Are you looking to discover the best nightclubs in Cologne?
Then we have you covered!
On this page, you’ll find the official shortlist all the nightclubs in Cologne. (More in-depth further below). And, each with why its best to go.
Feel free to check out each nightclub’s official profile to find out more and to find out which is best for you.
We’ve also created seperate shortlists on our website for each music genre you might like to hear at a club on your night out in London.
So check out these articles aswell:
- Hip Hop Clubs in Cologne
- EDM Clubs in Cologne
- Techno Clubs in Cologne
- RnB Clubs in Cologne
- House Music Clubs in Cologne
- Salsa Clubs in Cologne
- Latin Clubs in Cologne
- And finally: Our Complete Guide to Cologne’s Nightlife
Furthermore, you can get on the guest list, book a table with bottle service or buy entrance tickets with our partnered venues.
The Best Places to go Clubbing in Cologne
1) Club Crystal Cologne
Club Crystal Cologne at Cologne’s Hohenzollernring, nobody would suspect the scene of the city’s nightlife. No one would expect the paradise that lies behind the doors of Crystal situated in Cologne. The minimalist style of the club convinced without frills and symbolizes its seriousness. Behind the black tinted windows of the Crystal Cologne are two levels of pure entertainment. The latest sound and light technology characterize the location with a smoking area – the Crystal Cologne does what it promises. And it promises a lot.
2) Bootshaus Cologne
Bootshaus Cologne has mainfloor is the largest room, with a total capacity of 1200 people. In addition to a lush lighting technology, the robots on the left and right of the DJ are also part of the eye-catcher in the boathouse. The BLCKBX impresses with its own special character. Futuristic shapes on the walls, fans on the ceiling, or the LED starry sky provide the special look. In addition, a MARTIN AUDIO music system especially suitable for bass-heavy music! The open-air area gives plenty of seating and is also great for smoking. In addition to an outdoor bar, you will also find there snack bar (Turbo Snack), where you can order including fries, (vegetarian) sausages, or unicorn meat!
3) Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld Cologne
Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld Cologne the club reaches people from all over North Rhine-Westphalia, who can experience energetic live concerts directly under the tracks. The club’s booking stands out in particular for its keen sense for talented and creative artists who work at a highly professional level. Due to the urban and attractive flair of the railway arches, the club is also perfect for more personal club shows.
4) CentClub Cologne
CentClub Cologne is where partygoers swing by to party because of its eclectic crowd and lively atmosphere. It is located at Hohenstaufenring 25. They offer affordable yet tasty drinks and unlimited partying for the lively crowd. Examples of their daily events are the all-night vodka, Special events like carnivals and private celebrations are also held at CentClub. Feel like dancing but don’t want the steep prices or haughty attitude of a lot of nightclubs? Then the long-standing CentClub is the place for you. Feel-good vibes, pumping tracks and a lively, friendly crowd.
5) COCO Schmitz Cologne
COCO Schmitz Cologne regularly celebrates funk and electro until late in the morning on Thursdays to Saturdays between mirrored walls. It impresses with its dimly-sophisticated ambience and cannot be imagined without the multitude of parties from Cologne’s nightlife. A well-stocked bar and turned-up boxes guarantee mood at a variety of parties and concerts. Its manageable size also makes it the ideal place for birthdays, Christmas and company parties. You can use their catering option in connection with booking the lounge in the back of the salon. You will have the opportunity to celebrate the “official” part of your event with food and drinks in the lounge and then swing your leg in the Coco.
6) Cologne After 7
Cologne After 7 is the after-work party in Cologne with live music – every Thursday from 19 clock. The After 7 Team wishes all its guests a great summer. They are there for you every single Thursday with live music! During the week, party-loving townspeople hardly find an appropriate setting for having a few drinks with friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and partners while having good music and a great ambience, or getting to know nice, like-minded people. That’s why they wanted to establish a new and regular after-work party that was to become both a weekly hangout and a good habit.
