Hannover nightlife offers an eclectic mix of music, dance, drinking and gastronomy in vibrant and exciting venues, including traditional and contemporary bars and nightclubs. The Kröpcke is the focal point of entertainment.
The area around Hannover Central Station hosts a number of clubs, with venues such as Baggi, Palo Palo, Zaza, and Acanto. The Veranstaltungskalender is also a popular gathering place. Jazz clubs can be found in the suburb of Linden.
Bars such as Spandau and Steintor, as well as the old town pubs and local biergarten (beer gardens), provide a quintessential German setting. Hannover also offers an array of lively and traditional Irish pubs such as MacGowans, a pub located in Bruderstrasse, and The Dubliner at the Copthorne Hotel Hannover. The Speilbank is a casino, which has a variety of card games and slot machines.