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Party hard!

... or simply relax.

Out into the night with you!

Bars, pubs & clubs without end.

Feel life. Atmosphere, people, music, looks. But also silence, togetherness, good conversation. In Dresden's bar and pub scene, you will naturally become part of normal city life - even if it's only for one night. A lot of openness and uncomplicated socialising are simply part of the good tone here. Here are our top tips:

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Everything for Bar Enthusiasts

Bars, pubs & more.

"Just for a beer!" - please forget this sentence in Dresden Elbland. Not because there are excellent beers here as well as equally delicious wines. And not because there are also plenty of delicious non-alcoholic drinks on the bars and tables. But because the nightlife here is far too beautiful, far too colourful, far too wonderful to return to the hotel after that "one beer"!


Our hand-picked

Highlights of Dresden's bar culture

Felix Dresden

Probably the best-known rooftop bar in Dresden is Felix on the centrally located Postplatz. On the roof terrace on the 6th floor, you can enjoy a fabulous view of the Zwinger and unusual dishes as well as refreshing cocktails. These include the unique "Summer Christmas" with rum, lemon, orange and a pinch of vanilla, which brings that Christmas feeling to the warm days.

Felix Dresden

The SonderBar

The SonderBar, which is a little out of the way, is unassuming and rather inconspicuous at first glance. Yet it is a Dresden institution for many regulars. The attentive team around owner Jens Lukas knows a lot about personalised advice and individual preparation, perfectly tailored to the individual guest. Discover this jewel of sophisticated cocktails!



The studioBar in the heart of Dresden's Neustadt adds an excellent bar to your pub crawl in the trendy district: here you will find really good cocktails and lots of first-class discoveries in your glass - look forward to a few very relaxed hours.



Lager & pilsner, smoked beer, gluten-free, bock & strong beer, red beer, red ale & brown ale, black beer, difficult to categorise. Craft beer from the tap, lots of specialities from the bottle and fine finds: The taproom offers the entire repertoire of interesting hoppy drinks - perfectly complemented by a solid selection of food. Cheers then!

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Dresden Club Culture

Party like there's no tomorrow.

Club culture has more than just a good name in Dresden. Small, fine venues that are easily overlooked from the outside. Large halls full of wow and effects. Cool sounds, rare DJ sets, lots of experimentation - and in between everything else that the local and international music scene has to offer. There's only so much you can say about it. Much better: try it out!

Finest selection to party

Highlights of the Dresden club scene


Discover Dresden's pulsating heart of the music scene at the GrooveStation! Enjoy live concerts, unique events and a lively atmosphere in one of the city's trendiest hotspots, perfect for music lovers and night owls.


Alter Schlachthof

There has been no slaughtering here for a long time - the Alter Schlachthof is a centre of cultural life. The magnificent concert hall close to Neustadt railway station regularly hosts music and comedy. Strong line-ups, big names, top entertainment!

Alter Schlachthof

Stromwerk - Kulturarena Kraftwerk Mitte

Powerful location at Kraftwerk Mitte: The Stromwerk on the site of the impressive industrial monument Kraftwerk Mitte is a fantastic venue for theatre, concerts, dancing, readings, sporting events - and selected surprises for children. Right in the centre and really wonderful!



There is cabaret. And there is the Herkuleskeule. With a keen sense of observation, plenty of humour and biting criticism between the lines, the theatre grew up in the GDR. Today it is one of Germany's most renowned humour venues. Experience cabaret in its own theatre in the new Kulturpalast that invites you to think for yourself - and is a lot of fun at the same time.

Die Herkuleskeule

Äußere Neustadt

Groovestation, Altes Wettbüro, Katy's Garage, Scheune, Boom Town and, and, and. If you are looking for music outside the usual pigeonholes (and above all outside the heavy rotation), you will find paradise in Äußere Neustadt. Clubs with a distinctive character, superbly curated live programmes and plenty of opportunities to dance - it's best to get a good night's sleep beforehand and then get going!

Äußere Neustadt

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