Stuttgart Nightlife

Stuttgart is a thriving cultural centre and has a lively selection of bars, clubs and live music venues, catering for a range of tastes and budgets. The area around Theodor-Heuss-Strasse, which runs from Friedrichsbau and Rotebühlplatz, is the happening focal point for popular lounge bars and nightlife. The areas around the Hans-im-Glück-Brunnen (Lucky Hans Fountain) and the Bohnenviertel (Bean Quarter) also have a concentration of decent bars, cafes and restaurants which are open until late.

Traditional German pubs are dotted around the city and the Steinstrasse area, close to the market place, has a number of offerings.

Stuttgart is renowned for its expansive arts scene. The Staatstheater Stuttgart (Stuttgart State Theatre) is highly regarded and the city is proud of its international standing and numerous awards, including Germany’s “Opera House of the Year 2006” and “Theatre of the Year 2006”. The city centre hosts a number of venues for live performances. In addition to a range of classical offerings the city has a strong jazz tradition.

The magazine Lift lists events in the city and region. Tickets for many events can be bought at the tourist information office.

Bars in Stuttgart

Café Stella

Café Stella is a centrally situated cafe-bar in which has a slightly alternative feel. It is a popular place for people to grab a late breakfast and meet to chat. Later it has a buzz as people enjoy a glass of wine or a beer. A small stage area is sometimes utilised for live music performances.

Hauptstätter Straße 57, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70178, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 6402 2583
Sophie's Brauhaus

Sophie's Brauhaus is a pub-restaurant with an on-site micro-brewery. The venue has a comfortable, traditional feel and visitors have the chance to try a selection of locally produced beers. The food is hearty and good and the menu provides an opportunity to try a number of Swabian specialities, including a Schwabenpfaennle, which is a pan containing a little of each of the region’s delicacies.

Marienstraße 28, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70178, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 610 962
Waranga Bar

Close to the New Palace, the Waranga Bar is a fine place to sit outside on the patio and enjoy views of Stuttgart. The Waranga Club on the first floor is a classy place to sip a cocktail or enjoy a long drink. The surroundings are pleasant and the crowd tends to be quite young and affluent.

Kleiner Schloßplatz 13, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 997 992

Clubs in Stuttgart

Club Rouge

Club Rouge stages live acts as well as top German DJs introducing a variety of dance music.



Muttermilch, known locally as Mumi, has a slightly retro 70s feel but is ultimately a chic and modern lounge club. Popular for chatting over cocktails, the club has an area which features regularly changing exhibitions by artists and photographers. DJs choose the music, which ranges from house to soul and funk

Theodor-Heuss-Straße 23, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70174, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 411 4588
Suite 212

Stylish and smart, Suite 212 is a leading example of the chic lounge bar-style clubs that are currently drawing people to the area around Theodor Heuss Strasse. DJs spin the music and a range of quality cocktails are served. Light snacks and soups are served too.

Theodor-Heuss-Straße 15, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70174, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 2536 113

Zwoelfzehn is a centrally located club and open most nights of the week. The musical style varies according to the night, so check the club’s website or listings for details. DJs spin their music and this is also a venue for live gigs by both German and international artistes.

Paulinenstraße 45, Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70178, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 658 1877

Live Music in Stuttgart

BIX Jazzclub

BIX Jazzclub has established itself as one of Stuttgart’s leading live music venues over the past few years. The stylish bar has a roomy yet modern and comfortable feel. The style of jazz performed depends upon the night. This is a good spot to enjoy music while eating and enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail.
Address: Leonhardsplatz 28, 70182 Stuttgart

Leonhardsplatz 28, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70182, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 470 4313

Kiste is a small live music venue in the centre of the city. With a bar-like feel, Kiste is friendly and a good place to drop into for a beer or cocktail. Live music is performed six nights a week, with the emphasis being on jazz but extending beyond that form of music.

Hauptstätter Straße 35, Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 5532 805

For blues, soul and world music performed by German as well as international artists, the Laboratorium is a well-established venue with regular events.

Wagenburgstraße 147, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70186, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 50 52 001
Opera House

Stuttgart’s award-winning Opera House seats up to 1400 spectators. The Stuttgart State Opera Company performs on a frequent basis. Tickets can be booked in advance but bargains can sometimes be had by turning up at the box office on the day of the performance.

Oberer Schloßgarten 6, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 202090

Dance in Stuttgart

Stuttgart Ballet

Regarded as one of the world’s leading ensembles, the Stuttgart Ballet is renowned for its well-choreographed pieces and artistic excellence. The company was founded over three hundred years ago and the interpretations range from classical to contemporary. The ballet company performs regularly from September to July.

Oberer Schloßgarten 6, Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 20 20 90

Theatre in Stuttgart

Stuttgart Theatre

The Stuttgarter Schauspiel (Stuttgart Theatre) is one of Germany’s leading theatre companies, with a repertoire of more than 60 pieces, ranging from classical plays to contemporary theatre. The company has a reputation for innovation and quality.

Oberer Schloßgarten 6, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70173, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 20320
Theater am Faden

The Theater am Faden (Theatre on Strings) entertains using a cast of marionettes. The small theatre seats just 60 people, meaning it has an intimate atmosphere. The theatre puts an emphasis on musical pieces.

Hasenstraße 32, Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70199, Germany
Telephone: (0711) 60 48 50