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.
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)
Slightly scruffy, boho cafe feel (which is fine by me) in a lively, late-night area. Free Wi-Fi, which isn’t common in Berlin (a real blessing as internet access in our hotel was outrageously expensive). Extensive beer list with a fair few German rarities (unlike Haus der 100 Bieres) that kept me busy for a leisurely afternoon while surfing the net, catching up on email etc. I believe it is open quite late at night and seems to have some sort of music venue attached but, as I only visited during the day and it was on the other side of town from where we were staying, I didn’t put that to the test.
Visited latest April 2016 with my parents. Spacy, L-shaped bar, few seatings outside. Decent selection of beers on tap and bottles. Served in good condition and with a smile from the friendly staff. Easy to find, worth a visit.
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!).
Well, sometime has passed, so time to update. Far from being one of the most interesting beer places in the city these day. A lot has changed around the city, but not much have changed here. Still most of the same beers as previous time I’ve visited. Mostly traditional German styles, nothing too interesting beerwise anymore, but still a perfectly good place to have a beer and some food. Fair amount of seating outside, and service is usually friendly. One of the few places in this street that has survived that long time. Worth dropping by if one happens to be in the area, but no need to go out of your way to visit.
Nice pub in a nice area. Good selection of both beer and whisky. They seem to have a vast selection of glasses too, because we always get the beer in the right glass (from the right brewery).
kermis (566) The Hague / Amsterdam , Netherlands | May 17, 2015
Fairly sparse decoration, a little lacking in atmosphere. Decent traditional German beer menu with some other international imports, but pretty much usual stuff. Prices seem fairly cheap. Stayed close by so worth popping into but wouldn’t go out of my way as a craft beer destination.