A long-time favorite among Berlin’s cafés. Guests can enjoy lots of different breakfast creations in a nice atmosphere. There are regular brunches on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm.
›› Charlottenburg, Bleibtreu Str. 45, Tel. 8 81 47 56
This nice café is in sculptor Georg Kolbe’s impressive former estate. The great location and the delicious cakes attract many customers.
›› Charlottenburg, Sensburger Allee 26, Tel. 30 81 22 75
Cult café and meeting place for breakfast. The place has long been indispensable for Charlottenburg’s intellectuals and artists. To help expand your knowledge, there are more than 20 global newspapers available every day.
›› Charlottenburg, Grolman Str. 53/54, Tel. 32 89 06 61
Café Wintergarten im Literaturhaus
Regular readings, Art Nouveau interior, breakfast creations, ranging from pancakes to bagels and an idyllic garden provide ideal conditions for relaxing after shopping on Ku’damm.
›› Charlottenburg, Fasanen Str. 23, Tel. 8 82 54 14
While the kids have fun with toys and slides in the playroom, parents can enjoy a cup of coffee or one of the delicious dishes in peace.
›› Charlottenburg, Droysen Str. 1, Tel. 3 24 47 17
The Fat Innkeeper (Dicker Wirt) is a genuine Berlin pub, offering a large choice of draft beers and bottled beers.
›› Charlottenburg, Danckelmann Str. 43, Tel. 3 21 99 42
Film people, actors, artistic directors and gallery owners meet at this simple pub. The light interior has lots of room for long talks and deep thoughts.
›› Charlottenburg, Grolmann Str. 52, Tel. 3 13 91 84
A seemingly endless list of tasty drinks attracts customers to this easy-going bar. If you end up alone, the creative professionals behind the bar may have been too good at keeping your attention.
›› Charlottenburg, Savignyplatz 5, Tel. 3 13 74 64
Hard Rock Café
American dining, friendly service and good old rock’n’roll atmosphere. Great place for fans of exquisite burgers, steaks and good music. Moved to Ku’damm from Meinekestraße in 2010.
›› Charlottenburg, Kurfürstendamm 224, Tel. 88 46 20
Mainly young people frequent the sofas and sitting corners of this stylish bar. The cocktails are good, but not particularly cheap.
›› Charlottenburg, Kant Str. 146, Tel. 31 01 75 20
One of the few remaining genuine traditional Berlin pubs. Drinks and Berlin cuisine have been served here since 1892.
›› Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorfer Str. 149, Tel. 3 41 81 74
You can follow in Jules Verne’s culinary footsteps at the breakfast buffet on weekends. You won’t be disappointed. Also a great place for breakfast during the week.
›› Charlottenburg, Schlüter Str. 61, Tel. 31 80 94 10
Famous food-serving bar, popular with cinema buffs, artists and art fans.
›› Charlottenburg, Bleibtreu Str. 47, Tel. 8 82 37 56
Here you can enjoy French delicacies, good wine and cocktails, mixed with loving care in a classic, elegant ambience. You might also meet a famous artist or politician.
›› Charlottenburg, Kant Str. 152, Tel. 3 13 80 52
Mojito and other rum cocktails, pictures of Che on the walls and salsa galore take you on a trip to the Caribbean – if just for one evening.
›› Charlottenburg, Konstanzer Str. 1, Tel. 88 55 17 54
Night owls always find a seat here. This café has always been popular with young people. It’s open 24 hours and also offers an eye-opening selection of cocktails. The great breakfast menu is also served 24 hours.
›› Charlottenburg, Kant Str. 148, Tel. 3 13 80 38
Traditional Berlin-style pub, established in 1902, on the banks of the Spree, next to Charlottenburg Castle.
›› Charlottenburg, Charlottenburger Ufer 6, Tel. 33 77 87 17
This café is popular with late risers because of its breakfast and the relaxing atmosphere. Night owls love the large cocktail selection.
›› Friedrichshain, Gabriel-Max-Str. 17, Tel. 29 00 39 29
Trendy people from Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain meet here. It’s a well-designed café and bar with a great view of Volkspark Friedrichshain.
›› Friedrichshain, im Volkspark Friedrichshain, Am Schwanenteich
Tel. 4 53 05 65 25, www.schoenbrunn.net
A Friedrichshain landmark: a cute wedding cake-style coffee house, hosting exhibitions, film screenings and readings.
›› Friedrichshain, Karl-Marx-Allee 72, Tel. 29 35 22 03
Bar and pub on two levels. Upstairs you can enjoy a great view of Simon-Dach-Straße from the balcony while sipping a cocktail. Downstairs, good beer is served.
›› Friedrichshain, Simon-Dach-Str. 39, Tel. 2 96 16 73
Many table soccer games have been held in this bar. The young crowd sits around in former airplane seats.
›› Friedrichshain, Sonntag Str. 9, Tel. 97 00 38 08
It’s best to get a place at the long bar so you have the quickest access to the delicious cocktails and can marvel at the stylish bar. Breakfast starting at 9 am.
›› Friedrichshain, Grünberger Str. 57/Ecke Simon-Dach-Str.
Tel. 26 94 86 61
Retro-look living room, attracting a young and trendy crowd. Cozy sofas and agreeable DJ music every night.
