Bonn. Even though carnival enthusiasts have been warming up for the big season since November, things will really get hopping with “Weiberfastnacht” on Thursday, February 28. Here’s a look at some Bonn bars and pubs that will be hosting carnival parties during the festive carnival days.
1 Anno Tubac
For the 28th and final year, landlord and owner Hans Schulze-Osterfeld will celebrate carnival at the Anno Tubac for the last time. In May, the traditional Bonn pub will have new ownership. The regulars are already looking forward for things to get revved up on Thursday, Weiberfastnacht (Women's carnival day) starting at 12 noon. And a special note: Admission is free on Friday.
Address: Kölnstraße 47, 53111 Bonn Opening hours/tickets: Thursday from 12 noon ( 15 euros); Friday from 7 pm (free admission); Saturday from 7 pm (15 euros including two drinks); Monday from 12 noon (15 euros including two drinks).
Further information: www.anno-tubac.de
2 Bierhaus Machold
Bierhaus Machold offers a tightly packed party plan for a diverse audience. And at the end of this year's carnival season, those interested can take part in the Ash Wednesday "big fish dinner”. Early reservations are requested.
Address: Heerstraße 52, 53111 Bonn, Germany Opening hours/tickets: Thursday from 9:30 am; Friday and Saturday from 6:30 pm; Monday from 2:00 pm to 1:00 am; Wednesday "Big fish dinner" from 5:30 pm
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The Bahnhöfchen in Beuel has long been one of the most popular addresses when it comes to big parties on Weiberfastnacht (women’s carnival). On 800 square meters, there are two dance floors with dance and carnival music, enticing you to sway along to the music and party on.
Address: Rheinaustraße 116, 53225 Bonn, Germany Opening hours/tickets: Thursday from 12 noon (advance tickets 26 euros including one drink)
Further information: www.bahnhoefchen.de
4 Harmonie Bonn
This legendary music pub promises a delightful time with Kölsch (local Cologne dialect) music hits and the biggest hits since the seventies. Party goers who don't necessarily want to dress up are very welcome.
Address: Frongasse 28-30, 53121 Bonn, Germany Opening hours/tickets: Thursday from 5 p.m. (11.50 euros in advance), Friday from 8 p.m. ( 11.50 euros in advance)
Further information: www.harmonie-bonn.de
If you really want to spend all of the carnival days in another world, the best place to do so is Bönnsch. The Brauhaus is already having a "rocket launch" on Wednesday to kick off the celebration week. Among others, the royalty Prinz and Bonna as well as the band "Schlappkappen" will be honored. The so-called "rocket launch" is organized by the association "Bönnsch em Hätze", but the event is open to all guests.
Address: Stargate Bridge 4, 53111 Bonn, Germany Opening hours/tickets: Wednesday from 6pm; Thursday from 11:11am; Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:11pm; Monday from 12:11pm
Further information: www.boennsch.de
6 Gasthaus im Stiefel
From Weiberfastnacht on, the "Stiefelfest" (boot festival) kicks off in the restaurant of the same name in the city center. While on Thursday and Monday the entrance fee is ten euros, on Friday and Saturday, admission is free. Fans of German Schlager music should mark Saturday on their Best OF Karneval list.
Address: Bonngasse 30, 53111 Bonn, Germany Opening hours/tickets: Thursday from 11 a.m. (10 euros); Friday from 6 p.m. (free admission); Saturday from 6 p.m. (free admission); Monday from 11 a.m. (10 euros)
Further information: www.gasthausimstiefel.de
7 The Nyx
Nyx interrupts its usual pop and party routine for a few days due to the exceptional circumstances. From Thursday, 12 noon, Kölsch will not only be served, but DJane Lotta Leben will also be at the turntables. On Friday the "worst of the 90s" encounters the most popular songs of carnival.
Address: Vorgebirgsstraße 19, 53111 Bonn, Germany Opening hours/tickets: Thursday from 12 noon; Friday from 9 pm (5 euros); Saturday from 7 pm; Monday from 1 pm
Further information: Events on Facebook
Carnival in a different way? That's what you experience at the Bla. The self-christened "Right Place for Jeck People" has put together a wide-ranging line-up including DJ Dancefloor, karaoke, Bundesliga and concerts with the Hamburg punkers "Oidorno" and the guys from "Aschkotze".
Address: Bornheimer Str. 20-22, 53111 Bonn, Germany Opening hours/tickets: Thursday from 12 noon; Friday from 5 pm; Saturday from 3 pm; Sunday from 1:30 pm; Monday from 3 pm; Tuesday from 5 pm
Further information: Event on Facebook
9 Die Wache
"Die Wache" has long since earned its reputation as the last place to party at the end of the evening. Guests will dance right through from Thursday until Monday. Besides a big mix of "Gute-Laune-Wache-Hits" (“Good mood hits”) at least on Weiberfastnacht and Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) the carnival classics will be played.
Address: Heerstraße 145, 53111 Bonn, Germany Program: Thursday from 2 pm.
Further information: Event on Facebook
This is a list of parties which does not claim to be complete or follow objective criteria. It is not a ranking either. The order is arbitrary. Is a carnival party missing from the list? Please send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
(Orig. text: general-anzeiger-bonn.de; Translation: ck)