7) Diamonds Club Cologne
Diamonds Club Cologne is one of the most crowded nightclubs in Cologne. The place is divided into 2 floors, with one as a dance floor on the ground floor and VIP lounge on the first. They have a total of 4 bars with two on each floor. This club is also well-known to hosts some hottest parties in the city, from cocktail night down to themed parties. Drinks are variables; you can basically get everything here. Entry is also not the same depending on the busy hours and busy days. Occasionally and most of the time they have free entry with minimum purchase of drinks.
8) Die Kantine Cologne
Die Kantine Cologne has been serving all out entertainment for more than 20 years. The hottest concerts and party scene in Cologne is made possible through the exciting line up at The Cafeteria. International music icons like Alanis Morissette, The Doctors, Fanta4, Marilyn Manson and John Mayall, and Triggerfinger have already performed at this club. It has also given an opportunity to upcoming artists to perform in front of the bar’s patrons. The bar also has a free parking. If you had anything important to discuss with your friends, make sure you get that done before you get here, because it’s seriously loud.
9) Domhof Cologne
Domhof Cologne impresses with a unique symbiosis of classic and modern, and with a direct view of the cathedral offers a panorama of a special kind. Situated beneath the tracks of the main train station, the Domhof exudes both underground feeling and true Cologne class. The neighboring rooms were united under the old arches, so that enough space is available for long club nights and closed societies. The unique character of the Domhof has not been lost.
10) Fifty-one EJO GmbH Cologne
Fifty-one EJO GmbH Cologne has been an integral part of the Cologne events scene for years. From Thursday to Saturday, week after week, After 7 Thursday event series and the club nights on Fridays and Saturdays at fifty-one take place. From Sunday to Wednesday, the fifty-one is free for your events. The After 7 is the after-work party in Cologne. The highlight of every after 7 is the show of their LIVE band. Really good live music is not often found, but their musicians are thoroughbred pros. With a musical range from the 70s to the current charts, from rock / pop to funk / soul, everyone gets their money’s worth. After the live acts they continue with music from DJ Pult, because after the show they will continue with the party!
11) Flamingo Royal Cologne
Flamingo Royal Cologne Nightclub with a diverse nightlife enthused to the modern Miami South Beach. Here taste, zest for life, music and fun come together every weekend. They also host a special student and after-work parties on Wednesdays. Flamingo Royal is popular nightclub located at the city centre. It is specifically located Friesenwall 86-90 where guests are mostly the hip and trendy partygoers. The interior of the club has a very 80’s atmosphere with impressively designed lighting changing into pink at regular intervals. They also have various options on their drink menu from all sorts of beer, cocktails, and white wine.
12) Gravity Cologne
Gravity Cologne is a famous monthly gay dance party in the heart of Cologne, typically held on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Clubbing for the queer & open minded. An exclusive mix of Progressive-Tech, Deep House & Techno. No frills, just music to lift-off. With the best audience & dancers. Resident DJ’s play progressive/deep house/tech house music. Admission 10€.
13) Green Komm Cologne
Green Komm Cologne is the best European after hour for gays and lesbians. One of the oldest and hottest after hour parties in Cologne. From 6 a.m. It’s 14 hours of partying to house music and the best DJ’s worldwide. The Green Komm after hour is a globally well famous and one of the most well-liked events in Europe with its international and local DJs. Numerous clubs in Cologne tried to copy the idea of Green Komm but did not succeed. The only Green Komm is Green Komm! Nothing else! Green Komm sound fusing progressive trance and house tunes is exceptional in Germany.
14) InCavall VIP Club Cologne
InCavall VIP Club Cologne is a cocktail & shisha lounge right in the heart of Cologne. It stands out with its luxurious ambience opposite the other bars. Feel like a star in the VIP area and enjoy the day with delicious drinks and tasty shisha. Also in the lounge area you will be served like a king “as the customer is king”.
15) Herbrand’s Ehrenfeld Cologne
Herbrand’s Ehrenfeld Cologne beer garden, event hall and club in the heart of Ehrenfeld are united on extensive grounds. The Herbrand’s offers the perfect ambience for many occasions. Architecturally unique event hall including roof gallery and roof terrace is a place where celebrations and events of all kinds are professionally accompanied and implemented. Company celebrations, Christmas parties and other events are looked after gastronomically, technically and personally from AZ. There is a large room for parties and one in which the bar and restaurant are located. Outside, a beautifully landscaped, large beer garden is open in summer.
