Bar Guide In Berlin: 7 Best Bars & Pubs to Visit in BerlinRuss Bily
Berlin is a city, which should be visited at least once in your life, especially when you’re young.
Forget about Bavarian sausages, cabbage, and beer! Berlin has lots of colorful cafes and bars, lots of hipster places, unusual bars and techno clubs. The best bars in the capital of Germany are imbued with a unique Berlin spirit.
We have compiled a guide with 7 best bars that will help you to love Berlin, as we love it.
Buck and Breck
Buck and Breck is one of the legendary Berlin bars, which enters the TOP-50 of the best bars in the world. This bar was opened by five bartenders, who are still working there. It’s a very interesting place with its own concept. In fact, this is a basement with a limited entrance. At the entrance, you will notice a shabby showcase, coming up to which, you will see a neon sign ” Closed “. Someone might be embarrassed, but not those who know.
There is a small bell near the bar entrance. You ring it, and a bar employee comes up to you and decides whether to let you come in or not. If you are more than 4 people, then you will not be allowed, this is for sure, and if less than 4, then the future fate depends on the availability of seats. There are about 20 seats in the bar in total. If you are lucky and there is room, you’ll go inside.
The bar boasts a very interesting menu, which has both classic varieties and unusual author’s cocktails. We recommend you to try Vieux Carre there. By the way, all the bottles they have in the bar do not have labels. They recognize them by the flags on the bottleneck marking the labeling of one or the other premix.
The cocktails are served in beautiful copper brass cups, although the menu is short and virtually only dry gin, whiskey and brandy-based, priced from €10.50. There’s also a good house Champagne and off the menu, cocktails are made with care to match your requirements.
Address: Brunnenstraße 177, 10119 Berlin
Hours: Mon-Sun: 8PM–2AM
Stagger Lee Cocktailbar
Stagger Lee Cocktailbar is an unrealistically stylish bar, located in the heart of Schöneberg. The cocktails are worth a visit, but if you are also into themed cool bars, this is a place for you.
The cool thing about this bar is that it brings the theme up-to-date and blends it with a distinct Berlin vibe. Walk up to the door and ring the bell, as it’s also one of “ring-the-doorbell” kind of places, like Buck and Breck. The shaded walls, candle lights, and chandeliers illuminate the space to create the perfect mood. The wooden and leather elements, piano and antique items complement the whole design scheme.
The menu covers classics as well as highly innovative cocktails. You will also find an impressive selection of bourbons. We strongly recommend you to try the Grandpa’s Favorite Cocktail. By the way, this bar was named one of the top 50 bars of the world by “The world’s 50 best bars”.
Address: Nollendorfstraße 27, 10777 Berlin
Hours: Mon-Sun: 7PM–2AM
Phone: +49 30 29036158
Victoria Bar is a very buzzing bar and quite unusual due to its adult guests and staff. Here you will hardly meet any person under 30. Given that this bar is already 17 years old, it is likely that many employees are there from the first day. There is a great mix of jazz, soul, and Reggae playing in the background.
The decent sized cocktail menu includes a nice selection of champagne cocktails like a Prince Charles (champagne, cognac and apricot brandy) and a Prince of Wales. It’s worth going for the right strong cocktails, like gin-based Hemingway Sour.
There is a great range of gin or tequila-based offerings. There is also a nice range of alcohol-free cocktails on offer, and happy hour runs a generous 6.30-9.30, with some bargains. There’s also a range of bar snacks available, though the menu isn’t extensive.
Victoria Bar offers a charming and sophisticated night out where you can relax and enjoy quality drinks. By the way, if you can’t see what you want on the menu, they are happy to make you something from scratch.
Address: Potsdamer Straße 102, 10785 Berlin
Hours: Mon-Sun: 6:30PM–3AM
Phone: +49 30 25759977
Bar Immertreu is another cool Berlin bar, named after the old mafia group. As in all the above-mentioned institutions, there is an enclosed entrance, and you can smoke inside.
Ring a doorbell to be let into a cool cocktail bar that transports you to a bygone era. Sink into the comfy leather chairs and let the bartenders recommend you a custom cocktail.
In the bar menu, strong cocktails predominate. Here you can try the quality selection of whiskey, tequila, rum, gin, and vodka.
Address: Christburger Str. 6, 10405 Berlin
Hours: Mon-Sat: 8PM–3AM; closed on Sundays
Phone: +49 1578 5921221
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It is worthwhile to visit this place at least for the sake of assessing the flight of the imagination of the people making up the menu. How do you like the names of cocktails “Kamasutra with a hangover” or “Holy shit – is that Mary?”
Gin and tonic deserve a special attention there. The page in the menu is called – Smokey Gin&Tonik Laboratory. There are 6 gin&tonics to choose from, different chips, popcorn and all the soul desires.
Both vintage and industrial elements contribute to the unhurried atmosphere of this cocktail lab.
Address: Sredzkistraße 65, 10405 Berlin
Hours: Sat-Tue: 7PM–1AM;
Phone: +49 30 22468055
Berghain is not a bar, but a cult place of the German capital. This is a huge 4-story building in an industrial style, which used to be a power station. Berghain has developed a reputation as the Mecca of clubbing in Berlin.
Berghain is widely considered one of the world’s best nightclubs. It has three dance floors: Berghain, a dark main room where most DJs play techno, Panorama Bar, an upstairs space that’s more focused on house, and the Säule on the ground floor, though the music policy in all rooms is very open-ended.
There’s also a men’s-only club on the first level called Lab. Oratory and a smaller club with a separate entrance called Kantine am Berghain.
Perhaps the most notorious aspect of the club is its door policy—hundreds of people are turned away each weekend, including regulars, often for reasons that are completely mysterious to everyone except the doormen.
Address: Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin
Hours: Thursday: 10PM–5AM;
Sunday: open 24 hours;
closed Monday — Wednesday.
Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap
Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap is one more thing you should not miss in Berlin.
Mustafa’s is a cult place since it has started selling a twist on the traditional kebab made with chicken and roasted vegetables. Mustafa appears in numerous Berlin guidebooks and newspaper articles that guarantee it a steady stream of tourist trade to add to the local interest.
The first class chicken and vegetable kebabs are made according to house recipes, with tender meat, fried vegetables, and delicious sauces. Here you also have to stand in a rather long line, but it’s worth it. This, by the way, is a proven criterion for something cool.
Address: Mehringdamm 32, 10961 Berlin, Germany
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11AM–2AM
If you have a strong desire to forget about everything and plunge into the sea of entertainment in the nicest bars, go to Berlin! Over the past decade, Berlin has transformed into Europe’s unofficial party capital. According to a study by the Berlin tourism organization, one-third of visitors to Berlin are drawn by the city’s nightlife.
Berlin is famous for its bars and pubs not only because of fine drinks and author’s cocktails, but also a unique atmosphere, music and of course, the public that makes these places so popular.