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.


Home of Marzahner. Beers now brewed by Bierfabrik.


Aufsturz  Full menu Live Music


Bavarian style beer hall with beers from Augustiner Mnchen


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


Beereau  Fred Honorable Mention WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2017 Bottle shop with onsite drinking

Bottle shop with a couple of taps and a huge number of beers in the fridge (so you can drink them on site). Formerly the Berlin Beer Academy.


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"


Biererei Bar  Fred Honorable Mention WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018

New bar by the Biererei bottle shop across the street. The picture is of the bottle shop



The Schoppe brewery tap.


Burgers and steaks with bottle Belgian and craft beers.


Riverfront biergarten with Pilsner Urquell tankovna.


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.


Brauhaus neulich  Closed Sunday Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewpub. On the To Do List

New brewpub in the Neuköllnistrict.


One standard beer and monthly special beers.



Brewbaker  Closed Sunday Opens at 11am or earlier. 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 Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2016 Brewery tap, may have limited hours

Tap room for the Berlin brewery.


Bryggeri Helsinki  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2018 Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Specializes in Finnish Beers On the To Do List

New from July 2018, specializes in Finnish craft beers and Scandinavian food.


Twelve taps of interesting beers.


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


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


Second location of the Castle pub.


Castle Pub  Fred Honorable Mention WiFi available Opens at 11am or earlier.

They have moved, now in Mitte across from Nordbahnhof, It is now beer and coffee so they open early. Fifteen taps of interesting beer plus a few you'd expect from this history as a British pub,


Hostel with real working nanobrewery inside.


Contract brewery for Berlin craft brewers. They have a 20Hl system and bottling line.


Da Jia Le  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu

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


Das Gift  Full menu WiFi available

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



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


F Bar  Smoking Allowed

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


Franconian restaurant with Rittmayer, Hallendorf on draft and bottled Franconian beers.


Tap room of the Cologne brewery.


Brewpub in the old Nikolaiviertel. Decent fresh unfiltered helles.


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


Hackbarth's  Full menu Opens at 11am or earlier. Usually has Bavarian Beer Usually has Franconian 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 Mnchen


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  Live Music Closed Monday Closed Tuesday

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


Hours are a bit unclear as their Facebook page lists two different sets.


Kaschk  Fred Honorable Mention WiFi available Opens at 11am or earlier.

Coffee and beer bar. About half of the beers were Nordic or Nordic collaborations.


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.


Kohlenquelle  Full menu WiFi available Opens at 11am or earlier. 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.


Lager Lager  Fred Honorable Mention Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Bottle shop with onsite drinking

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


Whisky and British beers and sometimes even cask beers.


Bavarian style beer hall serving Löwenbräu Mnchen


Maximilians  Full menu Opens at 11am or earlier. Usually has Bavarian Beer

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 and bottle shop.

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Smallish pub with a good selection of Mikkeller beers plus a few quality guests. Meat and cheese plates available for snacks.


Whisky, Rock & Roll and Craft Beer.


Muted Horn A Fred top pick  WiFi available 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 A Fred top pick  WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2017

Modern craft beer bar with a mix of German and imported craft beer.


As the name says, coffee and craft beer.


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.


Corner pub with good food and a decent beer selection.


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. Serves beers brewed by Stone in Berlin and California, plus guest beers.


Stone Tap Room  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewery tap, may have limited hours

Impressive selection of beers, both Berlin and USA brewed beers from Stone as well as some guests.


Strassenbahn  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2018 Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Smoking Allowed Usually has Franconian Beers On the To Do List

Neighborhood collective pub with some interesting beers. The main rooms in non smoking but there is a separate smoking room.


Small brewpub with a wide range of generally good beers.


Cafe Szimpla has pretty much removed their interesting beers and replaced them with a tap room of the Budapest based Mad Scientist Brewery. The Cafe opens before noon but the Hungarian beers are not available unto LABor opens at 5pm.


Dive bar serving Pilsner Urquell tankovna, and featuring a couple of bowling lanes.


Has an emphasis on craft beers from Bavaria.with a few local Berlin beers thrown in.


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. Don't exert any special effort to get here but worth a stop if your are thirsty and in the area.


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 Opens at 11am or earlier. Usually has Franconian Beers Bottle shop with onsite drinking 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.


Willy Bresch  Opens at 11am or earlier. Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Smoking Allowed

Beers from Hohenthanner (Bavaria)


House beers are a Helles, Schwarzbier and an unfiltered version of the Helles. Wouldn't say were they were brewed.


Zollpackhof  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2018 Opens at 11am or earlier. Seasonal Pubs Usually has Bavarian Beer On the To Do List

Restaurant near the Hauptbahnhof that has draft Augustiner (Hell and Edeldstoff). River side beer garden is open in the warmer months (restaurant open year round). Reportedly a gravity barrel (holzfass) of Edelstoff is tapped daily at 6pm.


Brewpub and movie theatre.


Czech bar with Pilsner Urquell tankovna.


Fairly wide range of German beers from Frh 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 tankovna.


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.