›› Friedrichshain, Gärtner Str. 6, Tel. 29 77 18 87
Original gay and lesbian bar in the Simon-Dach Kiez. Women’s Lounge on Tuesdays. Occasional DJ music.
›› Friedrichshain, Simon-Dach-Str. 36, Tel. 29 36 92 92
Successful mix of a cocktail bar and a sushi bar that is good value for money.
›› Friedrichshain, Boxhagener Str. 108, Tel. 29 49 20 72
Very stylish bar with a 1970s retro look as well as a lounge, table soccer and expert bar staff.
›› Friedrichshain, Simon-Dach-Str. 20, Tel. 70 22 04 72
Comfy, nostalgic reading café with style and atmosphere. The menu has Colombian tidbits and draft Beck’s beer. Latin American buffet on Sundays. A truly worthwhile addition to Boxhagener Platz!
›› Friedrichshain, Gärtner Str. 14, Tel. 54 73 59 43
August Fengler’s little sister and certainly no less popular. Live music and dancing on weekends.
›› Friedrichshain, Lenbach Str. 17, Tel. 0177/2 10 03 55
Paules Metal Eck
Long-established non-mainstream pub for heavy metal fans. Monsters, mummies, and mutants ensure a tomb-like atmosphere while you quench your thirst and play pool, darts or table football. Live sports and concerts are also shown.
›› Friedrichshain, Krossener Str. 15/Simon-Dach-Str., Tel. 2 91 16 24
Outrageously decorated rock bar, worth a visit for the atmosphere alone. Numerous record covers, dragons and even a galleon deck the walls.
›› Friedrichshain, Simon-Dach-Str. 37
Stylish bar with a large seating and lounge area. Popular evening parties. The Sanatorium also now offers overnight accommodation as a backpacker’s hostel.
›› Friedrichshain, Frankfurter Allee 23, Tel. 0171/28 04 120
Experienced DJs create innovative sounds here, attracting electro music fans in particular.
›› Friedrichshain, Krossener Str. 24, Tel. 95 99 94 33
Relaxed, dimly-lit café bar with a big selection of coffees and chocolates.
›› Friedrichshain, Sonntag Str. 8, Tel. 29 36 58 74
A little away from the center of the Friedrichshain scene. Cozy sofas, good drinks and music.
›› Friedrichshain, Lehmbruck Str. 1, Tel. 0163/3 74 28 96
Lively cocktail lounge inside the Mövenpick Hotel, located in the Siemenshöfe, which are protected by a preservation order. Definitely worth seeing.
›› Kreuzberg, Schöneberger Str. 3, Tel. 23 00 64 95
Small cult pub along the Landwehrkanal – packed with a mixed crowd who get to know each other while dancing the night away to first-rate music.
›› Kreuzberg, Kottbusser Damm 104/Ecke Maybachufer
Tel. 6 93 56 49, www.ankerklause.de
In the new Arcanoa, you’ll find many things such as the bar itself from the old Arcanoa, which for a decade was the cult bar in Kreuzberg. A wide range of artists take to the stage here. The individually designed toilets are worth seeing.
›› Kreuzberg, Am Tempelhofer Berg 8, Tel. 6 91 25 64
A simple café bar that’s become a Bergmann Kiez institution over the years.
›› Kreuzberg, Bergmann Str. 100, Tel. 6 91 92 92
Enjoy a milk coffee in the afternoon or a classy wine in the evening and if hunger strikes, you can choose fromhamburgers or Italian cuisine from the next-door Azul restaurant. The Bar and Azul are under the same ownership.
›› Kreuzberg, Skalitzer Str. 64, Tel. 6 18 30 21
White leather armchairs, warm light and well-mixed drinks make this downstairs lounge a highlight of the Bergmann Kiez.
›› Kreuzberg, Bergmann Str. 104, Tel. 74 07 30 50
Café am Ufer
Nice café with view of the canal. Excellent breakfast is served until 4 pm. The daily menu features international cuisine and tasty German dishes.
›› Kreuzberg, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 42, Tel. 61 62 92 00
Great breakfasts served all day long, complemented by a large selection of coffees roasted on the premises. Tasty pasta and salads that change daily.
›› Kreuzberg, Schlesische Str. 6, Tel. 61 07 49 80
Die Legende von Paula und Ben
Pleasant, stylish living room atmosphere and various Spanish delicacies. Owner Turadj Rahimian will gladly help you choose from the large selection of wine and cocktails.
›› Kreuzberg, Gneisenau Str. 58, Tel. 28 03 44 00
Original small neighborhood pub, often packed, rock music and older clientele. A Kreuzberg institution since 1986.
›› Kreuzberg, Oranien Sstr. 19
At this former boat rental place, you can sit in boat houses and on old landing stages in summer. In the winter you can warm up by the fireplace.
›› Kreuzberg, Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 2a, Tel. 61 07 43 09
Large terrace, shaded by trees, offering a view of the Landwehrkanal and ships sailing by. The great view is complemented by home-made pasta and other delicious dishes.
›› Kreuzberg, Liegnitzer Str. 21, Tel. 6 12 51 95
Berlin’s oldest and probably most original tapas bar. When you sit in one of the cozy leather armchairs, the cocktails taste even better.
