Aachh, ja, Helga! Oranienburger strasse! Restaurants, trashy bars, sinful women in extremly short golden hotpants and a great place for beer geeks! ( And a big synagogue..) My fellow beer friend and I shared some good beers here a late Wednesday evening. The highlights were Rothaus Pils, Augustiner Lagerbier Hell, Engel Hefeweizen Hell / Dunkel and Tegernseer Spezial. (Visited September 22nd 2010)
The ’happening street’ in Berlin currently, the whole area is a mass of bars, clubs and eating places. We missed this bar initially, because of scaffolding that was covering the front, plus the street is numbered strangely. We were on the wrong side of the road, no problems once we realised.
Don’t know what it’ll look like outside, but inside it is very basic, with wooden floors and loads of seating/tables. Some interesting paintings, lite very well, to highlight each ones striking points (like a spot light onto a nightscenes moon). We all liked the vibe of the place (two 50+ year olds and two 29 year olds). Lots of American English being spoken around us, as well as German.
The bottled beer selection is very interesting, the only tap being Heineken of all things. I didn’t really look past the German beers, but there were plenty of others and as has been mentioned most appeared to be Belgian.
Service was fine on both occasions my little party of four drank here in mid April 2011. Bottles brought to the table, pour your own. Update from Jan 2012, still busy and fun to use, found some interesting beers to drink (check out the bar top for ones not on the beer menu!).
A very nice bar that focuses almost exclusively on bottled beers. The bottle list is pretty large. Lots of common stuff but a few special ones to look out for (e.g. the Andechser Dopplebock Dunkel). Good value. Pretty mellow place when we visited on a Sunday afternoon, but I’d imagine the place gets jammed with youngsters. Lots of tables, original art on the walls. We have a nice server. We didn’t eat anything but the food looked decent. Laid-back music, like jazzy lounge stuff. Smooth. Definitely worth visiting. Quite coincidentally the hotel I was staying at (the Meininger Mitte) was directly next door, so that was pretty convenient.
Very good service.
Nice place to go for a drink or to eat.
Nice selection of most German style (Hefe Weizen, Pilsener, Doppelbock, Märzen...) + some belgian beers
Inside looks nice and the ambiance is cool
A nice bar with a great selection of beer in a party street of town. Quite ordinairy inside, the weather was nice so we sat outside and had some nice beers.
voota (91) Melbourne, Australia | January 22, 2008
Awesome cafe in a great part of Berlin, beer list is great, long enough to keep you there all night. Service is excellent, food is a mixture of a few european influences and is done very well. Great music, great crowd... Very Berlin in character. I Could think of no better place to drink Berliner Weiss and all the Ayinger stuff until dawn. A must visit. Oh and the prices are pretty good compared to the other beer bars/brewpubs in town.
Very well located in the bar / restaurant strip smack band in the lively streets around the Oranienburger S-bahn station in Mitte. Plenty of tables inside as well as ample benches and tables on the street. Unspectacular bar food but will suffice for most needs (e6.0 – e9.0). Beer list (~115 beers) is nicely done and sorted by style. Macros / global brands / pilsners in 500ml should range around e2.80. High end Germans and Belgians will be closer to e3.50 per bottle. Good service and no problems with English. List standouts included: Andescher Doppelbock, Schlenkerla Rauch-Weizen) e3.20, St Bernardous 8 e3.30. Easily rivals Haus die 100 Bier for range albeit in a more relaxed and casual setting (and probably a better location). Highly recommended.
Great location on Oranienburgerstrasse. Walk to one end and walk down Friedrichstrasse and see all the shops, walk to the other and go to Weihenstephaner in Hackeshen Markt. Very good bottle selection, though only a few that aren’t regularly accessible. Still, getting to try the Andechser Doppelbock was a treat, and I got to sit outside and people-watch. One of the best bars I could find in Berlin.
Located in a very... colourful secion of the town, at least at night. Completely full on a Saturday night. Good service considering the crowd, heck, we got both the beers and the check sooner than we should’ve. The beer list is enormous and some rare stuff on there. We pretty much ordered at random and got quite solid beers. A very good stop while in Berlin.
A popular place for very young people to go out. Therefore, if you’re there just for beers, afternoons are recommended. Wide selection of German beers, mostly macros, but some seem to be hard to find otherwise. Decent prices. Efficient service. Cool environment, lot of antique breweriana.