16) Halle Tor 2 Cologne
Halle Tor 2 Cologne is the location with the unique industrial charm. For many years, the club is considered the greats in Cologne nightlife, which provides its guests with extravagant parties into the wee hours. Experience with a select audience and unique party concepts, an unforgettable night. Puristic industrial charm combines with avant-garde event equipment to create one of the most eclectic and unusual locations in the area. This is the right address for every occasion. Corporate events, incentives or road shows of international top companies are also professionally implemented with a special eye for detail, as are weddings or other private events in a family atmosphere.
17) OMClub Cologne
OMClub Cologne 2008 was launched, they just wanted to offer an alternative to the official trade show party. But quickly, the OMClub became an insider tip at dmexco. From year to year they not only became more and more colorful and crazy, but above all always better and they have to admit that they are no longer an insider tip. Meanwhile, up to 4000 guests celebrate with them every year and the OMClub has established itself as the unofficial party for dmexco!
18) IXOP Cologne
IXOP Cologne is nightclub is also serving an impressive cocktail mix and interesting drink. The dance floor is spacious where the audience can freely dance along to the bar’s various guests DJs as they spin the most in-demand hits. The club also has an interesting DIY flair for added charm. Because of its rustic charm and location yet innovative light effects and interesting mix of music, people are getting more interested to party all night long in this hip nightclub in Cologne.
19) Nachtflug Cologne
Nachtflug Cologne is the perfect forum for those who love to turn the night into day. A cool location with high-end equipment, top DJs and crazy show acts are the guarantors for unforgettable party nights. Young, hip and chic – that’s the target group of the Cologne “night flight”. Passengers of the club are also prominent guests such as gangster rapper LLyod Banks.
20) Kokett Bar Cologne
Kokett Bar Cologne is a stylish night club whose welcoming rooms are tastefully furnished in a retro look. Their picturesque decor in Art Deco style ensures a fascinating ambience and a relaxing feel-good atmosphere. In order to provide you with perfect nightclub experiences, they offer a personal service. In order to guarantee all visitors an intimate and carefree atmosphere, photography in the Kokett Bar is not allowed.
21) Quater 1 – Alm Lounge Cologne
Quater 1 – Alm Lounge Cologne in the heart of Cologne – a location with many faces on three levels. Their ensemble is composed of the star, the Alm-Lounge and bar with terrace, the in-house club (with a view of the cathedral!) and their extraordinary highlight, the Alm Stadl with authentic alpine character. Celebrate in the multi-faceted alpine lounge as it suits your lifestyle: whether classic, modern, quaint, hip or unusual – Quater 1 offers numerous productions and event themes. All this can be found within walking distance between Heumarkt and Dom.
22) Pascha Cologne
Pascha Cologne is known for hosting many attractive ladies who work independently, with their own business areas. Furthermore, the Pascha Nightclub offers a top location with first-class show and table dance performances, live concerts and events of various kinds. A motivated staff will help you at any time to fulfill your individual wishes and make your stay a perfect experience!
23) Red Cat Lounge Cologne
Red Cat Lounge Cologne is a dance house of neon, graffiti and dizzying techno tracks especially designed for those who don’t want the weekend to end. Uncomplicated party in a fun atmosphere, with pleasure also in larger groups, or simply drink comfortably a Kölsch: all this goes in the “Red Cat Lounge” in Cologne. Extremely popular is the “Red Thursday” with free beer, sparkling wine and Hugo from 21-23 clock and long drinks 2 for 1 to 24 clock. For previously registered groups of 5 or more people, the red cat will jump around the house. If you still have not had enough, come to the Sunday “Tinnitus” Afterhour from 6-16 o’clock.
