Hamburg del Mar
Those looking to make the most of Hamburg’s warm summers should make a beeline for Hamburg del Mar. The urban beach club is a great place to spend a summer’s afternoon, with sun loungers, top bars and cushioned lounge areas. There is also a beach restaurant offering Mediterranean delicacies from summer salads to barbecue dishes. With free entry, this is a great location to experience another side of Hamburg.
Hamburg del Mar, St Pauli-Landungsbrücken, 20359 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 4318 0072
Heralded as the highest restaurant in Hamburg, Clouds is a great place for those wanting to get unparalleled views of the city and dance the night away. The spacious club and rooftop terrace attracts the city’s cool crowd thanks to three floors of top views. Take a seat by the window for dinner and enjoy dishes from the French-inspired menu before heading outside to the roof terrace for drinks.
Clouds, Reeperbahn 1, 20359 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 3099 3280
Open from May to September, StrandPauli is a cool beach club that brings a slice of the tropics to Hamburg. With wooden decks, sand and deck chairs, this is a great laid-back bar for summer days and evenings. Choose from a superb selection of food and drink, and enjoy alongside a soundtrack of top music from DJs. One of Hamburg’s best summer hotspots, it is also open in the colder months, when it swaps tropical cocktails for fondue.
StrandPauli, St Pauli Hafenstrasse 89, 20359 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 2261 3105
Sky & Sand Beachclub
Sky & Sand Beachclub is the highest and largest beach club in Hamburg. Located on the rooftop of the Hamburger Meile shopping centre, the beach club is open from Sunday to Thursday and is the perfect place to soak up the summer rays with a drink. The chic hammocks and sun beds are great for people watching, and you can also sample seasonal cocktails, tapas and grilled food. In the evening the beach club welcomes top music and entertainment.
Sky & Sand Beachclub, Humboldtstrasse 6, 22083 Hamburg, +49 (0)174 906 6690
Coast by East
Al fresco dining and drinking are the best ways to make the most of Hamburg’s cityscape views. Thankfully there are plenty of outdoor terraces and bars that allow visitors to enjoy the city’s outdoor spaces. For an unobstructed view of the stunning Elbphilharmonie concert hall head to Coast by East bar and restaurant. The seafood grill offers healthy Asian food, such as sushi and sashimi dishes, fine cuts of beef and cuttlefish, all of which can be enjoyed outside on the restaurant’s terrace.
Coast by East, Grosser Grasbrook 14, 20457 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 3099 3230