Relaxed atmosphere, smooth music, pleasant people and also the one or other snack for the small hunger between 2 glasses - where can you find such wonderful places? We have looked around for you between Garmisch and Flensburg. The result is a - of course very subjective - selection of 14 After Work Bars across Germany. If you know a wine bar that has VDP.Wines on offer and you think it belongs on the best list, just email us. We'll check it out and maybe add it to our list.
"We are a pup with wine, schnapps, without cocktails but enough space for dates, tastings and the cultivated evening drink. There are also small things to eat so that you don't get drunk so quickly," says sommelier Willi Schlögl, a regular in the gastronomic scene and co-owner of the "Friendship" in Berlin. With a giant round bar for 40 people in the centre and several standing places, the bar is very communicative and ideal for drinking a glass with friends after work - or making new friends.
28 VDP.Winegrowers all over Germany can be tasted at the Mauerwinzer, so that the German word "Feierabend" gets a completely different meaning here again. With the food the bar holds it like with the wines: Only the best is served. Handcrafted German organic cheese, ham and sausage from selected butchers from wine regions and tarte flambée with fine ingredients, fresh from the stone oven. In addition daily traditionally baked bread of the bakery Mälzer, the 1899 created first Rhineland bakery of Berlin. So don't just bring your friends to the After Work Wine - also enjoy your meal!
The "Rescue of German Food Culture" is the winking goal of the entire Rutz team in their wine bar. In a vinophile ambience and casual atmosphere, traditional regional dishes are served on the ground floor. Here you can also satisfy your appetite for a snack in between. No multi-course menus, but also no fast food. The wine list is identical to that of the restaurant, but scores particularly well with the wide range of open wines on offer. The offer also includes wines from 25 VDP.Wineries.
Imagine that: After work is done, you enter a wine bar in Dresden, still a bit tired - and suddenly you stand in front of a VDP.EAGLE corner, where all VDP.Members are not only visually represented! Of course everyone is wide awake now. Looking forward, to drink VDP.Pyramids - and to a sommelier who was awarded the VDP.Traubenadler Sommelier in 2017. According to owner Jens Pietzonka, there are currently 59 VDP.Estates on the wine list.
If you are already in Dresden, you must also visit Silvio Nitzsche and his wine list of his Weinkulturbar. The list includes an incredible 2.950 positions with 360 VDP.Wines from 60 VDP.Wine estates. The sommelier, who was awarded the VDP.Traubenadler Sommelier in 2019, has come up with all kinds of creative ideas, e.g. the category "After Work Wine". Go in and be surprised!
"Enjoying begins with feeling good" is the motto of Rainer Podzuck, owner of EMMA 2 in Essen. And indeed, this wine bar, which is also a shop, has a very, very pleasant atmosphere: tasteful, original and authentic. People who were here not only after work, but by profession, i.e. gastronomy and wine journalists, are full of praise for the delicious wines and dishes, including wines from 29 VDP.Wineries - from Feinschmecker to Meininger, Gerolsteiner Wein Places to Gault Millau. We think that it will not be any different for you.
Just a moment ago in the office on the Binnenalster or in the digital agency in Altona - and now already in the Black Forest. Or in the Black Forest Bar. The classic bar with Schwarzwald Twist has 4 VDP.Estates from Baden on its menu in addition to its special Black Forest Drinks. Along with the glass wine there is modern black forest Tapas - inspired by traditional dishes.
Whoever arrives here after work - whether in Hamburg or Cologne-Südstadt - may not always be sure whether for many people present the whole day is after work. Or whether Work and Life are not one for them. Be that as it may, the atmosphere in the wine shop of Sommeliere Stephanie Döring is always very young and very relaxed. This is also reflected in her philosophy "wine without dress code".
This is not about prestige and renown, but exclusively about wine, really good wine that tastes good. E.g. from the approx. 20 VDP.Estates who are on the menu in the wine shop.
DE - 22767 Hamburg
Im Ferkulum 30
DE - 50678 Köln
Monday - Friday
14 pm till 22 pm
12 am till 22 pm
Sunday - Monday closed
Tuesday - Friday
2 pm till 11 pm
12 am till 11 pm
Was once again late in the office - but hopefully not too late to see a sunset over the roofs of Karlsruhe. Swinging a glass of VDP.Wine on the roof terrace of the Aurum while the sun disappears behind Gottesaue Castle - in no time at all any stress is forgotten! Owner Emrah Isitman, who also offers creative cuisine, has a selection of 25 VDP.Wineries on his wine list - so the evening can get longer.
In Laurenz, Mainz, exciting wines await the after-worker in equally exciting rooms. 280 wine bottles, formed into a glowing cloud, immerse the high room in an atmospheric ambiance. Perfect for tasting the open wines with friends and colleagues at the bar. If you have or get an appetite, simply change to a table in the restaurant, which delights with constantly changing regional cuisine. The sommeliers Andreas Schnura and Matthias Pohlers have been awarded the VDP.Traubenadler Sommelier in 2019, the wine list includes 19 VDP.Wineries with a focus on local VDP.Wines. Just ask for your favourites!
If the smart Munich woman and the beautiful Munich man close their laptops and don't want a Augustiner beer, but a good wine, they go to the Grapes. On the wine list you will find wines from 15 VDP.Winegrowers, which you can enjoy in an elegant and casual atmosphere along with many other selected wines. Among with regional delicacies and a friendly smile of the sympathetic Sommeliers. Great on warm summer evenings: the terrace!
It's Thursday, just after closing time. And there it is for vinophile Munichers: Off to the After-Work Party with Lump, Stein and Küchenmeister. Here, finger food, sweet snacks and selected wines from 14 VDP.Wineries await you in the heart of the Alter Hof. In the bar you can have a glass poured in and then browse through the vinotheque. And in the wine bar you can enjoy regional specialities with your wine. In any case, everyday office life is a long way away here - and not just on Thursdays!
Interieur No. 253 and the Arp Museum are located in Rolandseck railway station near Remagen. The station is a classicist jewel from the middle of the 19th century and has been a place for famous artists from all over the world for decades. Inspiring, however, also for the after-work wine drinker, who can enjoy 31 VDP.Wines in this extraordinary mixture of wine bar, bistro and restaurant. And not only that. According to Gault Millau: "Freshness and ripeness, great names and original finds at extremely reasonable prices. The offer is dotted with "I" because you can take the bottles home for 12 to 14 € cheaper - some things are more expensive on Ebay."
Welcome to Stuttgart's smallest wine bar - with 12 sqm. Whereby here "smallest" rhymes with "finest", at least as far as the wine offer is concerned. Top sommelier Bernd Kreis ensures a constantly changing range of wines. Currently, 27 VDP.Wineries are represented on the wine list. And: All bottles in the wine shopcan be drunk +9 € corkage fee. No wonder that Swabians don't just like to relax here - accompanied by vintage sound of the finest, e.g. Fusion, Jazz, Punkrock, Rock'n'Roll, HipHop, Salsa... Just have a look.