Party Earth Review The oldest beer garden in Berlin, Prater Garten has been around since 1837 and features its own unique beers, Prater Pils and Prater Schwarzbier (black beer). The establishment’s long history – Prater... ... read full review
U: Eberswalder Strasse
Beer Garden: Daily noon–1am (April–September)
Restaurant: M–Sa 6–11pm, Su noon–11pm
Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin –
The oldest beer garden in Berlin, Prater Garten has been around since 1837 and features its own unique beers, Prater Pils and Prater Schwarzbier (black beer).
The establishment’s long history – Prater survived bombing raids during World War II and the Soviet rule of East Berlin – has made it a local institution, and its thousand seats are usually packed with Berliners and travelers alike.
The lovely garden, whose sea of yellow picnic tables is partially protected by a canopy of majestic chestnut trees, is a relaxing place to hang out in the sun and experience the wonderful German tradition of outdoor beer gardens.
In inclement weather, guests head inside to the beer hall and restaurant, which offers a more extensive menu featuring many regional specialties.
The newest addition to the Prater complex is the Volksbühne im Prater, located right next door. A café by day and music and theater venue by night, the Volksbühne returns the Prater Garten to its traditional roots as one of Berlin’s best-loved spots for all-around entertainment.
All types and ages.
Live performances at Volksbühne im Prater on most weekends (www.volksbuehne-berlin.de). Tickets €10–€22.
Snacks, grilled sausages, and chicken served in the garden. Menu of traditional German dishes served inside, including soups, salads, meat dishes, and wiener schnitzel.
Beer garden menu €2–€5.50, restaurant menu €10–€16. Beer €3–€3.50, wine €3.30.
Any nice summer day or night.