One of Rotterdam’s most popular nightlife areas is Witte de Withstraat. Besides the street’s many restaurants, its pubs, cosy cafés and stylish wine and cocktail bars attract a varied crowd. Tourists, locals, students, intellectuals, creative professionals, colleagues enjoying drinks after work: they all rub shoulders on a good Friday or Saturday night, in an exuberant and cheerful atmosphere.
Duck into the side streets to discover the city’s most enjoyable nightlife hotspots. The tropical charm of the Tiki Bar, for instance, or Café LaBru with its vintage New York interior. If you like experimental music, the line-up at WORM always offers intriguing surprises, while Wunderbar serves tasty beers and fritz-kolas.
A similar vibe can be discovered at the head of Nieuwe Binnenweg, where several of the city’s most popular cafés and clubs are located: Rotown, Stalles, Bar3 and Club Vibes. Rotown is a café and restaurant during the day, but the chairs and tables are cleared away in the evening to make room for concerts and parties. An interesting concentration of nightlife is also emerging in the area around Rotterdam Central. Stroll from (jazz) club BIRD straight to the pop stage at Annabel, which organises popular party nights in the weekend.