Berlin is a place where cool and contemporary meets deep rooted history. Each street has a story to tell and a bartender waiting to tell it. As well as being the hub for all things cultural, Berlin has an abundance of craft ale joints for all the beer lovers out there.
While you are visiting some of the city’s sights or heading out on the night to enjoy what debauchery the place has to offer, check out our list of the best craft ale bars in Berlin to make sure you don’t miss out on a chance of a great night.
At Far Out we have done the research and hunted out the hippest and best quality ale establishments we could find in Berlin, so let’s get to it:
Zum Starken August
Schönhauser Allee 56, 10437 Berlin.
This bar has six international and local craft beers on tap and over 20 different styles of bottle craft beers also. Paying homage to the owner’s roots, this bar was renovated to feel like a family circus.
There are great comfy sofas for you to chill in and enjoy the various acts they have live on a regular basis. You can enjoy burlesque dancing, bingo, live performances and, of course, porno karaoke… because why not?
Linienstraße 40, 0119 Berlin.
Here you will find a mixture of both Nordic and local German craft beer.
KASCHK also have a strong ethos of quality coffee so find a mixture of Berlin and Nordic beans to suit. Not only does it have great beverages to enjoy but with its own shuffleboards as entertainment. Enjoy the taster boards of four different beers whilst you try out your shuffleboard skills.
Hops & Barley
Wühlischstraße 22/23, 10245 Berlin.
Hops & Barley really focus on locally produced craft beer and it is located in a former butcher shop.
Packed with locals, this is a great venue to visit on a trip to Berlin. On tap you will usually find four own microbrew options and a cider. Local “brewmeisters” produce seasonal ales such as Indian Pale Ale or Berstein.
Schöneberger Str. 16, 10963 Berlin.
Brewed artisanally in small quantities, Helles, Pale Ale, or Weisse, are available to order.
The three founders Katherina, Christian and Michael’s BRLO craft beer has made a name for itself. This place is well worth a visit.
Neue Bahnhofstraße 23, 10245 Berlin.
With a collection of over 30 bottles from around the world and eight craft beers on tap, HOME is a must for any beer lover.
This place goes to great lengths to get in unique beers and have a rotating tap of guest beers, as well as their own ‘beer float.’
Antwerpener Str. 3, 13353 Berlin.
Only brewing in small batches, Vagabund Brauerei is made up of three American friends that have created something magical with their nano-brewery and tap-room.
Expect a frequent rotation of beer styles in this bar with a few regulars on tap and a variety of bottled ales. Due to their brewing of small amounts it is exciting what you will find in this cool bar.
Danziger Str. 61, 10435 Berlin.
With over 150 beers from all over the world and a quality whiskey variety, Monterey Bar is a must.
This Rock n Roll style bar opened in 2013 and plays classic 70s rock and metal. Owners Andie and Vanessa have created a friendly and cosy environment in this must-see bar.
Triftstraße 67, 13353 Berlin.
Brewing German beer since 2001, Brauerei Eschenbräu is a great place to drink the night away if that’s what you’re looking for.
In the winter this cosy basement gets full and arm as people flock together to escape the harsh Berlin cold weather. In the summer it as a giant Biergarten which is perfect for large groups of friends to meet and enjoy a pint.
Eisenbahnstraße 42-43, 10997 Berlin.
Infamous in Kreuzberg, Heidenpeters has been brewing beer since 2012 in small batches to assure the quality of beer.
Their market stand in Markthalle Neun has six craft brews, usually American Pale Ale, IPA and other experimental brews. Whether a local or tourist, Heidenpeters is a must.
Castle Pub – Craft Bar
Invalidenstraße 129, 10115 Berlin.
With 20 craft beers on tap each week and more than 100 bottles. Castle Pub – Craft Bar is the biggest and best place to find craft beers in Berlin.
The Irish pub has a cool atmosphere and frequent events on each night such as comedy nights and pub quizzes this is a must for any Berlin lovers tourist or not.