Le Lion

Le Lion

Cocktail Bar€€€
Hamburg-Altstadt, Hamburg
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  • Jane C.
    "Gin lovers: gin basil smash and the white monkey are a must!"(7 Tips)
    Maximilian P.
    "Great place, very polite staff, well educated bar keepers."(2 Tips)
    Tobias O.
    "Jörg Meyer invented it."(2 Tips)
    Felix v.
    "fancy bar"(3 Tips)
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  • Felix v.
    Felix von PlessJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come to this fancy bar to enjoy some of the most exquisite cocktails in the whole city. Order a Gin Basil Smash (owner Jörg Meyer created it) or any other drink which is not on the menue.
  • Richard D.
    Richard DuBoisNovember 23, 2015
    Elite atmosphere. Customer service is exceptionally excellent. Pleasant music at a low volume which makes it possible to have an exquisite interlocution. Thanks!
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Gregory K.
    Gregory KMarch 20
    Been here 10+ times
    You can go here to get the same top-end cocktail you already know, or you can ask for something completely crazy. Visiting the place was always good experience and an overall joy
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Andreas S.
    Andreas SchubertNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A great lounge atmosphere and fantastic bar keepers! Just go in there and tell them you want a cocktail with X (e.g. Gin). Be sure to be surprised by their creativity and be sure to enjoy the drink!
  • Tobias O.
    Tobias OtteNovember 22, 2014
    My all time favourite cocktail bar. Sign up for the newsletter to get notifications for special events. Try the Gin Basil Smash. Jörg Meyer invented it.
  • moeffju
    moeffjuMay 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask for the Dillinger. Creme de Cacao and special Dill Aquavit. It's amazing. Goes well with Gravad Lax.
  • Joscha F.
    Joscha FethSeptember 22, 2014
    If you get there late and you are wondering, whether the three seats outside are the whole thing: enter Narnia through the door on the left.
  • Hans K.
    Hans KernNovember 19, 2013
    One of the best bars in Germany. Friendly personnel, incredibly good drinks. Nice and familiar atmosphere. Try also the tasty cannapées!
  • Santo D.
    They are famous for their Basil smash! It is definitely a must. The doorman might give you a hard time. Just say that you have been there before and ask for a seat upstairs. ;)
  • Jane C.
    Jane CavalierJanuary 1, 2015
    Gin lovers: gin basil smash and the white monkey are a must! Also meet Bettina when you're there - she's wonderful :)
  • Mat N.
    Mat NicholJanuary 28, 2013
    Very impressed with the creativity and knowledge of the bar staff. A very quiet, exclusive feel to this place. Bit too quiet for me.
  • Travelcheats
    TravelcheatsSeptember 27, 2015
    Home of the gin basil smash. Get a reservation or come early on the weekend, as it's in many travel guides now...
  • Ross W.
    Joerg Meyer’s ‘cradle of the Basil Smash’ had been a stalwart of the list for seven straight years. Sadly it missed out on making an eighth.
  • Julian H.
    Julian HandApril 8, 2015
    Maybe the best cocktail bar, gets crowded, friendly but slow staff, very hip, but rather young crowd for a hip cocktail bar.
  • Dennis S.
    Dennis SpJanuary 31
    Proper cocktails, great atmosphere and top service! Hohe Cocktail Kunst ist endlich in Hamburg angekommen!
  • Richard D.
    Richard DuBoisNovember 15, 2015
    Awesome place and atmosphere. Very elite. Dress up! Gin basil was a delight!
  • kaypsii
    kaypsiiJune 16, 2013
    Probably the best customer service in HH! A must in the city & great ambient!
  • Kubra B.
    A very nice bar. Try its cocktail Gin basil smash. Tastes really good!
  • Mike K.
    Mike KotschNovember 6, 2012
    Betty is plain awesome. If you want to have lobgdrinks or cocktails, COME HERE!
  • Eren B.
