Handpicked by a Berlin Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Bars in Berlin'.

When visiting Berlin, one of the things you must experience is its vibrant nightlife. With a plethora of bars and clubs to choose from, the city offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a quiet cocktail lounge or a high-energy dance club, Berlin has it all.

One of the most popular neighborhoods for bar-hopping is Kreuzberg. Here, you'll find a mix of trendy cocktail bars, traditional German pubs, and hip dive bars. Some must-visit bars in Kreuzberg include Madame Claude, a quirky bar housed in a former brothel, and Luzia, a laid-back bar with a cozy atmosphere.

If you're looking for a more upscale experience, head to Mitte. This central neighborhood is home to some of the city's most stylish and sophisticated bars. Beckett's Kopf is a hidden gem known for its creative cocktails and classy ambience, while Newton Bar offers a glamorous setting perfect for a night out on the town.

For those who prefer a more alternative scene, Friedrichshain is the place to be. This bohemian neighborhood is full of eclectic bars and clubs catering to a diverse crowd. Don't miss out on places like Suicide Circus, a legendary club with a rooftop terrace, or Cassiopeia, a multi-level club housed in a former brewery.

Overall, Berlin's bar scene is as diverse as the city itself, offering something for every taste and budget. Whether you're a cocktail connoisseur, a beer enthusiast, or a hardcore party-goer, you're sure to find the perfect spot to enjoy a night out in this vibrant city.


Kosmetiksalon Bar Babette

Equal parts bar, club and art gallery, Kosmetiksalon Bar Babette is one of the most interesting bars in Berlin; a city bursting at the seams with interesting bars.  Established in 2003, for the first 4 years it didn't have a name, but was referred to by various names including 'The Glass Box' or 'The Cube', owing to the unique architecture of the building or simply as Bar KMA because of its a...

Das Gift

Das Gift is a clever play on words: in English, it's all about 'the present', but in German it means 'poison'. Luckily, the food menu at Das Gift is playfully called 'das Gegengift' (the antidote), so, with one of their delicious dishes in your belly, you'll be fine. Choose from Scottish smoked salmon, steak and ale pie, cheese plates, and of course... haggis. To wash it down, they ...


This is a bar/club/activity centre/concert venue all in one and it fuses a great mix of all these things together to provide a damn cool place to hang out. Yaam's new venue at Schillingbrücke proves to turn the already famous Berlin bar into more of a name about town, they've even added a 'kids corner' for when you want an afternoon beer and don't know what to do with the kids. It is multicultu...

Kapitel 21

Located on Lehrterstraße in Moabit, around the corner from the Berlin Hauptbahnhof sits the unassuming establishment known as Kapitel 21.  When it opened a couple of years ago, the intention was to create a neighbourhood bar that also funtioned as a creative space.  The result is a great bar that is also a gallery space, supporting interesting up and coming artists and providing the reg...

Vagabund Brauerei

After becoming fed up with the homogenous, mass produced beer available in Berlin, the three American expats behind Vagabund Brauerei decided to start producing their own beer at home.  Over the years their skill and passion grew until eventually, Vagabund Brauerei was born.  After jumping through the hoops known as German burocracy, they finally opened their doors in July 2013 after cro...


Eschenbräu, located in Wedding just a short stroll from the Wedding S-Bahn station is an absolute gem of a bar, in an area of Berlin that is not really known for its great nightlife.  In summer, they open a huge beer garden where you can sit under an ancient oak tree and enjoy your beer.  In winter, or when the weather isn't playing nice, there is room for 150 guests to sit in the cella...

Dr Pong

This bar is everything we love about the Berlin nightlife scene.  Located on a busy street in the trendy Berlin locale of Prenzlauer Berg, you could walk past this bar every day without knowing it was there.  This bar is only people in the know.  Drinks are cheap and the atmosphere is awesome. When you enter the bar, the first thing you see is a room dominated by an olympic sized...

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