Contemporary, cultural, and eclectic, Berlin is in a class of its own. With a staggering amount of historic and cultural attractions, a mouthwatering food and drink scene, and endless entertainment, Germany’s capital city has everything you could want in a travel destination, and there’s no shortage of things to do, see, and try! Spend your days visiting historic landmarks like Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall Memorial, and Charlottenburg Palace, then climb to the top of TV Tower for breathtaking views of the city. Lounge around the lush Tiergarten or explore the city’s world-class museums like Checkpoint Charlie Museum, German Museum of Technology, Topography of Terror, and the amazing galleries on Museum Island. Berlin is just as exciting when the sun goes down, and there are plenty of fantastic restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to try here. If you’re in the mood for a martini, check out our roundup of the best cocktail bars in Berlin, Germany.
1. Bahamas Cocktailbar
Bahamas Cocktailbar transforms Berlin into a tropical getaway complete with sand, palm trees, and an extensive drinks list. This vibrant cocktail bar is open every night and features a terrific happy hour from 5pm to 8pm each evening. In addition to the tropical-themed interior, Bahamas Cocktail also has a lovely terrace that is open in the summer, where guests can enjoy shisha. Scrumptious bites are available to accompany the amazing drinks served here.
Address: Pappelallee 11, 10437 Berlin
Website: Bahamas Cocktailbar
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 4am
2. Schwarze Traube
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Posted by Schwarze Traube on Friday, June 22, 2018
While non-descript on the outside, Schwarze Traube is a hidden gem of Berlin nightlife. Schwarze Traube is owned by renowned German mixologist Atalay Aktas, and each drink is an inimitable experience. Inside this small, knock-to-enter bar, there are no menus. Instead, each drink is hand-crafted based on the patron’s flavor preferences for a totally unique twist on traditional cocktails! Perfect for adventurous travelers, each drink portends a delightful surprise.
Address: Wrangelstraße 24, 10997 Berlin
Website: Schwarze Traube
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 7pm - 3am
3. Stagger Lee
Step back into the past at Stagger Lee. This saloon-style cocktail bar is themed after American vaudeville, complete with a swinging bar door, low-hanging lamps, and Victorian wallpaper, and is named after the real-life exploits of a Missouri criminal from the nineteenth century. The drinks menu is imaginative and diverse, with options like the bourbon-based Horse’s Neck and John’s Monkey, made with banana-infused scotch. In addition to inventive cocktails, Stagger Lee also offers twists on conventional classics like the Montezuma Negroni and uses many innovative infusions and syrups that are made in-house. Beer and wine are also on the menu and patrons can snack on a flavorful mix of bar nuts.
Address: Nollendorfstraße 27, 10777 Berlin
Website: Stagger Lee
Opening hours: 7pm - late (daily)
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4. Green Door Bar
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Green Door Bar is a retro-styled space favored for its intimate atmosphere and impressive cocktail list. This delightful cocktail bar has been a favorite haunt among Berlin locals since it opened in 1995 and each drink is always made with care. From hand-crafted classics to creative monthly specials, there is always something great to taste on the menu. Green Door Bar offers a happy hour from 6pm to 8pm daily.
Green Door Bar
Address: Winterfeldtstraße 50, 10781 Berlin
Website: Green Door Bar
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 6pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 6pm - 3am
5. Redwood Bar Berlin
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Laid-back and intimate, Redwood Bar Berlin is a cozy bar with a wide menu of strong drinks. This superb bar is run by California transplant Kevin Brown and is named in honor of the owner’s home state and the beautiful bar top made out of a slab of Redwood. Inspired by the drinks of American Prohibition, the cocktails here are elegant and strong, and the menu is arranged by the base spirit of each cocktail. Unlike many other bars in the city, Redwood Bar Berlin is a non-smoking establishment.
