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Friday, 25-06-2021,

Nights out in the Belgian Quarter

The Belgian Quarter is Cologne’s in-quarter. Chic old buildings, alternative boutiques and many unusual bars can all be found here. In summer, the Saint Michael church square is transformed into a beer garden and meeting point.

The Belgian Quarter is located between Rudolfplatz and Friesenplatz, and owes its name to the street names which are mainly named after Belgian cities or regions. Brüsseler Platz (Brussels Square) is the centre of this coveted residential area.

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Pan Tau Nightclub (map) offers you the chance to indulge the retro in you. The new club on Brabanter Straße imaginatively mixes up classic and modern, chic and retro, along with music of all genres and styles. Towards the south of the Belgian Quarter, on Aachener Straße, you’ll find yet more clubs. Sixpack (map) is a well-loved bar, perfect for a nightcap after leaving another club. Nights here continue right on through till the sun comes up to the sounds of indie and electro.

In Subway (map), things get going a bit earlier. Hip-hop Thursdays with the “Beatpackers” are legendary; the rest of the weekend is dedicated to electro music mixed by various DJs. Perched right at the head of Aachener Straße, Roxy (map) is worth a visit. For over 30 years now, party lovers have been coming here to enjoy nights filled with music of all genres, from techno through to hits of the 80s. Recently moved to Aachener Straße, Club Reineke Fuchs (map) puts on the hottest electro-parties, thanks to owner and DJ David Hasert.

Venloer Straße is the northern border of the Belgian Quarter. One of the top spots in this area is the Stadtgarten (map) which is a restaurant with attractive beer garden, concert hall and, thanks to its own club Studio 672, nightclub all-in-one. Along with medium-sized concerts, some of Cologne’s best club nights take place here.

About 200 metres further on, right by Bahnhof West (West train station), regular “Club Nights” take place in the Gewölbe (map) to the sound of electronic music. Culture, music, café and party – you’ll find that a few steps further on, also in the train station, at Zum Scheuen Reh (map). The club doesn’t just put on wild party nights, but also offers a broad cultural programme with readings, exhibitions, concerts and live DJs. Das Zimmermann’s (map) is Cologne’s only club with a burger restaurant inside it. Photo: Viola Niedenhoff

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