Most of the venues in Hannover host regular clubs or are cafés/bars
during the day, so I find it hard to separate them into different categories.
Leinaustr.1, 30451 Hannover
Next to the independent cinema Apollo, located in the side part of the
former theatre, the Apollo Konzept in Linden combines all elements one
needs for a good night out. Modern architecture, great organic food
and a well equipped bar are an ideal start into the night. Later the
guests can just walk down to the basement and start dancing the night
Bei Chez Heinz
Liepmannstr 7b, 30453 Hannover (Linden -Limmer)
Among Hannover's students certainly the most popular club in town. Though
the ‘Heinz’ hosts mainly punk and ska bands there are occasional
exceptions. Nevertheless, other events such as local football matches
on big screen, music and film quizzes make the Bei Chez Heinz a special
location. I know it is not indie, but among the regular parties there
is also a club night called ‘Jugendsünden’ where all
songs you never dared to dance to or would ever confess to like are
Glockseestr. 35 / 30169 Hannover
Well hidden and not very inviting at first (sorry, I was scared first
time I entered, but you know I love you!) is Hannover’s most popular
club for everything underground. Don’t be scared just go through
the backyard and the two-floor venue will open its gates and inside
it’s much friendlier and drinks are dead cheap! For many years
now the Glocksee hosts events: exhibitions, concerts, fashion shows
… for every possible subculture. Of course you should check if
a band is playing, but here are some regular club nights worth going:to:
The Guitar Shock
Resident DJ and all time Brit Pop Pope Jens Dreiser’s monthly
night out. - favourite indie tunes from the past, present and future.
Very young DJ team spinning mainly the new tunes, but are generally
full of surprises and ready to shock their audience with unexpected
Regular admission free club night on Tuesday (!) Be ready to expect
something different every week: karaoke, concerts, film or simply the
cosy indie launch for people who start the weekend early.
For more info, go to www.cafe-glocksee.de
Deisterstraße 24, 30449 Hannover
This small bar and club is a nice venue for a more relaxed night out.
Concerts, readings and local poetry slams are regular events.
Engelbosteler Damm 30, 30167 Hannover
In the heart of Hannover’s new scene the Spandau is not only a
very good restaurant and art gallery, but has taken over to be the leading
live location! A few years ago the Spandau has set new standards for
venues in Hannover. The young modern architecture is very inviting and
makes you feel at home instantly. Artists like The Mary Onettes, LoFi
FNK or Spearmint (just to name a few) have visited the cosy cellar club
and enjoyed the familiar atmosphere.