Redwood Bar Berlin
Address: Bergstraße 25, 10115 Berlin
Website: Redwood Bar Berlin
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 6pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 6pm - 2am (closed on Sun & Mon)
6. Buck and Breck
A speakeasy-style bar, Buck and Breck is one of Berlin’s coolest bars to check out! Located between a police station and Doris Bistro in the neighborhood of Mitte, you must first find the inconspicuous door buzzer to ring before you can be let inside this exclusive establishment. Once you enter, there are only 14 seats available, all grouped around the central black bar. While the menu here is small, the bartender can whip up anything you would like. Intimate, low-key, and select, Buck and Breck is a unique establishment that is famous on Berlin’s bar scene.
Buck and Breck
Address: Brunnenstraße 177, 10119 Berlin
Website: Buck and Breck
Opening hours: 6pm - 2am (daily)
7. Scotch & Sofa
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Scotch & Sofa is an eclectic and cozy venue that offers a staggering variety of gins and whiskeys. Located in the trendy neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg, this quirky cocktail bar is warm and inviting with a menu filled with delicious mixed drinks. With several types of whiskey available here, classics like Whiskey Sour and Old Fashioned should definitely be tried. The menu is also filled with a fantastic variety of other spirit-based cocktails, frozen drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, wine, beer, and hot drinks. In the summer, Scotch & Sofa offers scenic outdoor seating, which is the perfect place to sip on a sparkling champagne cocktail or a refreshing Mai Tai, Mojito Razz, or frozen Daiquiri.
Scotch & Sofa
Address: Kollwitzstrasse 18, 10405 Berlin
Website: Scotch & Sofa
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 6pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 6pm - 2:30am (closed on Sun)
8. Saphire Bar Berlin
Sophisticated and minimalistic, Saphire Bar Berlin is the place to go for an elegant atmosphere and an extensive drinks menu. This chic lounge is located in fashionable Prenzlauer Berg and is filled with sleek white sofas to perch on while you sip your cocktail. Whiskey is the star of the show here, and the bar stocks a wide variety, including rare types, and features many whiskey-based drinks. If whiskey isn’t your thing though, don’t fret. The drinks menu of Saphire Bar Berlin is extensive, with a huge assortment of different spirit-based cocktails, including unique beverages and classic favorites.
Saphire Bar Berlin
Address: Bötzowstraße 31, 10407 Berlin
Website: Saphire Bar Berlin
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 8pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 8pm - 3am
9. Vincent Piano Bar
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Perfect for after-work drinks or late-night escapades, Vincent Piano Bar is open from 5pm to 4am daily. This cozy bar is one of Berlin’s best places to sip on a cocktail and listen to live music. The drinks menu is filled with wine, beer, and spirit options as well as classic cocktails made from a variety of liquors and champagne. Alcohol-free and hot drinks are available as well. In addition to drinks, patrons can order small snacks, light meals, and sweet treats too. The live music lineup is offered Wednesday through Sunday from 8pm to 12am.
Vincent Piano Bar
Address: Schiffbauerdamm 6/7, 10117 Berlin
Website: Vincent Piano Bar
Opening hours: 5pm - 4am (daily)
10. Mister Hu
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A local favorite since 1994, Mister Hu has a laid-back ambiance and a menu brimming with mouthwatering concoctions. The fixed menu is filled with favorites like the rum-based Hu’s Green Vanilla and the refreshing Spring Raspberry Cool as well as seasonal specials hand-crafted by the inventive barkeep team. The daily happy hour runs from 6pm to 8pm. Plus, with its cozy interior and sunny, open terrace, there isn’t a bad seat in the house.
Address: Goltzstraße 39, 10781 Berlin
Website: Mister Hu
Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 6pm - 3am; Thu - Fri: 6pm - 4am
Berlin’s brilliant cocktail bars
Whether you prefer mojitos, margaritas or Manhattans, these cocktails bars are filled with delicious drink options. After a busy day of sightseeing, soak up Berlin’s brilliant nightlife and take a seat at one of these fantastic bars. From sophisticated speakeasies to laidback lounges, there is something on this list for everyone. Start planning your trip today, and add these cocktail bars to your Berlin itinerary.
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