Prater Garten

Beer Garden / Beer Hall / Drinking Activity / Historic Restaurant
Prater Garten 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). Berlin Germany 52.53976 13.41055
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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

  • Hours:

    Beer Garden: Daily noon–1am (April–September)
    Restaurant: M–Sa 6–11pm, Su noon–11pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Prater Garten Review

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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 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.

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Tip from Emma:

Definitely try the restaurant if you’re in the mood for a great traditional German meal. But when the weather is nice, the beer garden is the obvious choice – same quality of food, but a better atmosphere and lower prices.

  • Crowd

    All types and ages.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live performances at Volksbühne im Prater on most weekends (www.volksbuehne-berlin.de). Tickets €10–€22.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Snacks, grilled sausages, and chicken served in the garden. Menu of traditional German dishes served inside, including soups, salads, meat dishes, and wiener schnitzel.

  • Prices

    Beer garden menu €2–€5.50, restaurant menu €10–€16. Beer €3–€3.50, wine €3.30.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any nice summer day or night.

Prater Garten User Reviews

Average rating:
Superb beer and Berlin Cuisine in the heart of East Berlin
astrid c. Apr 25, 2013
The Prater is not only located very central at the pretty famous Kastanienallee, which makes it a great stop over for a proper 'Berliner Küche' (Berlin Cuisine) lunch or dinner and a fabulous beer after a tourist tour through the Eastern part or a shopping cruise. The kitchen is good and the price reasonable, you can get a good Käsespätzle for less then 10 Euro, which is not too bad for a restaurant in such a trendy spot. The place definitely has an iconic quality to it. Berliner have always and will always pilgrim to the Prater, it's more than just a beer garden, it represents Berlin. You can dine and drink in or outside. It's also has a concert hall where Gonzales and Peaches have rocked their crowds. Prater in a few words - old and classic with yummy traditional food, great beer, superb hang out for old and young, brilliant for the conversationst, the music enthusiast, the agency lunch breakers, the alternatives , the tourist and just really perfect when you are eager for a place that really still catches the heartbeat of East Berlin.
Prost!
Marie B. Apr 17, 2013
If you're looking for a more traditional beer drinking session that sipping a Sterni on the street then dig out your dirndl and your lederhosen and head down to Prenzlauer Berg for an afternoon at Prater. A beautiful venue in the summertime, families and couples sit alongside each other in a bustle of chatter and laughter, enjoying any one of the tens of beers on offer. When else do you get the excuse to drink a tankard of beer as large as your head? Forget the overpriced Oktoberfest and keep things local with Prater.
The ideal Berlin beer garden
Amster M. Nov 18, 2012
You'd think that a beer garden in Berlin would feel misplaced, but the guys here do a good job at fusing the Bavarian tradition with the gritty city life. And everyone seems to really love drinking there. During the summer it's perfect because the trees create a lot of shade, but the indoor huts looked cute too (though I wouldn't suggest eating there, the menu seemed expensive). When I go I like to try one of each beers they had on tap. Oh and be sure to bring change for the toilets.
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