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The best 'dinner & drinks' venues in Hamburg

There's no shortage of cocktail bars in Hamburg, but recently, some of the best drinks in town come from restaurant and hotel bars.

Romance or just a good time; the choice is yours. We've found the restaurants that dazzle in cuisine and venue, making for a lovely rendevous, as well as the bars that satisfy in delivering a proper buzz. Any diner can fill a stomach and any bar quench a thirst - but these are Hamburg's finest. 

Atlantik Atrium

atlantik-atriumAtlantik Atrium

The Atlantik Atrium inside Hotel Atlantik Kempinski Hamburg  is a very special insider tip. Amidst Hamburg’s urban hullabaloo, you will discover a paradisiacal ambiance and Mediterranean charm. The culinary delights that you can enjoy alfresco in the idyllic pillar-framed courtyard run the gamut from light salads to steak tartar all the way to grilled specialties accompanied by delicate side dishes. A good selection of vintage Champagne is also available. Allow yourself to be indulged. www.kempinski.com

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Newly opened in 2014, the Sabai Restaurant in Hamburg’s Steinberger Hotel features Eurasian crossover cuisine. The restaurant's name derives from the Thai term “sabai sabai”, which roughly translates to “well-being”. Ramon Wichert, a disciple of Alfred Schreiber, one of the pioneers of Eurasian cuisine, and Marco Ambo-Masse, who melds his Thai roots into their creative cookery craft, direct the sabia team. When it comes to fusing European and Asian and elements, they are unbeatable. www.steigenberger.com

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Yakshi’s Bar

yakshis-barYakshi's Bar

Yakshi’s Bar, whose name refers to the Indian goddess of conviviality, is open all day. Located within the East Hotel, Hamburg, it always has something suitable on offer for you: How about a refreshingly fruity cocktail in the afternoon or an after-work drink in the evening? Or perhaps a little snack in between? The extensive bar menu encompasses more than 250 different drinks, fine wines and Champagne as well as ingenious concoctions created by the bar staff! The open-ended bar operates daily from 8am. www.east-hamburg.de

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Seven Heads Bar

seven heads barSeven Heads Bar

Enjoy the view across Alster Lake from the Seven Heads Bar, Hamburg’s only bar with outdoor seating directly on the famous Alsterfleet Canal. Trendy and dipped in bright colours, this location offers a large selection of spectacular, artisanal cocktails as well as finest wines and spirits. The best way to enjoy the fabulous Alster view is from a stylishly-designed armchair while nursing an afternoon cocktail or classic aperitif. Seven Heads Bar opens its doors daily from 10pm to 2am. www.sofitel.com


savvySaavy Bar

The SAVVY is a true vintage bar with a quaint décor that gives it an old world charm! It features a curved bar that is fashioned of dark and rich hardwood, padded leather bar stools, adjustable tables and dark-red curtains that form a contrast to the walls. These are almost bare and echo nature’s palette with earthy brown and shades of grey. Pulling together the unique design are golden, Art Deco-style ceiling lamps. We suggest you let the knowledgeable barkeepers advise you on what to order. Enjoy the high art of cocktail mixing. savvy-hh.de

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1 Atlantik Atrium
2 Sabai
3 Yakshi’s Bar
4 Seven Heads Bar