Where?: Silbersackstraße 17, 22359 Hamburg; S1 S3 Reeperbahn; Tel. 040 180 127 21
read more here: www.hasenschaukel.de
When?: Open: wed – sat from 9pm
How much?: Beer: 2,00 € (Astra) – 2,40 € (Störtebecker)
Pinks and greens, the type of gaudy colours you might find on a plastic doll’s house – if these are not your favourite colors, you might be a bit reluctant when you see the music bar Hasenschaukel for the first time. I certainly was.
But inside this bar in St. Pauli you can find a lot of cuddly reasons to stay: a stylish and lovely detailed art nouveau interior, which is truly home to some curled dolls building up the lamp shades; eclectic singer-songwriter and band concerts or DJ-ing for free; and colourful and interesting people like the owners themselves.
You can enjoy shots or cocktails, have the obligatory Astra or try the quite tart “Störtebeker Beer of the Rightous”, which is a house special. You can also experiment with inconvenient anti-alkoholics – how might a drink called “Wostok Tannenwald” taste?
Check out the entertainment programme online and get to know some ambitious, non-mainstream singer-songwriters.