Berlin has a lot to offer. In addition to countless historical buildings and sights, there are also numerous beer gardens that make up the special charm of this city. We introduce you to the best beer gardens in Berlin that you should definitely have seen during your visit.
Our 11 favourite beer gardens in Berlin
“Säufste, stirbste, säufste nich, stirbste ooch, so säufste”, according to this old Berlin wisdom, there is hardly anything more beautiful than enjoying the sun’s rays outdoors on balmy summer days in one of the many beer gardens in Berlin. But which is the most beautiful beer garden in Berlin? There is no single answer to this question.
Every beer garden has its very own charm. It is precisely this diversity that makes this city so appealing. So that you don’t have to visit every one of the countless beer gardens in Berlin during your visit to the capital, we have put together a selection of our 11 best beer gardens in the city.
Prater Prenzlauer Berg
The Prater in Prenzlauer Berg is probably one of the best-known beer gardens in Berlin. It is always a firm favourite among the travel tips of countless tourist guides. This is not only due to the tasty beer that you can enjoy outdoors here. Even when the weather is bad, the Prater is worth a visit.
In the restaurant, which is part of the beer garden, you will be spoilt with classic Berlin cuisine and Bavarian specialities all year round. While you can enjoy the evening sun outside in the beer garden, lots of wood and indirect lighting create a cosy atmosphere inside.
And best of all: Prater Prenzlauer Berg is only a stone’s throw away from the Eastseven Hostel in Berlin. It’s only a 10-minute walk between enjoying the beer garden and your cosy bed at Eastseven.
Address: Kastanienallee 7-9, 10435 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 16.00 – 23.30, Sat & Sun: 14.00 – 23.30
Café am neuen See
For a long time, Café am neuen See was considered an insider tip among the beer gardens in Berlin. In the meantime, it has become one of the most sought-after tips for unwinding in the middle of the city. A walk through the Tiergarten is a quick way to forget the turbulence of city life, and a subsequent visit to the beer garden is the perfect way to switch off.
Numerous delicious homemade specialities provide culinary sustenance, making the Café am neuen See a particularly popular destination. The direct location on the lake also makes it easy to rent a rowing boat and take a romantic trip across the lake.
Address: Lichtensteinallee 2, 10787 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 09.00 – 22.00 hrs
With its summer garden, Cassiopeia offers the perfect place to spend one of the warm evenings in the summer months in Berlin. The colourfully lit bars, some hammocks and the light of the torches create a chilli-hip club ambience where you can almost turn night into day.
A special feature is the open-air cinema located on the grounds. Here, the selected film programme can be enjoyed in the open air.
Address: Revaler Straße 99, 10245 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 16.00 – 02.00, Sat & Sun: 13.00 – 04.00
The Luftgarten also belongs on the list of the best beer gardens in Berlin. Since the closure of the inner-city airport, Tempelhofer Feld has become a popular destination for Berliners and tourists. On the former airfield, guests can enjoy their hoppy cold drink on tap either directly in the sun or in the shade of the old chestnut trees.
Delicious food from the lava stone grill or tasty cakes provide for physical well-being. The Tempelhofer Feld itself also offers plenty of space for relaxed picnics with friends and the long roller rinks are particularly popular with skaters. The Luftgarten opens its doors daily from April to October.
Opening hours: from April to October daily from 11.00 a.m., closed in winter and in bad weather.
The BRLO Brwhouse offers a special ambience between the Gleisdreieckpark and the event hall “The Station”. The restaurant consists of a total of 38 converted overseas containers. Inside, a large light installation in the rooms with high ceilings creates a special atmosphere.
But it’s even nicer outside, especially in the summertime. Here you can sample the restaurant’s own craft beer and a total of over 60 other types of beer. A wide range of sandwiches, meat dishes from the smoker or classics like mac and cheese provide the right basis.
