Molotow Club

Nobistor 14, 22767 Hamburg
Club, est. 1990


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The Molotow is a music club founded in 1990 in the Hamburg district of St. Pauli. The club is a cosy location for the best indie rock in town! Located directly next to the Reeperbahn, the basement promises great bands with great atmosphere.

The Molotow regularly hosts concerts of bands from different musical genres such as indie, punk, post-rock and poetry slams, parties from the rock, pop and electronic world as well as other events. The Molotov is also one of the clubs where the Reeperbahnfestival takes place. The venue is the Molotov's cellar, which can accommodate about 300 people. Among the bands that have played in Molotov - often before their commercial breakthrough - are The White Stripes, Die Toten Hosen, The Hives, Bright Eyes, Wir sind Helden, Mando Diao and The Killers.

The M (...) Show moreolotow is one of the most important music clubs in Germany and is also internationally known. The Molotow was voted one of the five most popular clubs in the readers poll of Intro magazine in 2008, while a similar vote for the Musikexpress put Molotow in third place. The Molotov is mentioned in the song "Wir sitzen so vorm Molotow" by the band Muff Potter, who later also engaged themselves against the impending closure. The Molotov has been awarded several times for its diverse programme by the cultural authorities. Show less

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Das Molotow ist ein 1990 gegründeter Musik-Club im Hamburger Stadtteil St. Pauli. Der Club ist eine gemütliche Location für den besten Indierock der Stadt! Direkt neben der Reeperbahn gelegen, verspricht der Keller super Bands bei super Stimmung.

Im Molotow finden regelmäßig Konzerte von Bands aus verschiedenen musikalischen Richtungen wie Indie, Punk, Post-Rock sowie Poetry Slams, Partys aus dem Rock-, Pop- und Elektrobereich sowie andere Veranstaltungen statt. Außerdem ist das Molotow einer der Clubs, in denen das Reeperbahnfestival stattfindet. Veranstaltungsort ist der Kellerraum des Molotow, der Platz für etwa 300 Leute bietet. Zu den Bands, die - oft vor ihrem kommerziellen Durchbruch - im Molotow gespielt haben, zählen The White Stripes, Die Toten Hosen, The Hives, Bright Eyes, Wir (...) Show more sind Helden, Mando Diao und The Killers.

Das Molotow zählt zu den wichtigsten Musikclubs Deutschlands und ist auch international bekannt. Die Visions führte das Molotow 2005 in seiner Clubguide Top 50. Im Leserpoll der Zeitschrift Intro wurde das Molotow 2008 unter die fünf beliebtesten Clubs gewählt, während es bei einer vergleichbaren Abstimmung des Musikexpress auf Platz 3 kam. Das Molotow wird in dem Song „Wir sitzen so vorm Molotow“ von der Band Muff Potter erwähnt, die sich später auch gegen die drohende Schließung engagierten. Mehrmals wurde das Molotow für das vielfältige Programm von der Kulturbehörde prämiert. Show less

  • Venue characteristics

    Size and capacity (audience)

    • medium (up to 500) (4 User)

    Type of venue

    • separate venue (3 User)
    • integrated into bar or similar (1 User)


    • good (2 User)
    • average (2 User)

    Backstage room available

    • yes (4 User)

    Merch selling possible

    • yes (4 User)

    Non-smoker location

    • yes (1 User)
    • no (2 User)
  • Event concepts

    Which kind of payment do bands receive normally?

    • fixed payment (1 User)

    If true, do newcomers and local bands get booked?

    • yes (1 User)

    Does the club actively advertise events?

    • yes (2 User)

    Venue can be rented for own events

    • yes (2 User)
  • Stagecraft


    • available (4 User)

    Size of stage or performance-area respectively

    • average (5-12 m²) (3 User)
    • large (more than 12 m²) (1 User)


    • available (4 User)

    Stage lights

    • available (3 User)

    FoH personell

    • present (4 User)

    Preparation and soundcheck

    • early afternoon (2 User)
    • late afternoon / evening (2 User)


    • equipment must be dismantled and loaded after the sow (3 User)

    Loading and unloading situation

    • loading/unloading directly at building or stage entrance respectively (2 User)
    • nearby (2 User)
  • Location, arrival, parking


    • city centre (4 User)

    Arrival by car, parking

    • location has sufficient parking space (1 User)
    • no or insufficient parking space, parking is possible nearby (2 User)
    • no parking space nearby (1 User)

    Arrival by public transport

    • good (4 User)
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