    I suppose every city needs at least one pretentious bar and this is Hamburg's. The service and the drinks are good but.. Nah, it's too chichi..
  • D. A.
    D. A.February 4
    Best bar in town! classy! A must visit!
  • Alain D.
    Alain DewaelJuly 29, 2015
    Try the greenpoint if you like a herby rey based cocktail.
  • Ole B.
    Ole BahlmannNovember 13, 2014
    Whatever the name, the smoky Whisky, Chocolate cocktail is the bomb!
  • M M.
    M MörchenNovember 14, 2016
    One of the best... in the world!
  • moeffju
    moeffjuOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The best things are not on the menu. Talk to the awesome staff.
  • Christian W.
    Christian WesterlundNovember 19, 2016
    Try something else than the Gin Basil Smash. It's pretty simple, sour with basil..
  • moeffju
    moeffjuOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    #16 Top Bar World Wide 2013
  • Sasha G.
    Sasha GrudskaMarch 19, 2015
    Good cocktails for Friday night, from 15 euro
  • Sam H.
    Sam HaskelJanuary 3, 2015
    Any drink you get will be spectacular
  • moeffju
    moeffjuMay 26, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Ranglum or the Acheron. Delicious!
  • Inga O.
    Inga OnufreychikFebruary 4, 2015
    Elegant place, good cocktails and service
  • bym
    bymMay 25, 2015
    Best Bartender in Hamburg!
  • Maximilian P.
    Maximilian PetersJanuary 18, 2013
    Great place, very polite staff, well educated bar keepers.
  • Mert K.
    Mert KabadayıAugust 30, 2013
    Serious drinking but not serious behaviour :)
  • Baris A.
    Baris A.August 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    What's not to like? World-class all around.
  • Sven K.
    Sven KräuterJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    plain awesome bar. check out the old fashioned.
  • Mert I.
    Mert InancDecember 29, 2014
    Best gay bar in the town !
  • georg s.
    georg schlotterNovember 16, 2015
    One of the best bars ww
  • Maurice K.
    Maurice KowalskiFebruary 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    A must: Gin Basil Smash! Wow!
  • Selin E.
    Selin EzanogluMay 9, 2015
    Elder flower gin&tonic!
  • Peddi B.
    Peddi BOctober 30, 2013
    Original Gin Sour
  • Jakob S.
    Jakob StecherJanuary 5, 2015
    Talk to the staff.
  • crazy h.
    crazy houseMarch 28, 2010
    best cocktails ever so far in hamburg. go, check it out.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SatherJuly 28, 2016
    The Blinker Cocktail
  • Travelcheats
    TravelcheatsSeptember 30, 2015
    Basil Smash...
  • Jan G.
    Jan GerickeApril 27, 2010
    The best cocktails in town and for real gentleman. Read more
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin P mit tzApril 19, 2013
    spicy morgenthaler
  • crazy h.
    crazy houseApril 5, 2010
    awesome bar! go check it out!
  • Cagil K.
    Cagil KasapogluJanuary 23, 2016
    Overrated, I regret to say...
  • marnie b.
    marnie beeFebruary 23, 2016
    Nicht umsonst unter den Top 50 der besten Bars weltweit! Feinste Cocktails, professionelle Barkeeper, exzellenter Service. My favourite: Ranglum!!! Und das Eis ist so cool ;)
  • Oliver R.
    Oliver RoesslingNovember 12, 2014
    Nettes Flair und großartige Cocktails. Unbedingt an der Bar betraten lassen, wenn man mal einen neuen Drink kennenlernen möchte. Ohne Reservierung kann es schwierig werden einen Platz zu bekommen.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RehnFebruary 20, 2016
    Eine Hamburger Bar-Institution, die man, einmal betreten, am liebsten gar nicht mehr verlassen mag. Fantastische Cocktails, großartige Barkeeper, ... hier stimmt einfach alles!
  • Lars E.
