From the looks of their website and the overall design of their menus, etc. you would think that it would be a little more modern and a little less divey of a place. Not that I mind, really, I do like dives, it was just surprising. Short tap list and pretty large bottle list, especially for German standards. Unfortunately I didn’t do enough homework on German lagers and was basically guessing when it came to what to order. Oh well, I got some decent beer anyway. Service was pretty good at the bar. I think if we were at a table it would have taken longer. Pretty good bar, but that section of the city gets a little dicey at night with some less savory characters and a fair amount of (legal) prostitutes.
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).
Stocks quite a few bottles. Selection seems quite random tough. Pricey by Berlin standards.
kermis (551) 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.
We came by here once in 2011 for lunch after paying yet another visit to the now sadly defunct Tacheles. Not many people were around so there was plenty of seating, which we appreciated. Got a table by the window watching people passing by on the busy Oranienburger Strasse outside. The main purpose with our visit was to have lunch and they didn’t fail us in this regard. Ample food of a decent quality and price. The young waitress was helpful and suggested beer according to our preferences. As far as I remember they have quite a large list of bottled beers with the main emphasis being on German beer. I didn’t really find a lot of ’interesting’ stuff and ended up drinking a Rothaus Tannenzäpfle Pils followed by an Austrian Kapsreiter Landbier Hell. I would say the place shines mostly in terms of taking the effort to making beer from a variety of locations available in one place, which is an atypical departure from the German tradition of serving only one’s own locally made beer in the brewpub.
Lively restaurant near the center of Berlin. Tables were all occupied on a Friday evening but there’s additional seating at the bar. No drafts but about 100 bottles though all were very common beers that you could find in any bottle shop with an international selection. Prices for German beers was good; imports were understandably a bit higher. I had some sausage and sauerkraut which were ok but nothing special. Overall, a pretty forgettable place.
Probably no beers here that are unique to you or extra special. But as far as German beer goes, the beers here are as good as any other place. But you are not just here for the Beer. Aufsturz is on Oranienbergerstrasse which is a site to see if you are visiting Berlin. Don’t waste your time and go to this bar during the day> Try to go on a Friday or Saturday and just enjoy the ambiance. Great place on a great street. Gorgeous working girls and drunk Brits just add to the overall character of one of the greatest streets in the world. One of the reviews says "this section of the city gets a little dicey at night." Ha! Yea, it does get a little scary if your Mom still needs to accompany you to the bathroom at Denny’s. But for the rest of us it is incredibly safe and totally fun.