28 April, 2016


Hein-Hoyer-Strasse 7-9

20359 Hamburg

Freudenhaus translates to ‘house of pleasure’ – which obviously has connotations in other areas, but here the titillation is all in the liquid. Bottles festoon the place, like a model train set of a millionaire child’s bedroom. The 387 bottles of whisky, 266 of rum, 187 of gin and just one of vodka give a little insight into the proprietor’s sense of the spirits hierarchy. Beer is also available in a place that feels somewhere between a church and a bar. That is to say, a holy combination.


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