Mid-sized Hannover features four beach-themed bars, two of which are also rooftop bars, perched on the top level of a parking garage. There is also another rooftop bar for those who enjoy a classy and metropolitan vibe.
The creative part of German culture is that they hold several events throughout the year where makeshift beach bars pop up around town (keep your eyes posted on Steintor).
The beach bars are open during the warmer months, usually April through September. Some of the bars hold seasonal events or open sporadically during the Christmas season for “winter” festivals. Keep posted Facebook about seasonal openings and closures. But while the sun is out and the weather is (somewhat) dry, soak up as much sun as possible at these beloved beach-inspired and rooftop bars.
The bar is open rain or shine. The “inside” section stays covered while the beach area remains topless. Prices are moderate / standard.
Located a stone’s throw away from Old Town and markthalle, this beach club features some of the best views in the city. Of all the beach clubs, this one is the classiest. The bar attracts a mature crowd, some of which are dressed to the nines. Whether you want to lounge on a couch or in a modern “strandkorb,” there’s plenty of R&R to be had. This is the most expensive of the four beach clubs, but the mood, atmosphere and views are well worth it.
But, the part that turned me off was when the owner or manager, dressed in a suit and sunglasses (really not necessary at 9pm in the winter), caressed every young 20-year-old waitress with his hand on their low back, some low enough to glide his hand across his rear. That stuff bothers me because young girls can get themselves in sticky situations and don’t know how to express that it makes them feel uncomfortable. Besides the semi misogynistic boss, the place is great. The prices reflect the atmosphere; it’s more expensive than the standard bar.
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