Lounge / Whiskey Bar
Party Earth Review While many bars in Berlin throw together a few mismatched armchairs and coffee tables and call themselves a lounge, few do it with as much class as Scotch & Sofa. This stylish cocktail bar manages to pull off a retro 50s-era living room vibe without seeming too kitschy. The décor of tasteful wallpaper set off by dark mahogany ... more
Party Earth Review Ask any regular, and they’ll tell you that Wohnzimmer (Living Room) is one of those rare places that successfully bridge the gap between café and bar. During the day, patrons can enjoy the café’s self-service German breakfast staples like croissants, quiches, and meat and cheese platters in a quaint tea-room setting or ... more
Lounge / Wine Bar
Party Earth Review A must for any wine lover, Wein-Salon is an intimate, upscale, slightly alternative lounge in a residential area of Friedrichshain. The rustic wooden bar with its display of fine wines dominates the front room, while the back room features an ever-changing exhibit of modern art and a perpetually busy pool table. The dark ... more
Party Earth Review A laid-back, trendy café offering wholesome breakfasts, unique lunches, and a long list of booze, Salon Schmück is as popular for its daytime eats as it is for late-night lounging on cozy vintage sofas. Catering mostly to hungry bohemians and students, the breakfast menu is a diverse mix of Swiss-style muesli, American ... more
Skalitzer Straße 80
Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review One of the most well-known clubs in Berlin, Week End is a chic nightspot located in an old GDR office building that comes alive on the weekends when a trendy clientele shows up to dance the night away. Bouncers greet patrons at the entrance and point them to the elevators, where another bouncer escorts them up to either ... more
Bar / Lounge
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 of artsy kids and older creative types in need of a mellow evening, especially since Yuma’s open-ended ... more
Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review Rosi’s provides a club experience that can only be described as uniquely Berlin. Formerly an industrial complex, the space is now an edgy venue whose freewheeling party atmosphere attracts an alternative crowd. This booming setting, with its open piping in the ceiling and gray, graffiti-covered cement walls, gives new meaning ... more
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Habermeyer is a cozy bar and lounge that lives by its motto “There can’t be good living where there’s no good drinking.” Its classic Berlin retro décor consists of casual but modern furniture thrown together haphazardly and a deep red glow that emanates from funky lighting fixtures, though the most distinctive feature is ... more
Hookah Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Arabian artwork and hookahs adorn the walls of Alarabi, a unique Middle Eastern restaurant and hookah bar with an exotic but mellow vibe. The outdoor seating area offers an easygoing space for conversing with friends and meeting other patrons, and fills up quickly during Happy Hour in the summer. Inside, café tables, corners ... more
Krossener Strasse 19
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Situated in a quiet, upscale West Berlin neighborhood, Mister Hu is a classy little lounge and a favorite watering hole of the successful artists and writers who live in the area. Polished hardwood floors and green bamboo wallpaper create a soothing backdrop for the stylishly eclectic patrons who gather at the impressive ... more
In a city more known for its incredible music scene and big time clubs, there is actually a surprising number of lounges in Berlin that cater to the wealthy and budget-friendly alike who are looking for a more discerning and refined way to kick back and have a great night out.
Berlin lounges are by no means limited to the west side of the city. In fact, some of the swankiest artisanal cocktail spots, wine hangouts, and underground hideaways are found in the east in Friedrichshain, Mitte, and Prenzlauer Berg. Of course West Berlin provides no shortage of options either.
Although Berliners often treat the city’s lounges as mere warm-ups for the rest of a wild night, they also serve as perfect spots to impress a date, great places to smoke some hookah and hang with friends, or ideal locations to grab a meal and some intricately created cocktails.
So if you’re looking for some of the best lounges in the city, check out all that Berlin has to offer with the best hangouts, trendiest hotspots, and excellent mixology joints all over the city.