1. Biergarten im Schlossgarten
The Biergarten im Schlossgarten is one of the most popular beer gardens in town. It’s centrally located and in a very gorgeous place behind the Old and New Palaces. You are drawn into the gardens with wonderful smells of baked pretzels and German sausages.
2. Weinstube Kachelofen
The Weinstube is a small and homely restaurant known for its traditional cooking. Here hearty food is enjoyed making it a favourite amongst locals.
Amadeus is a massive beer hall type restaurant and bar but with a little bit of sophistication. On the menu they offer Schwabian specialties as well as soups, salads, burgers, pasta and some Tex Mex in huge portions. Try the local dish, käsespätzl for a local and tasty dish.
Calwer-Eck-Braü is a microbrewer that sells different types of beers from bright lager to dark and wheat beers. They also have a great menu featuring local Schwabian meals such as sausages and flammkuchen.
5. Brauerei-Gaststätte Dinkelacker
Often rumored to be one of the best beer halls in town, Brauerei-Gaststätte Dinkelacker has a warm atmosphere with great service and hearty portions. Here you’ll find four beers on tap including one unfiltered Kellerpils. There’s also Schwabian cuisine if you’re feeling peckish.
1. Sky Beach
Located on top of the Galeria department store, the Sky Beach bar is a unique place where you can relax on a man-made beach with a cold beer or endless cocktails whilst soaking up the summer sun high above the city
2. Cafe Bohème
Upon entering Cafe Bohème, one might think that you are standing in your grandma's living room! The cafe and bar has a cosy atmosphere that allows you to feel comfortable whilst being served coffee and apple pie during the day and cocktails and beers at night.
Schocken is a three level club with casual dress, playing house music, indie concerts and ‘dance-until-you-drop’ nights.
4. Sophie’s Brauhaus
Sophie’s Brauhaus has traditional brewery décor with wooden furniture, high and low tables and copper tanks on display. There is a canteen style kitchen that pumps out some fabulous Schwabian dishes and flammkuchen and much more.
5. Bar Einstein
This trendy bar is close to the red light district, but nicer than its address might suggest. Bar Einstein is cosy inside with an outdoor terrace and serves German and international beers.