Party Earth Review Perched over the Spree River canal near the famous open-air Türkenmarkt, Ankerklause is a cozy former boathouse known for its casual daytime vibe, heavy-handed drinks, and raucous late-night parties. Catering to everyone... ... read full review
Kottbusser Damm 104
U: Schönleinstrasse, Kottbusser Tor
M 4pm–late, Tu–Su 10am–late
Kreuzberg / Neukölln, Berlin –
Perched over the Spree River canal near the famous open-air Türkenmarkt, Ankerklause is a cozy former boathouse known for its casual daytime vibe, heavy-handed drinks, and raucous late-night parties.
Catering to everyone from young university students to retired couples out for a weekend stroll, the venue features a small menu with big items like the Mexican breakfast, French toast, and several gut-busting burgers, all perfect for coating the stomach before diving into the much larger – and mostly under €5 – drinks menu.
The small interior, with its old wooden furniture, seaside décor, and kitschy fish-patterned wallpaper, stays full most days with a diverse crowd of hungry customers, and seating can be especially sparse on market days when the outdoor patios serve as a hub for weary shoppers.
Both patios – one out front and the other directly over the canal – are also popular for relaxing day-long conversations and snuggling in to catch the sunset on a warm summer night.
Families and errant old farts are long gone by 11pm, when the lights dim, the kitchen closes, and the jukebox amps up to draw an evening crowd of local young bohemians and curious tourists who remain on their feet long into the night.
For anyone in need of a coma-inducing breakfast before setting sail on a long day or a few powerful drinks to anchor an even longer night, Ankerklause is Das Boot to satisfy.
Great movie, by the way. Jürgen Prochnow rocks.
Mixed crowd of young and old, families, and couples during the day – with the biggest crowds on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays when the Türkenmarkt is open – and a youthful crowd of Kreuzberg artists, musicians, and boisterous bohemians at night, 20s to 30s+.
Ever-changing, constantly updated jukebox stocked with various modern and classic rock, pop, and electronic music. DJs often spin on impromptu nights. Sundown on the patios is beautiful.
Small but hearty menu of Mexican, American, and German grub, including a diverse breakfast menu until 4pm and a burger menu 4–11pm. English language menu available and daily food specials.
Breakfast €3–€11, bar snacks and appetizers €3–€7.50, salads €4.50–€6, entrées €6–€8. Beer €2–€3, wine €2–€8.50, spirits €2–€5, cocktails €4.50–€6.
Casual: t-shirts, jeans, khakis, sweaters, sundresses, flip-flops, running shoes, tuques, a lot of wool.
Friday and Saturday nights for a raucous good time, Sunday morning for a big breakfast to nurse that hangover, Türkenmarkt days for sitting outdoors and people-watching, or any evening for sunset.
Türkenmarkt, which sets up down Maybachufer right out front of Ankerklause on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (from around 11am to 6:30pm), has tons of great stalls packed with tasty snacks and strong coffee, and is a great way to exercise those legs before collapsing onto the patio at Ankerklause with a cold drink.