Browse Our Recommended Pubs

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Beers not especially interesting but its early hours and location at the Alexanderplatz station makes it convenient for a quick beer when passing thru.


24 Hour restaurant/pub


Home of Marzahner. Beers now brewed by Bierfabrik.



Bavarian style beer hall with beers from Augustiner München


Bakery and cafe with some beer.


Self-described New York-style bar with Augustiner and Schneider Weisse on draft, some craft beers in bottles.


Bergschloss  Closed Sunday Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Brewery tap, may have limited hours

Brewery tap for Berliner Berg



They have 18 taps but mostly national brands. After 5pm the price of beers fluctuate based on popularity -- a "Beer Stock Exchange"


Craft beer shop that has four taps for filling growlers. Some beers are also sold by the glass, but not all.



Effectively the Schoppe brewery tap.


Craft & Belgian beers with burgers and steaks. Cash only.


Burgers and steaks with bottle Belgian and craft beers.


Riverfront biergarten with Pilsner Urquell tankbier.


Birra A Fred top pick  Specializes in Italian Beers Usually has Franconian Beers

Italian Craft Beer Bar recently opened by Manuele Colonna of the famous Rome pub Ma che siete venuti a fa Also has a beer from Brauerei Knoblach in Schammelsdorf (Franconia)


Jarosover "Schwarzbier" from Pivovar Breznak. Otherwise a typical locals pub pretty much unchanged in recent times.


Former brewpub, now commissioning two house beers. Closed Tuesdays in May.



Second brewpub for Brauhaus Lemke


Former Brauhaus Mitte reopened as a new Lemke location. I am glad they kept the old sign on the roof.


One standard beer and monthly special beers.



Brewbaker  Closed Sunday Brewery tap, may have limited hours

Brewery tap in a market hall


Finally open after a couple years in planning. Roughly half the taps are Brewdog beers and the rest guests. Only food is a selection of Pizzas.


Brlo Brwhouse  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2016 Brewery tap, may have limited hours On the To Do List

Tap room is scheduled to open late in 2016. The beer garden formerly at this site has closed.


Twelve taps of interesting beers.


Neighborhood restaurant/pub with an unamed Czech Pils and Czech Schwarzbier, plus Flensburger and Wernesgrüner Pils.


Beers from the Bavarian brewery Schönram, one the more innovative traditional breweries in Germany.


They have moved, now in Mitte across from Nordbahnhof, Number of taps have decreased but still 15 rotating craft beers.


Hostel with real working nanobrewery inside.


Da Jia Le  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu

30 bottled craft & good traditional beers with freshly prepared Chinese dishes.


Old corner bar taken over by Scottish couple, who added better (mostly German) bottled beers. Separate smoking room (after 10pm) and reportedly the best haggis in Berlin.


Andechers Hell and Schneider Weisse are most interesting taps.


Six of the taps are beers from Ratsherrn in Hamburg. Most of the rest are German craft beer with the odd American or Belgian favorite.


Belgo-Dutch style eetcafe with bottled Belgian beers.


Beer garden at the historic Wilmer brewery. Open Apr to Oct. Also an Xmas market, with craft beer trucks. Sometimes has a good Berliner Weisse that is a coloaboration between Bogk Bier and Schneeeule


Corner smoking pub with two Rollberg beers on draft



Not clear if you can drink at the brewery (have heard conflicting reports)


Pub in a residential neighborhood with an excellent selection of beer. Food is cheese and some sausages.


Chill, smoky boozer with a decent selection of bottled beers.


Crepes, waffles, craft beer. Two house beers (Super Freunde) and two guests.


Franconian restaurant with Rittmayer, maybe other Frankenbier.


Tap room of the Cologne brewery.


Corner pub with a house Czech beer and Schneider Weisse.


Brewpub in the old Nikolaiviertel. Decent fresh unfiltered helles.


Restaurant in an old building with Schneider Weisse and two house beers.


Corner pub that serves food until 8pm and allows smoking after 9pm. Some unusual beers on tap make it worth a visit.


Heidenpeters  Fred Honorable Mention Closed Sunday Closed Monday Brewery tap, may have limited hours

Brewpub in the Market Hall



Hirsch  Full menu

Swabian pub with decent beer selection.


Bavarian style beer hall with beers from Hofbräuhaus München


Home  Closed Sunday

The taps are a mix of local and international beers. A good bottle selection as well.


Corner pub with a great beer selection.


I don't usually include bottle shops but if the weather isn't too bad you can sit outside and drink your beer -- bring your own glass, though.



IPA Bar  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday

Over 100 IPA's in bottles, 4 on tap.


Kaschk  Fred Honorable Mention WiFi available

Coffee and beer bar. Beers are mostly nordic.


Smoking room. Calls itself a "Craft Bar" with handmade beer but no other details.


Music hipster bar with two beers on draft and decent bottle list.


