Party Earth Review Madonna is a simple neighborhood bar made famous when it and its ceiling – which is reminiscent of the Sistine Chapel – were featured in the German movie Herr Lehmann. Fame hasn’t gone to the bar’s head, however, as witnessed... ... read full review
Wiener Strasse 22
U: Görlitzer Bahnhof
Kreuzberg / Neukölln, Berlin –
Madonna is a simple neighborhood bar made famous when it and its ceiling – which is reminiscent of the Sistine Chapel – were featured in the German movie Herr Lehmann.
Fame hasn’t gone to the bar’s head, however, as witnessed by the understated décor of whitewashed walls, clusters of wooden tables, and the aforementioned ceiling.
The clientele is just as casual and consists of wonderfully convivial locals who gather at the large main bar or slip into the small, intimate alcove with its stained glass window and rustic benches.
Madonna also prides itself on its selection of over 250 types of whiskey, as well as its reputation as a venue for live rock and blues. A mix of energetic young hipsters and music lovers of all ages pack the place on Wednesday nights when bands take the stage, while on other nights the good-humored patrons fill the space inside and out to create a boisterous, pub-like feel.
The easygoing, welcoming vibe certainly explains why Madonna was locally famous long before it took up acting and earned its place on the world stage.
Casual and outgoing, mostly locals, 20s to early 30s.
Live music on Wednesdays, usually rock or blues.
Bar snacks. Over 250 whiskeys.
Snacks €1. Beer €2.40–€3.30, wine €2.70–€3.40, cocktails €5.20–€7.60, mixed drinks €4.30+.
Wednesdays at 9pm for the live music.