Small bar, half a dozen stools, plus restaurant tables spread out over three or four rooms. Back room has a big screen showing football. Six beers and a cider on offer, three regular beers and three specials/seasonals. You can do a flight of four, five or six, with or without the cider, but they won’t do flights if they’re very busy, so arrive early if that’s what you want. Beers were solid enough, with the special ones being the most interesting. Friendly staff. They have limited snax, but the neighborhood is jam packed with restaurants - you can ask the bar staff for a ticket that you bring to the restaurant of your choice, and they will walk the food over to you, very organized. Worth a visit, and a good neighborhood in which to bar hop.
Stopped by on a Sunday evening in July 2015, the place was busy but managed to perch on a table, people kept arriving and heading to the busy back room too. 4 beers on tap, self serve but had to battle through the people sat at the bar. 30 mins free wifi available. Decent place
Visited H&B early on a Monday night October ’10, so fairly quiet, but still a few people in (and the house dog who was a lovely old fella!).
All house beers were ’decent’ enough and we sampled Dunkels and Pils (and ...) the Cider.
not a cider person but the manager insisted we sampled it (as it was made from English apples) and it was really good, so much so we purchased a 2 litre take out to drink on the way to the airport :P
The food we had was decent rustic cheeses, meat and bread and great vfm !
They also have accomodation upstairs which seems really reasonable price wise (self catering).
Great place. Jammed on a Friday night, and not surprisingly. Four house beers (three regular, one seasonal), which were all excellent. Friendly bartender. Good prices. Great looking place; the draft system, in particular, is quite attractive. I could picture this place fitting quite well in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) or something; it’s got that kind of feel to it. A must visit when in Berlin.
Probably one of the best brewpubs in Berlin but maybe I was expecting more? Four beer and a cider on tap, all good, but not outstanding. Football on two big screens don’t appeal to me. But the young crowd seemed to enjoy both football and craft beer. (Visited September 25th 2013)
Well I really enjoyed my time here. Located in the old east Berlin area. Time goes slow here. Couse place with a fine range of their own beers. Also a lot of different styles. Not only dunkel, helles und weisse.
Absolutely a recommendable place!
Oh this is a cool place! Friedrichshain. We walked in, and they were showing a game first and then a German soap opera that was really riveting to the crowd, it was 9PM and all the patrons were watching a soap. Great vibe, hipsters but not snobs, if you know what I mean Friendly ppl, great boho/artsy vibe overall. And the beers are decent too!
chriso (718) London, England | November 20, 2009| Updated September 8, 2010
Visited in March 2009 with Gazza and Sue. Although they have the standards Pils, Dunkel and Weizen (all good) here, there is also an ever-changing special. And they are not blinkered by German practice, offering, of all things, a Brown Ale when we were there. And there’s a cider too. A cracking little place situated in the lively nightlife area of Friedrichshain in former East Berlin. The front bar has some attractive tiling (it used to be a butchers shop) and there’s a back room too but that turned into a smoking room later on. Certainly not a smart place but there was a good vibe here. The fact that the owner/brewer was both enthusiastic and hospitable certainly helped to enhance the experience. He made sure that we were supplied with a sample from the last remaining couple of litres of the Brown Ale and provided us with a tasting of the new special, Bernstein, as soon as it went on. Unusually for Germany he did not seem bewildered by the presence of beer enthusiasts from overseas seeking out new beers and was keen to expound his plans for even more exotic specials (anyone for a German IPA?). It was truly difficult to get away, and not in a bad way. No food to speak of but there’s plenty in the vicinity. An essential stop in Berlin.
Visited several times, first time when I took part in Berlin Marathon.
Smaller, very cosy pub with friendly staff and some great beers from their own brewing plant, which is placed in the pub. They do both regulars and season beers, most times in a good condition. At times their big, old dog goes around saying hello to people, and take a nap at your feet. They do snack food, cosy place I would love to visit again...