›› Kreuzberg, Arndt Str. 25, Tel. 6 91 13 52
Rustic pub. The large window front can be opened completely. Lush summer terrace, breakfast served until 4 pm. Also lots of burgers and delicious soups. In the evening, a mixed crowd enjoys cocktails and beer.
›› Kreuzberg, Wiener Str. 69, Tel. 6 11 51 60
900-sq m garden, shaded by old fruit trees and protected from the city by a crumbling wall. Great cakes and barbecue food. Live music and DJs from time to time.
›› Kreuzberg, Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 3, Tel. 69 53 37 66
In this wonderfully old-fashioned café from the 1870s, with its cozy floor lamps and lace doilies, you can escape the urban reality of Kreuzberg on the doorstep and can turn your attention to the heavenly homemade cakes – or you can simply let the personnel cook up your favorite dishes.
›› Kreuzberg, Forster Str. 57, Tel. 54 81 42 59
Grungy pub in the SO 36 neighborhood; photos and woodchip on the walls, plush poodles and lamp shades, orange plastic chairs and yellowed record covers make up the cozy interior. DJs use portable mono record players Thursdays to Saturdays and sometimes on Sundays.
›› Kreuzberg, Falckenstein Str. 30, Tel. 6 12 32 52
Authentic rock and punk pub frequented by authentic guests, live soccer broadcasts.
›› Kreuzberg, Yorck Str. 17, Tel. 7 85 42 38
Attention film, literature and coffee lovers! This place has over 12,000 DVDs for rent, a book store, a piano salon with live music and, last but not least, a very cozy café serving breakfast daily from 10 am. All this makes visiting Roderich a unique experience.
›› Kreuzberg, Glogauer Str. 19, http://roderich-berlin.blogspot.com
High ceilings and a cozy interior, complemented by great breakfast or lunch and a great view of the lush Marheinekeplatz. During warm summer nights, the terrace is particularly comfortable.
›› Kreuzberg, Marheinekeplatz 4, Tel. 6 91 56 37
This rock pub became a legend during the 1980s. It’s famous for its hard-drinking regulars and 250 kinds of whiskeys.
›› Kreuzberg, Wiener Str. 22, Tel. 6 11 69 43
Marabu Bar Berlin
Bizarre ambience with black light and heavy candlesticks. In summer, the outdoor seats on the sidewalk, right next to Görlitzer Park, are very popular.
›› Kreuzberg, Oppelner Str. 23, Tel. 53 06 02 52
The Milagro, with its great creations, stands apart from the average Bergmannstraße breakfast. On the menu, you can find breakfast creations with names such as New York, Oxford, Singapore and Paris.
›› Kreuzberg, Bergmann Str. 12, Tel. 6 92 23 03
Always packed with Kreuzbergers enjoying their drinks, maybe because of the vast selection of Polish vodkas and beers.
›› Kreuzberg, Reichenberger Str. 177, Tel. 23 27 46 90
Here on Oranienstraße, young German and Turkish guests enjoy the colorful cocktails, such as the KGB, sitting on dimly lit, lounge-style leather sofas.
›› Kreuzberg, Oranien Str. 189, Tel. 69 56 91 30
Popular meeting place for students who prefer to enjoy pancakes or a decadent salmon breakfast instead of boring lectures.
›› Kreuzberg, Wiener Str. 60, Tel. 6 11 35 78
The Orient Lounge is located on the 1st floor above the Rote Harfe. Modern Oriental interior with chair cushions and private booths screened with curtains.
›› Kreuzberg, Oranien Str. 13, Tel. 6 95 66 762
Sometimes plays heavy metal or punk music. This is the place for you if you like the harder stuff.
›› Kreuzberg, Fürbringer Str. 29, www.poerx.de
The mainly gay crowd make themselves comfortable on plush sofas, then chat and have a good time.
›› Kreuzberg, Mehringdamm 62, Tel. 78 95 26 68
This “room” is well known for its tasty burgers – one of the main reasons why the place is often bursting at the seams at weekends. As it is so nicely put: “Kreuzberg’s nights are long…”.
›› Kreuzberg, Graefe Str. 77, Tel. 31 10 22 60
This old drinking palace on Oranienstraße is getting old, but it’s still a good place to enjoy a beer or two.
›› Kreuzberg, Oranien Str. 13, Tel. 6 18 44 46
Café with a typical coffee shop atmosphere. Excellent range of coffees during the daytime, with delicious cocktails and snacks in the evenings. Very popular Sunday brunch, early reservations are a must. The home-made cakes are legendary beyond Kreuzberg.
›› Kreuzberg, Mehringdamm 65, Tel. 69 56 86 00
San Remo Upflamör
Great bar, furnished with a strange mixture of various styles and decorated with natural flowers. Friendly customers from Kreuzberg, exhibitions. A DJ makes sure that the music is trendy.
›› Kreuzberg, Falckenstein Str. 46, Tel. 74 07 30 88
This cozy, red-walled bar is located a few steps away from the Bergmann Kiez.
›› Kreuzberg, Schwiebusser Str. 2, Tel. 69 04 15 80
Reservierungen: 0176/21 22 74 01, www.serenebar.de
The owners of Kimchi Princess are expanding with this bar that’s dedicated to Soju rice brandy, Korea’s favorite liquor. In the darkened interior, brightened only by illuminated advertising signs, you might feel like declaring your love for Asia like in the Sofia Coppola movie Lost in Translation. And it’s no surprise that after enjoying more than a Sojus, guests sing karaoke for all their worth until the early hours.