Address: Schöneberger Str. 16, 10963 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 16.00 – 00.00, Sat & Sun: 12.00 – 00.00
Zenner Beer and Wine Garden
The Zenner is more than just a beer garden. Not only beer is served here, wine lovers also get their money’s worth at the Zenner. Thanks to its idyllic location directly in Treptower Park and an area of over 8,000 square metres, the Zenner has also long since established itself as a venue for the gastro and cultural scene in Berlin.
The direct waterfront location in the Treptow-Köpenick district offers a particularly pleasant climate, especially in the hot summer. Culinary delights at Zenner include oven-fresh tarte flambée and delicacies from the Zenner ice cream parlour.
Address: Alt-Treptow 15, 12435 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 12.00 – 21.00, Sat: 11.00 – 22.00, Sun: 11.00 – 21.00
The Café am neuen See is not the only recommended beer garden in the Tiergarten. The Schleusenkrug is another place where you can enjoy a cold drink in the sun. The restaurant with an adjoining beer garden is located right next to the lock on the Freiarchenbrücke.
German cuisine is served here with delicious grilled dishes as well as cakes and even breakfast. A vegan currywurst is also on the menu. This makes the Schleusenkrug one of the fine oases in the Tiergarten where you can enjoy the day in the summertime.
Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 12.00 – 23.00 hrs
The Golgatha beer garden in the trendy Kreuzberg district has always been one of the most popular places to enjoy the end of work or weekends off. Thanks to the lovingly designed children’s playground right next door, families can also spend a relaxing day here. At the same time, the beer garden’s roof terrace offers parents a good view of their offspring.
Classic Helles is on the menu at Golgatha, as is a Golgatha Pils brewed especially for the beer garden. In addition, a selection of other drinks and dishes from the charcoal grill offer culinary variety.
Address: Katzbachstraße, 10965 Berlin
Opening hours: April to September: daily from 9.00 a.m., October – March depending on the weather
Loretta at Wannsee
A real institution among the beer gardens in Berlin is the Loretta am Wannsee. As a typical excursion pub. The large outdoor terrace offers a unique view of the Wannsee. Especially in the evening, when the sun goes down, it offers a dreamlike backdrop for a photo or two.
In addition to typical beer specialities and a mix of Berlin and Bavarian cuisine, families also get their money’s worth here. While the children can let off steam in the fenced-in playground, parents enjoy their time in the beer garden under shady trees.
Opening hours: Wed – Sat: 12.00 – 22.00, Sun: 12.00 – 21.00, Mon & Tue closed
The Zollpackhof in Berlin’s Mitte district is located right on the edge of the government quarter. In the special ambience directly on the waterfront under the shade of tall trees, it is not unusual to meet politicians for an after-work beer. The cuisine offers a mix of German and Austrian cuisine with influences from Italy.
Even in winter, the Zollpackhof in Mitte invites you with a special treat. The large 360-degree round fireplace provides a cosy ambience even when it’s cold outside.
Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 12.00 – 23.00 hrs
Birgit and Bier
The owners and staff of Birgit und Bier call their own place the “club among beer gardens”. While other beer gardens in Berlin tend to be cosy and quiet, a music mix of techno, 80s and hip-hop beats awaits you at Birgit und Bier. Colourful flags and disco balls provide the right ambience.
In addition to a wide range of drinks with craft beer and other specialities, you can also expect culinary delights from the grill. Birgit und Bier is probably the perfect beer garden to start an unforgettable evening and perhaps even end it here at a late hour.
Address: Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin
Opening hours: Sun – Wed: 14.00 – 03.00, Thu: 14.00 – 04.00, Fri – Sat: 14.00 – 10.00
Conclusion on Berlin’s best beer garden
As you can see, there is a beer garden for everyone in the vicinity and each one has its own particularity. But you can also ask us personally at any time and we will be happy to give you daily tips – depending on your mood, what the weather is doing, how big your beer thirst is etc. If in doubt, you can also simply stay in our small beer garden – whatever you want – we will find a solution for you!