German Avant-Garde Lounge

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grabbeplatz, Dusseldorf, Germany

German Avant-Garde Lounge Dusseldorf Reviews

lauro lauro
236 reviews
Feb 20, 2007
düsseldorf is known in germany with the highest concentration of pubs, bars and cafe's in one area - in the altstadt (old town)it has the plethora of nightlife to choose from - bayern style, chillout bars, tapas, cuban bar and music, reggae, punks, alternative, traditional german pubs, irish pubs, singer songwriter's pubs - and lots more. since i lived here for 3 years, the altstadt is place where i have mixed feelings - it is beautiful - wonderfully restored buildings and the rhine promenade, but it can get really sticky in the night - lots of drunken people, brawls and loud people specially on big occassions.

in the edge of the altstadt, near the opera and across the kunstammlung nordrhein westfalen museen (art collection of north-rhine wesphalia) is the kunsthalle (art hall) nobody would take a second look at it in the night because what would they do inside the museum? but beside the museum is a small opening and it doenst even have a name to advertise itself - it's called salon des amateurs (salon of the amateurs) inside is a big space with big long leather chairs 60's design. intense people having conversation, or just sitting in the sofa relaxing and drinking. but what would catch you when you enter is the music. progressive music, but it differs from night to night - sometimes they play classical, electro, funky, old records and 70's. also the good thing is that the acoustics inside are good, so that you can enjoy listening to the music and having conversation at the same time. also it must be a hard job for the dj because he is bartending at the same time, but it is fun to watch. they also have events in the salon like poetry reading, independent or short film showing etc. (in german :( thats the only negative side of düsseldorf - it doenst advertise itself to become international)so instead of 5 stars i give it a 4 :D

it would a be a nice experience for someone who wants to visit düsseldorf and having a blast even for a night in the salon.
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