›› Kreuzberg, Skalitzer Str. 36, Tel. 74 07 30 88, www.soju-bar.com
Kreuzberg has a new multi-talent. Südblock is a café, bar and club all in one. Once a month there is a new presentation of the legendary Flittchenbar series. Different theme evenings create a change of scene and daytime visitors are attracted by the large breakfast selection. German premier league soccer is screened Saturdays.
›› Kreuzberg, Admiral Str. 1-2, Tel. 60 94 18 53, www.suedblock.org
Drinking draft Berliner Bürgerbräu beer, you can talk the night away. “Noch ein Großes Bürger, bitte!” (one more large Bürger beer) is the most frequently uttered sentence here. Since the book Herr Lehmann by Sven Regener and the film of the same title were released, this has become a cult location.
›› Kreuzberg, Pückler Str. 34, Tel. 6 17 55 02
This legendary rock bar, frequented by students, has become a little more quiet lately. But when the DJs take charge, it still gets loud.
›› Kreuzberg, Wiener Str. 14, Tel. 6 18 90 23
Cocktail bar, music café and Berlin institution. To be found in every city guide. 1950s style decoration and a pool table.
›› Kreuzberg, Yorck Str. 81, Tel. 22 68 83 87
Deep red walls, elegantly dressed barkeepers and a relaxing, as well as inspiring ambiance. This has always been a meeting place for Kreuzberg’s artists and intellectuals.
›› Kreuzberg, Dresdner Str. 122, Tel. 6 15 55 60
The self-proclaimed Institute for Entertainment Science is a bizarrely decorated bar, where the beer is served in test tubes. Changing entertainment program on Thursdays, Sunday is cinema day. Only for those willing to experiment.
›› Kreuzberg, Grossbeeren Str. 64, Tel. 2 51 63 33
Not far from the Hackesche Höfe, you’ll find this stylish little 1970s-style club/lounge with an atmosphere that’s as cool as the patrons, who enjoy the first-class cocktails while chilling to house music.
›› Mitte, Kleine Präsidenten Str. 3, Tel. 66 76 67 27
Simple atmosphere and reasonable prices, far from the crowded places frequented by tourists.
›› Mitte, Gips Str. 11, Tel. 28 09 38 40
German snacks and good beer. Various group meetings, stage plays in the courtyard garden.
›› Mitte, Krausnick Str. 11, Tel. 2 83 55 38
Cozy bar with gallery and club, outstanding selection of more than 100 beers and 40 whiskeys. Many newcomers will certainly find a liquid reminder of home here.
›› Mitte, Oranienburger Str. 67, Tel. 28 04 74 07
You won’t be admitted to the 37th floor of the Park Inn Hotel dressed in blue jeans. Classy long drinks served in 1980s casino ambiance and a great view of the entire city.
›› Mitte, Alexanderplatz 7 (im Park Inn Hotel), Tel. 23 89-42 48
With its 13 home-brewed coffee sorts, this is a coffee lover’s paradise! Serves delicious home-made American food in summer on the idyllic terrace.
›› Mitte, Sophien Str. 21, Tel. 28 59 83 63
›› Kreuzberg, Bergmann Str. 21, Tel. 6 94 81 38
Bebel Bar & Lounge
In the historic center of Berlin in the Hotel de Rome, this deluxe bar captivates with its unrivalled beautiful historical interior and its 10-m long bar, which is a meeting place for the rich and famous every evening.
›› Mitte, Behren Str. 37 (im Hotel de Rome), Tel. 46 06 09-0
Super chic and highly-praised cocktail bar with 100 different varieties of rum, leather armchairs and professional cocktail mixers.
›› Mitte, Oranienburger Str. 42/43, Tel. 97 00 56 18
This cozy pub in central Berlin, playing grunge music, is always packed with beautiful people.
›› Mitte, Invaliden Str. 151, Tel. 48 49 22 68
Bar, café, restaurant and trendy meeting place with big-city flair. The oversized bust of Albert Einstein mounted over giant organ pipes is worth seeing and is hard to miss. Central location in the heart of Berlin, near the Café Moskau (built in 1962-1964 as the gastronomic flagship of the former East Germany and now an unusual location for events) and Kino International. Breakfast Monday to Friday from 9 am, brunch served Saturdays and Sundays.
›› Mitte, Karl-Marx-Allee 35, Tel. 24 72 72 50
This cozy living-room-style café with Wilhelminian interior in the heart of the historic Nikolai district serves homemade tarts and hearty food in the evening. Beautiful terrace in summer.
›› Mitte, Spreeufer 1, Tel. 24 72 59 47
The last remaining stronghold of the alternative scene on Oranienburger Straße. Even tourists come here, but you won’t notice.
›› Mitte, Oranienburger Str. 54-56a, Tel. 2 81 61 09
This glamorous new opening in Berlin’s Marriott Hotel carries the handwriting of the famous international fashion designer Michael Michalsky. Starting with the selection of furniture including designer chairs with a 1950s look, as well as zebra-patterned carpets and the many fashion pictures on the walls, right up to the cocktail creations with unusual names such as Style Night or Vintage, visitors will feel that an ambience has been created that will delight all fashion lover.
