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
Restaurant / Wine Bar
Party Earth Review In a city that offers everything, the hole-in-the-wall restaurant Weinerei Frarosa still manages to be one of a kind. For a mere €1 cover charge, patrons can drink and eat as much as they want, then decide for themselves how much the meal was worth and leave their contribution in a bowl by the door on their way out. Other ... more
Café / Restaurant
Party Earth Review A West Berlin institution, Schwarzes Café is a cozy bohemian restaurant that serves an incredible breakfast all day long and is crowded with night owls until dawn. The brick walls covered in old, rustic murals lends the downstairs area a warm, intimate vibe, while the delicate hanging lights on the small patio create the ... more
Party Earth Review A beach bar right in the middle of the city, Strandbar Mitte is located across from Museum Island on the banks of the Spree, Berlin’s main river. Warm summer days find the supremely relaxed patrons lying out on the sand, sipping Coronas under the palm trees, and soaking up the sun in one of the 200 beach chairs ... more
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 survived bombing raids during World War II and the Soviet rule of East Berlin – has made it a local ... more
Cocktail Bar / Restaurant
Party Earth Review A fabulous retreat for a late dinner, Zaza’s is a restaurant and cocktail bar that offers over fifty kinds of cocktails, as well as fresh sushi, soup, and salads until midnight. Chic and sleek, the décor features vintage black-and-white photographs of American movies and celebrities with green lighting fixtures that add ... more
Party Earth Review Despite the numerous club options in Berlin, Club der Visionaere manages to separate itself from the pack, most notably by moving the club experience outdoors. The sprawling multilevel space, which overlooks one of the many canals that run through Kreuzberg, makes an immediate impression with a pair of giant backlit ... more
Am Flutgraben 1
Party Earth Review It may look like a hole in the wall from the outside, but inside, Cassiopeia has transformed a former factory into a stylish, alternative club complex that retains the old industrial rusticity of East Berlin. The cavernous structure, located past the front gate and on the left side of the courtyard, houses dance floors ... more
Revaler Strasse 99/Simon-Dach Strasse
Party Earth Review A small tropical paradise in the middle of Berlin, Palm Beach offers weary patrons a place to escape the city streets and wiggle their toes in the soft white sand beneath their feet. Palm trees, beach-scene murals, an old VW bus, and surfboards transport the festive crowd to the surf’s edge at this tiki-style bar – and ... more
Grünberger Strasse 55
Party Earth Review Pizzeria Ali Baba is a dream come true for late-night food lovers who can order a sit-down meal until three in the morning – and indeed, the place is consistently full of jovial patrons every night. A homey, family-owned restaurant, the pizzeria’s two small rooms are filled to the brim with tables and loyal regulars, giving ... more
Party Earth Review As the name implies, AM to PM is a multifaceted establishment that provides food and a friendly café environment by day and an energetic club scene by night. Outside under the trees is a delightful terrace whose hanging chairs and tiki torches do their best to create a tropical vibe. On warm evenings, in fact, the terrace ... more
Am Zwirngraben 2
Dive Bar / Restaurant
Party Earth Review Tucked away in the East Berlin neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg, The Bird is a New York-style bar and steakhouse in which everything – menu, décor, staff, and clientele – contributes to a classic dive bar feel. Once past the walls hung with license plates, photos, and quotations extolling the virtues of beer, patrons will ... more
Am Falkplatz 5
Restaurants in Berlin aren’t known for the best service or the most nutritious plates, but it’s still a great city for dining, with fun or trendy restaurants to accommodate every budget.
On the low end, visitors should look for the Imbiss kiosks, which usually have a few scattered tables where patrons can scarf down local staples like wursts (sausages), or head to the popular Turkish Döner shops that unload hearty pita sandwiches full of pressed lamb and chicken that won’t break the bank.
Currywurst – boiled sausage served in a curry ketchup – is another Berlin staple and available at almost every restaurant in town, as is the Berliner Schlachteplatte (cold plate) and Eisbein (pickled knuckle of pork). Traditional cuisine isn’t the only fare at Berlin restaurants, of course, as an influx of Indonesian, French, Thai, Japanese, and cool Eastern European restaurants have taken route in recent years.
Regardless of where patrons eat, they should remember that if the bill says Bedienung, it means the restaurant already added a service charge, so no tip is required.
Dive Bar / Restaurant