Party Earth Review A beacon of class in a sea of dives, Yuma Bar combines art and theater with crafted cocktails and Belgian beers to offer a tasteful but still very casual night out. Opened in 2008, the cozy venue quickly became a favorite... ... read full review
7, 8: Hermannplatz
030 6094 1368
M–Th, Su 7pm–2am, F–Sa 7pm–4am
Venue often stays open much later
Kreuzberg / Neukölln, Berlin –
A beacon of class in a sea of dives, Yuma Bar combines art and theater with crafted cocktails and Belgian beers to offer a tasteful but still very casual night out.
Opened in 2008, the cozy venue quickly became a favorite of artsy kids and older creative types in need of a mellow evening, especially since Yuma’s open-ended hours can make it a good spot to end the night after rowdier area bars and clubs have shuttered.
Mondays sometimes see the small candlelit space fill with mature bohemians listening to local writer and poetry readings and sipping carefully crafted cocktails, while first and third Tuesdays host free origami lessons with master Diego Ahrendt, whose cat, incidentally, the bar is named after.
Other nights may include live radio shows and pantomime theater, while weekends normally find a vibrant multinational crowd listening to soul, hip-hop, and jazz as they sip Chimay or Westmalle Tripel and check out the original art on the deep red walls.
The chill vibe, combined with sultry lighting, dark wood furnishings, and funky little couches, often entices cool couples and close-knit friends to eschew a raucous night all together and instead cuddle in for the evening like so many lazy cats.
Although it’s located in an area not known for refinement, Yuma Bar is sure to delight those thirsting for culture and the just plain thirsty.
Mature crowd of relaxed bohemians, creative types, art students, poetry fans, literary sets, and expats, 20s to 50s.
DJs normally spin a mix of hip-hop, jazz, reggae, blues, and soul on Fridays and Saturdays, with similar ambient music all other times.
Readings of literature, spoken word, and/or poetry on some Mondays, call venue to confirm. Free origami workshops on first and third Tuesdays.
Live radio show is broadcast from the bar every Wednesday. Live pantomime theater usually once a month, call venue to confirm.
No food. Check venue website for latest schedule of events.
Beer €2+, wine €3+, cocktails €4+, spirits €2+, coffee/tea €2–€3, soft drinks/juice €1–€3.
Casual to trendy cool: t-shirts, jeans, leather boots, fedoras, khakis, wool sweaters, skirts, sundresses, flip-flops.
The regular monthly events are all quite popular, but the Tuesday origami sessions are an especially unique treat and any night at Yuma is nice for folks just looking to chill and sip some Belgium goodness.
The Shilling Bar (Weserstraße 9) is just around the corner and has a similar vibe, and comparable menu of cocktails and spirits.