Gay Nightlife, Hamburg
Concierge.com's insider take:
Hamburg's history of tolerance makes it, unsurprisingly, something of a gay mecca. Nightlife is split largely between raucous St. Pauli and slightly quieter (though not much less sleazy) St. Georg, east of the central train station. Café Gnosa is a historic spot to pass the early evening hours (93 Lange Reihe, St. Georg; 49-40-243-034; www.gnosa.de); once things pick up, WunderBar is a sweatier affair, with frequent theme nights (14–18, Talstrasse, St. Pauli; 49-40-317-444-4; www.wunderbar-hamburg.de). The Frauenkneipe, to the west of the port, is ladies-only, with a regular succession of DJs and dance nights (60 Stresemannstrasse, Altona; 49-40-436-377; www.frauenkneipe-hamburg.de).