tomer (84) Rishon Le Zion, Israel | March 22, 2010
The sixth floor of this place is amazing, but the beer selection is mediocre at best and not really worthy of the place. The selection is extremely electic and that not a compliment. It feels like the beers were put on the shelf without any thought as to the variety of beers being pit on the shelves. Come and visit the place but not because of the beer.
Small but decent bottle selection on the gourmet level. Anyway a bit dissapointing. large selection of anything else than beer. But they did have some norwegian beer.
Some ok Belgian beer and ok selection of beer from Berlin. Ther was not even a person in the desk that I could ask...
There’s a small beer section on the gourmet food floor of this massive department store. The selection is better than a corner store or grocery though not on the level of a good bottle shop. Some German beers including Schorschbräu, Schneider Weiss 750s, Brewbaker, Andechser, and others. Quite a few Belgian magnums and jeroboams. Lots of tasty food options around. Worth a look if you’re doing some shopping in KaDeWe.
As most agree on - worth visiting for the food selection, but not for the beer selection. The beer selection seems to quite limited, it used to be more interesting. Mostly quite common German beer, some decent Belgians and a handful of slightly "exotic" imports. Just found one interesting beer here during my visit, and that was a Brewbaker beer that I already had tried. Not the cheapest place either, but that is not a surprise. Worth a visit if you’re in the neighbourhood - or just to see the amazing food selection!
As others already have pointed out - the food selection and atmosphere is really the reason to visit KaDeWe. Beer selection is however quite good. They stock almost the complete lineups of Weihenstephaner and Andechs!
The KaDeWe used to be the largest department store in Europe, somewhere in Barcelona I believe has taken over that mantle.
Posh prices for posh people, 6 floors of expensive anything and everything, a newer 7th floor has even more eating space.
Floor six is the main food and drink area and what an area. The place is very classy, live fish and lobsters by the counters, champagne and shellfish bars, draught beer at some serving points, but mostly wine to drink with whatever food you wish to eat.
The actual beer to take away selection and area is quite small, but no one buys beer here for home consumption surely. Most people (like my wife and I), just wander around looking and wishing we could afford to purchase something. The beer corner/stand could very easily be missed all together, it is the whole experience of the KaDeWe that people enjoy.
We always took our guests here when we lived in the city. Now when we return, we still walk round, just for oldtimes sake, and still don’t buy anything!
A must go for gourmet-tourists - but not for the beer-lovers. Definitely, it´s a huge shopping center with all great kinds of food to buy or to consume right at the place. The more the beer section is boring. Not much beer enthusiasm there.