Party Earth Review Located in an area that caters to Berlin’s alternative side, Fuk;s is an eclectic, low-key bar popular as much for its cheap drinks as it is for its free pasta, laid-back air, and cozy dash of weirdness. Pronounced “fooks... ... read full review
U: Hermannplatz, Schönleinstraße
Daily 7pm–3am (or later)
Kreuzberg / Neukölln, Berlin –
Located in an area that caters to Berlin’s alternative side, Fuk;s is an eclectic, low-key bar popular as much for its cheap drinks as it is for its free pasta, laid-back air, and cozy dash of weirdness.
Pronounced “fooks,” the venue is helmed by Italian expat Massimo Vinco who, depending on the night, will tell patrons the bar’s name is either a play on the German word for fox or a not-so-subtle misspelling of...something else.
Frequented by artists, musicians, and creative types from all over town, the two-room space is relaxed throughout the week, with folks quietly chatting on the few couches and chairs in front of an antique wood stove or taking advantage of the free-to-use piano as raconteur Massimo doles out drinks at the ramshackle bar.
Local bands play everything from acoustic rock to avant-garde noise on Wednesdays, as multicultural patrons chow down on Massimo’s free homemade pasta – only available that night – and sip his imported Sicilian wine, which thankfully is available all the time.
Fridays and Saturdays, see the dim back room full of tuque-clad college kids who perch around the reclaimed retro tables, chairs, and lamps to talk politics and poetry, or to assess the local art that covers the walls and customizes the men’s bathroom.
Cozy and completely unrefined, Fuk;s is a little hodgepodge of a bar ideal for quiet night;s with a few non-mainstream Berliner;s.
Hipsters, young artists, musicians, students from the nearby international language school, and Italian expats searching for a taste of home, 20s to mid-30s.
Live rock, instrumental, and other eclectic local bands on Wednesdays. Free-to-use upright piano. Blues and Jazz background music. Art exhibits held at random intervals.
Free pasta on Wednesdays from around 8 to 9pm; otherwise no food.
Beer €2–€3, wine €3, cocktails €4–€5.
Casual: t-shirts, jeans, sundresses, grungy secondhand clothing, tuques, tight jeans, skate shoes, hemp dresses, dreadlocks.
Wednesday nights for the free pasta and live music.
Raumfahrer (54 Hobrectstrasse) has a similar vibe and clientele with comparable prices and an outdoor patio.