    Lars EdmannAugust 13, 2014
    Drinks sind sehr gut, aber viel besser ist der sehr freundliche Umgang von Mrs Kupsa und Karkosz, besser geht es nicht :-) Barkarte ist überflüssig bei dem Fachwissen der Bartender
  • Sebastian K.
    Sebastian KrollAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Genau das was man sich unter einer Cocktailbar vorstellt. Perfekte Cocktails in einer stimmungsvollen Atmosphäre und makelloser Service. Hut ab..
  • Tim H.
    Tim HerbigSeptember 2, 2014
    Geburtsort des Gin Basil Smash - Dementsprechend auch eine Pflichtbestellung hier. Reservierung empfiehlt sich, wenn man Abends einen Sitzplatz haben will.
  • Elli P.
    Elli PirelliMarch 14, 2015
    Die besten Gin Tonics der Stadt. Erstklasse Service und tolle Drinks. Reservierungen sind empfohlen oder man sollte relativ früh kommen.
  • M H.
    M HApril 22, 2013
    Eine der besten Bars, die ich bislang besucht habe - und definitiv die beste in Hamburg. Tipp: Gin Basil Smash!
  • Boris M.
    Boris MaskowOctober 25, 2014
    service und drinks sind vom besten. rechtzeitiges reservieren ist notwendig, wenn's kein stehplatz werden soll. champagnerauswahl ist ueberschaubar aber gut.
  • Ole B.
    Ole BuddrusMay 28, 2012
    Cocktailbar obersten Niveaus. Einlass nur nach Klingeln, Nichtraucher, klassische Drinks in Perfektion, stylisches Publikum
  • Paul F.
    Paul FritzeJune 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Weltklasse Drinks, gelebte unaufdringliche Barkultur, Gastgebertum in Perfektion. Hingehen, staunen, trinken.
  • Julia
    JuliaApril 4, 2015
    zelebrieren der barkultur mit gehobenen drinks und toller athmosphäre.
  • Florian S.
    Florian SchweitzerSeptember 14, 2014
    Perfekter Service und die besten Drinks der Stadt!
  • Samuel H.
    Samuel HeinleNovember 18, 2016
    Cocktails, Service, Ambiente, Stil - einfach hervorragend.
  • Nas J.
    Nas J.May 18
    Grandiose Bar mit in die Jahre gekommener Inneneinrichtung. Unbedingt reservieren...
  • Hannes O.
    Hannes OffenbacherSeptember 2, 2014
    Unglaublicher Service auf dem Niveau eines Private Clubs. Hammer.
  • Christian G.
    Christian GerlichOctober 24, 2016
    gediegene, entspannte Cocktailbar mit perfekten Cocktails und Longdrinks
  • Tereza A.
    Tereza AmorimJanuary 11
    Sehr diskret und schick!! Die Drinks sind perfekt
  • Itco
    ItcoApril 17, 2015
    Sehr Trendy! Sehr gute Cocktails! Eine der besten Bars der Stadt. P:€€€
  • Holger K.
    Holger KrausOctober 19, 2015
    Erst gegenüber Essen und dann hier gepflegt einen flüssigen Nachtisch geniessen
  • Peer F. H.
    Peer F. HolmJune 20, 2012
    Die besten und straightesten Cocktails der Stadt.
  • 7161440
    7161440March 11, 2015
    Уютное заведение с приятной атмосферой. Хорошее меню. Замечательное обслуживание.
  • Pieter W.
    Pieter WalsweerMarch 31, 2015
    Personalisierte Cocktail Beratung. Fühlt sich an wie im Beckett's Kopf, nur +1 für Stil.
  • Janine
    JanineMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ich empfehle Dark and Stormy. Mit Ginger Bier.
  • Daria 👑 M.
    Daria 👑 MigalNovember 3, 2014
    Коктейли-произведения искусства!
  • claudius
    claudiusJune 2, 2011
    Nicht auf der Karte: French Pearl
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