1. Neustadter Diechl
A beer garden in the New Town, celebrating one of Germany’s best traditions of soaking up the summer sun. They sell a wide variety of food to enjoy alongside your beer such as fondue, salads and other delicious meals.
2. Curry and Co
A must try while in Saxony is the Saxon sausage and a good place to go is Curry and Co. Voted to have the best currywurst in Germany, this place caters for everyone including vegans with their vegan sausages and mayonnaise. They also have great chips (or pommes as the Germans say). Highly recommend the rostwurst sausage.
A visit to Sophienkeller is like traveling back to the Middle Ages with staff dressed up in costumes and spit roasts rolling around on the menu. Try the traditional suckling pig or the half duck with cabbage and potato dumplings.
4. Bautzner Tor
Set in an original GDR style pub, Bautzner Tor will dish up some traditional German food at a very low cost. Try the roast pork and sauerkraut or the New Town brewed beer from Lenins.
5. Pfunds Molkerei
Pfunds Molkerei is a 19th century dairy shop founded by the Pfund brothers that have been supplying milk to locals for generations. Nowadays they have an ornate shop and located above, a stylish restaurant that was voted as the most beautiful milk bar in the world. Try the homemade Pfunds ice cream, quark cake or balls, or the milk jam or milk grappa.
In the middle of New Town you’ll find the Kiezklub that is spread over 2 floors and offers you a huge program of music each night from pop party sound, to hip hop and 80’s and 90’s to rock.
2. Katy's Garage
Katy’s Garage is a quirky and grungy venue that is key for indie gigs and club nights throughout the week and is located in a former tire shop. There is also a great beer garden located out the back that is perfect to soak up the sun.
3. Lebowski Bar
A venue that was inspired by the Big Lebowski – a movie that plays in the background on a constant loop. The bar has different music playing and sometimes art performances on in the evenings for something a little different.
4. Frank's Bar
Frank’s Bar is a hip-hop cocktail bar with over 200 kinds of cocktails and a huge range of whiskeys. The décor is pretty swish too with a bronze bar and outdoor seating area.
5. Peanuts Bar
Situated in the New Town, Peanuts Bar is a venue that is a little different from the rest. When you walk inside you’ll see where it gets its name from with peanuts scattered on the floor and peanut flavoured cocktails. The bar is also known for the fantastic views over the city and the meadows.