Have visited this Charlottenburg bar on a couple of occasions, most recently Oct í10.
Yes - itís a bit gimmicky and some of the í100í beers (in reality itís not likely to ever be 100 as my friends and I have requested a couple that werenít in stock!) are beers you certainly wouldnít bother with on a trip to Deutschland (ie Guinness!)
There are however a few interesting German beers that you may not find in other bars in Berlin.
Two of the times Iíve visited weíve sat outside in the beer garden and people watched, itís a fairly lazy/quiet back street to be honest!
Service has always been adequate.
Charlottenburg is a 10/15 minute train journey from Berlin Hbf, and the venue is 7 or 8 minutes walk from Charlottenburg station
Not really worth going out of the way for, but if youíre in the area for whatever reason , pop by!
A few good points. 100 beers are indeed a lot for a German bar. There is nowhere else very beery in the immediate vicinity and it seemed to stay open (and lively) quite late. Which made it a handy place for a nightcap as our hotel was nearby, so we visited a few times during the course of a week. Service was fine. Some bad points. The beer list was pretty run of the mill (especially the draught selections) with few German rarities. And padded out with a lot of international lagers and commonplace Belgians (which I donít go to Germany for). Two of the three German beers on the list that I had not tried before were out of stock. The Mommsen-Eck house beer was presumably a rebadge but I never managed to find out what it was. So, overall, useful if you are in the area but probably of more interest to locals and country tickers than visitors seeking out new German rates.
This was my favorite beer bar in Berlin for three years (87-90), I revisited in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012 (Jan). The British sector had some good watering holes and this one is still going strong.
It is a great place to have a draught beer, 15 different (Andechs Doppelbock dunkel, Duckstein, Klostriker Schwartzbier, 6 German Pilsners, a Kolsch, Weihenstephen Hefewiessbier and some non-German beers also.) There is always a draught beer of the month at a cheap price, my last visit it was Warsteiner Pils.
The bottled selection covers the world, mostly well known brews, but still very impressive, especially in Berlin, where beer choice is not a big thing yet.
The staff are all pretty young ladies, with one young lad pouring the beers for them all, he works bloody hard, the girls just look good, I hope they share their tips with him.
Very German in decor, all wood and heavy tables. The conservatory doubles the size of the place, outside drinking is also available.
The food is big, bold and good. They have specials on various nights and huge buffet breakfasts that go on until 12.00 (as well as other breakfast options), on Sundays and holidays it extends into a buffet brunch until 15.00. We shared a cheese platter on my last visit and the four of us couldnít finish it.
This is a lot better than the new place they have set up in Potsdammer Platz, this is the original and is well worth seaching out.
Average food for average service.
They have a decent selection of beers with an array of typical German food that will keep you full.
I know of many other places in Berlin that are far more friendlier, and that have a lot better food.
Might be a good experience, but one time visit should do it.
Restaurant bar in the West end of Berlin. Massive beer selection over 100 bottle and draught. Friendly service. Going back to try the food tomorrow. Expensive but the best place in Berlin so far. Updated rating. Went back for a meal - good quality food and fast service. Food better value than beer. Definitely the place to go in Berlin.
Located in Charlottenburg, near Kurfurstendamm. Nice selection of special beers from all around the world. When I was here, it was early in the afternoon, so it wasnít very crowdy. So, the service then was quite ok, but the ambiance not too good. Donít know if itís getting more crowdy on certain evenings.
Visited their 2nd location, Mommseneck-Am Potsdamer Platz. Was able to add Namibia, Portugal and Switzerland to my list. And tried the Schneider Aventinus (superb) as well as the Berliner Kindl (awful). Service correct but although I sat by the bar was unable to pull the barkeep into conversation. Had 7 beers and hearty meal for under 35 euro. Crowd very middle of the road.
chain feel place, lots of bottles, Germans, Belgians, Eastern & western Europeans< some American. Draft was not too exciting> food looked decent but did not induldge> had a Duffs & Dju Dju Mango, both bad> Lots of potential ratings here
Went there for dinner and the food was good without being fantastic in any way. The place has beers from many different countries, though some of them are Belgian and not from the African countries theyíll have you believe. The selection could use some more quality beers. The staff was friendly, but they didnít seem to know too much about beer.
Neat location and good views through the many windows, though Iíve long noted this part of Charlottenburg for its strange mix of highs and lows; lots of shopping and some upper-middle class restaurants and boutiques, but also lots of sleaze and quite a few down-on-their-luckers. Eisbein was nearly as big as a bowling ball, and though I fought bravely, it was a battle I could not hope to win. Service was friendly but slow, and thereís a lot of Berlin (and its Schnauze) in this place. Get the feeling that old friends from the neighborhood have been coming here for years, but there were also single businessmen and some out on dates. Beers are what youíd expect from this type of place, but there should still be something for everyone.