Sometimes after exercising (my sport club is nearby) I meet friends in Aurel for a sparkling rhubarb juice or caipirinha (happy hour daily till 21:00, Caipirinha € 4 and Mojito € 5.50). Especially around 18:00 it gets very crowed and often too loud for profound talks. After-work people let the day fade away in a cozy gold-red atmosphere. They have a very uncommon but tasty beer called “Große Freiheit” (great freedom) for € 2.00 (small) to € 2.80 (big). If you are with your wine lover friends, this is the first place in Hamburg I found for ordering a bottle (0.75l) of really good wine for only around € 11, last time it was even a 1L bottle!
The ambience is retro and mainly red, good music, mixed people, free pretzel sticks on every table. A big self-service bar, an amazing room with coloured windows in the back of the first room. Beside that, there is a cozy booth for only two people (in love?). Cute!
Don’t be surprised or afraid on the toilet. First of all, it is volitional! Cheeps of whales in the ocean. Cute!
During the year, if weather is not monsoon-ish, you can sit outside, if you can find a chair – if not: many people sit on the most frequented (of Hamburg?) road curb with their drinks and immerse themselves in the vibrant life of Ottensen.