›› Tiergarten, Marriott Hotel, Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, Tel. 2 20 00 54 41
Far from tourist cafés and central Berlin-style, mainly frequented by local regulars. The walls are adorned with numerous black-and-white photos and film props.
›› Mitte, Rosenthaler Str. 39, Tel. 2 80 64 15
Bar and restaurant at the ARD’s (German TV station) Berlin studio. Due to its location on the banks of the Spree, just three minutes from the Brandenburg Gate, this is a meeting place popular with journalists and politicians. Large terrace in the summer.
›› Mitte, Wilhelmstr. 67a, Eingang Reichstagsufer
Tel. 22 48 98 88, www.dieeins-restaurant.de
An institution in central Berlin that still tries to keep out tourists. If you get in, you can enjoy excellent electro music, sitting on cozy sofas.
›› Mitte, Rosenthaler Str. 39, www.eschschloraque.de
The living-room-style interior features TV screens showing a virtual fireplace and plenty of kitschy accessories. Sometimes a DJ takes charge of the turntable.
›› Mitte, Krausnick Str. 5, Tel. 28 38 51 19
Gaststätte W. Prassnik
Relaxing mixture of regular customers and tourists, unobtrusive East German retro-style.
›› Mitte, Tor Str. 65, Tel. 41 71 51 20
Nice bar on the border of Prenzlberg. You can enjoy a drink during one of the club evenings.
›› Mitte, Weinbergsweg 25, Tel. 4 48 72 86
Cozy bar in the heart of Berlin with walls adorned with art.
›› Mitte, August Str. 61, Tel. 91 70 70 63
All food served here is made from organic ingredients, from the breakfasts, which include French, salmon or a students’ breakfasts, to the salads. With crunchy Tartes Flambees and waffles, you can enjoy a great view of idyllic Zionskirchplatz.
›› Mitte, Zionskirchplatz 22-24, Tel. 44 34 13 00
Neighborhood living room, attracting many visitors that are elegant without being overstyled.
›› Mitte, Tucholsky Str. 33, Tel. 28 59 94 89
King Kong Klub
Bombastic iron columns and a leopard mosaic on the bar. Admission to the electro punk parties is usually free.
›› Mitte, Brunnen Str. 173, Tel. 91 20 68 60
International sausage specialties and tasty home-brewed beer, right on Hackescher Markt.
›› Mitte, Dircksen Str., S-Bahnbögen 143, Tel. 24 72 87 27
The plaster is peeling off the walls, soft light shines from the chandelier and old chansons play. Traditional Eastern European ambience.
›› Mitte, Zionskirchplatz 39, Tel. 4 49 01 29
Berlin’s most beautiful and wealthy people enjoy first class cocktails amid the works of world famous photographers.
›› Mitte, Charlotten Str. 57, Tel. 202 95 40
Nola´s am Weinberg
A beautiful interior and the great view make you want to enjoy the multinational breakfasts every day.
›› Mitte, Veteranen Str. 9, Tel. 44 04 07 66
Operncafé im Opernpalais
In the spacious rooms of the Opern-palais, you can choose from a selection of 50 different cakes. Large terrace in summer.
›› Mitte, Unter den Linden 5, Tel. 2 02 68 3
Traditional Irish pub with everything that belongs in an Irish pub. Guinness, Kilkenny, cider, whiskey, live sports, and live music jam sessions.
›› Mitte, Friedrich Str. 112a, Tel. 2 82 81 66
An elegant, dimly-lit lounge, hidden behind heavy steel doors. Armchairs and cozy booths. A great place to meet new people.
›› Mitte, Novalis Str. 11, Tel. 28 38 76 76
Elegantly styled bar. The large circular bar is surrounded by glamorous guests, including occasional celebrities.
›› Mitte, Dircksen Str. 142, Tel. 24 72 26 88
Small 1950s-style bar with standing room only. Cocktails and DJs in the evening and screenings of the German Tatort television crime program on Sundays. Opens at 7 pm.
›› Mitte, Zionskirch Str. 7, Tel. 44 05 55 80
Ständige Vertretung Stäv
A piece of Cologne, serving genuine Kölsch(Cologne) beer, with a Rhine-style carnival atmosphere. Always full!
Hier wird in alter Tradition echtes Kölsch serviert und Karneval gefeiert, immer voll!
›› Mitte, Schiffbauerdamm 8, Tel. 2 82 39 65
Far away from the busy Oranienburger Straße, you can sit in a roofed wicker beach chair in summer and in front of an aquarium in winter. Good service and delicious food.
›› Mitte, Kleine Hamburger Str. 16, Tel. 24 62 89 63
High-class individual tea creations, served in authentic Tajikistan and Russian ambience at the Donner Palace. Very popular so reservations are recommended.
›› Mitte, Am Festungsgraben 1, Tel. 2 04 11 12
Only just opened and already a real insiders’ tip! One of the reasons is that Ralf Rüller, who founded and runs the place, works closely with regional producers to obtain the ingredients for the rich variety of snacks, salads, sandwiches and cakes. The same quality standards apply to the high-grade coffee varieties created in the Barn by the expert barkeepers.
