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.
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.