The great outdoors: Summer time is calling for drinks in the sun and the occasional aperitivo. To honor this we compiled our list of top bars to quench your thirst at in Kreuzberg during the hot weeks of the year. We’ve got a gastropub with fantastic wines and equally fantastic food, and two cocktail bars.
Bar Zentral is a truly fantastic addition to the Berlin bar scene. Not that it is particularly, Zentral opened its doors for the first time in late 2015. Though it might not be located in everyone’s favorite districts, Zentral is such a delight that it is most definitely worth the trek over to Berlin’s “Wild West”.
One can’t talk about Berlin’s cocktail scene without talking about Becketts Kopf. Opened by Oliver Ebert in 2004, Becketts Kopf was seminal for the development of well-crafted cocktails and is one of the city’s oldest cocktail bars, along with Green Door and Victoria Bar in Schöneberg.
Redwood is one of those cocktails bars that's been around for a while, particularly stands out in the cocktail wasteland that is Mitte, but doesn’t really get the attention it deserves. Which is why we’re here today, actively trying to fight that!
What can I say about Velvet that’s not too hyperbolic? Not a lot. Softly reopened under new ownership in March 2017, this bar is my current go-to when it comes to excellently crafted cocktails in Berlin.
What at first glance might look like "just another Neukölln" bar is actually one of the city's best kept, industry-approved secrets. Often open until late (even for Berlin standards), you’ll be sure to run into one or the other bartender and chef getting their after-work fix.