Hops & Barley is Friedrichshain's only brewpub and a welcome infusion to Berlin's otherwise staid and trodden beer scene. Located on a colorful street in a rapidly changing neighborhood, Hops & Barley enjoys a devoted clientele and you can always find regulars raining pints with newcomers. The brewpub also features a small food menu of local side dishes. Added extras include a projection screen for occasional films and a TV set to watch your favorite football team play.
Casual, lively and constantly evolving, Klunkerkranich offers a uniquely local experience. The rooftop that was once a parking garage is now is transformed into a relaxed space where you can kick off your shoes, settle into the comfy sofas and enjoy a chilled beer. The rooftop hosts several local events and concerts, local bands come in to play a lively set or the atmosphere is charged up by a DJ spinning the latest tracks. Everyone is welcome to stop in, relax and enjoy the gorgeous view across the city. You can even enjoy a local seasonal market in spring, while the community garden project offers a welcome burst of green to the concrete cityscape. A great place to enjoy an evening out with friends or simply watch a sunset, your time at Klunkerkranich is bound to be a memorable one. Timing is seasonal, hence it is better to check the website for the hours.
If it’s American meat you're after, then this self-described American steakhouse and bar has got you your fix. The Bird prides itself on three things: the quality of its beef, its straight-forward American atmosphere, and its uncompromising attitude towards making the best food with the freshest ingredients available. Run by a couple of New York expatriates, the menu here is filled with sassy commentary and is dominated by imported American-beef steaks and tangy burgers, such as The Filthy Harry (bacon and Cheddar cheese). Rolls of paper towels sit on the tables to indicate that things might get a little messy, as the food is so delicious.
The clientele of this techno factory is made up of an eclectic mix of hipsters, university professors, gays and other curious clubbers. Offering three colossal-sized stories notable for their clean, clever industrial design, Berghain hosts numerous bars, clubs, darkrooms, a biergarten, a separate garden for relaxing, an ice cream bar and endless amounts of chill-out space complete with cushy sofas and semi-private sitting cabins. The former power plant's mammoth size and hedonistic rawness guarantee a unique experience.
Attracting the young crowd of the city, Golden Gate Club is a funky hangout spot for all the party animals. It is a little difficult to find the entrance of the club, but once you're in, you are sure to enjoy the different genres of music being played. The two-storied structure boasts a very chic, shabby look with secondhand furniture used for the decor and the atmosphere is perfect for a fun-filled night out.
Extremely cozy and utterly charming, Café am Neuen See, one of Berlin's largest beer gardens is idyllically located on the banks of the lake in the heart of Tiergarten park. It is a traditional Bavarian beer garden that serves up southern German specialties like pretzel, white sausages, roast pork, and meatloaf, as well as classic European dishes such as pasta, pizza and barbecued meat and fish in its warm and welcoming space. Seat yourself in its enchanting sun-drenched outdoor patio shaded by the lush trees and pair your hearty meal with a cold beer for a memorable time. Illuminated by hundreds of candles flickering on the tables, Café am Neuen See is a visual treat at night.
This contemporary Southeast Asian fusion restaurant in Mitte opened in 2013. Prince stays true to its name. From its mirror hall to its cozy dining areas decked up in earthy sofas and chairs. The highlight though are the customized light fixtures which illuminates the eatery and the beautifully displayed food offerings. The cactus encased in glass is an extra element to this innovative diner and bar. Savor quirkily-named dishes like Duck Wheel, Korea & Me (Steamed Pork Belly Kimchi), Eye of the Beef, Mountain Crabs, Devil on Fire (Spicy Sharp Roast Beef) and The Special One (grilled Beef Tenderloin with Oyster Mushroom and Pepper Sauce). Complement your meal with fine drinks from the bar.
Berliner Marcus Bräu is a microbrewery and German restaurant that specializes in two beer varieties. Guests can enjoy their original brews known as Marcus Bräu Dark and Marcus Bräu Pils, and specialty liquors like Himmlische Liebe made from grapefruit and Kräuter- König infused with herbal flavors. These beverages go well with European classics such as Flambéed Pork Filet, Budapest Schnitzel, Bauernbrot Bread and Apple Dream Tart. The ambiance is rustic and features checkered tiles, arched doors, dim lighting and wooden accents. Guests can also hire the pub and restaurant for private functions, along with a catering menu that includes wild boar and suckling pig dishes.
It is the first of its kind in the nation. Knutschfleck Cocktailbörse is not only a 1950s themed bar but also a cocktail exchange bar, where the prices are dependent upon its popularity. Their walls are adorned with black and white photos of old Berlin and the lovely chandeliers just add to the charisma of the place. Enjoy burlesque shows on their Chesterfield sofas or catch the rise and fall of cocktail rates on their screens. They also host regular live music and acrobatic shows to enthrall you. Nosh on delicious bites at this exciting bar. You can be sure of a memorable time at this fabulous venue.
Hofbräuhaus, a landmark brew pub in Munich, brings its Bavarian flair to Berlin. Hofbräu München Berlin opened its doors in 2011, and is always packed with Berliners who want to have a relaxing time out. At this bar, beer-lovers get an opportunity to sample freshly brewed Hofbräu beer alongside a delicious selection of Bavarian delights. Every month, a selection of dishes are added to the regular menu, highlighting the season's specials. You can enjoy your meals at the airy beer garden while Hofbräuhaus musicians wrap you in a cocoon of lively melodies.
This simple restaurant with its wooden accents is one of the best places in town for Thai food. Thai Inside will take you through a culinary journey of Thailand that is not only delightful to the palate but pleasing to the eye as well. These include dishes like Pumpkin Soup with Prawns and Coconut Milk, Crispy Baked Duck in a red vegetable gravy with Lychees and Coconut Milk served in a pineapple and Crispy Fried Duck. Finish off your meal with desserts like Baked Bananas with Coconut Ice Cream or Thai Pudding. Complement it with fine drinks, cocktails, wines or fresh juices. Though the menu changes regularly, you can be assured of a delightful lunch or dinner.
The Grand is a classy venue to head to for a special evening out with friends, family or someone special. The restaurant features a truly classy decor, with intimate polished wood tables and dim lights. The menu consists of oysters and seafood, as well as ravioli, risotto and steaks galore, along with delightful homemade desserts. The bar resembles an early 20th-century gentlemen's club, and the bar staff is quite skilled in mixing up a mean cocktail.