›› Mitte, August Str. 58, Tel. 01 51/24 10 51 36
In this new place you can trust the night-life experience of Berlin club veterans Cookie and Marcus Trojan. The bar is quite small and is decorated in shiny warm golden colors with mainstream and 1980s music. Everybody drinks together here (warning: no beer) and the alcoholic drinks are sold only by the bottle, which often leads to a boisterous atmosphere in the early hours.
›› Mitte, Tor Str. 72
Visite Ma Tente
Three Frenchmen serve French wine and beer in a simple neighborhood bar.
›› Mitte, Christinen Str. 24, Tel. 44 32 31 66
For most visitors this bar has the appearance of a giant living room. Therefore you can make yourself comfortable on the colorfully arranged furniture and sip your cocktail completely relaxed.
›› Mitte, Schönhauser Allee 8, Tel. 7 47 69 59-2
No joke: you only have to pay as much as you see fit! This means in your own estimate, but also what is appropriate. Despite the doubters, the concept works – there are now three Weinerei bars in Berlin.
›› Forum: Mitte, Fehrbelliner Str. 57, Tel. 60 05 30 72
›› FraRosa: Mitte, Zionskirch Str. 40, Tel. 65 70 67 56
›› Perlin: Mitte, Griebenow Str. 5, Tel. 40 69 09 51
Not only the tiny private screening room often showing highlights of cinematic art makes this bar special. The chanson nights, readings, as well as the karaoke and air guitar contests, are worth a visit.
›› Mitte, Berg Str. 2, Tel. 28 38 91 21
Simple and unpretentious, this haunt of media workers in up-and-coming Neukölln is true to its image, offering artistic types and students cozy sundowners with original Tegernsee beer and an ever-changing supporting program, such as readings, live music and film presentations.
›› Neukölln, Weser Str. 40, Tel. 30 64 87 51
Authentic Vienna-style coffee house in the Saalbau Neukölln hall.
›› Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Str. 141, Tel. 6 86 90 20
The bar’s name hints at coziness and in winter that’s the case. Settle on one of the many sofas and admire the crackling open fire while enjoying a glass or two of vodka from the extensive selection. The bar is quite small, which means it gets even cozier as the night wears on.
›› Neukölln, Weser Str. 202, Tel. 0 176/22 09 58 76
Mama is one of the somewhat older places in the trendy Kreuzköllner area, but that doesn’t spoil its grungy charm. Once you find a way past the many stools, chairs and sofas to the bar, you’ll be served a freshly tapped organic beer and unusual vodkas. There’s also occasional live music.
›› Neukölln, Hobrecht Str. 61, Tel. 0 157/71 94 49 16
Cosmonauts, astronauts and those who want to be are in the right place in Raumfahrer (spaceman).The place is very spacious and Astra beer is served at the bar, among other beers. Raumfahrer’s interior is full of odd decorations, such as a green domestic pig.
›› Neukölln, Hobrecht Str. 54, Tel. 0 176/64 21 52 51
This is a welcome change to all the trendy grungy bars in Reuterkiez. You can sip on delicious cocktails in a stylish lounge atmosphere. If you prefer beer, you’ll enjoy the wide choice of Belgian brews, which have names like Delirium Tremens. Events are also held: Every Thursday there are readings; Tuesdays, origami workshops (!), as well as various cabaret nights.
›› Neukölln, Reuter Str. 63, Tel. 34 08 58 17, www.yuma-bar.de
Experimental films are shown in the background while DJs play indie, rock or electro music.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Schönhauser Allee 177b, Tel. 40 50 06 24
In this small patisserie, the owner – and master pastry chef – bakes the treats. First-rate coffee.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Ryke Str. 39, Tel. 44 01 72 73
›› Schöneberg, Winterfeldt-Str. 45, Tel. 23 60 94 57
›› Charlottenburg, Fasanen Str. 29, Tel. 88 72 93 83
Parents enjoy the vast selection of wine and beer or the excellent tapas creations while the kids have fun at the adjacent playground. Soccer games are also shown here.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Senefelder Str. 18, Tel. 44 71 96 80
An einem Sonntag im August
Meeting place for Prenzlauer Berg’s students, either for an inexpensive brunch on Sunday or for one of the live concerts.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Kastanienalle 103, Tel. 44 31 23 91
Dreamy, cozy café bar at the Wasserturm. Also popular in the evenings, especially with students who like the moderate prices.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Knaak Str. 26, Tel. 4 42 84 83
This neighborhood meeting place is always packed. Sports fans let off steam playing tabletop soccer or table tennis.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Lychener Str. 11, Tel. 44 35 66 40
Ben-Uschi und der Pabst
Ben-Uschi and the Pope would all feel comfortable in this cozy coffee house, decorated with many knick-knacks and curiosities. They could pleasantly while away their Sunday afternoon with not only the obligatory café au lait, but also with lots of delicious coffee specialties such as the Taumelnden Ire (Drunken Irishman) – coffee with Baileys and cream.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Marienburger Str. 39, Tel. 41 72 54 65
It’s not just stressed-out city people, hoping to escape the hectic atmosphere of Schönhauser Allee, who enjoy the atmosphere here – the two pet parrots Arno and Charlie have made it their task to keep customers well entertained, and sometimes alarm them! You’ll find yourself sitting surrounded by all kinds of wonderful plants, drinking a cappuccino and occasionally exchanging words with a macaw – Berlin can be close to nature!
