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 from young university students to retired couples out for a weekend stroll, the venue features a small ... more
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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
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 Opened in 2010 by the self-described “proud lefty” Paolo Maggio, Primo Maggio is an airy little café with a relaxed vibe and a diehard dedication to pasta. Sunny weekdays find young Kreuzberg artists lounging under big umbrellas on the sidewalk patio, where they smoke unfiltered Roth-Handles and chow down on the Internationale ... 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
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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 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
Party Earth Review An upscale club with a casual vibe and the look of an old-fashioned parlor, Soda pumps out the latest hip-hop and Top 40 tunes for its energetic clientele of young, attractive Berliners. Although the main bar is downstairs, which functions as a restaurant by day, the real action happens upstairs on the two connecting dance ... more
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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