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Open-air seating in the "Drallewatsch" pub district in the evening; a district whose main hub is on Barfußgässchen, a street in the city centre by market square, which, with its many bars and restaurants, is one of Leipzig's nightlife hotspots, recreational venue, gastronomy, nightlife area
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Nightlife in Leipzig

View of the open-air seating on Barfußgässchen near Marktplatz (market square), which is part of the nightlife area of Drallewatsch and which houses many bars and restaurants, nightlife, gastronomy in Leipzig
Barfußgässchen (main street of the Drallewatsch pub district) in the city centre © Andreas Schmidt

Leipzig's nights are long

A night owl in Leipzig will always find an opportunity to turn night into day.

Whether it's a pub crawl or just leaning against the bar, dancing to hip-hop, electro-pop or disco music - here you will find a selection to suit your taste .

Small "disadvantage": The large amount of trendy bars, quaint pubs, iconic clubs and nightclubs will not make your decision easy.

Tip:  If you want to experience a lot in a short time, you should start in one of the two centres for Leipzig's nightlife - the Gottschedstraße in city centre, or the Karl-Liebknecht-Straße.

Leipzig's pub and club miles

The Leipzig outdoor seating culture

Leipzig has made an excellent name for itself as a city ​​of outdoor seating culture

This term, which is associated with beer gardens in other cities, holds cult status in Leipzig. Most of the over 1,400 Leipzig restaurants and cafés have outdoor seating. 

The phenomenon of the outdoor seating culture also existed earlier, but the development got a boost after 1990. Catalysts for this were the urban strategy of the "pedestrian-friendly city centre" as well as the generous administrative approval for outdoor seating. But also structural measures, such as the renovation of the old trade fair houses and inner courtyards, as well as the increase of footpaths, promoted this development.

The high concentration and variety of locations gives Leipzig its unique atmosphere. And yes, the "footpath tables" are the ideal place to see and be seen.

naTo is a sociocultural Centre on the "Karli" (Karl-Liebknecht-Straße), which boasts open-air seating, nightlife area in Leipzig, nightlife
Nights in the naTo. © Andreas Schmidt
Open-air seating on Barfußgässchen, one of Leipzig's nightlife areas, where the Honky Tonk festival, among others, is also held, bar, gastronomy, nightlife, events, music city
From night to day in Leipzig. © Dirk Brzoska