The lively and metropolitan port city of Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, is famous for its nightlife and a key part of its cultural identity is showcased by its plethora of bars, clubs and restaurants. Much of the entertainment is centred around the St Pauli area where the popular Reeperbahn street is a major draw, thanks to a number of leading venues and shows. Those looking for a sophisticated evening out should visit one of Hamburg’s top restaurants, many of which make the most of the city’s waterside location. Hamburg also plays a major role in Germany’s beer scene and its microbreweries and pubs are ideal for discerning craft beer connoisseurs. Here we guide you through the best night-time spots in the city – whether you are looking for a late-night dinner reservation, top views of Hamburg or a place to dance the night away, these are the top things to do.