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
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
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
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 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
Party Earth Review Berliners have an obsession with beach bars – arising no doubt from the city’s distinct lack of a coastline to call its own – and one of the best of the bunch is Badeschiff, which contains an outdoor bar, concert venue, and swimming pool located on the banks of the Spree River. With just a minimal entrance fee, an international ... more
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
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
Party Earth Review A daytime café, a funky pub, and a retro cocktail bar all manage to coexist at Dachkammer, a combination that keeps the bi-level space full of artsy regulars throughout the day. Afternoons see hordes of college kids gathered at the street-side tables for coffee and a smoke, while other patrons wander past ... 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 With over 120 beers on the menu, Aufsturz is a beer drinker’s paradise. Once patrons walk in the front door of this busy Oranienburger Strasse institution, they’ll find themselves in a clean but well-worn bar that is much bigger than it appears from the outside. The tan walls are decorated with impressionist paintings by ... more
Oranienburger Strasse 67
Party Earth Review Intersoup’s unusual yet cozy sense of style is well reflected in its eclectic menu of cocktails and soups and by its melting-pot décor of retro floral wallpaper, mismatched couches and chairs, and 60s-style mirrors and wall hangings. The DJ’s low-key mix of funk, soul, and jazz complements the nostalgic underground atmosphere ... more
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