On the roof of the Neukölln Arcade car park. Entry fee of €3


Kohlenquelle  Full menu WiFi available Pilsener Urquell tankovna pub

Dive bar with Pilsener Urquell tankovna and some interesting bottles. Food is only served from 12:30-3:30pm daily. Large smoking bar in the basement.


Mainly a bottle shop and a growler fill shop but most beers can also be purchased by the glass and enjoyed in their small tasting room. Bottled beers purchased can be enjoyed on site for a €1 corkage fee.


Three house beers (Kellerbier, Pils, IPA) plus Weihenstephen Weizenbier.


Sports bar with Rollberg Helles on draft.


Bar with two house beers commissioned from Hoepfner. Food is "Bavarian Tapas"


Neighborhood pub with Hohenthanner Pils and Jever Pils


In the Sony Center. No longer brews.


Whisky and British beers.


Bavarian style beer hall serving Löwenbräu München


Bavarian style beerhall with beers from Paulaner, In the central atrium of the building.


Barre Pilsener from Westphalia and a house unfiltered Helles.



Restaurant with decent beer selection.


Berlin's entry in this growing international pub family.


Whisky, Rock & Roll and Craft Beer.


Muted Horn  Fred Honorable Mention New entry in the Guide in 2016 Usually has Franconian Beers

New craft beer bar (from October 2016) with an eclectic selection of beers.


Störtebeck Pils, Rollbert Rot and Augustiner Hell among the draft beers.


Soccer bar with locals from Eschenbräu and Bierfabrik plus several good bottled British ales.


Parker Bowles  Full menu Closed Sunday Closed Monday Has an unusual or regional beer on tap.

Restaurant with beer from & Union from Munich.


Pfefferbräu  Full menu Closed Monday Brewpub.

Upstairs in the Pfefferberg complex.


Two house beers brewed by Brauerei Zukunft


Restaurant with a Bavarian-sized summer beer garden and two house beers of unclear origin. Venerable and shady.


Protokol  New entry in the Guide in 2017 On the To Do List

Modern craft beer bar with a mix of German and imported craft beer. Some unusual beer on their tap list, including a number of Russian craft beers.


Rollberg  Brewery tap, may have limited hours Smoking Allowed

In the corner of the old Kindl brewery


Corner pub with some interest in craft beer. House Rotbier (of course) from BierFabrik and draft Pilsner Urquell.


Meat oriented restaurant with decent tap list.


A typical Hell/Dunkel/Weizen brewpub but the beers I had were actually quite good.



Traditional Berliner/German cooking, kids menu, and a house pils of unclear origin.


Swabian restaurant with Rothaus Pils and Hefeweizen and Augustiner Hell.


Rhineland themed pub with a political bent and Gaffel Kölsch on tap. Same building as Die Berliner Republic.


Hotel bar (Hotel am Steinplatz) with Rollberg Helles on draft and a selection of interesting bottled craft beers.


Giant bar and restaurant that is also the home of Stone's European brewery. Four beers are brewed in Berlin as of opening, the rest are Stone from California and guest beers.


Small brewpub with a wide range of generally good beers.


Specializes in Eastern European beers.


Pilsner Urquell tank beer, and featuring two '70s-style bowling lanes.


Mexican themed Tequila and Mezcal bar that supposedly has a small brewery (or some contracted house beers) and a decent selection of bottled craft beer.


In a railway arch under the S Bahn. Full range of Lemke beers, many on tap, the rest in bottles.


Twinpigs  Full menu Closed Monday

Two Rollberg, Budvar and a rotating tap that was Heidenpeters last visit.


Small, one room taproom. Only four taps but an extensive bottle selection.


Valentin  Full menu Usually has Bavarian Beer

Augustiner tavern across the street from Sudstern.


Vegan restaurant that claims the house beers are from Brewbaker.


Schneider Weisse and the usual suspects. Website has annoying audio autoplay.


Watt  Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Smoking Allowed

Hip, spare, slightly shabby pub with Augustiner, Störtebecker, and a split-level seating area.


Restaurant and tap room for the Bavarian brewery. Full range of beers on trap.


Weiss Blau  Closed Sunday Usually has Franconian Beers On the To Do List

Bavarian market with decent selection of bottled Bavarian beers, including many from Franconia. Beers are to go or can be drunk on site.


Great looking kitschy Bavarian pub with lots of white and blue, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr beers.


Beers from Hohenthanner (Bavaria)


House beers are a Helles, Schwarzbier and an unfiltered version of the Helles. Would say were they were brewed.


Brewpub and movie theatre.


Czech bar with Pilsner Urquell Tankbier.


Fairly wide range of German beers from Früh Kölsch to Schneider Weisse. Worth a stop if you are exploring the Nikolaiviertel.


Burlesque bar with craft beer. You can enjoy a beer without the show.


Dive bar with Pilsner Urquell tank beer.


Claims to be Berlin's oldest pub. Beers are not that interesting but the pub is.


Sion Kölsch and Budweiser Budvar are the most interesting beers. Food is salads and various meat and cheese plates.


Crazy mad scientist cocktail bar with a strong house bock beer on draft.