Berlin’s best pubs, brewpubs, beergardens and beerhalls.
During its heyday as the Capital of the German Empire (German: Deutsches Kaiserreich 1871 to 1918), Berlin was already home to some of the country’s largest and most influential beer breweries. After the end of WWII and the fall of the Berlin Wall a considerable amount of rationalisation has taken place. Today only two big, industrial-strength breweries remain in Berlin, brewing several great tasting beers at the Berliner-Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei: Schultheiss, Berliner Kindl, Berliner Pilsner, Radeberger Pilsener and the independent Berliner Bürgerbräu brewery.
Berlin offers a great number of micro brewery pubs where all the beer is brewed on site. All filled with so much of the magical golden liquid, your liver will be begging you for mercy.
A guided tour to three of Berlin’s best will enlighten you as to how the humble combination of yeast, malt and hops is transformed into a cold, crisp pint of the real man’s tipple. During your eye-opening and thirst-inducing journey you can relentlessly guzzle a wide variety of beers. One large beer of your choice is on us! The last brewery pub is located in a district full of bars and nightclubs so you can serenade the local hotties with the lust-inducing properties of beer breath once you’re done.
Traditional beer gardens and micro beer brewing pubs in Berlin:
Brauhaus Georgbräu is located in the Nikolai Quarter of Berlin. This Beer bar boasts indoor seating for over 280 guests and the sunny beer garden, situated on the Spree river banks, seats over 400. Brewmaster Oliver Kaßan brews approx. 1,500 hectoliters (40,000 US Gallons) of Georg Pils here annually.
Spreeufer 4, 10178 Berlin
Beer has been served under the shade of chestnut trees since 1837, making Prater Berlin’s oldest beer garden with 600 seats. It’s open every year from April to September. Visitors can enjoy food and drink in an outdoor oasis in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg.
Prater Beer Garden
Kastanienallee 7-9, 10435 Berlin
Zur Letzten Instanz is Berlin’s oldest restaurant and pub, dating back to 1621. Very nice old-fashion restaurant, with friendly staff and English menu and a good variety of dishes. If you’re looking for typical German food in an old fashion environment this is the place! Entering the Zur Letzten Instanz is like traveling back to the 18th century! The antique wooden walls, natural wood tables and candle light make it an excellent choice for a couple. Absolutely packed out every night, booking will get you a table in a couple of days from when you try, so if you’re visiting Berlin for a couple of days get straight there to make a booking. The food is simply amazing, portions are large and tasty.
Zur Letzten Instanz
Waisenstraße 14-16, 10179 Berlin
Marjellchen (East Prussian for Mädchen: Girl) Restaurant, make a reservation! It’s a popular place, but that’s not to dissuade anyone from just walking in and eat at the bar. Lovely atmosphere, it’s just like being in a German lounge eating grandmother’s food. The owner uses her own grandmother’s recipes and the charm comes along with it. The wait staff is very friendly, the food is very German and great, portions are big and very reasonably priced. Marjellchen is more a restaurant than a beer pub, though a visit is highly recommended. You feel as if you are in someone’s German home.
Mommsenstrasse 9, 10629 Berlin
Nikolaikirchplatz 6, 10178 Berlin
Hops & Barley
Wühlischstr 22/23, 10245 Berlin
The Hopfingerbräu at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof has about 200 seats indoor
and 250 beergarden seats and offer regional dishes and Bavarian specialities.
The Hauptbahnhof is one of the main touristic attractions because of its special atmosphere, unusual architecture, panorama lifts and shopping areas. Its located within walking distance to main places of interest, such as the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, Potsdamer Platz and the Holocaust Memorial. These are true touristic highlights for international-as well as for national guests in the city.
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