Where: Paul-Roosen-Str. 28, 22767 Hamburg / S-Bahn Reeperbahn
When: Mon-Fri. 5pm –open end; Sat.3pm – open end; Sun.3pm – 1am
How much: Astra: 1,70; Cider 2,50; Mexikaner 0,70
The whole Roosen shines with the glamor of real worn-down, shabby chic accompanied by one prominent ornamented pillar, extravagantly high ceilings as well as granny-style couches and armchairs. Enjoy exotic drinks like fruit ciders at seriously low prices (from ACTUALLY nice waitresses). Maybe you want to listen to real, hand-made acoustic concerts that make you feel like you are part of a small group of close friends in the artist’s teeny-tiny living room. When Hamburg’s Summer heat wears you down, Roosen opens all of its glass-fronts and magically transforms into an (almost) open-air venue where you can dangle your legs onto Paul-Roosen-Straße and watch the curious passers-by in a mild breeze. Roosen is not trying to be hip or pretentious, it is just a homey place (in a smoky kind of way) where interesting people (no posers, just guests) tend to pop in. So, whenever you need a break from the hyper-glitzy Kiez, or the too-cool-for-school Schanze, just stop by this St. Pauli haven and slouch into your favorite sofa for a relaxed night amongst friends, old and new.