Berlin's Best Beer Gardens
In the spring and summer months, Berliners flock to the many beer gardens in the city. Our list of the best places to enjoy a cold beer in the sun.
© visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Ardenis
Berlin's beer gardens have their very own special charm. From traditional, rustic outdoor pubs to trendy spots for the young urban crowd, the German capital has many places for a quick after-work beer or a leisurely afternoon in the sun. Beer gardens in Berlin usually serve a selection of draught beer and hearty snacks such as sausages, meat balls and soft pretzels. In any case, Berlin's beer gardes are the perfect place to enjoy the warmer months in the city.
Founded in 1837, this bedrock of Berlin's culinary scene is tucked away in a backyard in the Prenzlauer Berg
district. In the shade of thick chestnut trees, visitors can enjoy a beer brewed by the Prater's very own brewery along with some traditional German snacks.Address:
Kastanienallee 7-9, 10435 BerlinOpening hours:
Monday to Sunsay from noon (weather permitting)
The Café am Neuen See is one of Berlin's most popular beer gardens - and with good reason! Centrally located in the Tiergarten
district, this green oasis in the middle of the city is the perfect spot for after-work drinks. Along with your beer, you get an idyllic view of the Spree River and can sip your drinks while watching kayakers and ducks glide across the water.Address:
Lichtensteinallee 2, 10787 BerlinOpening hours:
daily from 11 AM to 11 PM (weather permitting)
Located on the southern end of Viktoriapark
in the heart of Kreuzberg
, this small beer garden offers gorgeous views of Berlin's very own waterfall. Visitors can enjoy breakfast, coffee, beer and food from the grill on the cozy terrace.Address:
Viktoriapark, Dudenstraße 40-60, 10965 BerlinOpening hours:
April to September, daily from noon till late
Even though most German still prefer the traditional Pilsner, craft beer has gained a lot of fans in Berlin over the past year. The BRLO brewery has been one of the pioneers of the city's craft beer scene, brewing its beers purely by hand in small batches. As soon as it's warm enough, you can enjoy BRLO's ever-changing selection of Pale Ales, IPAs, Pilsners and Lagers in the beer garden right at the entrance to the park near Gleisdreieck.
Address: Schöneberger Straße 16, 10963 Berlin
Opening hours: (from April) Monday to Friday from 2 PM to midnight, Saturday & Sunday from noon to midnight
Those looking for a traditional German beer garden experience off the beaten tourist track will find it at Brauhaus Spandau, right in the historic center of the Spandau
district. This cozy eatery serves rustic German specialties and beer from the in-house brewery in its spacious beer garden. Those interested in how the beer is made can book a private brewery tour.Address:
Neuendorfer Straße 1, 13585 BerlinOpening hours:
Daily from 11 AM to 11 PM
A small oasis in the heart of the city: Schankhalle Pfefferberg serves home-brewed beer and traditional German pub fare right in the center of Berlin's thriving Prenzlauer Berg district. The beer is brewed to the strict German brewing standards using only three ingredients, but its surprisingly complex flavours will have you coming back for more.
Address: Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 4 PM to 1 PM
Berlin cuisine has more to offer than beer! Discover our list of the most iconic foods and drinks from the capital.
In the summer months, you can experience wonderful moments in Berlin's beach bars and sip your drink as if you were on vacation by the sea.
Last edited: 11. May 2022