Nowadays housing a classy bar, this building with the crumbling sandstone walls used to be the first women’s hospital some 200 years ago, hence the German name Kreissaal, meaning delivery room.
Located on the very edge of the old town, Kreissaal is a bit hidden, having the advantage that it is not crowded by walk-in customers, but rather visited by whiskey and cocktail enthusiasts. Their house specialties “Black Cuban” (a rum coffee cocktail) and “Fado”(port wine and whiskey) are worth spoiling yourself for. Here, the barkeepers know exactly what they are doing. However, Kreissaal’s fine wine selection shouldn’t be underestimated either.
Not opening before late in the evening, this place is ideal for night owls who appreciate smooth jazz and high quality drinks in a sultry candle-lit, minimalistic atmosphere.
Kreissaal is very close to the theater and definitely cultivated enough to stop in for a memorable nightcap after a play or concert.