Bars and restaurants come and go, but the Z.a.K. (located close to the market place in Göttingen, Germany) is an institution. It opened in 1993, has a warm and welcoming atmosphere because of the wooden interior and the dishes are named after classic movies – I guess the names are still the same as 20 years ago. You can also sit outside and watch what is going on on the Wochenmarkt.
Let’s face it: the Tangente has already seen its best days – but the club is still worth a visit. The fact that the kids nowadays rather gather at the EinsB, the Savoy or the JT-Keller might also be an advantage – leaving back a relaxed crowd on the dancefloor.
The bar and restaurant Villa Cuba is located close to the old market place of Göttingen, Germany. When you enter this place at the Zindelstraße you’ll find a beautifully decorated bar in Cuban style. The menu isn’t that long but it covers some good dishes from Cuba and the Carribean – especially the starters are great.
Getting to the city center of Göttingen, Germany from the railway station involves a walk through the Goetheallee – an alley named after the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe where you can learn about the distances of the planets or enter one of the numerous bars and restaurants; like the MonsterCafé.
During the last years I’ve not visited Potis that often, because it is quite remote for people used to the short distances in Göttingen – but I recently found out that this was a wrong decision. You can find the Greek restaurant at the upper part of Kreuzbergring in the east of Göttingen.
Named after the god of the sea in Greek mythology, the restaurant Poseidon is part of the Badeparadies in Göttingen, Germany – but it also accessible without getting your swimming trunks on. Before this pool and sauna has been opened at the Eiswiese in 1998, the restaurant was already part of the old public indoor swimming pool in the city center (close to the Leinekanal).
During the last years a lot of bars were coming and going in the Ritterplan. The street is simply a less crowded street without direct access to the pedestrian zone. People don’t come here by accident. But now there is a restaurant that is here to stay: the Abessina, serving food from Ethiopia and Eritrea and thereby closing a gap within the already broad variety of restaurants in Göttingen.
Once upon a time the “Eiswiese” was, what its name refers to: A meadow that was often flooded by nearby river Leine and in winter times the water on the lawn got frozen. When I was a child – in summer time – wood and tools were delivered to that place and we were constructing houses just for fun in our school holidays.
Göttingen is a university town where the students account for one fifth of the population – and therefore has the highest bar density in northern Germany. So you have a big variety to choose from, but if it comes to having a nice breakfast or drinking some cocktails there is no way around the Esprit.
Named after the Spanish town Salamanca this alternative bar in Göttingen, Germany, is located in the Gartenstraße – a residential area. They serve chorizo, patatas bravas, tapas, Spanish wine and different vegan and vegetarian dishes. The location is a bit shabby as normal for left-wing sites. Not a recommendation for everyone, but a place where you might find me on a Friday evening.