It’s no coincidence that so many up-and-coming British bands played in Hamburg in the early sixties: Hamburg and England have a history which goes way back. The good relations between the Hanseatic city and the British Isles began in the Middle Ages. Today they manifest in a large number of English and Irish pubs in the city. One of the largest and best known is “Thomas Read” at Nobistor, on the far end of the Reeperbahn. Here on weekends, student folk from Hamburg party with Reeperbahn tourists. You may choose between the cosy Irish Pub, the club in the basement or the live music stage, and when the weather allows, the nice beer garden will open. The pub serves a number of craft beers and of course the real pub staples, Guinness, Kilkenny and cidre on tap.