable and worth a visit.

Clubs and Bars

Though this area is famous for its red light district, there are many other entertainment options for people who aren’t looking for an erotic experience. The club and bar scene is great fun reportedly with friendly people dancing, signing, and chatting but only really on weekends. The weekdays are reportedly very tame. Herz Hamburg has great live music and dancing with affordable drinks. For people who love theater and comedy, Shrill and Bizarre, or The Schmidt Theater offers musicals artistry, dance, and comedy.


Anyone who loves Latin dance and knows the smallest amount of Spanish will have a blast at these clubs. On Thursdays the Galeria del Latino offers great Latin dance parties. On Saturdays, Noche Latina is the place to be. Dress to impress.

Reeperbahn’s Redlight District

According to reviews, whatever you do don’t go to the Blue Night Bar. Apparently you will get bullied into purchasing unwanted lap dances and extremely overpriced drinks. If you do not pay you will be threatened. One person describes standing their ground and not coughing up the dough, another describes succumbing to threats and paying up to 600 Euros just to leave safely. Some report that you can expect to be cheated at any sex shop in this area, but this establishment seems to have the worst costumer experience by far.

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