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Schönhauser Allee 127a, Tel. 44 73 42 26
Café Anna Blume
The name is the game here. The café is also a flower (Blume) shop. Delicious coffee and cakes, as well as warm dishes at fair prices. Known for its great breakfast choice.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Kollwitz Str. 83, Tel. 44 04 87 49
Hold a beer in one hand and a table tennis bat in the other – that’s normal during an evening at Dr. Pong’s where people get to know each other not at the bar, but by going round the place. With all this going on, you won’t notice the sparse furnishings.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Eberswalder Str. 21
Fluido - Bar di notte
Classy 1960s-style cocktail bar off the beaten track from the Prenzlauer Berg scene. Those in a hurry can order a cocktail to go.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Christburger Str. 6, Tel. 44 04 39 02
Named after Russian cosmonaut Gagarin, the first man in space. The walls are decorated with red stars and Sputnik pictures. Cranberry vodka and pelmeni.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Knaak Str. 22-24, Tel. 4 42 88 07
Cozy little trendy bar with plaster and little angels. Super cocktails and a very mixed crowd.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Ryke Str. 54, Tel. 41 99 55 88
Friendly café in the heart of the district. Its name means Golden Hips and hints at the high-calorie goodies served here.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Oderberger Str. 27, Tel. 41 71 45 00
Cocktail bar with comfortable green leather sofas, stools and low tables. 120 kinds of cocktails and spirits. Especially in winter, you can best enjoy these in front of the Spanish green marble fireplace.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Sredzki Str. 65, Tel. 23 18 76 84
Kauf Dich Glücklich
The German name for this place means “buy yourself happy” but it could just as well be called “drink or eat yourself happy” depending on how you see it, because as well as the second-hand clothes, sunglasses and even sofas that are for sale, you can satisfy your hunger with delicious home-made waffles, ice cream and crêpes.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Oderberger Str. 44, Tel. 501 54 791
Successful combination of bicycle store, bar, restaurant and movie screenings.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Lychener Str. 26, Tel. 44 73 35 51
Combination of café and lounge. Homemade cakes served during the day, good music in the evening.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Stargarder Str. 13, Tel. 43 72 06 46
Cozy family café with play area for kids, serving delicious cake and ice cream.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Kastanien-Allee 43, Tel. 0 163/8 28 63 30
If you want to get drunk in style, you’ve hit the motherlode in this place, which is like its own “galaxy.” Punk and rock music blare from the loudspeakers, tabletop soccer rattles in the background and the beer is cheap.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Oderberger Str. 46, Tel. 4 48 19 59
This small and friendly beach bar at the Mauerpark is always packed. DJs on the weekend and there’s a grill where you can barbecue your own sausages.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Bernauer Str. 63
Live soccer broadcasts are shown on a large screen that spans two floors. Parties, football quizzes and table-top soccer contests from time to time.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Stargarder Str. 10, Tel. 44 03 62 08
Even during the day, the bar is full of locals from Prenzlauer Berg. You can stand at the bar, talk a lot, and maybe drink a lot.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Kastanienallee 13/14, Tel. 4 48 56 33
At this Vienna-style café with its nice view of Kollwitzplatz you can sit outside, even in winter, under warm outdoor heaters. Especially recommended is the popular Sowohlalsauch breakfast special for two, which includes marinated salmon, shrimps, French cheese and bread fresh from the in-house bakery.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Kollwitz Str. 88, Tel. 4 42 93 11
Quirky cult bar with an interior that appears thrown-together from odds and ends out of the last few decades. Always popular in the evenings and with self service, you don’t have to wait long for a beer.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Lette Str. 6, Tel. 4 45 54 58
This small café with a children’s play area also offers hearty meals. Thoughts of salads or bread will quickly disappear when you see the sweet delicacies brought to the next table, such as crispy waffles with yoghurt ice cream or French toast. The breakfast selection leaves no wish unfulfilled and will also awaken your appetite. Especially popular is the Sugarplum Fairy with pancakes, ham and eggs, hash browns and fresh fruit.
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Greifenhagener Str. 15, Tel. 52 68 61 44
Zu mir oder zu Dir
Stylish and cozily furnished cult bar in Helmholtzkiez. Everyone sits together on comfortable sofas and chairs, so it’s easy to make new friends quickly and not surprising when the question at the end of the evening is: Your place or mine?
›› Prenzlauer Berg, Lychener Str. 15, Tel. 0 176/24 41 29 40
Living room atmosphere with cozy sofas and candlelight. Lots of books on the shelves. Sometimes live jazz performances and readings.
›› Schöneberg, Akazien Str. 28, Tel. 78 70 60 57, www.cafe-bilderbuch.de
Long-established Schöneberg neighborhood café. Young and old locals hang out here.
›› Schöneberg, Goltz Str. 33, Tel. 2 16 70 92
E. & M. Leydicke
Old distillery with more than 20 kinds of liquor and fruit wines. The theme parties are quite popular.
›› Schöneberg, Manstein Str. 4, Tel. 216 29 73
Here you can drink the day and night away in true Schöneberg style. You won’t get fancy drinks such as cocktails.
›› Schöneberg, Potsdamer Str. 157, Tel. 21 99 74 70
A cool bar that does not admit everyone. If you get in, you can enjoy the styled interior and a vast selection of cocktails. Most guests are over 30.