24) Reineke Fuchs Cologne
Reineke Fuchs Cologne opened its doors in the Belgian District in 2012, one of colognes most lively quarters of the city’s centre, yet different from the typical club scene. Reineke Fuchs is a combination of local bar and nightclub, where hip DJs make the turntables glow. A fine mix of techno and house, a large dance floor and cosy sofa corners. Equipped with a Funktion One Soundsystem and a cosy interior that blends the familiar comfort of your local bar with the atmosphere of your favorite nightclub, a top-notch address among partygoers emerged. One reason the venue strongly established its fame might be the well balanced bookings between the two genres.
25) Station 2B Cologne
Station 2B Cologne is a club in Cologne well-known far beyond the city limits. On more than 400 square meters is danced and cruised every night here. There are often great fetish events and special parties for every flavor. A large play area and many hidden niches and corners make the cruiser ́s heart beat faster.
26) Roxy Cologne
Roxy Cologne since 1974. Live bands from the US, Europe and Africa share the venue with international DJs. Roxy is the cult shop in Cologne and has its focus on all varieties of good music. Brazil, soul, funk, disco, jazz, reggae and house are mainly played by vinyl. On Thursdays there is live jazz by and with Professor Burgwinkel, Silvio Morger and Oliver Lutz. Local and international DJs usually play on weekends or artists perform live or bands perform.
27) Tomorrows Club Cologne
Tomorrows Club Cologne in the heart of Cologne is the new point of contact for a long and memorable party night on the Cologne wrestling. From fat hip-hop parties with the best line-ups and blatant beats to an endless night on one of their trips to electronic wonderland. Equipped with breathtaking ambience, trendy parties await you in the city of love. Tomorrows Club in the heart of Cologne is the new point of contact for a long and intoxicating party night.
28) Subway Cologne
Subway Cologne just before the railway bridge on Aachener Strasse. Featuring the sounds of techno, as well as a variety of other smooth sounds such as reggae and hip hop, this establishment once had a longstanding reputation as a great jazz club, famous for its feature in the television series “Jazz in the Subway.” Under the iconic entrance sign, this was one of the jazz hotspots in the city from 1970 onwards.
29) Veedel Club Cologne
Veedel Club Cologne is a nightclub at Barbarosaplatz, Cologne, Germany, where you can find different styles of music, take Salsa and Bachata classes and have fun all night for a small price. Bass and beats, competent Dj’s and exceptional live acts – that’s how easy it is to summarize the concept of the Veedel club. The owner of the former Rose Club is DJ CEM, who with his 14-year-old successful party and concert series BEATPACKERS may well be called a Cologne institution. The interior of the club is largely handmade, which is certainly one of the reasons why you feel in Veedel Club as in your own living room club. Cem’s contacts in the national and international music scene always guarantee extremely good acts.
30) Venus Celler Cologne
Venus Celler Cologne is a club without proper opening hours and with a bouncer on the staff list pursues a corporate philosophy! They sell fun and are happy when you spend a fun night alone or with your friends. They appreciate every paying customer, and not only when they count the cash after closing time. Everyone is welcome – it does not matter to them whether you are a beer or champagne drinker in the team, how you look or where you come from.
31) Vanity Club Cologne
Vanity Club Cologne has a very chic and pleasing atmosphere making it a night owls haven in the city. Right on the pulse of Cologne’s nightlife, Vanity gets by without an arrogant audience and stands out as one of the hottest addresses in the region rather by a sympathetic and stylish audience. International acts such as TIMBALAND, DJ Antoine, Mike Candys, DJ Dirty Law or Noah Becker have performed regularly in the most beautiful club in the city for a reason!
32) Yuca Club Cologne
Yuca Club Cologne opened its doors to 1,500 guests. It is run by the 4 enthusiastic young guys running the neighboring Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld CBE. Within 6 weeks they not only developed the lighting design for the location in the vaults under the railway system in the edgy Ehrenfeld quarter. They also created unique fixtures to the various specials rooms of the venue. Alongside the expanded CBE, it is now a club in its own right with standing room for up to 250. In addition to concerts, parties, weddings, corporate parties, meetings or summer festivals, they provide the perfect setting for all kinds of occasions. Be it in YUCA, CBE or on all three floors. State-of-the-art event technology and high-quality club catering guarantee that your ideas and wishes are carried out to perfection in a stylish-industrial atmosphere.