Some of the Best Cocktail Bars in Berlin

Words by:

Nyssa P. Chopra

Berlin’s nightlife is as diverse as the city itself, and due to the influx of international residents and visitors in the past few years, the city now features a nightlife scene that can certainly rival any other European metropolis. It’s much more than a watering hole with beer bars, as some may expect. From classic hotel bars to the local pub around the corner, Berlin provides tourists and locals alike with a fascinating variety of bars, clubs, and lounges that ensure a good time.

Saphire: Creativity in cocktail concoctions is the cornerstone of Saphire (the misspelling is purely intentional). You can choose from a selection of more than 300 different cocktails in this chic bar lounge in Prenzlauer Berg.


Bar Tausend (Photo Credit: World’s Luxury Guide)

Bar Tausend: Don’t be put off by the massive iron door at the entrance. Tausend is one of the trendiest bars in town, with a futuristic-like décor and a clientele list that boasts the who’s who of Berlin.

Solar Lounge: Located on the 16th and 17th floors of an old building at Potsdamer Platz, Solar offers some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the German capital. Enjoy innovative cocktails and groovy electronic music as you look over the beautiful city of Berlin.

Paris Bar: This chic French bistro in Charlottenberg is a classic in the dining scene of Berlin. Oozing with flamboyant charm, this bustling art canteen offers fresh fare and a wide selection of cocktails.

Erdbeer Bar: Literally meaning “strawberry bar” in German, you’ll be sure to find many strawberry-flavored delights, including strawberry beer—a hot favorite!

Lining: Tucked away in the trendy old Jewish quarter on Tucholskystrasse, the Lining offers a laidback atmosphere with plush comfortable beds rather than normal seats. It’s the perfect hideout for night owls looking for a fun night out at a fashionable destination.

Beckett’s Kopf: It’s one of the after-hours gems of the Prenzlauer Berg district. This orange-tinted cozy bar offers an extensive list of cocktails, talented bartenders, and a dimly lit ambience.


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