›› Schöneberg, Winterfeldt Str. 50, Tel. 2 15 25 15
Head for the luminous yellow J on a black background. Glance briefly through the large window, ring the doorbell, enter and order one of the 160 cocktails. Trendily decorated with stucco and tiled walls.
›› Schöneberg, Goten Str. 71, Tel. 0 175/7 12 31 73
An institution in Schöneberg. Always packed, particularly around noon. Brunch buffet on Sunday. Reservations recommended.
›› Schöneberg, Haupt Str. 5, Tel. 7 84 67 38
In 1950s style, beer is drunk here accompanied by burgers and tabletop soccer.
›› Schöneberg, Crelle Str. 41, Tel. 7 81 85 19
Portuguese snacks served with coffee. During happy hour (before noon) everything is sold at a discount.
›› Schöneberg, Winterfeldt Str. 44, Tel. 21 96 35 33
This stylish cocktail bar is always packed. Cocktail poker party once a month, speed dating nights every once in a while.
›› Schöneberg, Goltzstr. 39, Tel. 2 17 21 11
Allow yourself plenty of time to study the giant breakfast menu on offer at this friendly neighborhood café.
›› Schöneberg, Kyffhäuser Str. 14, Tel. 2 15 75 67
Small, well-established bar, private atmosphere. Many celebrities, from Bryan Adams to Wim Wenders, have stopped by here and enjoyed themselves.
›› Schöneberg, Wartburg Str. 54, Tel. 7 81 30 05
This corner pub has been popular with students for more than 30 years. From 11.30 am through 4 pm, there’s a business lunch for hungry mouths and a brunch buffet on Sundays.
›› Schöneberg, Grunewald Str. 55, Tel. 8 53 52 55
Well-known bar with vacation atmosphere and African music at the trendy Winterfeldtplatz. Friendly service and the sand in your shoes is free.
›› Schöneberg, Goltz Str. 24, Tel. 2 16 53 49
Bar am Lützowplatz
Celebrated interior design since 1990. A 5 m wide room with a 30 m long bar, at the end of which sits Mao. Excellent cocktails, rare whiskies and lots of anecdotes. A genuine classic.
›› Tiergarten, Lützowplatz 7, Tel. 2 62 68 07, www.baramluetzowplatz.com
Cinema fans and non movie buffs alike come here for a drink after visiting the film museum or one of the movie theaters in the neighborhood. Elegantly designed bar with leather benches. The walls are adorned with photos of the late director Billy Wilder, who gave the bar its name. Beautiful, large window front.
›› Tiergarten, Potsdamer Str. 2, Tel. 26 55 48 60, www.billywilders.de
You can breakfast here in luxury on Sundays with a champagne brunch with lots of exquisite delicacies such as freshly baked croissants, oysters, lobster, brunch fare and (of course) bubbly champagne. Reservations are a must!
›› Tiergarten, Potsdamer Platz 3, Tel. 3 37 77 63 40, www.desbrosses.de
Famous Viennese coffee shop in an imposing villa with stucco ceilings, golden mirrors and its own coffee roaster in Berlin’s Tiergarten. Probably the capital’s best coffee, which is also enjoyed by many celebrities. A second Einstein branch is located just 150 m from the Brandenburger Tor.
›› Tiergarten, Kurfürsten Str. 58, Tel. 2 61 50 96, www.cafeeinstein.com
›› Mitte, Unter den Linden 42, Tel. 2 04 36 32, www.einsteinudl.de
Harry´s New York Bar
Elegant, well-designed bar inside the Grand Hotel Esplanade with customers from all over the world. Live pianist and boisterous mood until dawn!
›› Tiergarten, Lützowufer 15, Tel. 2 54 78 86 33, www.esplanade.de
Urban, rough and loud. A typical big city pub.
›› Tiergarten, Lützow Str. 23, Tel. 2 61 69 18, www.kumpelnest3000.com
As a restaurant, bar and smokers’ lounge rolled into one, the Lanninger has become the talk of the capital city. This is due not only to the great selection of cocktails and whiskies, but also to the cool styling of the premises. A home away from home for all trendy night owls.
›› Tiergarten, Alt-Moabit 99, Tel. 39 92 07 98, www.lanninger-berlin.de
This high-class lounge bar, in which businessmen and trendsetters can relax among the stylish delicacies, is on the first floor of the Mandala Hotel.
›› Tiergarten, Potsdamer Str. 3, Tel. 59 00 00 00, www.qiu.de
Stylish bar, furnished with dark wood and leather upholstery.
›› Tiergarten, Potsdamer Str. 102, Tel. 25 75 99 77, www.victoriabar.de
Authentic neighborhood pub in trend-resistant Moabit. Children are welcome.
›› Tiergarten, Krefelder Str. 6, Tel. 3 93 30 39, www.walhalla-berlin.de
A piece of France in Wilmersdorf! Besides croissants, baises, tarts and coffee specialties, you can also get delicious cakes, salads and sandwiches. All are guaranteed to be freshly and lovingly prepared.
›› Wilmersdorf, Olivaer Platz 8, Tel. 88 67 77 11, http://croque-berlin.blogspot.com
Perfectly styled customers come to flirt at this roomy lounge bar.
›› Wilmersdorf, Kurfürstendamm 153, Tel. 89 06 49 95, www.universumlounge.de