The door to the bar "Le Lion" in the Rathausstraße basically opens for everyone - but only after pressing the doorbell. It is a special feeling when an elegant gentleman in a well-fitting suit nods friendly and then takes the guests' clothes off in a courteous manner. Once inside the bar, the style reminds one of a Parisian pub of the Golden Twenties. It is easy to forget that you are in the middle of Hamburg, just a few steps away from the Rathausmarkt.
"Le Lion" is the birthplace of the Gin Basil Smash. The cocktail of gin, basil and lemon, which owner Jörg Meyer created here, is now enjoyed all over the world and is celebrated in specialist magazines as a young classic. Since 2011, "Le Lion" has officially been ranked among the "50 Best Bars in the World".